WordPress isn’t just for blogs- in fact, the word blog needs to die. WordPress builds a website- actively served, using a sophisticated Content Management System that is easy to use. It’s so easy- that smart companies are starting to use it to manage content and keep their site up-to-date, and W3C compliant for a lot less money.
Here are some of the sites we’ve found using WordPress as a back end. To verify- you just type /wp-admin after the url.
- http://www.xxlmag.com/ home isn’t WP, but it all leads to interior pages managed by WP.
- http://wildscotsman.com/whisky/ must be of age to view
- http://www.houseofnaked.com/ (it’s an ad agency- don’t worry)
Some, more than others look like a more conventional site. The point is, data from a database can be formatted anyway you want. The key is understanding the real beauty of a WordPress site is that everything offers the ability to build community.