WordPress is such as good blog CMS. CMS is stand for Content Management Systems which of course be use to manage your web or your blog. Although WordPress is usually use as a blog CMS, but with it’s open source power people have developed it to the next step. There is already a lot of website using wordpress as it main website CMS which is totally look different from a blog.
Chris Coyier in his CSS-Tricks blog have a video on how to manipulate wordpress CMS into a website. You should watch this video → WordPress as CMS. In this 27 Minutes video, Chris show you how to create a look like website from the wordpress CMS. He will show you how to work out with the page template, drop-down menu, contact form and many more. This is just really useful for everyone that don’t want to messed up their Website when updating it. All things can be done from the backdoor of WordPress instead of messing up yourself with codes in Adobe Dreamweaver.
A lot of people has already intergrate this super power CMS, WordPress as their website. With wordpress, you are not only created a blog but also many types of website such as minisite, commercial site, magazines site, e-commerce site, forum board and many more to be discovered. There’s even an E-Book which you can check out here → KuasaBlog. But this e-book is only available in Malay language. The e-book author will shw you step by step on how to integrate this WordPress Blog CMS into a variety of different website. But I haven’t buy it yet. But I think it is better for you to search on Google more is you don’t want to spend your money for e-books.
The Niagakit stuff from Flarebiz Team is also another good example of intergrating WordPress CMS as an e-commerce website. Now, you open your own online store using this modded WordPress CMS with a really low price. This Niagakit is also one of the good example Web 2.0 application which is focus on it’s variety of function. But again, you also can create it by yourself with a lot of good open source wordpress CMS plugin out there. But if have no time for that, Niagakit is still a good option for you to create an online store using WordPress.
WordPress is not the only option. There is also other powerful CMS such as Joomla and Drupal. But I am more comfortable to work out with wordpress CMS. Maybe I also will work out with Joomla and Drupal soon.