I just love a list, don’t you? In preparation for my free 6-week training called: WordPress for Therapists: Unlock the Power of WordPress and Build Your Online Presence that commences on Tuesday, 31 January AEST (January 30, Pacific) I have been brainstorming about all the features and functions of a WordPress website. It’s such an  amazingly versatile platform for creating a healthcare, therapy or counselling website with an enormous range of features and functions.

What many people don’t realise is you can make a WordPress blog look like a static website, so even if you’re not interested in become a healthcare blogger, WordPress is still a good website solution for you. But if you are interested in learning how to blog for your therapy business, blogging is an incredibly powerful way to get your message out to your community, as well as help the overall ranking of your website through providing fresh and new content to Google on an ongoing basis.

If you’re interested in improving your blogging, check out the awesome Problogger book Blogging for Your Business and 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.

So here’s my list of 55 things you can do with the features of WordPress for your healthcare website:

  1. Add and delete as many website pages as you want.
  2. Create a blog and writing blog posts.
  3. Allow or disallow comments on your blog posts.
  4. Individually optimise every page and post on your site for SEO.
  5. Embed your videos so that they play on the page.
  6. Upload client-attracting audio recordings of your healthcare products.
  7. Upload informed consent and policy PDFs that can be downloaded by the visitor.
  8. Upload images and optimise them for the search engines.
  9. Create clickable images that link to other pages or posts within your site.
  10. Embed a newsletter subscription box.
  11. Embed a Facebook ‘Like’ box in your sidebar.
  12. Create custom images that link to your social media accounts.
  13. Install a custom made header.
  14. Install a custom made footer.
  15. Create categories to organise your different blog posts.
  16. Add tags to your blog posts so visitors can easily search your content.
  17. Install an online appointment scheduler for clients to book online.
  18. Create a static-looking website.
  19. Build a membership directory- free or paid.
  20. Create a paid membership site.
  21. Create an article repository.
  22. e-Commerce: Create an online store for selling health-related products.
  23. Sell your eBook through your site.
  24. Start a discussion forum.
  25. Allow people to subscribe to your blogs with Really Simple Syndication (RSS).
  26. Install social share buttons so people can share your content.
  27. Integrate your site with Google Analytics to track your stats.
  28. Catch spammers and spam comments on your blog with Akismet.
  29. Create an XML sitemap (don’t worry what this is, but it’s good for SEO).
  30. Create easy backups of your website and download them to your computer.
  31. Allow guest writers and authors to create content for your site without them having access to your administration settings.
  32. Change the font style and size of your content.
  33. Install free themes to change the look of your website.
  34. Install templates that allow you to change individual pages.
  35. Create internal links between pages and posts for good SEO.
  36. Install an Amazon affiliate bookstore for your visitors.
  37. Password protect your posts and pages to limit access to visitors.
  38. Easily install WordPress upgrades.
  39. Import your old blog into your new WordPress site.
  40. Allow or close comments on any post page.
  41. Manage and moderate visitor comments on your posts.
  42. Create a blogroll of links to other sites.
  43. Add the ability for visitors to search your site for any search terms.
  44. Add recent comments or recent posts in your sidebar.
  45. Add blogging archives so visitors can search your old posts.
  46. Integrate your blog with Feedburnerso people can subscribe via email or RSS.
  47. Receive pings from other sites to help improve your inbound linking.
  48. Ability to register multiple users within your WordPress dashboard.
  49. Ability to create short links for your URLs
  50. Add and change navigation menus with drop-down menu options.
  51. Create a number of blogs with only one installation of WordPress.
  52. Install extra blogs on subdomains of your website.
  53. Have testimonials or client feedback randomly display on a page or in the sidebar.
  54. Ability to make your website mobile-friendly.
  55. Change the language of your dashboard,

Are there any WordPress features you would add to this list? Please add your comments below.

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