I use hosted WordPress for my blogs and also as a CMS for my coaching business at Key Coaching. When using WordPress as a CMS (content management system) the emphasis is on using pages, not blog posts.
Since I find WordPress easy to work with and also tweak themes myself I wanted to use WordPress for my new project, creating a coach directory. My problem was how to “tag” the coaches as life coach, career coach etc and make that work for visitors searching for a coach. Then I came across a plugin, Page Category Plus (Update: The plugin is no longer available at YellowFish).
Page Category Plus allows you to assign categories to WordPress ‘Pages’ – which WordPress in it’s natural state does not do. It uses the same categories you use for ‘Posts’ and, in effect, treats Pages as if they were Posts.
My new project, CoachGuiden.se, is in Swedish only but even those who do not understand the language can see how I use page categories. Under Kategorier (categories) in the first side menu are one category for the blog and then one for each type of coach. This means that if you are looking for a life coach (livscoach) you just click that category and get a list of all coaches within that category. The right hand side menu is for the blog only.
Please note that CoachGuiden.se is still a work in progress which is why it is rather empty in there.