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ESSENTIAL WIX FUNCTIONS

 

 

Making Changes with wix editor 

Everything in Wix is user-friendly and easy to understand. To make changes to content, you just have to click on an element that you wish to modify. A small menu will appear above the selected element after clicking, showing you the most important settings.

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For example, selecting a background will let you change images, effects, and positions. Text elements will let you change font types, sizes, heading types, etc.

 

Essential functions will be available from the left-hand side menu that is always visible in the editor. The menu will let you access options related to menus, pages, backgrounds, elements, apps, media, blogs, and so on.

There is one more crucial part of the editor you need to know about, and that’s the small toolbar on the right-hand side of the screen. This is where you will find commands to copy, paste, duplicate, delete, arrange, and do several other actions on a selected element. This may not seem so important when you start, but it will save you time when you start moving faster through the editor.

adding new elements

Whether you need a new block of text, an image, video, form, or anything else, you can add it through the main menu. 

  1. Click on the plus (+) icon from the menu.

  2. Choose an item you want to add.

  3. Select one of the available layout options and click on it.

This element is now part of your website, and you can move it around the page until you find the perfect location. To make additional changes to the newly added element, click on it, and select one of the options displayed just above it.

You can repeat this process with as many elements as you wish. Don’t be afraid to be playful! Try out the features, and if you don’t like them, simply remove them from the page by clicking on the trash can icon from the toolbar. See, the toolbar is becoming useful already!

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Manage menus and pages

Creating a beautiful homepage is usually the first step. However, sooner than you might think, you will realize that you need some extra pages. No problem! With Wix, this is just a few clicks away:

  1. Click on "Menus and Pages" icon from the left-hand side menu.

  2. Select the “+Add Page” button.

  3. Write the name of your page.

Before you even realize it, you have created a new page. You can create as many pages as you want, and design them later via the editor.

 

The fantastic thing about Wix is that these pages are automatically organized in your main menu. If you decide to rearrange menu items, show or hide pages, or rename them, you can do everything from the same settings page

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Add a blog/create the first post

Many people today are starting their websites exclusively to create a blog. Others who don’t usually need a blog could also be discovering that they want one as an addition to their personal or business website. People at Wix know that, so they enabled you to add a blog easily, in just a few clicks of a mouse button. In most of the Wix themes, a blog will be automatically added, so you just need to access it.

  1. Select the “+” button.

  2. Click Blog. Then "Add to Site"

This opens a new window that holds an entire dashboard dedicated to blogging. Here you can add everything necessary for publishing your first post on Wix:

  1. Add a title by clicking on the “Add a Catchy Title” field.

  2. Below the title, you can write the main content.

  3. Click on the little “+” sign from the left side in order to add images, galleries, videos, and other available elements.

  4. From the left-hand side menu, click “Settings” to add a cover image, publish date, change author, and write an excerpt.

  5. From the SEO options, you can change post URL, title, and description, which will help your blog to rank better on Google and other search engines.

  6. Categories allow you to organize your articles.

  7. Tags let you describe what your post is about and group similar posts.

  8. Subscriptions let you earn from your blog.

That’s it. As you can see, creating a post is easy from a technical point of view. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start creating unique content for the blog and populate it with dozens of interesting articles. Feel the pressure already?

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Add more via apps

Although Wix “has it all,” there are always more functions that your website can have. If you feel the same way, and you’re missing something in the editor, don’t worry! Wix Apps are here to rescue you. By clicking on the Apps item from the main menu, you will open a portal to a whole new dimension. OK, maybe I am being a bit over dramatic. It’s just the Wix App Market. But it holds over 250 apps that can extend your site’s abilities and help you make it better.

Whether you want to add new elements, media, and content, or e-commerce features, the Market probably has it all. Feel free to browse and search for specific features. Once you find the app you need, click on the blue “Add” button. Wix will automatically install the new module and display it in the editor. To modify a new element, click on it to access settings where all of the magic happens.

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Mobile optimization

It’s the 21st century, and mobile devices have already become something we can’t live without. So, no matter how good your site looks and performs on desktop machines, it is perhaps even more important to make your site look good on smartphones and tablets. This is also crucial for SEO.

Luckily, Wix comes with a fantastic mobile editor that will help you to edit your website.

Your mobile editing journey starts by selecting the smartphone icon on the menu. After that, Wix will show you a few details and guide you through the setup to choose how your mobile pages behave.

You need to select the menu’s appearance and a few more options before getting to the real mobile editor. Just like editing a desktop version of the site, you will have a menu on the left-hand side of the screen where you get to control the builder. You can customize the menu, pages, and background (very similar to the desktop editor), but the focus is on mobile tools. These allow you to add quick action bars, customize the “back to top button,” edit a welcome screen, and even match the Chrome address bar to your site.

Another amazing feature of the mobile editor is the hidden elements. While previewing your mobile site, move the cursor over an item. If this element isn’t suitable for the mobile site, click the little eye icon to hide it. Voila! The selected element will be visible only on desktop and laptop devices, and stay hidden for anyone accessing your site from a smartphone or tablet!

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  • Select the “compare plans” button.

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  • Click the “Select” button.

  • Choose if you want to pay monthly, yearly, or every two years.

  • Click the “Select” button.

  • Enter your personal info and payment details.

  • Click “Submit purchase” to complete the purchase.

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