Types of websites
A homepage can be a portfolio, business homepage, landing page, or just about anything else. It is meant to introduce your brand to customers, including descriptions of your products or services, team, and a way for users to get in touch with you.
Popular choices include WordPress (recommended) and Joomla.
eCommerce stores offer your customers a way to purchase your products or services online.
Popular choices include WooCommerce for WordPress and Shopify.
As the name implies, a forum website allows your community to engage in discourse on various topics. A forum includes features such as user registration, user-generated content, extensive moderation tools, and a permission system.
Popular choices include XenForo (recommended), phpBB, and bbPress.
Knowledgebase / Wiki
A knowledgebase or wiki allows your employees or customers to quickly access key information.
Popular choices include MediaWiki (recommended), Confluence, Wiki.JS and Ghost.
Assisting your customers with troubleshooting is an important part of maintaining a happy customerbase. Customer support websites make this easier for both you and your customers by removing costly, inefficient phone support from the equation.
Popular choices include Zendesk and Jira.
Blog / News
Blogs allow you to connect with your community, giving them an insight into your plans, thoughts, and ideas. Blogging CMS such as Ghost and WordPress aim to make this easier than ever to give everyone the opportunity to start their own blog.
The same CMS are also a good choice when creating your own news website since both blogs and news sites are article-based.
Popular choices include Ghost and WordPress.