There were days when we had to spend a lot for building even the simplest websites. However, as the technology evolved over the time, we have different website builders and CMS that we can use to build a website within few minutes. The more time that you invest into your site, the better website you can create; with no coding or technical knowledge required. Just drag & drop, and create a beautiful looking websites of all types be it a blog, information site, or even an online store.
In this post, we are going to talk about Wix – one of the most famous website builders on the internet.
Wix has been online for a long time, and it has more than 100 million users on board in more than 190 countries. It offers you a DIY platform to create websites as per your choice. It offers both free and premium plans. Free plans are good for basic sites and launching that on its subdomain. But if you go for the premium plan, you can unlock some really great features and can launch the site on your own domain. There is a vast collection of beautiful templates that you can use for your site to make that look beautiful and professional.
Not only the normal blog and information website, but you can even create online stores using the special tool offered by Wix which is known as Wixstores. What else you need from a website builder? It has everything that you need to set up your website.
Features of Wix DIY Website Builder
Easy to use DIY Tools – Wix offers drag and drop tools that are easy to use and you can do yourself. Not much hassle. You will need 10-15 minutes barely to learn and start creating your site using Wix. For example, if you have to insert a text area on the page, you would need to drag and drop a text widget to the page, and then place content in that. That’s how you can create the site quickly.
Wix Video – This feature offers you create a website completely based on Videos.
Vast collection of Templates – When you start creating website using Wix, you are given a vast gallery of templates that you can use to create beautiful looking websites. Different templates can be used to create different types of websites.
Wix Chat – You can add a chat widget to your site to chat with the users of the site. This is useful when some users have questions to ask. This works exactly like live chat support.
Wix Forum – If you are making a website where you might have to educate your users about your products, and also reply to their queries, then adding a forum to your website is a must. You will be amazed to know that Wix Forum feature allows you to add a forum to your site in no time. Even you can create a separate forum using this feature of Wix.
Mobile Responsiveness – All the template you get on Wix are responsive. Thus, the sites you create using Wix are fully responsive already which means you don’t need to put extra efforts to make it responsive.
Steps for creating a website using Wix
Sign-up to Wix.com.
Now, login and you will see this:
Select the one you need. For example, select Business. Now, you will see the page where you will be asked how you want to create the website.
For now, start with ADI. Just click on Start Now.
Now, it will ask the business type, just select the right option, and move to next.
Now, select as per the requirement. After this, you will be asked for the name of the site you are creating.
Type a name, and proceed. Then you will be asked for the address of your business, and a few more things, do as per requirements and move onto the next segment.
Finally, you will see this:
Click start, and do as per the on-screen instructions.
The basic site is ready now
Now, you can click the sections, and you will get the edit button. Click that and edit that section. Further, you can add more pages to the site, and by drag and drop you can add or remove elements.
That’s all you have to do to create a website. Once all designing is done, you can click Publish button to put the site live. You can all connect it to your own domain, and publish.
Wix offers a lot to create websites without knowing the coding stuff. If you want to create a site, Wix is the best tool we can recommend you to use. Within an hour, you will be able to set up a basic site with lots of functionalities.
Let us know if you have any questions.