Getting started with website building on Yola

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, you can hover over the i icon.  


Here you can find more tips on choosing a template: 

Once you have chosen the template, you are taken to Step 1 of the Site Setup Wizard.

Step 1: Choose the type of website you are creating

At this step, you can choose the website category which will help to customize the website building experience for you. 

Step 2. Enter the website name

Tap the field and enter your website name. You can change the website name later in the Website settings. You can also enter your website description. This step is optional and you can edit this description later at any time.

Once you are done entering your details, tap the Continue button.

Step 3. Add your business details

At this step, you can add your logo. f you skip this step, your website name will be displayed. Enter your contact email address which will be automatically used to deliver any form submissions made on your site. To learn more about forms, visit this tutorial.

You can also add your business address and social media accounts or you can add this information later.

Once you click Continue, you will enter a short tutorial on using Sitebuilder. 


Start building your site

Now you can sit back and relax as your site is put together. Upon completion, you’ll see that your new site has a basic layout, with the header, several content blocks with demo images, and placeholder text, as well as a footer. 

You can begin tweaking the content and/or adding your own content and pictures. We have an extensive collection of tutorials to help you get started with adding content to your site. You can find them here: 

Don't forget to save your work. Yola Sitebuilder automatically saves your work every 2 minutes.

To reverse any changes, click the Undo button or press Ctrl-Z on your keyboard. 


When you are happy with your site, click the Publish button in the upper right corner of the Sitebuilder. You can either publish to a free Yola subdomain or choose to publish to a custom domain.

Once you make your selection, complete the steps, and your site will be live online!

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