WordPress is not limited to blogging only. WordPress is a blogging software written in PHP but being Content Management System as well, it can do nearly anything. Like a Photo Gallery, Wiki, Forum, Web Directory, Job Board, Classified Ads, Article Website and many more.
There many things you can do with WordPress but here are top 10 ones!
A Directory is just a listing of sites, categorized. Today, people still like directories because unlike a search engine, with million of results. A good directory has great sites categorized by exactly the topic you’re looking for. You can use WP Link Directory Plugin and Open Directory Links.
You can start a classifieds site for your business. Use WP Classifieds WordPress Plugin to creat a classified website.
It’s comes with post dates and view counts, and even a submit form. Users can add contact information, an image, and they have a text editor for ads. Spam is controlled by Captcha.
Another is WordPress Classifieds Plugin. It has good layout and the ability to charge for listings.
Creating an article directory is a great way to get free content and traffic, and there are lots of scripts that help in making of article directory.
Using the Article Directory Plugin you can easily setup an aricle repository in your WordPress. It allows you to accept articles submissions.
Are you a photographer? NextGen Gallery is the plugin for photo management in WordPress. With it you can display random pictures in your sidebar. It has the ability to manage thousands of photos. You can upload an entire zip file with pictures for inclusion, and it features a integrated flash slideshow.
A discussion forum is really a great thing to start with WordPress. I gathered a plugin for you:
Simple:Press Forum allows you to create an fully featured threaded discussion forum within WordPress itself. It has search, user registration, RSS feeds, pagination, breadcrumbs, full stats, fine grained user control.
There are some plugins that allow you to sell single items using PayPal. You can use ArtPal Plugin for this. You create a post with a few custom fields. This plugin is mainly used to sell art but can be used for selling anything you want.