More Creative Uses for WordPress

More Creative Uses for WordPress

John Hewick

WordPress is great. It can do anything, be as simple website, a social media site, a blog, a business page – but that’s not all. In our first post on the subject we discussed some of the more interesting things you can do with your WordPress site. Now here are a few more options.

An E-Learning System

More and more people are choosing to spend some of their free time learning. The rise of the massive open online course has been huge in recent years. Your WordPress site can be set up as a Learning Management System (LMS) , where you can run multiple online courses, tracking people’s progress and their results.

LearnDash

If you want to have something that people find professional and approachable then LearnDash might be the best option for you. You can create, run and sell courses with this. It delivers user reports and allows you to do tests and send certificates.

AcademyTheme

AcademyTheme is a full learning management system for offering online courses, with lots of additional options. Easy to set up and use, it has lots of options when it comes to how you want your site to look and operate.

A Webinar Software Package

Lots of people like to make webinars as part of their business’s strategy. However, if you’re only doing them infrequently, then it can be a big cost layout as many webinar companies charge a lot. However, a lot of the free options often mean that viewers have to deal with lots of ads which distract from the main purpose of the webinar – to have the highlight on your company, demonstrating your authority.

Easy Webinar

There’s a plugin from WordPress called the Easy Webinar plugin turns WordPress into a webinar machine for a one off low payment.

A Helpdesk

Ensuring that your customers are getting the support that they need with their products and services when they need it is vital today. If you are doing a lot of customer support, then you can set WordPress up as a helpdesk pretty easily with a plugin or theme.

Zendesk

For a monthly fee, Zen Desk is pretty unbeatable. Even Twitter uses it. It has everything you need to provide support, with multi-channel ticket requests, self-service options and more. It can be a little pricey for some people though – fair enough.

SupportPress from WooThemes

Another option is a good theme like this one from WooThemes, Support Desk. However, some of the functionality that you get with a paid hosted option isn’t there.

Job Board

If you are looking at setting up a board for jobs, either as a recruiter or within your company if you have a lot of positions available, then there are options for that within the WordPress family.

WP Job Manager

A lightweight plugin which allows users to post job listings on your site, all with the easy to use WP backend that everyone knows.

JobRoller

Simple to set up, JobRoller is a pretty popular choice when it comes to WordPress themes for job sites. You can set up your site easily, with job types pre-installed for ease of rollout.

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