Follow this step-by-step guide to make your website with Wix.
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 templates come with the same core features and are fully customizable, so you can choose a template and change anything to make it yours.
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.
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!
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have a physical store front, include a map so customers will know where you’re located. It looks professional and adds credibility.
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.
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 add a blog to your Wix website. 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.
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).
Let customers schedule appointments right on your site. Add Wix Bookings to your site so you can organize your busy schedule, take appointments 24/7 and get paid online - wherever you are.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 hosting, and so much more - all on Wix.com.