How to Build an Eye-Catching Business Website with Wix

What is Wix?

Wix is the world’s most popular website design/sitemaker platform. It serves over 110 million people in 190 countries. Our step-by-step guide will show you how to use Wix (Wixx or Wiz), so if you’re wondering how to create a Wix website that’ll impress every visitor, as a drag-and-drop website editor, Wix is super easy to learn and use.

So why do we at Sage love Wix? It’s flexible and easy to use. The drag and drop feature is fluid, you can easily customize media, and you have access to hundreds of handy apps. It’s easy to create a professional-looking site with Wix, and we’ll take you through every step of the process!

How to use Wix Editor?

There are two different ways to make a website with Wix: Wix Editor, and Wix ADI. Wix Editor is the standard website builder. It uses a drag-and-drop website building system to make building a great-looking website quickly and easily. There are over 500 templates to choose from, and the multitude of modules to choose from makes it so that there are virtually infinite combinations.

Wix ADI uses AI to create a great-looking website automatically. Give it some basic information about your business, your contact info, and your online presence, and the ADI will spit back out a stunning-looking website. This is ideal for those who want to save time, and will offer much less customization than Wix Editor, but will be much faster. 

I want to use Wix. How do I register with my Wix email?

Step 1: Sign Up

Wix offers many premium plans, which can be found on their website (insert link), but the one we’d recommend for small businesses is the Combo plan for small businesses. It’s ad-free, and you can choose your own domain name. The price is also amazing for its value. If you’re starting an online store, the Business Unlimited plan is awesome because it provides unlimited product support.

To sign up, its website has a clear Register button to get started.

Step 2: Pick Your Template

Tap “Create a New Site” from the drop-down menu in the right-hand corner of the dashboard. Wix will ask a few questions, and from it you can pick what kind of website you want. Even if the suggested templates don’t do it for you, you can search from the more than 500 templates available. Make sure that you’re happy with your template, because there is no way no how to change template formats once you select it.

Step 3: Content Creation

After creating the template, you can use the drag-and-drop system to build a website. Some basic features to get familiar with include the text boxes and editor, as well as the modules available. If your template featured sample images, those can be changed too. The possibilities are literally endless. Your dream homepage is now within reach!

Step 4: Create Additional Pages

Your homepage isn’t going to be the only page on the website; by adding additional pages such as an About or a Contact Us screen, you’re slowly working towards a completed website! To add a new page, click the down icon next to your current page. This will be on the top of the Wix Editor. Click
Manage Pages and you’ll be able to add a new page. The same content creation tools are available, so let your imagination and creativity run wild!

Step 5: Implement App Features

Wix has over 250 applications to increase the interactivity of your site! With these added bells and whistles, you can take your page to that next level. Whether it’s remote ordering or interactive quizzes, Wiz has got it. These apps are competitively priced, and you’ll be able to preview them to make sure they’re the ideal fit.

Step 6: Specialize

Wix has many amazing features you can use. From Blogs, to Online Stores, to SEO (Search Engine Optimization), your website can be as unique as your business. To access the blogging feature, the click the pen-looking icon on the bottom of the builder menu. To begin developing an online store, you’re in luck. Wix has the most powerful online store tools for beginners, and you can access them all using the “+” icon on the left-hand menu. From a list of add-ons, select “Store”. A menu will pop up, and from here you can implement the tools necessary to begin an online business! SEO can be accessed by clicking the left side of the site editor, on the “Menus and Pages” button. Click the button resembling “…” to pull up an option to use SEO. This is also how to add Google Analytics to Wix.

Step 7: Name and Publish

Hitting publish will allow you to take your new stunning website public! Set a domain name and you’re good to go!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I see what my website looks like on mobile devices?

By using the mobile preview button, found on the top bar of the Wix Editor, you can check out what your website looks like on a mobile device. Make changes if necessary, to make your website look just as stunning on your phone!

How to unpublish Wix Websites?

  1. Go to settings in the dashboard.
  2. Click Website Settings.
  3. Click Unpublish.
  4. Click Unpublish in the pop-up tab to confirm.

How to add Wix Video?

The video module is available in the drag-and-drop video. Just use the module to add a video in!

How to use Wix eMail Marketing?

Wix Ascend is a powerful eMail Marketing tool you can use to create professional marketing campaigns. Click here to find out more from Wix themselves!

How to use Wix Forms?

  1. Click Add on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Click Contact & Forms.
  3. Scroll through the available form templates and drag the one you want onto your site.
  4. Click Form Settings.
  5. Click the Settings tab and set up your form.

How do I find stock photos to use for Wix?

There are many free stock photo and icon websites. When you’re trying to find a black facebook logo, or if it’s been a long day facebook logo black, or if you just want an icon to illustrate a point, you can uses this (insert link) website to help you!

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