A website builder like Strikingly enables you to set up websites without the need to write code or learn website design. There are site builders that specialize in certain types of websites - e.g. online stores, business websites, portfolios. Decide on what type of website you want to build and choose your website builder accordingly.
Whether you’re building ecommerce sites, online brochures, event websites or online portfolios, Strikingly has the right tools to set up websites that attract traffic.
The next step on how to set up a website is to decide on your website name. Go for a website name that effectively describes what your site is about. If you’re building a business site, your website name could be your product or service, or your brand name. Make sure to go for a domain name that visitors can easily remember and is not so complicated so stay away from special characters or symbols on your website name.
3. Choose a Website Template
Strikingly features a growing collection of website templates that are suited for virtually every industry and niche topic. Customize your template according to your taste and preference. Let your personality shine through with custom color schemes, website icons and font styles.
Expand your website’s functionality with plugins available through Strikingly’s built-in app store. Add custom forms to interact with your audience, a custom playlist or a payment gateway for accepting donations and payments.
5. Build Your Content
When you set up websites, content matters. Create content that resonates with your audience. Talk to them directly and encourage engagement. Add call to action buttons where needed and make sure to convey your message in a clear manner.
6. Launch Your Website
Before you hit ‘Publish’ make sure you preview your website and various devices and test all links and buttons to ensure that they are working as expected. Marketing your content and your brand starts after you publish your website. Share your links to social media pages and other platforms. Continue tweaking and improving your website to keep up with changing user behavior.
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