• Overview

    WixExpress allows you to create a beautiful, simple website in minimal time! Simply follow the steps on the left side of the Editor and publish your site!

    When you open the Editor, you will be presented with a Wizard of steps on the left side. Click Step 1: Site Details, and begin! Fill in your Site Details, move on to Step 2: Customize Design to customize your site background and music, arrange your pages in Step 3: Manage Pages, save your site and then click Step 4 to Publish and Share it!
    You will see any changes that you make automatically appear on your site in the Editor. The WixExpress Wizard is synced with the site that you see in the Editor: you will immediately see any changes that you make to the WixExpress Wizard in your site and can surf your website as if it was already published and online!

    If you have more complex changes to make, you can always go to our drag & drop editor by clicking on the Go to the Editor button on the top left side of WixExpress. In the Wix Editor you will have endless options to further customize your site! For details on how to build your site in the Wix Editor, click here. For our Support Portal, click here.

    WixExpress is currently in its Beta stage and this is our first version. We have many more features planned for you! Of course, we will appreciate any feedback you may have to help us develop an even better product for you! Please click here to share your ideas with us.

  • Editing with the WixExpress Wizard

    To use the WixExpress Wizard, simply click on a step in the Wizard to open it. Under each step, you will see a list of options, pages, or sections of your website. Click one of the options and you will be able to customize that section of your site!

     

    WixExpress Steps include:

    Step 1: Site Details

    Click on this step in the WixExpress Wizard to change your site details. Site details include your site title, footer text and social buttons.

    Step 2: Customize Design

    Click on this step in the WixExpress Wizard to change your site design. This step includes your background colors and background music.

    Step 3: Manage Pages

    Click on this step in the WixExpress Wizard to manage your pages. From this step you can edit, add, reorder or delete pages.

    Step 4: Publish & Share

    Click on this step in the WixExpress Wizard to publish your site! You will also be able to edit your SEO details and settings from this step.

    Keep in mind that in some steps, such as in the Manage Pages step, you will have more than one level to click through before you can customize. For example, if you click on Step 3: Manage Pages, you will see a list of your pages. Click one of the pages and you will then see a list of options. Click an option and customize it!

    The template that you choose from the Create section of Wix will determine the options, pages and sections that you will be able to customize in the WixExpress Wizard.
    You can always add items that do not appear in the template by going to the Wix Editor! For details on how to build your site in the Wix Editor, click here. For our Support Portal, click here.

    There are various WixExpress options available and the action that you take to edit the section will depend on the type of item it is. Below is a quick guide to editing in WixExpress:

    WixExpress Item: To edit:  
    Text (including titles, body text, footers and more) Type in the text box, choose a text style and add hyperlinks from the editing toolbar
    Colors (currently only background colors) Click Change Color and pick a color from the Fill Picker
    Pictures Click Replace and select or upload a picture
    Picture Galleries Click Manage Images and add or replace pictures
    Video Galleries Click Manage Video and add or replace videos
    Links (including social buttons) Click Manage Link and add or replace the link
    Contact Info (including contact form and google maps) Type the relevant information in the text box provided
    Music Click Manage Audio and add or replace songs

     

  • Managing Pages

    In addition to editing the pages that are in your template when you open it, you can also use the WixExpress Editor to add, rename, hide, reorder and delete pages!

     

    Adding Pages

    In Step 3: Manage Pages you will see all of the pages from the template that you have chosen. You can always add more pages to your site through the WixExpress Wizard.

    To add a page:

    1. From Step 3: Manage Pages, click Add Page.
    2. Click a Page layout from the list that opens.
    You can preview the layout on the right of the Add Page window.
    3. In the Name your page field, type a name for your page.
    4. Click OK.
    A new page appears on your site and in the WixExpress Wizard.

     

    Renaming Pages

    You can rename your pages in the Manage Pages step of the WixExpress Wizard. When you rename your page, the new name will appear in your site menu.

    To rename a page:
    1. From Step 3: Manage Pages, click a page.
    2. Next to the Page name field, type a new name for your page.
    Your page name changes.

     

    Hiding Pages

    You can easily hide your pages from your users when you are working on a page that you are not ready to publish yet.

    To hide a page:
    1. From Step 3: Manage Pages, roll over a page.
    2. Click on the eye icon that appears.
    3. From the confirmation message, click OK.
    Your page disappears from your site menu.

    To show your page again, simply repeat the steps above.

     

    Reordering Pages

    You can easily reorder your pages on your site from the Manage Pages step of the WixExpress Wizard.

    To reorder a page:
    1. From Step 3: Manage Pages, click the left side of one of the pages.
    2. Drag the page into place.
    Your page is reordered.

     

    Deleting Pages

    If there are pages in the template that you don’t need or if you have added a page that you don’t want, no problem! Simply delete the page by following the steps below.

    To delete a page:
    1. From Step 3: Manage Pages, roll over a page.
    2. Click on the trashcan icon that appears.
    3. From the confirmation message, click OK.
    Your page is permanently deleted.

  • Previewing Your Site

    You can preview your site by clicking Preview from the bottom of the WixExpress Wizard. Once in Preview Mode, to go back to editing, click the Back to Editing button at the top of your site!

  • Saving Your Site

    To save your site, click Save from the bottom of the WixExpress Wizard. If this is your first time saving, a pop-up asking you to name your site will appear. Type a name for your site in the field and click OK!

  • SEO & Settings

    From the Publish & Share step of the WixExpress Wizard, click SEO & Settings to enter your SEO metadata and to change other site settings.
    When you click on SEO & Settings, the site optimization section of the Site Settings window will open and allow you to edit your site title, description and keywords as well as to decide whether or not to allow your site to be found in search engines.

    For detailed information about your site optimization settings, click here.
    For detailed information about all of your site settings, click here.

  • Publishing

    The last step of the WixExpress Wizard walks you through publishing your site online!

    To publish your site:
    1. From Step 4: Publish & Share, click Publish.
    2. From the Publish window, click Publish again.
    3. From the Congratulations window, click Go next to your site address.
    Congratulations! Your site is now online!

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I connect my own domain?

    To connect your own domain, you will first have to upgrade your site and then connect your domain. In the WixExpress Wizard, click Step 4: Publish & Share. Click Connect your own domain and you will be taken to our upgrade page. Choose a package that allows you to connect your own domain and click Buy Now to purchase the package. You will then be able to connect your domain to your Wix site.

    For more information about connecting your own domain, click here.

    How can I remove Wix ads?

    To remove the Wix ads, you will have to upgrade your site. In the WixExpress Wizard, click Step 4: Publish & Share. Click Remove Wix Ads and you will be taken to our upgrade page. Choose a package that allows you to remove the Wix ads and click Buy Now to purchase the package.

    How can I make my background a picture?

    If the template that you have chosen already has a background picture, simply go to Step 2: Customize Your Design and then click Background Picture. Click Replace to select or upload a new picture.
    If your template does not have a background picture, you will have to go into the Wix Editor to add it. To do so, click Go to the Editor above the WixExpress Wizard to go into the Wix Editor. From the toolbar on the left, roll over Add and click Pics. From the Pics window, click a picture or click Upload to add a new picture. The picture is added to your Editor. Use your mouse to right-click on the picture and from the menu that opens, click Set Item as Background.
    You can get back to the WixExpress Wizard, by clicking Go to Express above the left toolbar.

    How can I customize my menu?

    Currently, you cannot customize your menu from the WixExpress Wizard. To customize your menu, you will have to go into the Wix Editor. To do so, click Go to the Editor above the WixExpress Wizard. Click on your menu to select it. From the Menu property panel that appears on the bottom right of the Editor, click Skins. Click on a new skin and then click OK.
    You can get back to the WixExpress Wizard, by clicking Go to Express above the left toolbar.

    How do I add eCommerce?

    Currently, you can customize but not add an eCommerce online store from the WixExpress Wizard. To add an eCommerce online store, you will have to go into the Wix Editor. To do so, click Go to the Editor above the WixExpress Wizard. Once you have added an online store, you can customize it from the Wix Editor or you can go back to the WixExpress Wizard to customize your store from there.

    For detailed information about creating an online store in the Wix Editor, click here.
    For general eCommerce information, visit our eCommerce Learning Center.