Quick Guide to Website Building using Wix
Even though Wix is simple to use, it might be intimidating at first, especially if you have never created a website before. So this blog is a quick guide to walk beginners through using Wix.
How to make a website with Wix
Step 1: Sign up
You may begin building a website using Wix for free, but you’ll most likely want to add a domain name and a Wix paid plan later. To begin, go to the Wix website and click “Get Started,” then enter your email address and create a password. Remember to confirm your email address later.
After you’ve made an account, you’ll have to make your first difficult choice when creating a Wix website: whether to use the Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI) tool or the Wix editor.
Which is better, the Wix ADI or the main editor? To be honest, it all boils down to how much work you want to do.
The Wix ADI is ideal if you want a completely functional website that just needs a few minor tweaks here and there.
The Wix Editor is ideal for anyone who wants to create a website from scratch (well, a template at least).
Step 2: Choose a website type
Wix features an onboarding wizard to help you get started with your website. First, you’re asked for whom you’re building the site. You are then asked to choose the type of website you wish to make from a selection that includes an online store, a music site, a portfolio, and a business.
Finally, indicate your experience level, ranging from “never done anything before” to “developed sites professionally.” Enter the information that best represents you, then click “Start Now.”
Step 3: Choose a template
Wix provides a plethora of templates from which to create a website. Browse the many categories and types until you discover a template that fits your needs. You’ll be able to alter everything later. When you’ve chosen the ideal template, select it and click “Edit.”
Step 4: Naming Website URL
Before you can save your website, you must first give it a name. This will be part of the URL that users will use to access your site. A decent domain name should include the business name and, ideally, be a dot com domain.
Google Domains is a popular service for acquiring domains at low costs. It can assist you in finding the appropriate name depending on availability and keywords you enter.
Step 5: Create a logo
Before you begin developing your website, you’ll need a logo for your company or online store to use on it. Canva, a design tool ideal for novices, is the best place to start when creating a logo. Canva has a plethora of logo templates from which you may create your own or design a new one from the start. You may use logo ideas like your company name initials, elements representing your firm, and your business name. Your logo is the heart of your branding, so hiring a professional designer can also be helpful for the business.
Step 6: Understand the Wix toolbars
The top bar is used to navigate your website’s pages, view a mobile version, and access site-wide settings such as domain names and emails. Additionally, there are options for storing, previewing, and publishing your site.
Take a brief glance at the tools menu to see if there are any guidelines you can activate or disable, such as a ruler, toolbar, and grid lines. When you’re not using a tool, you may turn it off to make the interface easier to use. The tools you’ll use the most when building your website are located in the toolbar on the left.
Step 7: Design Your Website
The design flexibility granted to consumers is one of Wix’s major selling features. Wix allows you to add items such as text, images, and forms to any portion of the pages you create.
After selecting a template and creating your logo, you can modify your new Wix website by adding a web copy that encourages visitors to purchase your products or services, read your content, or arrange an appointment.
Step 8: Optimising Website and Creating Content
Wix provides an outstanding set of blog and SEO tools for creating content and pages for relevant keywords. Wix covers technical SEO with quick Google indexing, sitemap maintenance, and more. Your main focus should be optimising/creating content for target keywords for your products or services.
You may utilise UberSuggest, Google Trends, and the most effective SEO tool, SEMrush, to locate these keywords and subjects to write.
Step 9: Publish your website
When you’re done, click the large “Publish” button. Your website will now be accessible via the domain name you selected previously. Even after your website has been launched, you can continue to make changes to it.
Wix is a powerful website builder that is accessible today. Its user interface might be intimidating initially, especially given the number of options present.
However, once you discover that most modifications can be done by merely clicking on an item, you will immediately understand the value of using Wix to construct a website. We have just scratched the surface of what you can do with it to make your website a success.