Is WordPress just a blogging platform or can web designers do more?

Is WordPress just a blogging platform? Originally, yes! Actually it’s a very powerful publishing platform. Combined with good web design and good content it can be any type of website. Social, e-commerce, resources or a very powerful content management system. A non-public installation of WordPress could even be used as a very powerful CRM system or even an internal database. Here are some examples of WordPress that we’ve seen that aren’t just your average blogging platform – they’re more than that. Check them out, let us know what you think – with the exception of The Telegraph site – these are all Square One sites.

Drilling Software (ecommerce)

An e-commerce website selling drilling software around the world. Visit Drilling Software.

2gether Gloucestershire NHS (resources)

Resources website with multi user membership and different homepages for each user level. Visit 2gether

My Telegraph (social)

A social website with members, groups and discussion boards. Worth noting that this can quite easily be a closed and private social website. Visit My Telegraph

Blue Shift Studios
David Cook Photography (photo gallery)

David cook photography

A photographer’s photo gallery website. Visit Blue Shift Studios David Cook Photography

French Car Centre (CMS)

French Car Repairs

A content managed website with many other features. Visit French Car Repairs

Giltwood Gallery (CMS)

Another simple content managed website with a product database. Visit Giltwood Gallery

There are many other possibilities for the use of WordPress. Web design is about presenting content, the functionality that goes on under the bonnet can quite easily be handled by WordPress as long as you have the know how. What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below.

2 thoughts on “Is WordPress just a blogging platform or can web designers do more?

    1. Depends what you are using for your forms, if you have installed the Askimet (which is owned by Automatic) and have an account it will do a very good job of limiting spam if that is your issue. Otherwise Contact Form 7 has a built in Captcha extension, Ninja Forms also has the same I believe. Other than that develop your own 🙂

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