10 Must-See Tutorials for Wix Newbies

May 28th 2014 | Web Design

You discovered that Wix gives you everything you need to create your own beautiful website and gets you the top notch online presence that you or your business deserve. Great! If you’re just starting out, rest assured that Wix is here to help you in making your first steps as a website owner (“website owner” – doesn’t that already sound exciting?).

A great place to start would be Wix tutorials and how-tos. You can find helpful guides over at the Wix Learning Center, video tutorials on our YouTube channel and, of course, many awesome how-tos right here on the Wix Blog.

But to make things even easier for you Wix newbies, we decided to prepare a list of the most valuable Wix tutorials that every beginner should take a peek at. Trust us, after going over these 10 guides you will be more than ready to build your own Wix website.

Top 10 Tutorials for Creating a Killer Wix Website:

How to Add More Website Pages

When you start working on a Wix website template, your site already includes several pages for you to edit (unless you’re creating a one-page website, which is completely fine!). But let’s say you want to add more pages to your site, you can easily do that by following these steps.

How to Add More Website Pages

How to Add Links to Buttons

Linking and navigation is a critical part of making a website. You want to make sure your site visitors can move around smoothly! This video will show the basics of adding links to external and internal pages:

Using Smart Lists

Lists are one of the coolest features in the Wix editor. It basically gives you an opportunity to display multiple types of content (news, menus, tour dates, FAQ’s and more) and edit this content in a super simple way. Check out this blog post to understand the basics of using lists.

Using Smart Lists

How to Use Contact Forms

Website owners often use contact forms as a preferred way to communicate with site visitors. It’s a great way to encourage them to get in touch with you without displaying your email and exposing yourself to spammers. In this video, we’ll take you through the steps of setting up a contact form and how to customize it:

Uploading Media to your Site

What’s a good website without great images, sound, videos and other types of rich content? The good news is that you can display all of these types of media on your Wix website. The better news is that it’s easy! Simply click here, choose the type of media you want and follow the relevant steps.

Uploading Media to your Site

Locking Elements in the Wix Editor

Wix offers a drag and drop platform, which means that you can easily drag anything in the editor and place it wherever you want it on your site. It makes the design process so much easier! But what do you do when you want an element fixed in its place, so that it stays and doesn’t move anywhere by accident? You lock it, and this video will show you just how to do that:

Optimizing Your Website’s SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it means improving your websites ranking on search engine results. Optimizing your site’s SEO is important for increasing your incoming traffic, and the sooner you start with it the better. This blog post will guide you through the process.

Optimizing Your Website’s SEO

How to Make your Site Mobile-Friendly

You can be sure that a large portion of your website visitors will try to access it on a mobile device, so it’s better to be prepared with an optimized version for mobile viewing! Making your site mobile-friendly is extremely easy with Wix. You can do it directly in the Wix editor, check it out:

Getting a Personal Domain Name

If you want to take your Wix website to the next level and connect it to a personal domain name, you can go ahead and purchase a domain name from Wix (as part of the premium plans), or you can get a domain name from another registrar company and then simply play a little with the domain settings to point it towards your Wix site (really simple, no need to panic). Visit this page to find the detailed how-tos for both methods. Oh, and if you need help deciding on a domain name for your site, this blog post is sure to help!

Building an Online Shop? Here’s How to Get Started

In case your future website is supposed to be an online shop, we recommend that you start by going over this guide for eCommerce Wix websites. It will guide you through all the steps of creating a shop, designing it, managing your inventory and everything an online shop owner needs to know.