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.  

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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: Select 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

Adding website content

Once you complete the site creation process, you can begin customizing your site. We have given you a head start with a template that contains several blocks, placeholder content, a navigation header, and a footer, all of which you can begin editing right away.

Adding new blocks

In Yola Sitebuilder, you add blocks (components) from the Block Library to start filling your page with text, pictures, video, and much more.

Each type of content has its own block. Here's more information on selecting a block: Using the Block Library

You can add more blocks to your page by clicking on the round + button anywhere between existing blocks. You can also delete the blocks that you don't need right away. Here are articles that you may find useful:

To add a block to your page, click on the block in the Block Library selection and the block will automatically be added where you want it to appear on your page.

This is a brief introduction to how you go about adding content in Yola. For more detailed information on adding text, pictures, or any other type of content, go to this collection of tutorials: Adding and editing content.

Adding content on mobile

To learn how to manage content using your mobile device, please visit this tutorial: Adding content on mobile.

FAQ

Do I need a web designer to use Yola?

You save money and stay in full control of your website when you create it yourself using Yola. You can change designs, add pictures, edit text, and more right from the Yola Sitebuilder. There's no need to hire a web developer with Yola's easy-to-use tools.

Do I need a Sitebuilder app for mobile?

You can build your website on any device, such as a smartphone or a tablet. Sometimes you need to make a change on the go or you may want to quickly put together a fully working website or add a new page to your existing website. Now you can do it easily on any mobile device that has access to the internet.

You can add or remove blocks, edit the content, change the background, and edit icons right from your phone. You can edit, duplicate, or delete any page element simply by tapping them and choosing the necessary option from the menu that appears on the screen.

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- Edit directly in the browser: You don't require a separate app to build your website. Simply access the Sitebuilder in any browser, log in and start building or editing.

- Full functionality: you get access to all settings and editing capabilities of a desktop version of the Sitebuilder. 

- Ease of use: tap to edit directly on the screen.

- Advanced WYSIWYG: your layout and colors are displayed consistently on any device, any platform.

- No need to upgrade: you can edit your website on mobile devices 24/7 on any subscription plan. 

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