How To Create a Medical Website With WordPress?
Are you looking to create a medical website for your healthcare services?
Research shows that patients prefer to book online appointments or even look for a doctor’s information before going for a consultation. Did you know? 5% of all google searches are health related?
With the evolution of the internet and entry of tech giants like Uber and Amazon,(among others!) consumers today are looking for alternatives that can complete their basic errands online. So not having an online presence for any kind of business, be it a healthcare unit is no longer an option.
Building a website can be a bit overwhelming, but the good news is there are so many affordable, user-friendly website creation tools for you. Here’s a quick guide to launch your free medical website within minutes! For the purpose of this article, we have used the Medical WordPress theme that comes with the free responsive theme.
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Step 1: Install & activate the free Responsive theme
Responsive is a free modern, fully customizable, fast theme that helps you build fully functional websites with the 40+ pro and free ready-to-import demos. The theme is easy to use and customize. You can create any type of website, be it eCommerce or any type of business website within minutes. All you have to do is get a copy of the free theme > install > import the demo. Alternatively, you can also download it from the WordPress repository.
Once you have downloaded the theme, log in to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes > Add New
Upload the zip file of the Responsive theme
Click on ‘Activate’ to install the free Responsive theme.
Step 2: Install the ready site importer plugin to import the demo
Responsive theme comes with 40+ pro and free templates that have been created for any kind of business niches. In order to create your free medical website, you need to import the demos with the help of a free plugin. You can find CyberChimps Ready site importer plugin in the WordPress repository.
After you have downloaded the plugin from WordPress.org:
1. Open your WordPress Dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New
3. Upload the zip file of the free plugin
4. Install & Activate the plugin
Step 3: Importing the “Doctor” ready-site template
The free medical WordPress theme has been specifically made for medical practitioners around the world. With this medical WordPress Theme comes you don’t have to do anything from scratch or do any coding. Just import this demo with one-click of your mouse, change the content and publish! You can easily showcase your practice and let your users book their appointments directly on your website! A ready to launch, fully functional ready site.
To import the Doctor template, go to Responsive > Ready sites on your WordPress dashboard.
Select the Doctor ready site template and click preview
On the preview page, you’ll find two options to choose from. Whether to import a single template or import the whole site. Responsive theme allows you to do a mix & match for your website. You can choose the ‘Home page’ of one template and the ‘About page’ of another.
Click on Import Site. After which you’ll be directed to the action page to start importing the templates.
After the Import is complete, a Launch Site button will take you to the newly created website.
Step 4: How to change the logo of your medical website?
This section explains how you can change the logo of your medical website. Note that the maximum upload file size is 40 MB.
To change the logo of your website, open your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance > Customize
Alternatively, you can click on the Customize button on the top of your website.
Under Site Identity, click on the Change logo tab to upload the logo.
Step 5: How to edit the content of your medical website using Elementor?
This medical WordPress theme is built with the Elementor page builder. So it is super easy to edit it with the drag and drop functionality.
On your WordPress dashboard and click on Visit site. After your website opens, click on Edit with Elementor on the top.
Here you’ll find tons of options to change the content and style of your page. On the Elementor editor page, you’ll see two blocks reminiscent of Customizer. On the left you can find Elements (1) and Global (2) tabs, allowing you to change global settings and choose the content modules for adding and editing.
4. Click on one of the content sections you want to edit. It will be encased in a thin blue frame. It means that the section is active now. Hover on each section to see the available options.
5. After you’re done making the changes, click on Update.
You have successfully set up your medical website on WordPress. And with that – you’re on your way to growing your practice and building an online presence!