Building Web Apps with WordPress

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Did you know you can build web apps such as event managers, directories, classified sites and shopping carts using WordPress?

I was thrilled when I discovered premium themes from Templatic and AppThemes.  See I have a passion, no wait, an Obsession with horses. But I was dissatisfied with the content currently on the web at that time, so I decided to create it.  I wanted to know what was going on in my local horse industry and track all of the horse shows that were closest to me.  So I created a site called London Horse Sports to do just that.  With the Events theme from Templatic I could simply enter the details of a horse show’s date and location and the them auto organizes the info in a nice calendar and map.  Then I can search all the events by month or type to get answers like, which is the closes show to my house :D.

Apparently other people also like the information and started asking me if they could post their stuff they have for sale.  So I found the Classipress theme by AppThemes and setup a free classifieds section that works just like Kijiji or Craigslist.  All I had to do was click a couple check boxes and the site was ready in less then an hour.  BOOYAH!   I am hoping it will be a social media hub in the coming years.  Check it out and let me know what you think.


Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter obtained her Computer Programmer Analyst diploma from Fanshawe College in 2001 and has always been very interested in everything computer related. Since graduating she has worked for various companies in the computer technical support industry which has given her great customer service and communication skills. In her spare time she has also volunteered to create and design several websites on the WordPress platform. Her more recent interests have turned towards Entrepreneurship and Internet Marketing.

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  1. Jimmy Simpson III July 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

    This was a really useful post for me, I’ve been looking at various “off the shelf” solutions for a client to produce a directory type application.

    Thanks for the tip!

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