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Top 10 Things You Can Do With WordPress Besides Blogging
Tonight you'll be learning 10 things you can do with WordPress besides blogs, and whether you're a WordPress novice or a seasoned vet - I promise you'll be learning something after you read this one! WordPress is the world's most widely-used self-hosted hosting software, but also an Open source CMS (Content Management Solution).
WorldPress is known for its ability to blog, but as a CMS it can also do almost anything that can be done within a website. Such as a forum, photogallery, web listing, classified ads page, job exchange, newssite and more! One of the advantages of this type of thing in WordPress is that you can use it either for blogs or other functions!
Just think, you can make a web folder but use WP RSS, commentaries, pingbacks, plugins and theming? Think about the possibility of adding a blogsite within a sub-section of a website without having to set up a seperate WordPress entity there (because WP operates your whole website!). Probably there are hundrets (if not thousands) of things you can do with WordPress that don't blogs, but here are the top 10 I could come up with to make the gear wheels turn in your mind!
I am sometimes surprised when I see that my customers don't see why I want to build a web site with WordPress. It takes me about 10 mins to set up a complete WordPress website, complete with databases and start-up set-ups. Now I can complete a very detailled request in about 5 min with a easy plug-in.
Another plug-in allows me to build an online site map to be registered with the 3 main international sites. Additionally, if I built a 10 page web site for a customer with WordPress, I could build a log-in for him and he could upgrade (or even upload ) his own site in the near term without my help.
So if you want to build a web site with WordPress in the near term, here's what you need to know: And if you want to use the blogs functionality, you can also associate it with a subpage of your blogs here: They can be turned on again for individual pages (or postings if you use the blogs later).
An index is just a list of websites that are categorised in some way. You can find blogs indexes, businesses indexes, web designs indexes - almost every imaginable corner is available. Until today, humans still like indexes, because unlike a searchengine ( with million of results), a good index usually has great pages classified by exactly the subject you're looking for.
Normally, from the website owner's point of views, listings are seen as a good way to create link, audience and visibility for your website. A lot of the folders I saw had a scripts that runs the major website, and then WordPress that was placed in a subfolder with a blogs. There is no need to do this, because you can actually easily create your own folders directly in WordPress.
Of course, you could simply make a web site that' s statically stable and then make your own pages that make a manual index. So why not use a free plug-in to automatize the whole thing a little more. Make a list of links: Sean Blueston's WP Directory WP plug-in allows you to set up a small list of hyperlinks with functions such as category, searching, reciprocal recognition, and the option to charge paying users for the use of paying for your hyperlinks.
When you' re looking for something more sophisticated (that you could slightly scale), you need to look at Open Directory Links. With this you could definitely create your own open folder in WordPress: Perhaps you have more of a busi-ness site and a "business directory" for your alcove would bring great added value to your customers.
There is a distinction between a corporate directories and a directories of links in that a directories of businesses has name, links and descriptive properties, as well as the possibility to provide telephone numbers and addresses: Fortunately, an intermediate kind of yellow pages could be one where you have an events for which you need humans to sign up, and you want to present all the businesses they work for on-line.
If so, the plugin is for you: Good for you. Humans can sign up for an upcoming meeting, receive a verification e-mail, and even provide supportive features such as RSS-Feed Links, user-defined boxes, and more. You may want to set up a classified ad page for your group, organisation, municipality or company.
This Open Directories Link Plugins encoder also makes a WP Classifieds WordPress plug-in! There is no need for the user to set up an affiliate to place an ad, spamming is monitored by capturecha, and all categories have RSS link feeds for people. It is also possible to classify a WordPress site by adding another WordPress Classifieds plug-in.
These plug-ins allow you to generate your own item list directly in WordPress and use all standard WP functionality and functionality! You can use the Item Directory- Plugin to set up an easy way to set up an arrowle repertoire in your WordPress-based website. With this plug-in you can quickly set up an articles' repository. What's more, you can quickly set up an articles' repository. What's more, you can also use the
Unbelievable how many occasions I have received an e-mail with a hyperlink to someone's Yahoo image gallery for a company meeting or a small company pick up. WordPress has amazing free plug-ins for presenting and viewing your photos. The NextGen Gallery is the final result of all plug-ins for managing photos in WordPress.
A further noteworthy plug-in is the Page Flip Image Gallery. The Lazyest Gallery plug-in may be just the thing for you if you just need something easy and easy! In that case, take a look at the wealth of Picasa plugins or Flickr plugins for WordPress.
One more great brainchild is the creation of a WordPress reviewsite. Let's be honest, most of the weblogs talk about something and give an impression (review). Many websites check our offers and offers and there are innumerable ways to display them. All 10 of my thoughts in this post would be an alternative to posting, but you can do your own writing on pages, but you can also do it in current blogmode with single articles.
The only thing that matters is how you choose to create your website and which plug-ins you want to use. A way to do this is with the Review User Interface plug-in. Using a short code, you can easily insert a "review box" into each page or article to summarise its advantages and disadvantages and then define a percent rating:
Also there are tonnes of premier topics and plug-ins for sell, so you can build a "review site" in WordPress, but if you want to make it cheaper, I think the best plug-in for that is GD Star Rating. One of the best WP Post Ratings plug-ins from Lester Chan is if you want your visitors to be able to rate pages or reviews.
Having a panel is probably one of the biggest resources for what you could ever want! It is the epitome of give and take on the Internet, usually humans asking for help and professionals responding to queries to get more attention to their knowledge (and signing links). I' ve seen a lot of different kinds of plug-ins and hooks for the integration of a "standalone" board or Bulletinboard into WordPress, but most folks I' ve spoken to don't know that you can actually make a whole board in WordPress yourself!
Simply:Press Forums allows you to build a complete (and fully featured) thread discussions board in WordPress itself. I have used this plug-in several time and have not set up an independent boardcript since. A further plug-in that is available to build a full-fledged WordPress forums is WordPress Forums. The last one is Sept. 2008, but it seems to work with WordPress version 2.
Hopefully I won't get much anti-aircraft for this program because WordPress is probably the most frequently misused available features. It' t real, there are so many auto-blogging plug-ins out there that it's not fun - plug-ins that allow splitloggers and spamers to build websites with automated contents in the hopes of being listed in major searching machines and earning free cash with autopilots.
They' are also available to keep up with the latest update, and you can summarize the title, link and brief excerpt of those update on your website for your reader (or even just for you). There are also RSS feeds for things other than blogging that you may not have thought of AND there are some plug-ins that allow RSS-free content to be aggregated at all - maybe they use an RSSI!
They can use a plug-in like Tweet Blender to cluster together different users' and / or certain hashtags' tweets: Almost every Craigslist categorie has an RSS feeder that you can use. Perhaps you are part of an organisation, group or even group that could profit from embedding such a feedback on your website.
Perhaps your customer has a company that does things on eBay. Perform an extended quest and at the bottom of this page you will find an RSS feeder that you can use. You may have a stitching shop, you can use an RSS feeder from the item finder you wish to follow, e.g. cloth sewers, samples, etc.
Browse to almost any subject using the Google Blogsearch, and every Google Blogsearch also has an RSS Feeder. I could, for example, profit from a page with a summary of the latest blogs posts about WordPress! Well, since I've given you some RSS suggestions, let's find out how to summarize them in WordPress in a useful way.
I' ve used a few feedback generator plug-ins over the years, but the only thing that still seems to be there ( and is often updated) is WordPress Feedback. WordPress allows you to "aggregate" your news items and post them as a WordPress post. There' s also no need why you can't use it forever, summarizing easy headlines and extracts from articles that might be useful to your people.
It' s no different in this respect than what a searching machine or newsletter site does anyway. Select which tag and category will be allocated to them and where the permalink will show. In most cases, your aggregated contributions look exactly like normal blogs. You might want something easier than turning RSSs into real blogs, and you just want to take this Craigslist RSS or eBay RSS feeder and put the content on a page.
The WordPress version already has the possibility to analyze RSS with the Elsterbibliothek. Using this basic piece of coding in every WordPress themed page: you can analyze any Worpress Feed into a single listing of simply referenced tracks. It' an unbelievably easy way to give your blogs added value, and you can have as many different blogs (or posts) per page as you like.
Remember that this is alive (nothing is cached), the more news items you post per news item, the more slowly the page could be generated. You may need something only your loved ones can see, or a personal website for your company or your team. Memberswing is a WordPress plug-in with which you can set up a member page.
As with many plugs, there is a free and a "pro" one. Whilst the pay per use models have all types of bell and whistle, the free model does exactly what most folks would need by using specific teaser tagging to separate the teaser from your high-quality music. When you want to keep things a little easier, you can use the WP Private plug-in to limit certain contents to certain registrated user.
The plug-in only conceals the contents, it does not manage payments so it would be better for a company to use it for in-house staff, personal information, etc. Honourable mentions go to the RSS plug-in, which would go well with a member-site. The ArtPal plug-in has been designed (to allow you to easily resell art) for this very reason.
Creating a posting with a few user-defined boxes and voice over! You're reselling artwork! Of course you could use this plug-in to almost anything to buy with your own payment, it doesn't have to be artwork. I suggest the Easy Payment via paypal or my Donation Accept Plugin: Should you wish an even easier way - I am offering you the paypal shortcodes plug-in.
Doesn't even have an administrative user surface - once activated, it allows you to auto append paidpal badges to postings using plain WP shortcuts: There are several plugs that go far beyond the "basics" of sales via the Paypal system. eShop plug-in is full of functions such as multi pay option, auto e-mail on successfull buy, multi product option, statistics and different delivery option.
However, by far the most beloved seems to be the eCommerce plug-in for WordPress. Admittedly, the sample pages that use the eCommerce plug-in look almost the same as all the major boxing merchants on the Internet: Well you' probably tired now - but I definitely kept my promise and showed you more ways to use WordPress (which don't blog) than you can shook with a cane!
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