This blog post is provided by our partner, HealCode
Making sense of the website options for MINDBODY businesses
Developing a website has changed a lot over the last few years. Gone are the days of spending $10,000+ to have a developer create a custom website for you. Instead, what’s emerged is the use of a content management system–or “CMS”–to create and update a website. This, of course, means that you have to choose from a ton of CMS options, which can be confusing. What follows is some guidance on figuring out which CMS to use, and whether you still would like a developer to help.
Here’s the good news: While there are dozens of website CMS solutions out there, there are only four who have emerged as the main players. They are WordPress, Squarespace, Wix and Weebly.
WordPress is the gorilla in the room. Various industry analysts estimate that more than half of all websites in the world are created these days using it.
HealCode offers full MINDBODY integration with WordPress. Our family of seven widgets, our Login | Register link and our various Buy Now links seamlessly integrate your MINDBODY account into WordPress. We also offer a free WordPress plug-in that you can use to install our services on a WordPress site. On top of that, we have a variety of HealCode Developer Partners who specialize in creating WordPress websites. They can be found here.
Squarespace, based in New York City, is one of the world's leading "Do It Yourself" website platforms with hundreds of thousands of websites in production. Squarespace websites are both responsive (mobile-friendly) and considered to be excellent for SEO.
If you're looking for a new website, one that you can create, update on your own and seamlessly integrate with MINDBODY, Squarespace used in conjunction with HealCode's widgets is the ultimate solution. Integrating HealCode's widgets into Squarespace can take 30 minutes or less, after which you'll have a dynamic, sales-generating website powered by Squarespace, HealCode and MINDBODY.
Check this out. Here's the website for JoyMoves, the Pilates studio owned by HealCode’s CEO and his wife. They were looking for a new website and loved how Squarespace was so easy to use. With minimal technical knowhow, they were able to put together a Squarespace website in about three weeks. Squarespace includes hosting, backups and security, and has 24/7 support.
Even though Squarespace is a "DIY" platform, HealCode has several web developers and designers who can help with those who don't want to create their new website on their own. Also check out the case study on that page for the various ways HealCode integrates MINDBODY into Squarespace on the JoyMoves site.
Wix and Weebly are also great options, used by thousands of HealCode clients; however, we give the edge to Squarespace in terms of ease of use and ease of updating.