Are you looking into launching a new website but are not familiar with the programming languages and/or prefer not to invest into expensive web design? Well at Arvixe we have the solution, our new site builder called Arvixe Builder which you can find in cPanel.
The best part with our new site builder is how modular it is, building a site through the site builder is literally a matter of dragging and dropping. This can be anything from text boxes to PayPal buy buttons to adsense and so on.
Building your website
This article assumes you have already selected a template and are already in the template editor mode of the site builder. If not, please see this article first: http://blog.arvixe.com/site-pro-getting-started/
1. Creating Pages
First of all, I recommend you create all the pages you plan to have on your website (not the content just the actual bases for each page). In the next step we will insert ‘SEO material’ such as titles, keywords and so on. This must be done on a per page basis.
To create a page expand the Current Page: drop down menu (located in the top right corner) and then click on Edit Menu.
You should now see a popup and be located in the General tab, the left panel lists all of your pages and external links so under the last one, click New Item. The right panel should now show you several options to configure your new homepage:
Item Name: Than name of your page. You and your visitors will see this.
Internal / External Link: If you want to create an actual ‘page’ on your site then set this to Internal link. If you plan on linking off your site (going from your site to say Google) then select External link.
Relate With: For a new page simply leave it as its default: New Item
Use page layout from: Select the ‘base’ of your new page. You can very easily change all of the content later on but you are required to select a base to begin with.
Open link in new tab: If you’re creating an internal link I recommend not selecting this whereas if this is an external link I suggest you do
Once you have added all of your desired pages, click Apply.
Now that we have our pages created we need to set up some important details for each page. For example, page title, description, keywords, friendly URLs and if applicable, Analytic tracking.
To do this, click on the cog drop down menu located just to the right of the Current Page drop down menu and select SEO.
Under the General tab insert your websites details on a per page basis:
Title: This is what will appear in the browser tabs, search engines etc.
Description: Set a unique description for each page, don’t make anything to long just a short one line description
Keywords: Insert several keywords relevant to your page separated by commas
User friendly URLs: Insert 1 – 2 words relevant to your pages name (preferably the page name itself), this will actually be the URL your visitors see in the address bar
Once done, click Apply.
If you use Google Analytics for your website tracking click on the Analytics tab. Once in this tab insert your Google Analytics tracking ID and your Google Webmaster Tools code then click Apply.
At this stage we should have a base template with our pages ready for our content. First, select the page you would like to modify from the Current Page: drop down menu located in the header of the site builder.
Once the page has fully loaded you can remove any content/elements you don’t want such as images, text boxes etc. To do this, hover over any element you want to remove and click on the edit button (pen icon) and then click Remove.
If you want to change the text from an existing text box you don’t need to remove it, simply hover over the text box and click on the edit button (pen icon), instead of clicking on the remove button click Edit Text.
Now that anything you don’t want has been removed, you can add the elements you do want from the site builders header menu. You simply have to click on what you want and drag it exactly where you would like it to appear on your page.
Some elements might need further customizing, for example the PayPal button, this would require a price, PayPal address, item name and so on. To configure these first position the element exactly where you would like it on your page and then hover over it and click the edit button (pen icon), from the menu click Properties. You will be presented with a popup enabling you to configure any relevant details such as the ones mentioned above.
Do this for all of your pages and once done, click the Preview button in the header to see exactly how your website will look once you publish it. Once satisfied, you can publish your site by clicking the Publish button to the left of the preview button.
If you want to reset all of your changes or simply want to change the template you’re using, hover over the New/Reset button and click either Change Template or Reset.
And that’s it!
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