How to create a website using wix - Intela Designs

Wix is among the best website builders on the internet. It has awesome customized features that you can use to make a website of your choice. You wouldn’t believe the number of beautiful websites on the internet that have created been created with Wix. When I learned how to use Wix, I was happy because I realized it is an easy DIY task. However, it is not as easy as you might think. If you don’t know the various tricks and tips you can easily get stuck and not know what to do. Wix website builder is readily available, accessible and credible.

How to use Wix to create a website

Step 1: Create an account

The first thing you need to do is create an account. If you want to use the Wix site for business, it’s recommended to use your business email address. However, if you just need it for personal reasons, you might as well just decide to use your email. There is no harm in that. Use valid details because credibility is important in all platforms.

Creating an account in wix web builder

Step 2: Chosen niche

It will then redirect you to a page that requires you to input what you want to use the website for. Thus, you need to be sure of what you desire the website to be for. Be it a personal blog, an online store just name it. Also, if you can’t find the specific niche that you want, choose something that is closer. The beauty is that you can customize the site to look as you wish.

Building a website using wix web builder

Step 3: Build for yourself or Use ADI website creator

Having chosen the niche of your choice, you will be redirected to a page. You can either decide to make the website on your own or use ADI website creator that will easily create a site for you. ADI Practically does most of the work for you and you will only be required to do a few things here and there. There is also the option of getting professional help from the Wix team.

Create a website using wix web builder

Step 4: Create a website

If you decide to create your own website, you will then be redirected to a page to choose a template that you desire. Thus, browse through the various templates to see which one suits your preference most. Don’t mind about the design, because you can change that while editing. However, choose one that pleases you most.

Create a wix website

 

How to use the various menu bars

  • Left menu bar

i)  Menus and pages

This is the section that allows you to choose an already existing page or create a new page to edit. You can either decide to add a page, add a link, or add a dropdown to the menu on your website. Any edit made on the header or footer applies to all the pages. If you want to have a page without the header and footer, it is recommended to hide them.” Just click on the three dots on each page title and choose an option”.

Also, ensure when editing the pages, you work within the gridlines. If you add content outside the gridlines, they will overflow in your website.  You can also choose the page transition on how the page should be loaded.

Menus and pages in wix website builder

ii) Page background

In this, choose the kind of background you need for your website. When designing a website using Wix ensure that the text color you choose rhymes with the background to prevent your target audience/visitors from having trouble. You can choose to have a color, video, or image as your background. If you need the page background to apply to all pages, ensure you click on the CTA to apply to all.

iii) Add

This allows you to add a variety of things; images, videos, buttons, text, vector art, gallery, content manager, shape, box, strip, lists, music, social media icons, input, blog, store, lightbox, forms, and other more. It mainly depends on what features you desire your website to have. If you want to have a popup when one loads your image. You may use a lightbox that requires minimal details but is essential in campaigns and providing certain important information.

Add features in wix website

iv) Wix app market

You can browse through the web applications to see what suits you.

wix website apps

v) Media

It contains all the theme’s media and uploaded media. You can even edit the images to form videos and so on. There are many features you can choose from that. Make your website as presentable as possible.

vi) Blog manager

In this section, you can choose how you want your blog section to look like. You can add blog pages and ensure that the posts are aligned well.

Blog manager in wix website builder

vii) Content Manager

In this section, you can arrange your content and the items you want to be visible and those you don’t want to be visible. You can also choose permission to give for various pages.

Content Manager in wix

  • Top Menu bar

i)It is recommended to edit the website in a desktop view. After you are done, edit with the mobile view to see how the website will be seen in different devices.

Top Menu bar in wix

ii)The site section allows you to save the site, publish, or any general functions.

iii) You can decide to turn on the dev mode or turn it off.

iv)Choose the tools you want to use to make your website; rulers, gridlines, toolbar, layers, and snap to objects.

v)At the top right there is the save, preview, and publish that are essential in modifying the site.

  • Right menu bar

The right menu bar allows you to change the width and height of various sections. This also allows you to copy and paste any of the sections using any of the controls. The menu bar also allows you to arrange, align, rotate, flip, duplicate, or delete various sections. You can also change the position of the containers, strips, or media on the website.

You can also check these tutorials on: 

How to make a website using WordPress

How to make a responsive website using Joomla

I hope this was helpful, be sure to try to make a website using Wix or talk to us to make it a reality for you. 🙂

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Trizah has been writing for Intela Designs for over four years. She provides content writing, coaching, web development, and ghostwriting services. Her educational background in website design and community development has given her a broad base from which to approach many technological topics. She has also written for Kenya News, We got it e-commerce site and independently on Upwork. She also enjoys embracing innovations, art and new designs :-) Twitter||Linkedin||Medium||Instagram

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