As the summer sun begins to set, there’s no better time to snuggle up with your web browser and treat your site to a seasonal update. Thankfully, our friends in the Wix Labs have added a bunch of new features to spice up your site. Found conveniently inside your Wix Editor, these wonderful new features can help better promote your business, add images with even greater ease and pump up your site’s SEO that much more.
We won’t leaf you in suspense much longer (see what we did there?) Check out these fun new features to shake up your website!
Landing pages are smaller one-page versions of your website that are often used to shine a spotlight on valuable messages. Many people use landing pages to highlight important things like introducing new items to a catalog, to promote a sale, or even create invitations for upcoming events. You can even use landing pages as an “Under construction” temporarily if you’re giving your website an overhaul.
Here’s how to add a Landing Page to your Wix website:
From the left side of the Editor, click the Pages icon > click Add page > under Page Layouts, go down to Landing Pages and select one of the available options > under Name your page, enter a name for your page > click OK.
Did you have a website before coming to Wix? (It’s ok, we’re not the jealous type). By adding a 301 redirect to your Wix website, you don’t lose out on your old site’s SEO ranking just because you’ve decided to move on to greener pastures. In technical terms: a 301 redirect is a response code which indicates a permanent redirect from one URL to another.
To set up a 301 redirect: From the left side of the Editor, click the Settings icon > click SEO (Google) > click Advanced Settings > click Manage 301 Redirects.
Under Source Link, enter the text that should appear after your domain name (e.g.,www.domain.com/text) > under Destination Page, select the page that the URL will redirect to > click Add > click Apply.
Get more details about best practices for adding this feature to your Wix site in this informative post from our Help Center.
If you’re one of those smart businesses who have already incorporated a Wix ShoutOut newsletter to your online marketing strategy, this new feature will make your email sign-ups that must easier. Get Subscribers is a clever pop-up app that encourages your site visitors to sign up for your email newsletters. The best part? People who sign up to your newsletter via Get Subscribers will automatically be added to the contact page on your Wix ShoutOut dashboard. You can also customize your Get Subscribers with a variety of colors, styles and functions.
Want some more info? Here’s how to add Get Subscribers to your website.
Have great pictures on your social media profiles that you’d like to show off on your website? If like many of us you keep most of your precious memories stored in albums in your social media accounts, you can now easily put those images right onto your Wix website with Social Import. Social Import takes images from your Facebook, Flickr, Instagram & Picassa pics right onto the images folder of your Wix site.
To import images: From the left side of the Editor, click the Add icon > click Image > clickImage. From the top right of the Add Images window, under Upload Images, click the Social Networks Connect button > next to the relevant social network, click Connect.
Looking to change things up a bit? Keep your site viewers on their toes by giving different pages on your website their own unique background. Be on the look-out for this exciting new feature to add to your Wix website, soon!
To set your Page Background (with the current options): From the left side of the Editor, click the Design icon > click Background > select a background or click Upload & Customize Background.
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