10 Essential Tutorials That Every Wix Newbie Should Know
First of all, welcome to Wix! We applaud you for taking things into your own hands and deciding to make yourself a website. Wix offers a convenient way to learn how to make a website, but let’s face it, none of us was born with built-in knowledge on how to use the Wix Editor. The learning curve is short and sweet, but we nevertheless want to help our lovely new users to settle into things smoothly.
Below you will find links to 10 of the most helpful tutorials about Wix that will support you as you make your first steps as a site owner and manager. These guides will not only help you in creating a stunning website, they will also show you how to make your site more user-friendly, how you can increase your incoming traffic and how to professionalize your website. Consider this the essential starting kit for anyone who is interested in a powerful online presence for a business, an organization or a personal hobby.
Let’s start the countdown.
Let’s start at the very beginning. This tutorial introduces you to the tools and elements that make the Wix Editor so great. Understand the functions of the different bars and familiarize yourself with the intuitive workflow that is built into the process of creating your own Wix site. Click further on the links leading to each section and menu to discover the specific actions that are available on each of the editor’s section.
Terrific visuals make a website more beautiful. It’s science. With image galleries, you can display a variety of visuals and enrich your website’s look and feel. This tutorial shows you exactly how to add an image gallery to your website, as well as how to customize the gallery outline to match your overall site design. The large selection of gallery layouts means there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a professional photographer or a personal trainer.
Are you ready for the mobile era? No website should go on the air without a mobile version these days. Mobile web use is rapidly increasing and is already surpassing usage from desktops and laptops. If you want to stick to the program and make sure you are not missing out on mobile traffic, follow the steps in this tutorial and learn how to set up the mobile version of your site.
Search engines are an indispensable source of incoming traffic. This tutorial takes you through the necessary steps to make sure that your website is primed and ready to be indexed and ranked by Google, Bing, et al. Generally speaking, these actions create a version or your website that search engines can read easily. The better they can read it, the higher your site ranks on search results. Get your SEO settings right and your website will be thanking you.
How to Get a Customized Domain Name
A customized domain name enhances your website’s reliability in the eyes of visitors and makes it clear that you are a professional. In addition, having a customized domain name greatly improves your site’s SEO and helps you rank higher in search engine results. There are two methods to get a customized domain name for your Wix site. You can purchase a domain name directly from Wix, but if you already have a domain name from another registrar company, you can easily connect it to your Wix site as well.
We love long website layouts that allow visitors to smoothly scroll down as they browse through all the content. But endless scrolling can get inconvenient if visitors need to get to a specific section quickly. This is where website anchors come into play. Anchors are links that are placed throughout your page that point visitors directly to the right spot. This tutorial shows you exactly how you can set up those neat anchors.
One of the coolest things about Wix is that in addition to all the powerful editor tools, you get access to dozens of excellent third-party apps that offer great added value. From enhanced contact forms to eCommerce tools, the Wix App Market offers something for everyone. Check out this tutorial to learn how you can easily add multiple apps to your site and boost its performance big time.
Social media is one of the most effective methods to promote your website and an excellent way to interact with your audience directly. Making your website social friendly is essential in allowing your site visitors to engage with your brand and business. It also encourages visitors to act as ambassadors on your behalf and share your site on their own social channels. So what are you waiting for? Go check out this guide and learn how you can set up social links right away.
Find some nice tool online that you’d like to integrate into your own website? That’s exactly what the HTML tool is for. This tool lets you paste any HTML code into a frame on your site. Once you publish the site, you see the embedded tool line on your page. All you need to do is grab the HTML code, and follow these steps right here.
The drag and drop interface of the Wix editor lets you have maximum control over your website design. When you want to make sure that your design stays accurate and symmetrical, all you need to do is add Rulers that guide you to the exact positioning for your site elements. Follow these steps to enable Rulers in your editor mode and you’ll never have issues with aligning your buttons with your texts and photos again.
By The Wix Team