A content management system (CMS) is an application used to create, edit, and manage content on your website’s pages without you having to know any code. Your content can include text, graphics, photos, video, and audio. A CMS may deliver content to specific visitors in a requested way, such as dealers, stores, or preferred users.
WordPress has become one of the most used Content Management Systems in very short span of time. It currently supports 24% of websites.
Through using different themes and plugins WordPress can be used for just about any type of site.
It has a huge number of useful plugins which can be used for different functionalities in your website. WordPress is an open source project, which means it was created by and for the community. It also means you are free to use it for any type of website without paying anyone a license fee. But not everything is free; WordPress has many features including a plugins templates that have a cost associated to them.
The Standard Website
This is your standard website for most businesses. Informational sites tell potential customers or clients what the business offers, who they are, where they are, and how to contact them.
Just a few of this type of customer:
- Commercial products and services
- Industrial products and services
- Automotive products and services
- Home improvement services
- Personal services
- Rescue groups
The leading e-commerce plugin is WooCommerce. With WooCommerce you can manage your products, categories, pricing, payment and shipping. More info on WooCommece.
A portfolio site usually consists of one or more pages of thumbnails which when clicked allow the visitor to see a larger version of the work.
WordPress lends itself very well to this type of site. Feature articles can be kept on the front page with latest news listed chronologically on another part of the page. You could also set up different category pages such as Fashion or Sport.
Directory sites are listings of business or other sites. There are directories that specialize in certain kinds of stores, shops in a specific location like a downtown, or a specific service for a give location like doctors, lawyers, or dentists. Directories have been a growing business in them selves where the owner concentrates on getting the directory found and selling listings to business to be in it.
A blog is where the author(s) can post anything and allow people to share or comment on it. They will include site like recipes, places to eat, the best games, automotive, guns, and opinion.
WordPress has a huge number of plugins which cover every type of functionality. If you have something in mind there is probably a plugin for it.