WordPress as an app engine
I recently read “The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari” and loved it. Part of the book suggests 10 daily rituals, which, if practiced for 21 consecutive days will become habits. I built 10rituals.com so that I could track my progress at integrating these rituals into my daily routine.
Initially, I built this for personal use only. I used a JSON file as my ‘database’, and I didn’t need any authentication. However, my dad shared the book with me and my siblings, and I wanted to let them use it too. I needed a better way to store my data, and, more importantly, I needed authentication. WordPress to the rescue!
WordPress might seem like overkill for this project, but within hours I had built and launched a public app. I couldn’t have managed this without leveraging something like WordPress.
It’s a very simple app, but I think that it shows the power of WordPress not just as a blogging tool, or CMS, but as an app engine.