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. View this tutorial for previewing template: 

Previewing the template


Here you can find more tips on choosing a template: 

  • How can I choose the best template for me?
  • Choosing the right template
  • Can I choose a template on mobile?

Add a site name

Upon successfully choosing a template, click Use this template. You will then need to add your new website name:


Once you’ve added your information, click Continue.


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: 

  • Site structure and design
  • Adding and editing content

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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