WordPress was built for blogging but also designed to be extensible through plugins and themes. Developers have taken that extensible core and run with it, creating extensions that turn WordPress into a full-featured shopping site, social network, online directory and so much more. Here are some of the most notable, popular and powerful ones.
This full featured membership solution lets you sell access to your content through memberships. Its main strength is integration with the popular WooCommerce plugin to provide a more comfortable experience for the many people relying on that powerhouse solution.
Gravity Forms is more than just an intuitive form builder. The higher premium version adds powerful features like MailChimp and Aweber integration to add users to campaign lists, and PayPal integration to let you charge users for things like registering an account on your site and for having the ability to create posts. It really is an encompassing solution that lets you do tons of fascinating things through WordPress.
Pods is an impressive extension of WordPress as a CMS, it provides an easy way to manage custom fields and content types through an easy to use back-end UI, and a framework for developers to easily extend that functionality. With that type of content power, you can build comprehensive directories, coupon sites, even alternative app lists!
A boon for photographers using WordPress, Photography Management provides a simple, integrated solution for client galleries and proofing. Provide clients with a gallery link and they can easily download and favorite the images they love, and you'll get a downloadable list of those favorites to get them printed.
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