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, choose one of the options.
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.
Once you click on a template, you can see it full-scale. Preview it on various devices by clicking the respective button.
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.
Step 3. Enter the website name
At this step, you can enter your website name. Type in your website name into the respective field.
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.
Once you’re done entering your site name, click Finish setup in the bottom right corner of the page.
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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