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What is the best CMS for Therapists?

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 What is the best CMS for Therapists? As a digital marketing agency, we are often asked by therapists which CMS is the best for their website. Based on our experience, we have worked with various CMSs and have found that open-source CMSs like WordPress are just as good as paid ones like SquareSpace and Wix. However, WordPress requires technical experience to build a professional-looking website. It also needs maintenance every two months to keep it updated and avoid compatibility issues with plugins. Despite these challenges, WordPress is a robust, stable, and Google-friendly CMS that offers open web code for modifications.

On the other hand, CMSs like Wix and Squarespace are easier to use and require less technical experience. However, they come with a monthly subscription fee and may limit design customization options. Many marketing agencies prefer CMSs like WordPress that offer more control over the website’s design and code, allowing them to align it with the company’s brand identity and colors. Ultimately, the choice of CMS depends on the therapist’s preference, budget, and technical expertise.

Here are our recommendations for website building platforms, listed in order of their popularity:

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WordPress

WordPress is a versatile and widely-used CMS (Content Management System) known for its flexibility and scalability. With a vast library of themes and plugins, WordPress allows users to create highly customized websites tailored to their specific needs. 

Pros: As a web agency, we always recommend WordPress because of the variety of opportunities, templates, and plugins that can be used to create a stable and robust website. Include its extensive customization options, robust blogging capabilities, and large community support. It is free and open-source, and the website belongs to the owner of the company. You can easily back up and migrate to different web servers if needed. The web code is open, which allows for all changes and modifications. There are no monthly payments needed, and it is SEO-friendly, which means that it gets positions on search engines very quickly.

Cons: However, WordPress may require more technical knowledge to set up and maintain, and security vulnerabilities can arise if not properly managed. Maintenance every two months, and medium-advanced knowledge is needed in order to create a professional-looking website. 

Kajabi

Kajabi is a specialized platform designed for online course creators, coaches, and membership site owners. It offers features such as course creation, email marketing, and website hosting all in one platform.

Pros: include its user-friendly interface, built-in marketing tools, and comprehensive support for digital products. This CMS is very comprehensive and allows therapists to have an appointment calendar, receive payments, create bookings, and even prepare landing pages for webinars and online courses. It also offers access to the web code to make changes and modifications to the templates. It does not require monthly maintenance.

Cons: The website cannot be migrated to any other server, and it is necessary to make monthly payments to Kajabi in order to keep your website online. Kajabi pricing plans may be cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses, and its learning curve can be steep for new users. Compared to WordPress, it also takes a little more time to position these websites in search engines. 

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Kartra

Kartra is an all-in-one marketing platform that combines website building, email marketing, sales funnel creation, and more into a single platform. It offers a range of customizable templates and intuitive drag-and-drop editors for easy website creation.

Pros: This CMS is also very comprehensive, just like Kajabi, and allows therapists to have an appointment calendar, receive payments, create bookings, and even prepare landing pages for webinars and online courses. It also offers access to the web code to make changes and modifications to the templates. It does not require monthly maintenance.

Cons: The website cannot be migrated to any other server, and it is necessary to make monthly payments to Kartra in order to keep your website online. Depending on the features you want to add to your website, Kartra offers different monthly payments. Kartra’s pricing plans may be cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses, and its learning curve can be steep for new users. Compared to WordPress, it also takes a little more time to position these websites in search engines.

Squarespace

Squarespace is a popular website builder known for its sleek designs and user-friendly interface. It offers a range of professionally designed templates and intuitive drag-and-drop editors for easy customization.

Pros: This CMS is known for its templates with excellent design quality and attention to detail, which is perfect for detail-oriented and perfectionist people. It provides additional templates and plugins for appointment scheduling, payment processing, and online bookings. It doesn’t require monthly maintenance. 

Cons: The website cannot be migrated to any other server, and you need to make monthly payments to Squarespace to keep your website running online. Depending on the features you want, SquareSpace offers different monthly payment plans. Squarespace may have limitations in terms of customization compared to platforms like WordPress, and its pricing plans can be relatively higher for advanced features. Compared to WordPress, it takes a little more time to rank these websites in search engines.

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Wix

Wix is a beginner-friendly website builder that offers a simple drag-and-drop interface and a wide selection of customizable templates. It caters to users with little to no coding experience, making it easy to create and launch a professional-looking website quickly.

Pros: This CMS is very user-friendly and is probably the most popular one in terms of price. It doesn’t require monthly maintenance.

Cons: The website cannot be migrated to any other server, and you need to make monthly payments to Wix to keep your website running online. Depending on the features you want, Wix offers different monthly payment plans. Wix may have limitations in terms of SEO capabilities and flexibility compared to more advanced CMS platforms like WordPress.

Conclusion

 

It all depends on your venture’s budget, the image you want to project to your niche and target audience, and how crucial you think your brand image and website are for your private practice. From our experience working with therapists and private practices, we have noticed that many already have a well-established brand in the market and do not believe that much investment is necessary, so they resort to basic and economical options. However, we do not recommend this approach, as many clients value marketing and investment work when choosing a new therapist or private practice.

For new entrepreneurs with a limited budget, SquareSpace and Wix are likely the best options. For entrepreneurs who need a complete platform for coaching services, online classes, webinars, and online payments, we recommend Kajabi and Kartra. And for those who want to rank faster on the web, be very comprehensive, free, and obtain the same features as Kajabi and Kartra, but with a one-time initial investment cost, we recommend WordPress.

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At A2dd Branding & Digital Marketing, we work with private practices and mental health organizations nationwide to connect patients with the care they need across all service lines. Our mental health marketing services packages are specifically designed to interact with consumers at their moment of need, inform them of the need for care and inspire them to take the appropriate action.

We also know that capacity in mental health services can be challenging, and we align our proposed strategies to the population health aspect of raising awareness and education around these issues.

Our integrated suite of mental health digital marketing services include:

 

  • Brand design and brand development—Your brand needs to permeate your entire organization. When your organization is clear on the brand and can deliver on the promise of the brand, you will see tremendous fruit while building brand loyalty among your customer base.
  • Web / UX & UI Design—We offer prototyping, branding, UI (User interface) and UX (user experience) design for web and mobile products. Our approach is simple: we focus on how actual people will use our products.
  • Paid search campaigns—cost-effective targeting and turnkey execution of mental health marketing campaigns to connect people most urgently seeking help
  • Social media marketing—precision targeting on Facebook and Instagram that educates and engages your target audience
  • Unique landing pages—highly targeted with strategic, clear and conversion-focused content and calls to action that remove the guesswork from getting help
  • Reporting and optimization—real-time access to analytics dashboards, plus regular reporting discussions to drive ongoing campaign optimizations.As a leading agency for mental health marketing services, we’re here to help guide your community to better health and grow volume for these essential services.

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The internet is the most widely used means of communication today.

This is why it is used with frequency compared with any other form of outreach. When you are planning marketing your practice, you need to consider the internet as a potential medium for reaching out to a huge audience. You can make use of blogs, Twitter, Facebook and any other social networking sites to sell your services.

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Hi, I’m Daniel.

Senior art director, visual artist, marketing consultant and project manger of A2dd Branding & Digital Marketing based in St. Petersburg, Fl.

Our experience in SEO, online marketing, branding, UI design, and advertisinghas given us the experience of working in many industries such as technology, startups, hospitality, non-profit, mental health, and private practices.

To stay top of mind and capture your ideal client, you need a strong digital marketing strategy. That’s where we come in. From website design to keyword selection and optimization, our full-service marketing program is designed to help grow your practice organically through the right channels. With a proven track record of increasing leads by 300 percent and driving more business through referrals, social media and online advertising than any other marketing firm specializing in mental health professionals, we’re your source for a complete digital marketing plan that works!

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