WordPress is more than a blogging platform

Moveable Type to WordPress

In 2004, I was ready to learn the art of podcasting and hit a snag. I was using Moveable Type for my blog, which at the time didn’t include audio wrappers. Writing a podcast was doable, recording a podcast was doable, uploading a podcast via FTP was doable, but access to the podcast, … not so doable. Without wrappers, the process was much more difficult.


Audio Wrappers

Research revealed that WordPress included the wrappers for audio files, so uploading and making a download available was handled within the code. That’s when I switched to WordPress and consolidated three former blogs to the one … Business Unusual.


What Can You Do on WordPress?

WordPress continues to develop and add features, and is much more than just a blogging platform. You can develop in many different directions using free tools or modestly priced ones.

Blogging, CMS, Website, Newspaper, Magazine, eCommerce, Personal website … are just a few of the ways you can configure WordPress for your needs.

WordPress is available for free, many themes are free, most plugins are free … so your only cost becomes time.

What if you want to be different and fully customize your website? There are theme developers and custom coders that can make your site look and do almost anything. Your only limitation is your imagination and your pocketbook.


So what is it you want to do with WordPress? I’d like to know.

3 thoughts on “WordPress is more than a blogging platform

  1. Dave J.

    Let me answer your question a different way than maybe you’d expect … What I want to do with WordPress is to be able to quickly get a decent website up and running, either for myself or someone I know. In combination with a ‘resellers’ hosting account, I can get a website up really quick. My hosting has built in installer which makes it so so easy.

    So many people say ‘I want a website’, WordPress makes it possible, and a reality.

  2. Larry Post author

    Yes, the one-click install that most hosts have is dynamite. Even someone who has questionable skill can get it up and running, at least in basic form. Thanks, Dave, and I want you to never answer a question in the way I want 😉 It’s always good.

  3. Tomasz Trukowski

    I agree with the theme, WordPress is not just another unsupported CMS, but something more. This tool is almost unlimited possibilities, thousands of freely available modules and themes, smoothly operating support, ease of programming and customization to suit your needs.

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