WordPress: Not Just About Blogging but Something More!

We very well know that “nothing remains constant in this world,” therefore, WordPress has successfully evolved itself as a tool to create a complete website of your own. And there is no denying to the fact that the main problem with the small businesses is the investments in creating, as well as updating and maintaining their sites. But WordPress makes the whole process easier.

A long way back, WordPress was actually designed by the content publisher system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL, and actually for them to be able to publish and edit any content in a website as per their needs. It was actually a blogging platform and primarily known for it. It is known for its Portability, Universal, Coordinated Time-friendly, Dynamism in the generation of pages, easy installation, and user-friendliness.

But as we very well know that “nothing remains constant in this world,” therefore, WordPress has successfully evolved itself as a tool to create a complete website of your own. And there is no denying to the fact that the main problem with the small businesses is the investments in creating, as well as updating and maintaining their sites. But WordPress makes the whole process easier.

I guess, it would be appropriate to list the advantages of WordPress, to use it to design your website. They are as follows:

Easy Customized Themes:

There are hundreds of free templates available. Its easy to download by simply unzipping the files that you have downloaded from the Google free WordPress templates. After you are done with this, simply upload them on the server and then, login to the admin to select the new theme.

You must be wondering what is it all about adding customized themes, and developing your own theme with parent themes and blank WordPress themes that are available for experiments. You actually don’t have to worry because there are plenty of tutorials available on the net that can help you with the same, for example:

1. How to Use WordPress for a Portfolio Site – Part 1

2. How to Implement Ajax in WordPress Themes

3. WordPress CMS Part 2: Theme Implementation

4. 8 Great Tutorials on How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme


Easy maintenance:

You can add, edit, or delete and make any change without any technical knowledge. With the administrative panel, you can add or delete anything or even the whole pages with the help of administrative panel.



WordPress allows you to establish search engine friendly URLs and the plug-ins available with help you create title and description tags of your content. And there is still more to it… when a new post is published, they automatically appear in the search engine result.


Standard compliant:

WordPress follows all the rules that actually define a website. Its cross-browser compatibility is ensured by the WordPress developers.


Large Community:

Since, WordPress has a large community support, you can actually visit any forum to seek answer to any of your problem.



Once you install a plug-in, you can add ample of functionality to your website. There are thousands of WordPress plug-ins available that can add life to your site.


RSS Feeds:

RSS feeds are in-built and one can actually subscribe to your content by clicking on the yellow RSS feed icon and subscribe to your content.


WordPress has often been overlooked as a content management platform for non-blogging sites. Since you already know that WordPress is already very standard-compliant, and contain almost all the features that one needs to incorporate into any site.

The ABC of WordPress, for instance, where to start from, how to install, upgrading, WordPress for beginners, tutorials, file and plug-in management, and all the snippets to simplify all the complexities, is provided on http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

On the same line, this blog is an attempt to make you well equipped and comfortable with the idea of using WordPress as a tool to create full-fledged website, with an emphasis on using WordPress 3.0 as the next best version, which has been recently launched with advanced features.

1. Installing WordPress:
Now, its not just about installing a default username— admin and some randomly generated password. Now, WordPress gives you the liberty to choose your own.

2. Theme:
Wordpress 3.0 comes with new themes and skins. So, we’ve got new options to be able to select a theme template for our website, or blogs.
For instance, a new default theme, TwentyTen has been released with a new typeface— Georgia, dropdown menus, new custom header and background and many such new advanced features. You also get a virtual representation of your post if you using TwentyTen using Visual Editor.

3. Custom Background Support:
There is nothing new to it, but surely WordPress would soon add something to it. To add a Custom Background support, add;
Then, you would be able to add a header image and customize it by clicking on the Background option.

4. Handle Large WordPress Networks:
With the WordPress and WordPress MultiUser, it becomes really easy to maintain a large network of WordPress sites but comes optional.

5. Welcome New Custom Post Types:
Now, you can create new post types, called the Portfolio.
It avoids the need where you fiddle all around with the custom themes. It gives way to the theme developers.

6. More Flexible:
WordPress, with the introduction of much easier custom and sub-taxonomies, has made WordPress a much more flexible content management system.

7. Menu Manager:
With the advent of a menu manager in WordPress 3.0, you can create multiple menus, categories and links, adding on to the comfort level of both, the users as well as the WordPress theme Developers.

8. A Guide:
WordPress 3.0 has a user-friendly guide, which would make it easier for you to understand the CMS better and make things more than easier for you.

9. Plug-ins:
With the introduction of WordPress 3.0, Add Details and Install Now links are available with each plug-in. Even the plug-in editor is equipped with Tab indenting, outdenting and multi-line tabbing and you can easily upgrade the plug-ins in bulk.

10. More focus on your content:
To increase accessibility and put more focus on the content of your website, a very light color admin is launched with WordPress 3.0 and a revised grey color admin scheme as well.
The list is endless, if you start using WordPress, not only as a blogging platform but, to develop full-fledged websites as well. There is no denying to the fact that if you go back to the history of WordPress since May 2003, you will witness its evolution and how it has attain that flexibility to meet all your requirements.

About The Author

The post is shared by PixelCrayons,a creative web design and development agency that specializes in providing bespoke WordPress CMS solutions ranging from a simple blog to heavily customized WordPress implementations.

Sharing is Caring
  • PixelCrayons

    Thanks once again!!

    • SloDive Admin

      Its a pleasure. Thanks for your support.

  • Andrea

    Good article. CMS usage statistics very much confirm what you say:

    • SloDive Admin

      Glad you liked it.

    • PixelCrayons

      Thanks Andrea for the compliment. We are happy that you find our post informative and useful.

  • pete

    Hi, I have been with wordpress for two months and although very enjoyable and easy to use i was unable to apply any advertising to my blog? It is this one basic flaw that has taken me away otherwise I would still be there rooting it on!

    • SloDive Admin

      Which advertising you are talking about as its very easy to add ads on a WordPress blog.

      • pete

        hi and thanks for getting back google ads etc, I have been told by wordpress that wordpress.com does not allow any advertising and is against their terms

  • offshore web design

    I am agree with you.
    Now a days people are using wordpress for only blog purpose but they do not know other application or features.

  • ArtnCraft

    Looking at fascinating paintings of Lisa Fittipaldi, will u believe that she is blind. She started painting in 1995 but her vision was constantly dropping down and after two years she was completely blind. Its simply beyond imagination that in a short period of two years, she integrate herself with this new phase of life full of darkness.

  • http://mejoresdeyoutube.com videos divertidos

    Thanks for your helpful Post, I hope you have a good day!

  • Elmar Sandyck

    I definitely agree that there’s more to blogging with WordPress. You can absolutely create a complete website and the best thing about it is that it’s easy to use and very SEO friendly.

    Thanks for the great information that you post.

    All the best,

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    WordPress is one of my best CMS. I actually don’t use any other for my clients simply because it is easy for the client to understand the dashboard so easy. WordPress rocks!

  • Manuel Garcia

    This is an eye opener for some who didn’t understand the potential of WordPress. I agree with the “wordpress-is-not-just-about-blogging” thing.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Every blogger loves WordPress CMS. The features likes plugins, themes that supports SEO makes them crazy towards the open source CMS.

  • Jai

    I agree that WordPress is better than any blogging platform out there when it comes to this points but I still recommend blogger for newbies with no background about any language because it more user friendly. That’s just my opinion.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    WordPress has a plethora of advantages over the other blogging platforms and hence it is the most popular choice when it comes to creating a blog.

  • Prabha

    WordPress is the best bloging platform among all present online. And i agree with all the advantages posted here. WordPress just rocks.