WordPress isn’t just for blogs- in fact, the word blog needs to die. WordPress builds a website- actively served, using a sophisticated Content Management System that is easy to use. It’s so easy- that smart companies are starting to use it to manage content and keep their site up-to-date, and W3C compliant for a lot less money.
Here are some of the sites we’ve found using WordPress as a back end. To verify- you just type /wp-admin after the url.
- http://www.xxlmag.com/ home isn’t WP, but it all leads to interior pages managed by WP.
- http://wildscotsman.com/whisky/ must be of age to view
- http://www.houseofnaked.com/ (it’s an ad agency- don’t worry)
Some, more than others look like a more conventional site. The point is, data from a database can be formatted anyway you want. The key is understanding the real beauty of a WordPress site is that everything offers the ability to build community.
I think wordpress is great as s CMS with the right plugins you can do about anything.
I have yet to mess with WP but plan to on a few new projects i’m working on. I’ve got to say though all in all Joomla has been GREAT for CMS. I give thanks to Mashable for writing up about them a while back.
http://www.hotair.com pulls the same trick – WP without looking like it.
I’ve just learnt WP having moved over from Dreamweaver and NetObjects Fusion – can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. These are my first WP sites – my own business at http://www.computacure.co.uk and the village where I live in the UK http://www.redmarley.org.uk. What do you think?
@Bruce- I think you are building links back to your site- and that your sites look a lot like WordPress. But, congratulations on learning the right way to build a site. Cheers!