How To Create A Website

How To Create A Website


Hey guys! Welcome or welcome back to my channel. This is your girl Shawn and I’m back for another video. I’m super excited about
this video because I’m gonna be sharing with you guys exactly how I created my
very own website and how you can create your own website as well using Wix.com.
So huge thank you to them for collaborating with me on this video. So
whether you need a website for business or for pleasure, there are so many
different functions and features to their website and they can actually help
you to incorporate into your website. I’m actually gonna be grabbing my laptop in
just a minute showing you guys my screen and you’re gonna watch me create my own
website. So if you guys are interested in them I’ll be sure to
link them below. There’s so many different things; forums, your own community, your own
membership site, your own blog, your own podcast etc. There’s a lot that you can do
and a lot that you can incorporate using their tools on Wix.com. So I’m gonna
grab my laptop and you guys gonna watch me create. Okay, so now it’s time for all
the magic to happen. We’re gonna create a website that we’re proud of using a Wix.com. We’re gonna click this little button that says “get started” and then
we’re gonna click the “create new site” button as well. You can log in using your
Gmail account or through your email or you can even use Facebook. As you can see, there’s so many different categories to choose from. Everything from business to
blogs photography to food you name it. But I’m actually gonna be starting a
blog. Now you can use the Wix Adi where they ask you questions and they help you
design your website or you can use the Wix editor which is what I’m getting
ready to do. So I just want to give you guys a little bit of a glimpse into some
of the amazing and professional looking templates that they have on Wix com. They have over a thousand from so many different categories. You can create
forums, organize events, if you need a place to put your blog or a place to put
your podcast, you can even book clients directly whether you’re a personal chef
or counselor or coach like I am. There’s so many different uses for Wix com
whether it’s personal or professional. But I wanted you guys to see how amazing some of their templates actually look. So like I said I’m actually starting a blog
so I’m looking for the perfect template that I know that I can customize and
kind of make my own. And this one right here definitely catches my eye now it’s
not exactly what I’m looking for it’s actually more of an interior design but
it has the look and feel that I’m looking for and I know that I can
customize it and give my own personal touch. So that’s what I’m gonna be doing to this website right here. So I’m gonna let Wix do its magic
and make this site more customizable. And a first things first I’m actually gonna
change this little background that it has right here. Now you can change this
and make it a photo if that’s what you want to do and Wix has a huge media
library for with so many different images that you can use if you want to
make it a different background. They also have different patterns and they have
illustrations whatever you want your background to be. Like I said you
can go with an image but for me I think I want to go with actual video
background. I think that’d be really cute and definitely very personal especially
if I use a video of myself. So the first step for me to “add a video” to my
background is to click on this little video button then you would “upload media”. I already have it here you’re gonna select it and then you’re gonna change
the background that it looks like a picture until you hit this little
preview button and then the video will actually play. And I like how it looks.
Definitely gives a more personable feel that my background image is
actually a video and not just like a stationary picture. It adds more interest
and it just makes it feel more exciting. At least I’m hoping that it does. So the next thing I’m gonna do is to change this text right here which
says “Designed For Life” because like I said. it was like an interior design type
website. I’m gonna change that to Life Coach Shawn. You’ll see me doing that
throughout the entire tutorial just customizing it and kind of making it
more personable and of course changing it to my name is the first step in doing
that. So that’s what I did. You’ll notice when I move the text that this
little warning box popped up which basically says that I’m outside the
guidelines. Whenever you design a website in Wix.com it also makes it compatible with mobile devices as well. So you definitely want to stay within those guidelines. That’s why I
kind of changed it to make sure that I was within the guidelines. And then up
next I’m going to change the order. Instead of home blog podcast I’m gonna
do home and then about page right after. That’s gonna be a smoother
transition than like, you watch all this stuff about me and then find out who I
am. Lol So anyway, the first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to change the name
again making sure the branding is consistent throughout this website is
the key to making it feel like your own. And then I’m gonna change this picture
because that is not me honey. I’m gonna go to the “upload media” and then I’m
gonna “select and image” image you could just do a face
shot like how she did it but I like this whole body image that I had so I’m just
gonna make sure that it’s selected the blue frame is around it I’m going to
choose this image and that pops up and then I’m also gonna change this text
from “Hi, I’m Cameron” to “Hello. I’m Shawn. And I’m also going to change and
personalize this little paragraph. I like that it kind of leads you to what to put
where. Of course it’s a customizable site so you can say or do whatever you want
to do, but I like that they kind of give you some ideas to kind of give
you that gentle nudge like, “hey. you may want to put this here”. I like the
suggestions that they make. So that’s what I did. I want to add my little blurb.
It also has this little contact form here as well. Next up, we’re customizing
the blog. we’re just gonna click on the “manage post” button and then we’re also
gonna click on the “create a new post” button as well. And then like I said it
gives you these gentle nudges have to add a catchy title
so I added a title and a subtitle. And then I’m also going to be adding an
image just to really make this post a bit more interesting. So I’m gonna click
on this little button right here that says “add an image” then the “upload
media” button and then “upload from computer”. Make sure the blue frame is
around the image I’d like to “add to page”. And there you go. All you have to do is
hit “publish.” Of course I would add a bit more content to this blog post. Then I’m
gonna go in and I’m going to customize it just a little bit more by changing
the title right here in a Life Coach Shawn. Keeping the branding consistent. So I’m
doing the same thing on the footer as well. So last but not least, I thought
it would be fun to add my Instagram to my website. So I’m gonna click on “add
apps” and into the search bar I’m gonna type in Instagram you can connect this
to your Facebook, Twitter, your Pinterest whatever you have. But I want
to connect it to Instagram. I’m gonna hit “open app” and then I’m going to click the
“connect Instagram” button. And then it’s gonna pop right up almost instantly. And
this is the finished product. As you guys see I didn’t go with the picture I went
the video background. It has my name and the branding is consistent
throughout. Here is the blog post that I did. Of course like I said I would add a
bit more to it to kind of beef it up. My Instagram and nd then of course my about page. I’m very proud of this website. I think it turned out
beautifully it’s completely customized and exactly
what I wanted. Trust me, if I could do it you could do it. So I’ll be sure to link
them below so you guys can go ahead and check them out. Now let me know what
feature would you be most excited to use on Wix.com. For your podcast? Do you have a podcast coming up? Do you have a course that you want to do? Wedding invitations?
Your resume for a job? Let me know what you would want to incorporate into a
website if you were designing one. Anyway, that is pretty much it. I love you guys
and I’ll see you all in the next video. Til’ next time. Later divas and dudes!
Dueces, honey.

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