Use WordPress as a Content Management System
A term that you will hear regularly in the WordPress community is the term CMS, which stands for content management system. Whether you run a blog, a website, or both, you use WordPress to manage your content by publishing and editing it regularly.
Beyond just blogging with WordPress, you can build and design a website that includes different content types, including (but not limited to):
E-commerce: Host a store, or marketplace, to sell your products and services directly on your website.
Photo gallery or portfolio: Create and publish photo galleries or an online portfolio of design work, creative pieces, or photography, for example.
Discussion forum: Host a forum on your website where visitors can create new and respond to existing threads of conversation with other site visitors, based around topics of shared interest.
Social community: Create an integrated social community on your WordPress site that allows visitors to create profiles, groups, and forums, enabling them to interact with other visitors on your domain.
Small business: Create an entire website for your business that includes static pages for content that doesn’t change all that often (FAQ pages, terms of service, and sales pages, for example). You can decide to have a blog on your business site, or no blog at all — WordPress lets you do both.
Forms: Create and include forms on your website to allow your visitors to get in touch with you directly from the pages on your domain. You can use forms as an e-mail communication tool or sales tool, or to conduct surveys to gather feedback from your readers and/or clients.
Social media integration: Gather the content that you publish in other networks like Facebook or Twitter and integrate it into your website using different techniques and plugins available for WordPress.
This list is just a sampling of the different types of content that you can publish and manage using WordPress as a CMS, rather than as a blogging platform only.