It’s unbelievable where WordPress has come in the last 10 years. It is a reliable and proven site creation tool. Modules, themes and features form its main advantages. Over time, the blogging tool has become a comprehensive system, capable of almost anything. Here are a few things you may not know WordPress can do. You don’t have to be afraid to try them.
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1. Site network
This feature turns a website into a network of pages. This will create various sections, forums or online stores. Each section can have a different look. The network is managed by the so-called super administrator who manages all sites. To set it up, you need to add the following to the wp-config.php file:
/* Multisite */ define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );
See the code for the remaining settings. This feature is not suitable for blogging or multi-site management. It is suitable for the needs of a university portal or a WordPress.com site.
2. Social network / community forum
Do you have friends and can’t organize? Who wouldn’t want to have their own social network? We won’t show you how to build Facebook 2, but you can create a social network using the BuddyPress module. This module is an excellent communication channel within the community. Users can register, create profiles and send messages. If that’s not enough for you, there are more than 330 modules to extend BuddyPress features.
Forums are great for building a community. The bbPress module can turn your site into a community forum. Easy installation and many modules allow you to customize it. You can use social networking, upload images, integrate this forum with your social network (BuddyPress) or WordPress content. Here you will find everything you need to organize your community.
3. Short codes
You’ve probably heard of short codes. You don’t have to worry about making a mistake in the CSS code when entering the same form multiple times. They are useful when entering e.g. AdSense or social buttons. They add functionality wherever content can be inserted.
The WooCommerce e-shop turns your site into an online store. The customizable module allows you not only to sell goods or manage a warehouse. With the help of this e-shop, you can make payments (either via PayPal or a payment card) and send the goods. WooCommerce takes care of the entire e-shop system. You do not need any other programs. You can extend it with various modules. You will find everything you need in one place.
5. Image Gallery / Portfolio
Are you a photographer and need to show your portfolio? There is nothing easier than using the NextGEN Gallery module. This module manages your images, can crop them, makes nice transitions and adds effects. You can choose between thumbnail display or slide show. It contains everything you need to manage your gallery.
6. Advertising portal
Whether you are an agency, entrepreneur, web developer, or blogger, you can use WordPress as an advertising portal. If you want to sell products, you use the e-shop. However, if you want your users to submit their own ads, you will use the AWPCP module. You will be amazed by the possibilities of this module. Complete ad management, image upload, moderation and much more.
Do you want to tell your visitors something? Show them the video! Teach your customers how to use your product. Make an instructional video. Make an online school. You can use modules to grant users different rights. This will give users access to what they have ordered. A video blog is an engaging and effective way to share information. Publishing has never been easier.
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