Connecting a domain
Purchasing a Domain from WixA domain name is your site's personalized, unique web address on the web. It's the text that people type into a browser in order to reach your site, for example wix.com. This makes it easier for visitors to find your site and helps to make your web presence more professional, by providing a distinct online space for your company and brand.You can browse and purchase a domain directly from Wix for your site.Before you begin:
To connect your domain, you must upgrade your site to one of our Premium plans. You receive a free domain voucher when you purchase a yearly Combo, Unlimited, Pro, VIP, Business Basic, Business Unlimited or Business VIP Premium plan.In this article, learn more about:
Purchasing a domain from Wix Wix domain pricing Frequently asked question (FAQs)Purchasing a domainChoose a domain name that suits your business needs (for example, you may want to mention your business name or type of business). Search for the desired name and extension (e.g. .com or .net) to see if they're available, and choose the best time period for your needs – 1 to 3 years.To purchase a domain:
Go to your Domains page in your site. Click Buy a Domain. Enter a domain name and extension in the search field, then click Search. If the domain is available, click Get It to register it directly on Wix.
Tip: If the domain you enter is not available, go back to step 2 and try another domain name and/or extension. Select the registration period and click Continue. Enter (or edit) your contact information and click Continue.
Note: Under the GDPR, the personal details of users located in the EU (European Union) do not appear in the public WHOIS records. Personal information, such as the EU user's name, address, and email, may be disclosed to third parties with legitimate interest (which is determined by the domain registrar). Select a Privacy Protection level:
Full Privacy Protection: Your contact details won't appear in the WHOIS domain information records. You can turn the privacy protection option on and off whenever you want. Users who opt for full privacy protection will also have their entire personal details hidden in the public WHOIS. Basic Protection: Your phone number and email are replaced with generic information. Those who wish to contact you will be redirected to a contact form that protects you from receiving spam. Your other information remains public - your country, state/province, and organization. You can only change it from basic to full privacy protection by manually extending the domain subscription..
Click Continue. Select your payment method and click Submit Purchase.Wix domain pricingOnce you select an address for your site (by clicking Get It in step 4 above), you can see the registration periods available to you, which range from 1 to 3 years. The cost of a Wix domain differs depending on a number of factors, including:
The type of domain extension Your local currency The number of years selected Adding privacy protection The use of a domain voucher Your local tax or VAT lawsFAQsClick a question below to learn more. What should I do if i'm experiencing issues with my bank's authentication process? After submitting your purchase, your bank may require you to verify your identity. If you're experiencing any issues with the authentication process, you need to contact your bank directly. Learn more about strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements for online purchases.How much does it cost to renew my Wix domain?Learn more about the renewal cost of a Wix domain, including those purchased using a free domain voucher.What is the character limit for Wix domains?The character limit of a domain purchased from Wix is 60 characters, except for .com.br, which has a limit of 26 characters.I'd like to know more about the domain registration process? We have prepared an article for you to learn more about domain registration including a general overview and a list of FAQs. Where can I find a list of available domain extensions?You can see a list of available domain extensions at this link. How can I add a Business Email to my domain? Get a personalized mailbox for your custom domain through our partnership with Google Workspace. Learn how to get a Business Email.Can I purchase a premium domain name from Wix?Premium domains are domain names that have been deemed high-value by other registrars. They are often bought (and resold) by investors for a profit. Such names are decided by each registrar, at their own discretion.You cannot purchase a premium domain from Wix. You can choose to purchase a premium domain from another registrar and connect the domain instead.Is it possible to remove 'www' from my domain name?No. It is not possible to remove 'www' from your domain name, as it is part of a web address' structure.Your site visitors may leave out the 'www' prefix when entering your site's web address. They will still reach your site, but the URL in their browser automatically updates to show the 'www' part.Read Article
Promoting your site
Improving Your Online Presence with the Wix SEO Setup ChecklistThe Wix SEO Wiz is a step-by-step checklist designed to help you get found online. The SEO Wiz gives you advice about the information your site needs to easily connect and verify your site with Google. After you've connected, the SEO Wiz helps get your site indexed quickly so that your site appears in search results. The SEO Wiz also gives you suggestions for improving your site's search engine optimization (SEO) so that your site ranks higher in search results.Each step of the SEO Wiz gives you helpful tips in easy-to-follow tutorials. You can also track your success with achievement updates as you complete each step in your checklist.In this article, learn more about:
How the SEO Wiz helps your site's SEO Creating your checklist with the SEO Wiz Important information about the SEO WizHow the Wix SEO Wiz helps your site's SEOYou can use the Wix SEO Wiz to create a personalized checklist to improve your site's SEO and search engine ranking. It uses the information you provide about your business and the keywords that you add. By following the steps of your checklist, you can make sure your site is ready to connect to Google and optimize your site so that it ranks higher in search results. In the first part of your SEO checklist, you add the information that your homepage needs so you can connect your site to Google and verify it. This includes adding your homepage's title and description, integrating your keywords into your site's content, and optimizing your site for mobile devices.In the second part of your checklist, you optimize your sites content to help improve its ranking in search engine results. Add your contact details, connect social networks, and add internal links to connect your homepage and your other pages. In the third part of your checklist, you can find useful information about improving your site to rank higher and learn how to hire a Wix SEO Partner to get expert advice from SEO professionals.Creating your checklist with the SEO WizYou can create your own customized checklist in the SEO Wiz by answering just three questions. Enter the name of your business, select whether you serve your customers from a physical address or online, and add three keywords that describe your business and what you offer. That's it!You can also use Wix's Semrush integration to help you find strong keywords for your site.Learn more about creating your SEO checklistImportant information about the SEO WizBefore you start using the SEO Wiz, we recommend reading the information below about some of its requirements and limitations.
Your site must be connected to a domain to connect to Google Search Console through the SEO Wiz. Only site owners and admin contributors can access the SEO Wiz. It is not available to back-office managers. Learn more about site contributor roles and permissions The SEO Wiz does not analyze your blog or other business solution features like Wix Stores or Wix Music. It is possible to skip a step and complete the steps after it. However, any step you skip will show as incomplete until you finish it. You also won't be able to complete your SEO Wiz until you finish all of the steps.Want to learn more?You can read about Wix's great SEO features and how to use them in the Complete Wix SEO Guide.Read Article
Connecting a domain
Connecting or Transferring a Domain Purchased Elsewhere to Your Wix AccountYour domain is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website, for example, www.mystunningwebsite.com.You can connect or transfer a domain you've already purchased from another provider to your Wix site. In this way, you can have more control over managing your domain details from one central location - your Wix account. Learn more about transferring vs. connecting a domain to your Wix account to learn which option suits your needs. Important:
You must upgrade your site with a Premium plan to connect or transfer a domain. You'll need access to your current domain registrar before you connect or transfer a domain. The registrar is the company that hosts your domain. If you don't know who your domain registrar is, you can find out by visiting whois.com and entering your domain name to see your domain details. Connecting a domain to your siteConnecting your domain to Wix (also known as “domain mapping”) means that the domain management stays with your current domain host, but the URL of your domain points to your Wix site. This means that when people type in your web address (e.g. www.mywebsite.com) they will be be brought to your Wix site. There are two ways in which you can connect your domain to Wix - via name servers or via pointing. The method you use to connect your domain determines where the DNS records of your domain are hosted. DNS (Domain Name System) records tell your domain where to go to load your website. If you want to connect a domain you already own to your Wix account, we strongly recommend you do so by changing its name servers.Name servers vs. pointing:Learn more about the differences between connecting your domain by name servers vs. by pointing.Connecting via nameservers (recommended method)With this connection method, Wix hosts your DNS records, while your domain remains registered with its current host. This means that your Wix site appears online when someone enters your domain name URL into a web browser. Entering your details takes 5 minutes, and we'll walk you through the process.Follow our steps to connect your domain to the Wix name servers.Connecting via pointingBy connecting via the pointing method, your DNS records are hosted outside of Wix. We do not recommend pointing because we're unable to assist you with issues that may arise in another DNS host's account. However, if your domain has complicated DNS records (e.g. Office 365 email) that you prefer not to reconfigure, pointing may be your best option. Learn how to connect your domain via the pointing method. Transferring a domain to WixIf you’ve already purchased a domain from another provider, it may be possible to transfer that domain from its current registrar to Wix. This option, independent of a domain’s connection method, lets you manage not only your domain records at Wix, but also your contact information, DNS records, and your domain's registration payments. If you choose this option, your domain needs to meet certain conditions in order to be transferable. Read more about the conditions that need to exist before transferring your domain.Tip:Most yearly Premium plans offer a one year free domain voucher that can be used to claim a new domain, or for one year of free registration when you transfer your domain to Wix.Connecting secondary domains to your siteYour primary domain is usually the domain name you choose when you first purchase your domain from Wix. You can choose a different domain as your primary domain, but you can only have one primary domain.Secondary domains redirect to your primary domain. You can easily connect secondary domains to this primary domain. You can add an unlimited number of Wix domains, or up to six externally-purchased domains, to a single Wix site. If you're connecting an additional domain purchased elsewhere, you must first connect the domain in your account before you can set it up to redirect to your primary domain.Learn more about connecting multiple domains to your Wix site.Connecting subdomains to your siteA subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain. It is related to the main or root domain and is the portion to the left of your URL. (e.g. 'shop.mywebsite.com' may be a subdomain that is part of your main domain URL 'mywebsite.com'). You can connect subdomains in your Wix account. For example, if you own the root domain mystunningwebsite.com, you can connect blog.mystunningwebsite.com to your blog website. Read our subdomains overview for more information. Learn how to connect a subdomain to your main Wix domain.What's next?Make it easier for people to contact you. Get a personalized business email for your custom domain through our partnership with Google Workspace.FAQsHow long does it take for my domain connection to become active? After connecting your domain, these new records can take up to 48 hours to propagate. During this time you may notice your site not loading, loading inconsistently, or loading a message which says 'Not Secure'. Learn more about domain propagation. If I connect my domain to Wix via name servers, where are my billing and contact details for my domain hosted?Billing and contact details are managed at your current domain host, not at Wix. Contact your existing domain host for assistance with domain renewals, contact information, and other domain-related billing inquiries.Can I switch to a different connection method even if I've already started connecting my domain? Yes. You can change the connection method for your domain at any time by removing and re-adding the domain to your Wix account. Learn more about switching your domain connection method.Read Article
Creating your site
Wix Editor: Publishing Your SiteReady to go live? It's time to publish your site. Once you publish, your site is available on the Internet for the world to see. Learn more about:
Publishing your site Viewing your live site Frequently asked questions (FAQs) New to Wix?Wix offers a variety of templates and design tools to help you create a professional looking website in no time. Go to Wix.com and click Get Started to sign up and start creating.Publishing your siteYou can publish your site at any time from the top toolbar of the Editor. Even after publishing, you can edit your site as much as you want. Whenever you make a change, simply publish again to make sure the changes go live.Check your site before you publish:Click Preview at the top right of the Editor to see how your site looks before publishing. To publish your site:
Click Publish at the top right of the Editor. (Optional) Click View Site to be taken to your live site. Click Done to return to the Editor.Not quite ready to go public?That's OK, you can publish your site, but temporarily prevent search engines from indexing it. That way you can share your site with friends and family before it gets indexed on Google. Viewing your live siteAfter your site has been published, it automatically appears online and can be seen by anyone entering your site URL or domain name.You can also access your live site from the Editor. Click Site on the top bar of the Editor and click View Site.If you want to show your site to your friends, you can email them your site URL or domain name, or share it on social media.FAQsClick a question below to learn more about publishing.Why doesn't my newly published site appear when I browse to my domain?Your site comes with a free Wix URL in the format accountname.wixsite.com/siteaddress. If you connected your site to your own domain, it may take up to 48 hours for your site to appear when accessing to your domain on the Internet. Click here to learn more about your domain propagationHow do I go back to a previous version after I have published my site? You can view and restore an older version of your site at any time. Click here to learn more about your site history.I published my site, why can't I find it on Google?New sites, pages, and updates may take some time to appear on search engine results, as they need to be crawled and indexed by Google. You can check if search engines like Google and Bing have indexed your site, enter "site:" followed by the URL of your domain. For example, "site:mystunningwebsite.com/". Click here to learn moreTip: Optimize your site's SEO to get it found on search engines. Optimizing SEO may also improve your site's ranking on search result pages. Click here to learn moreI want to add a new page, but I don't want people to be able to see it yet. How can I do that?No problem. There are 2 ways you can prevent visitors from seeing a new page:
Hide the page from your site menu. Click here to learn how Prevent search engines from indexing the page, so it doesn't show up in search results. Click here to learn how This way, no one will be able to find the page unless you give them a direct link.Why did I receive an error message when trying to publish?There are a few common reasons why you may receive error when trying to publish your site. Most are related to connectivity, or sign in issues. Learn more about these issues.What's next?Make sure your site looks great on every screen size. Head over to the mobile site Editor to customize the mobile view. Click here to check it outRead Article
Managing your business
Google Workspace: Purchasing and Setting up a Business EmailPurchase a personalized Google Workspace business email directly from Wix (e.g. email@example.com). This can make your business look more professional and trustworthy while also strengthening your brand. Important:The Google Workspace business email plans are not yet available in all regions. Step 1 | Purchase a Google Workspace business emailYou can choose how many emails you want to have and select a plan the meets your business needs. Wix offers 3 Google Workspace email plans for your to choose from: Business Starter, Business Standard and Business Plus. Learn more about the benefits of each option. Before you begin:To purchase a Google Workspace email, you must own a domain (from Wix or elsewhere) and add it to the Domains section of your account.To purchase a Google Workspace business email:
Go to Business Email in your Wix account. Click Get a Business Email.
Note: If you have more than 1 domain, click Get a Business Email next to the relevant domain. Set the quantity of business emails you want to purchase.
Enter your email prefix(es). Click Continue. Select the Google Workspace plan you want. Choose a business email subscription: Monthly or Yearly. Click Continue to Checkout. Select your payment method and click Submit Purchase. Important:
After purchasing your business emails, wait a minimum of 5 minutes before beginning the setup process. If you have connected your domain via pointing, you must manually enter the MX records for Google Workspace with your domain provider. Learn more about about Google Workspace MX record values.Step 2 | Set up your Google Workspace business emailOnce you've purchased a Google Workspace business email from Wix, set it up with a password (and any additional emails) so you can start using it.To set up your Google Workspace business email:
Go to Business Email in your Wix account. Click Setup Business Email. Type in a primary email address. Enter a password. Verify your password. (Optional) Enter the details for additional emails in the blank email fields. Click Next. Confirm your contact details. Click Submit.Important:Once you have purchased and set up your business email(s), make sure to sign into the admin business email to accept the Google Product Agreement. You cannot access any of your other business emails until you have accepted the agreement.FAQsWe are here to help you with all your questions. Click a question below to learn more:Can I use Google services in all countries/regions?Google Workspace is available in most countries and regions. However, Google does not allow access to some of its services in certain countries/regions, such as China, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. For more detailed information about Google Workspace availability, you can contact Google Workspace Support. How much does a business email cost? Business email prices depend on a few factors, including the Google Workspace plan you choose. Business emails are purchased separately from Premium plans.Note: You don't need an active Premium plan to purchase a business email.Can I purchase more than one business email? You can purchase several emails for each domain, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you have already purchased a Google Workspace email, you can also purchase additional emails for the same domain. Is there any limit on the amount of business emails I can buy? You can buy up to 500 business emails, but you can only purchase 20 per transaction. For example, if you want to have 100 business emails, you need to purchase them 20 at a time - so you would need to make five transactions.What do I need to do to activate my business email? Once you purchase your business email, accept the Google Terms of Service in the business email admin account, and verify your domain if prompted, your business account is activated and should be fully functional within 24 hours. What can I do if I am experiencing issues with the authentication process? After submitting your purchase, your bank may require you to verify your identity. If you're experiencing any issues with the authentication process, contact your bank directly. Learn more about Strong Customer Authentication.What happens if I try to purchase an email address I already own?If you try to purchase an email address you already own (existing in your WIx account or outside it), you will see a message explaining that it is not available because it already belongs to you. The purchase will not go through.For an email address bought through Wix, check your business email page in your site. For an email address bought outside of Wix, contact your external provider.How long should I wait after purchasing a business email in order to set it up?After purchasing your business email, wait up to 5 minutes before beginning the setup process.What happens if I don't accept the Terms of Service?If you don't accept the Terms of Service in the business email admin account, your email will be suspended. You will then need to contact Wix Customer Care and may need to carry out some further verifications.Read Article
Managing your business
Wix Stores: Adding Wix StoresAdd Wix Stores to create a professional online store and grow your eCommerce business. Wix Stores gives you all the tools you need to create a beautiful online store. You can display your products in stunning galleries, manage your inventory and orders in a professional dashboard, provide customers with secured checkout, and more! If you want to choose a template that already has Wix Stores installed, go to our store templates.Important:
To sell products, you need to upgrade to a Business Premium plan. Review the legal requirements for Wix features before adding Wix Stores.Adding Wix StoresYou can add Wix Stores from inside your Editor or from your site's dashboard. Wix EditorEditor XDashboard
Click Add Elements on the left side of the Editor. Click Store. Click + Add to Site.
Click Add Elements at the top of Editor X. Click Store. Click Add to Site.If you add Wix Stores from your site's dashboard, you need to go to your Editor afterwards and add the pending app inside your Editor as well.
Go to your site's dashboard. Click Apps on the left menu. Click App Market. Search for 'Wix Stores'. Click the Wix Stores app. Click Add to Site. Click Go to Editor. Click Add to Site.About the pages in Wix Stores After adding Wix Stores, you get several new pages on your site. A new page called Shop is added which contains your product gallery. You also get 4 additional hidden pages:
Product Page: The page which displays info about one product. Cart Page: Where customers review products before checking out. Checkout Page : Where customers complete purchases. Thank You Page: The page customers view after a purchase.Pages for your members are also automatically added so that customers can log in and view their order(s) status, store their addresses and manage credit cards for faster checkout (e.g. My Orders, My Addresses).Want to learn more?Check out the full course in Wix Learn about getting started with Wix eCommerce and learn how to expand your commercial reach.Read Article