Your website the hub of your online presence
In a nutshell
Putting you in charge
Creating fully featured well designed website, just got a whole lot easier and you will not need special technical know how to create it. If you can use a text editing application like office word, you are likely to have all the skills you need. Working on your website is done on line in real time using a web browser.
Choose a themes – add your content
Choose your site look and feel from a great selection of professionally designed themes. Cut & paste and drag & drop text and photos into place, hit the publish button and you are done.
Supporting you all the way
We put together a great support library, including articles, videos and other resources, but of course you can always communicate directly with a real human being during working hours.
Free hosting is included
PracticeCircle provides top of the range cloud hosting absolutely free as part of our ‘starter’ ‘pro’ and ‘enterprise’ plans. Our hosting is fast and reliable, keeping your website safe & secure.
Themes & templates
PracticeCircle offers over 100 professionally designed themes to suit any type of site and taste. Themes include customisable layout templates with a variety of colour palates to play with. You can try them all out to see which one you like best and even after you made your choice you can still change your site’s theme at any point.
We constantly update existing themes and add new ones featuring the latest design trends, so you can have a stunning site that is current and safe.
Extra premium themes are available to subscribers of the ‘pro’ & ‘enterprise’ plans.
Your site on mobile phones & tablets
Responsive themes and templates are designed to look great on all modern browsers and mobile devices, using the latest HTML, CSS and more.
Customise elements on page layouts
The layout of both pages and blog posts is flexible. It may include header, footer, 1 or more side bars, and other areas that can be populated with a great selection of widgets adding interest and functionality to your site.
Easy user interface
Although we do all the heavy lifting when it comes to design there is still a great scope for you to make it your own – Add your logo to create attractive header, upload a background image or a slider to add drama, change colours and fonts, choose your page layout or edit text… All and more are done from our simple to use backend dashboard.
Advance users can add their own custom CSS.
Organise your content
Adding pages and posts
When you can add as many pages & posts as you like, the potential for growing your audience, clients and business is truly unlimited. Become an expert in your field by publishing articles regularly, share your unique perspective with your peers or students, or publish useful tips by developing a library of resources, video training and more… Whatever it is that makes your heart sing – you can create it in your site.
Media & galeries
Showcase photos and videos from a gallery, or a pop up light box to draw visitors’ attention to your content. Videos from Youtube, Vimeo, or similar providers can be easily added to any page and be used to further promote your products and services. Audio files can be arranged into soundcloud playlists, or add an iTunes download button to sell your audio.
Menus, categories & tags
Menus, categories and tags, are used to organise any content. It helps visitors find what they are looking for quickly and intuitively. You can create more then one menu, arrange it as a drop down menu, as well as listings with thumbnail images highlighting the most interesting or latest content you site has to offer.
Lets you and your visitors search your site for any type of content using keywords and search terms.
Private and password protected pages
While creating pages or posts, they can be saved and kept in draft mode until you are ready to publish. They can also be made private, or even password protected to allow you to share it only with few special guests.
a traffic booster
blogs and vlogs
The holy grail of every website is traffic, traffic and more traffic… Whichever way you look at it, content is still king and proves to be the true magnet when it comes to generating targeted traffic and converting visitors to paying customers.
Techniques to increase traffic have evolved over time, but well maintained blogs and vlogs on your topic, are still one of the best ways to make sure your site and keywords appear and dominate the top front page of search engines.
Invite visitors to comment
‘Engagement’ is the current buzz words whenever the topic of search engine optimisation is discussed. So commenting system on your site is a valuable asset to have as part of your tool box.
Post to social media, follow & share
Connect your site to the services you already know and love. Automatically post to your facebook, twitter, google + and more, whenever new content is added to your site. Share and follow icons on your pages will encourage visitors to share your content on their social media walls, or follow you on social media platforms you are active on. Get statistics on social engagements to help you plan future marketing campaigns.
Forms can be a very useful means of getting feedback from your visitors. A form on your contact page increase the chance of people contacting you with enquiries and at the same time protects your email address from being exposed to spammers. Of course forms can be used for other purposes and be placed on any page or post.
Plugins widgets & apps
Extending your site’s functionality
Having a website is like diving into a deep pool of potential. There are endless possibilities to grow and extend what your website can do. If we take the analogy of a computer then your basic site is like an operating system upon which additional software can be installed. When we talk about a website, we call it plugins, widgets, or apps. PracticCircle sites come packed with many plugins, widgets and apps, which can be set up to your specification and add great value to your site and practice.
Integration of external services
There are many external services you may choose to use along side your site to; Enhance it, promote it, add functionality and more. Social media, yourtube, soundcloud, paypal, eventbright, mailchimp, are just few examples of external services you will be able to use and integrate seamlessly into your site using plugins widgets and apps.
PracticeCircle ‘Pro’ and ‘Enterprise’ users will be able to enjoy extra sets of premium plugins like eCommerce and Appointment + you can read more about those by clicking on the links or scroll down the page.
Search engine optimisation (SEO)
The content management system used to build your site, has been in the business of publishing sites for many years and includes everything you will need for search engines to find and index your site. The built in tools, will let you add description and keywords site wide, page by page, or both, no need for any additional plugins.
Headings, categories tags and links
Using the keywords you wish to target in the Headings, categories, tags, links, and highlighted text, will help signal search engines what your site is all about and help put you a head of the pack.
Images and other media
Search engines are blind, so adding alternative text, titles, description and captions to your images helps both accessibility and SEO at the same time. Same goes for video and audio. If you know what you are doing you could easily dominate search engine’s first page, with you site, your videos and your images right at the top.
Learn as you go
SEO can be expensive and at the end no one knows your topic better then you. So with a bit of training you are already in a great position to do it yourself and improve it as you go a long.
Our support library has great resources to help you get the best of your site and we’ll keep bringing in more training videos and presentations by experts in the field.
PracticeCircle is designed as a paid service to deter spammers’ sites. Using a free service may be targeted by spammers and could effect your site ranking by being falsely grouped with other spam sites.
It is possible to have more then one person contributing, editing and managing your site. Users are assigned an appropriate roles. Each roles comes with a set of privileges.
User data collection & mailing lists
A database of potential and existing clients is a gold mine of captive audience. Direct marketing of products & services to your subscribers, can build customer trust and loyalty adding to your overall success. Add a sign up form to your site and start your own mailing list. You will be able to send professionally looking newsletters and tracks the effectiveness of your mailing campaigns.
Statistics and analysis
Analysis of traffic statistics, provides an insight into visitors behaviour and the level of engagement they have with a website – the number of unique visitors, number of pages viewed, how long visitors spend on any page and how they hop from page to page, where visitors came from and a whole lot more.
Promoting your site
Having and promoting a website is part and parcel of running any business now a days. Getting listed in Google maps is one way to increase traffic. It will help your site rank higher in search results and reach more customers on multiple devices. To have a head start you can take advantage of some Free advertising: $75 google ads* $50 facebook ads and £$50 of bing ads.
Monetizing your content
A website could be just an electronic leaflet, it can also be a powerful marketing tool, but for some their content is their product. If this is your case, you may want to monetize your content by sharing it only with paying members. Site membership app is available when you take up our enterprise plan.
Domains & subdomains
Although we recommend you have your own custom domain name, it is not necessary to have one to start creating your website. If you’re not ready to buy a domain, or wish connect an existing domain, this option lets you publish a website quickly and hassle free. Choose any subdomain you like, providing it has not already been taken – It can be your name, or your brand. You can always connect a unique domain later and all traffic will automatically flow to your new domain.
Connecting existing domain
If you already have a domain name, you can easily add your domain to your account and your web address will be www.yourdomain.com
Buying a new domain
You can buy your domain through our sister site ZigzagDomains.com, or any domain registrar of your choice and then connect it to your site. Having a unique domain will strengthen awareness of your brand and project an air of professionalism.
One year free domain name
Sign up for ‘Enterprise yearly plan’ and get *FREE domain name for the first year. Or £5.99 off of the first year registration of any domain name of your choice.*Domain name offers are only available on domains bought through ZigzagDomains.com.
The ‘FREE domain name offer’ is limited to domain names ending with: .uk .co.uk .org.uk .me.uk
Hosting & mailboxes
Free Hosting for your website
PracticeCircle sites are hosted within our network. It is free and included with all PracticeCircle plans.
Free Custom Domain’s Mailboxes
There are plenty of free mailboxes out there you can use like Gmail, Yahoo, hotmail etc. However if you wish to use an email addresses with your domain name after the @ symbol there are many options you could chose from.
If you buy your domain name from our sister site ZigzagDomains.com it comes with
FREE email addresses
- 2 Free YourChoice@YourDomain.com
- 1 catchall addresses
Each free email account comes with 100MB space, can be forwarded to another email of your choice, set up on your computer, mobile devices, or accessed online.
Business & Enterprise Mailboxes
ZigzagDomains.com offers 2 paid options:
- 5 Business email accounts: £1.99/Mo
- 10 Business email accounts: £3.99/Mo
- Unlimited business email accounts: £5.99/Mo
Each business email account comes with 2GB space per account, advanced spam/virus protection, access your emails from many platforms
- 1 Enterprise email accounts: £4.99/Mo
Each business email account comes with 30GB space, advanced spam/virus protection, access your emails from many platforms and tones of other features for power users
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