Learn How to Create a Website in Just 4 Steps:

Follow this step-by-step guide to make your website with Wix.

  1. Choose the Right Template
    Every template is packed with features you’ll love.
     

  2. Customize Your Website
    Drag and drop anything to customize your site.
     

  3. Add Professional Tools

    Manage and grow your business online.
     

  4. Get Your Website Online 
    Publish your site and share it with the world.

How to Create a Website

Wix makes it possible for everyone to create a website for free. In just a few steps you can make your own professional website.

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01

Choose the Right Template for You

It all starts with a stunning template 

No matter what your business or passion is, Wix has a template for you - packed with features you’ll love. There are over a dozen categories including music, design, online store, photography, business and much more. All Wix website templates come with the same core features and are fully customizable, so you can choose a template and change anything to make it yours.

What do you need a website for?

Are you creating a website for your business, photography, portfolio, online store, restaurant? Simply choose the category that fits closest to your needs. Within that category you’ll have lots of subcategories that are more specific. For example, “Business” breaks down into “Consulting,” “Services,” and “Marketing”. There are 100s of templates, so no matter what you’re creating a website for, you’ll find it here.

Choose a design you like

Once you know your template category, have fun choosing a design you love. There are lots of different styles - minimal, fun, professional, contemporary and more. You can view and edit any template - they’re all free. If there is something you don’t need, like a section or page, you can always delete it. Think of your template as a starting point. You can change anything you want, so have fun with it!

 
 

02

Customize Your Design

Drag and drop or change anything

After selecting a template, make it your own. You can customize anything you see and add stunning design features like image galleries, video backgrounds and more. When it comes to content, it’s important to include information like your business name, logo and contact details, so clients can easily get in touch. With Wix website builder, you have the freedom to make your website look exactly the way you want. 

With Wix, you can customize absolutely everything. Choose from our collection of free images or add your own. You can pick your font, colors, buttons, and more.

Drag and Drop Anything

You have total creative freedom. Easily customize your website with drag and drop. Simply add or move around anything - you don’t need to know code to make your website look exactly the way you want.

Use Stunning Design Features

Add that extra “wow” factor to your website with stunning design features that are easy to use. Bring your site to life with 3D parallax effects, beautiful slideshows, full-width video strips and professional galleries.

Pick Fonts & Colors

Choose from hundred of professional web fonts that match your style. If you have a specific font you want to use and don’t see it in the Editor, you can upload your own.

Edit & Add Pages

You can easily add or duplicate as many pages as you need to your website. If your template comes with a page you don’t need, you can simply delete it.

Add Images & Video

Easily add your own images and videos or browse the free Wix collection. You can enhance or edit your images using Wix’s image editor, then showcase your images in a beautiful gallery.

Add Your Own Content

Adding great content is an important part of making your own website. The text, images and videos on your website should explain who you are and what you do. Be clear and don’t be afraid to show a little personality. Remember, short and sweet is good too!

Homepage

The majority of visitors will first see your homepage, so write content here that explains the basics: who you are and what your website is all about. Be clear about what you want visitors to do - buy something, read more, get in touch, or simply explore your stunning site.

Testimonials

If you have great feedback from customers, put it on your site. This is where you show people what others are saying about your business. Build credibility with short, honest quotes. Testimonials are a powerful way to reassure future customers. Just remember to get permission from people before you share their words.

“About” Page

Tell your story and share your experience. Your “about” page should be tailored to your audience. Write with a voice that is both personal and professional. It’s a chance to give visitors a behind-the-scenes peek into who you are and how you got started. Feel free to keep it short or go into detail about your mission, values and philosophy.

Get in Touch

Make it easy for visitors to get in touch! Include your phone number and address in your footer. You can also add your business hours, so they’ll know when you’re most available.

Wix Contact Form

Add a contact form, so visitors can easily message you right on your website. Every time you get an email, we’ll add the address to your Wix Contacts.

Social Media Icons

Keep your visitors in the loop by adding social buttons to your Facebook page, Instagram feed, Pinterest boards and more. Include social buttons on your contact page, website header and footer, so visitors will have lots of opportunities to connect.

Google Maps

If you have a physical store front, include a map so customers will know where you’re located. It looks professional and adds credibility.

Get Subscribers

Let customers subscribe to your mailing list right on your website by adding “Get Subscribers”. Once customers subscribe they’ll be added to your Wix Contacts, so you can send them updates, newsletters, promotions and more.

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Add Professional Tools 

Manage your business online 

Wix offers complete business management solutions you can easily add to your website. Let clients book their next appointment with Wix Bookings. Upload and sell your music with Wix Music - commission free. Or show off your delicious menu and take orders online with Wix Restaurants.

Easily create a blog. Blogs are a great way to keep your website fresh, attract new visitors, and update your audience. With Wix Blog, you can write, edit and share posts with images and videos. Feel free to share tips, stories, behind the scenes, and pictures. Learn more about how to start a blog.

Create an Online Store

With Wix Stores, you can add your own online store to your website. Upload an unlimited number of products, whether they are physical or digital. Track orders, set shipping rates, and accept payments online - commission free. You can even manage your store on the go using the Wix App (available in the App Store and Google Play).

Get Booked & Paid Online

Let customers schedule appointments right on your site with Wix Bookings. Add an online booking system to your site so you can organize your busy schedule, take appointments 24/7 and get paid online - wherever you are.

Add Essential Business Apps 

The Wix App Market has over 200 Apps designed to help you grow your business online. For example, you can add apps that let you live chat with visitors, create your own custom forms, collect subscriber emails, get found online, and so much more.

 

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04

Get Your Site Online

Publish to go live

Once your website is ready, and you love how it looks - publish it. From the Wix Editor, click “Publish” in the top right corner. You will immediately get a link to your new, live website. Anyone can use this link to visit your site. And that’s it. Now you know how to build a website with Wix - congrats!

Get the Best SEO for Your Website

Use Wix SEO Wiz to make it easy for people to find you online. Get your own personalized, step-by-step plan to take care of your SEO. You don’t need any experience - Wix SEO Wiz helps you choose the best keywords for search engines and much more.

Connect to a Custom Domain

With Wix, you can make a great impression on your visitors with your own custom domain name. Pick a name that’s easy to remember and matches your business. You can also connect a domain name you already own.

 

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Everyone Can Create a Website for Free with Wix

You don’t need any code or design skills to make your own website - anyone can do it! Discover the intuitive drag and drop Editor, 100s of stunning templates, advanced design features, eCommerce, blogging, domains, secure web hosting, and so much more - all on Wix.com.