When you ask people what WordPress is, most of them tell you it’s a blogging platform. I don’t blame them because that’s what it used to be. However, WordPress has evolved into the strongest, most flexible content management system and it allows you to do literally whatever you want out of your website.
These are five really cool things you can do with WordPress.
E-Commerce Site
Do you want to sell your products online? WordPress can become a fully-featured e-commerce site with this plugin.

Social Network Site
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. BuddyPress will let users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more.

Image Gallery
NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. Before I start writing the plugin I study all photo and picture plugins for WordPress, I figure out that some of them are really good and well designed, but I missed a simple and easy administration back end to handle multiple photos, galleries and albums.

Email Autoresponder System
With GravityForms you can create forms for your website to capture people’s contact information and market to them via email. It has a lot of very cool features.

Message Board
Do you want to have your own message board on your site? With BBPress you can!