Which Type of Website Does WordPress Work Well For?

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available today. It is used by millions of websites, from small blogs to large corporate sites. So what kind of website is WordPress good for? Well, here at Rigorous Digital, we happen to think it’s an excellent choice for most websites. But, in this blog post, we’ll take a look at the categories of websites that we’ve found WordPress is best suited for and why.


WordPress has a powerful content editor that makes it quick and simple to create a blog, format and publish your posts. With the help of a plugin, such as Jetpack, you can even automatically share your new blog posts to your social feeds, making it an ideal tool to get your blog looking exactly as you would like and saving you time, too.

Charity Websites

Creating pages to share information about your organisation and keep supporters updated about projects and fundraising is straightforward with WordPress. Additionally, by using plugins, you can securely accept donations and payments for other fundraising efforts through your website. Here at Rigorous Digital, our go-to plugin for this is WooCommerce. You can even send automated thank-you emails to donors and set up a donation tracking system.

eCommerce Websites

Sticking with WooCommerce, you can easily set up an online store using WordPress, enabling you to add products, update pricing, keep track of your inventory, manage orders, and accept payments. You can also include features like wish lists, coupons, shipping options, and product reviews.


You can create a forum including a range of features using WordPress with Plugins like bbPress. This makes it easy to enable user registration and user profiles, polls, search functionality and discussion threads, add custom templates and topics, manage users, and moderate content.

Membership Websites

WordPress is a reliable and secure platform for websites that allows users to sign up for a membership. With plugins like MemberPress or Paid Memberships Pro, you can set up payment gateways and manage billing cycles. These enable unlimited user accounts and multiple membership plans, offering different benefits. In addition, there are options for creating custom member profiles, allowing the users to add content, managing permissions and setting up forms.

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Publishing Websites

Whether publishing articles or digital magazines, with WordPress, you can use categories to organise content into topics and add commenting systems, social media buttons and search functions. You can also install plugins to set up subscription forms, display ads, or create user accounts.

Recruitment Websites

Several specialised plugins are available to help streamline the recruitment process, from posting jobs to managing applications and conducting interviews. You also can create custom registration forms for users. Some of these plugins even allow employers to post job openings directly to their website, eliminating the need for an outside job board. In addition, robust search engine optimisation (SEO) capabilities ensure it is optimised for job seekers.

Training Websites

Whether you’re looking to offer online courses, tutorials, or general educational materials, with the ability to create custom pages, set up user accounts, and manage content, you can create a comprehensive training website using WordPress. You can even implement interactive quizzes and surveys to track your users’ progress and keep them engaged.

Venue Websites

With WordPress, you can showcase your venue’s best features and promote what you have going on with an easy-to-navigate menu. On top of that, by integrating software, such as Spektrix, you can even enable convenient booking through your website.

Overall, WordPress is a versatile platform with a wide range of plugins and themes, enabling you to customise the look and functionality of your website. Also, its easy-to-use interface is ideal for creating a website tailored to a variety of business types that is straightforward to manage.

Rigorous Digital is a Digital Marketing Agency based in Cheltenham, UK, servicing an international client base. We have over a decade of experience working with WordPress websites. If you have a WordPress website you would like supported, check out our range of plans.

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