10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With WordPress

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Sure, you know that WordPress is a leading easy to use blogging platform. However, there is more you can do on WordPress than just blog.

One: Start Your Online Store

Set up your own online store with the WP eCommerce plug-in. There are two versions of the plug in, free and premium. You have to pay for the premium plug in, which has some features not available with the free version. The templates are easy to customize so that you can put your own distinctive brand to your online store.

Two: Place a Classified Ad

Need to sell something? Place a classified ad on your WordPress site with Another WordPress Classifieds Plug In, a free plug-in that creates eye-catching classified ads. Other plug ins that work on WordPress are Jobroller and Classipress, although these are pricey.

Three: Find a Job

This is another free plug in for WordPress blogs, only this plug in helps you find a job. You can also post job openings for your company if your company has a WordPress blog. WordPress offers tech support for this plug in.

Four: Put Up a Discussion Forum

Keep the online conversations going with Simple: Press, a plug in to link a discussion board to your WorldPress site. You can choose the default template or customize the look of the forums to match your WordPress site. You can download a demo of Simple: Press before committing to buy.

Five: Put Up a Product Reviews Site

People love reading reviews about products and services so they know how to wisely spend their money. Add your personal reviews to your WordPress site with the free plug in GD Star Ratings. You can choose a variety of rating systems, including thumbs up or thumbs down. Although this is a free plug in, you have to pay for support from WordPress.

Six: Add a Contact Form

If your WordPress site offers goods or services, consider adding a contact form where people can confidentially ask you questions or ask for estimates. Use the plug in Contact Form 7 for best results.

Seven: Learn a New Language

Is your WordPress site consistently getting visitors from a particular country? Use the Bogo plug-in to make each blog post bilingual. You can only add one foreign language translation per post. WordPress offers tech support for Bogo.

Eight: Make Money for Charity or Yourself

Want to raise money for your favorite charity? Or do you need a little help in covering your WordPress premium blog hosting fees? Use the Custom Post Donations plug in to ask your readers for money.

Nine: Show Off Your Latest Pins

You can’t live by WordPress alone! Combine the hottest social media site, Pinterest, with your WordPress blog by using a free widget called Unofficial Pinterest RSS Widget. It will show off your latest pins on your WordPress blog.

Ten: Block Pinterest

If you have original images on your WordPress site, then you do not want these images distributed for free on Pinterest. Use a plug in called Pin It Block to deter intellectual property thieves.

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