First Steps

Easy DIY Website is the easiest way to build your own website.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t use some help getting to know your way around.  

All the basics you need in order to put together your first (and second, third, fourth - even seventeenth) site can be found over these next several pages.  Take a few minutes to read this guide and you’ll be an expert in about the time it takes to fix a nice breakfast.  Maybe one that involves pancakes. 

Let's get to it and build a site!

The Site Title

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Every site needs to have a title, which is why it's the first thing we ask for when you create a new site.  This title can be easily changed later, so don’t worry too much about it here.  

Your new site should look very similar to the picture below:

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You're now ready to start building your site.  In the process of building your site (and reading this guide) you'll be working with:

Elements

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Elements are the basic building blocks of your site.  All of your site content, be it text, pictures, videos or what have you, is added via an element. 

Pages

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Your site can have as many pages and sub-pages as you want, since there are no page limits for either free or paid accounts.  We’ll be adding several pages (including a blog) to our test site in this guide. 

Themes / Design

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You can select from any one of a number of themes and switch to a different theme at any time. This affects the look of your site.  All of your pages and elements remain in place, no matter what theme you choose.  We’ll switch themes and take a close look at the theme options (like changing fonts) towards the end of the guide. 

With the basics done, the next step is to learn how to Add Your First Elements to a site