How to create a website

Welcome to Yola. Creating an eye-catching, professional-looking site has never been easier! Yola's Template Gallery offers high-quality, attractive designs that you can use for either your business or personal needs. We are excited to take you through this process. Let's get started!

Choose a template

Once you complete the sign-up step, you will be taken to the Template gallery where you can view and select a pre-set theme to use for your site. To learn more about each template, hover over the i icon.

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Each template can be customized for your own website purposes. You can either choose a design that fits your industry niche or you can choose a design you like and then customize it with your own images and texts. For your convenience, all templates are grouped by business and website categories:

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Once you have made your choice, simply click Use this template.

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Here you can find more tips on choosing a template: Choosing the right template.

Site Setup Wizard

Once you have chosen the template, you will be taken to Site Setup Wizard - our onboarding helper. By following the steps it offers, you will ensure that all the basic information about your website is provided and that you can fully concentrate on the site design going forward.

Looking ahead, you can completely skip onboarding or skip a step by clicking the respective buttons:

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Below we will review each step Site Setup Wizard offers.

1. Enter the website name

At this step, you can enter your website name. No worries, you can change it later if needed. Simply type in your website name into the respective field:

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Once you are done entering your site name, tap the Continue button in the bottom-right corner.

2. Who are you building this website for?

By selecting who are you building this website for (yourself or a client) you help us better understand your needs and guide your path. If none of these options apply to you, simply type in who are you building this website for in the respective field:

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Once you are done entering your details, tap the Continue button in the bottom-right corner.

3. What kind of website do you want to create?

At this step, you can specify what is the aim of your website - are you going to build an online store or maybe it's a glorious portfolio? For us to better understand your needs and to recommend useful features in the future, please choose one of the options. 

If none of these options apply to you, simply describe your website purpose in the respective field:

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Once you are done entering your details, tap the Continue button in the bottom-right corner.

4. What are your primary goals for this website?

This step works in conjunction with the previous step - by defying your website goals, you will help us better understand how can we help and what features will be useful for you. Simply choose one of the options or, if none applies to you, describe them in the respective field:

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Once you are done entering your details, tap the Continue button in the bottom-right corner.

Sitebuilder

After completing the above steps, you will be redirected to the Sitebuilder. You'll see that your new site has a basic layout: header, several content blocks with demo images and placeholder text, as well as a footer. Now you can fully concentrate on adding all the bells and whistles to your website as its base is mainly put together. 

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We have an extensive collection of tutorials to help you get started with adding content, managing your website settings and getting around the Sitebuilder. You can find them in our Help Center. We especially recommend concentrating on the Basics - Getting started section.

Do I need a Sitebuilder app for mobile?

Absolutely not! You can build your website on any device, such as a smartphone or a tablet and, on top of that, you do not need a specific app to use our Sitebuilder. Simply open your Yola account in the browser of your choice and you will be able to access the Sitebuilder from your Dashboard.

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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, please review this tutorial

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