Before diving into the website customization process, you need to take some important steps described in this article.
Site Setup Wizard
Once you’ve signed up, you will be taken to the Site Setup Wizard, our onboarding helper. You will fill in the basic information about your website so that later you can fully concentrate on customizing it.
You can skip onboarding or skip a step by clicking the respective button.
Step 1. What kind of website do you want to create?
At this step, you can specify your website's aim. For us to better understand your needs and recommend useful features in the future, please choose one of the options:
- Online Store
Once you are done, click Continue.
Step 2. Choose a template
Our templates are filled with default content like images and text pieces. All this content is changeable, yet choosing a template that caters to your business may be handy. We grouped all templates into categories for your convenience.
Each template thumbnail has two buttons: Preview and Start editing.
Once you click the Preview button, you can see the template full-scale and preview it on various devices by clicking the respective buttons.
You can return to the Template gallery to choose a different template by clicking Back in the top-left corner.
Find more tips on picking a perfect template in our guide Choosing the right template.
When you picked the template you want to proceed with, click the Start editing button, which brings you to the onboarding step.
Step 3. Onboarding
In the onboarding sequence, you can enter your website name and business details. Type in your website name in the respective field and click Continue.
Note: The website name is not your site address, and you can change it later if needed. This name is for your website identification in the My Yola dashboard if you want to build more than one website.
On the next page, type in your business details and click Finish setup.
Note: The information you fill in during the onboarding process will automatically be added to all your website forms so that you won’t have to enter it manually every time you add new blocks or pages. However, you can skip the onboarding by clicking the Skip onboarding button in the top-right corner of your window.
After completing the above steps, you will be redirected to the Sitebuilder.
Your new site has a basic layout: header, several content blocks with demo images and placeholder text, and a footer. Now you can fully concentrate on adding your own content and additional blocks if needed.
Tip: We have an extensive collection of tutorials to help you get started with adding content, managing your website settings, and getting around the Sitebuilder. We especially recommend reading the Basics – Getting started section.
Sitebuilder for mobile
You can build your website on any device, such as a smartphone or a tablet, and you do not need a specific app for this. Start by opening your Yola account in your device’s browser, and you will access the Sitebuilder from your Dashboard.
You can add or remove blocks, edit the content and manage your site settings right from your phone. For more information about editing your website on a mobile device, take a look at our dedicated section, Mobile Sitebuilder.
We hope this guide helped you. If you’ve any questions left, please contact our Support Team.
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