Checklist: Getting Your Site Ready to Go

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Having all the right tools and features to help you build your own website is key to online success. With Wix, you get a robust platform with all the built-ins you need to create the website you want.
In this article, you'll find an easy-to-follow checklist that guides you through the main steps of creating a site. We will focus on creating a site with Wix Editor.


Start by choosing a template and then focus on the basics like adding some text and images to your site. You’ll soon start to see your site take shape.
 Choose a template: Browsing templates can really help you visualize your site and answer a few questions about how you see it looking. Each template is fully customizable, so you can change it up as much as you want! Learn how
 Add and edit text:  Remove the default text and add your own. This can be about anything you want. Think about where you want to place the text for an example, as an intro, or beside an image. A good place to start is adding text to your “About page”. Learn how
 Add media/upload files: Start by uploading an image to your site using the Add panel. Next, try adding a video. You can also familiarize yourself with the Media Manager. Learn how
Add a button with a link: Adding clickable buttons is a great way to get your visitors to interact with your site. Learn how
 Add some pages to your site: Think about some of the basic pages you might want to have on your site. For example, you can add an "About" page. This is a great first page to add as it provides your visitors with a sense of who you are and what you’re all about. Learn how
 Add a menu to your header: Menus are an essential part of your site, as they help your site visitors navigate through your site. Learn how
 Edit your footer: Your footer is the bottom part of your site. This is a great place to add a contact form, copyright information, and social share icons. Learn how
 Open the mobile Editor: Now that your site is starting to take shape on desktop, it’s important to ensure everything looks good on a mobile device. The mobile Editor lets you see how your site looks on mobile directly from your desktop. Learn how
 Connect a payment provider: Your online business needs a payment provider so you can accept payments. Connect Wix Payments to accept card payments, Apple Pay, and more. We also a wide range of third-party payment providers that you can connect for a tailored payment solution. 
 Add an app from the Wix App Market: There are 250+ apps in the Wix App Market. These apps can help enhance your site and best of all, most of them are free to use. Note: Some apps automatically add additional pages to your site.  Learn how
Configure your site settings: It’s important to look through your site settings and make sure all the information is entered correctly. 
 Publish your site: Now for the really exciting part. After taking the time to build your site and adding the essential elements, it’s time to publish. Once you’re happy, go ahead and click that Publish button. Learn how
Optimize your site for search engines: After you publish your site, it's time to get it on search engines. Appearing in the results for relevant searches can help you build brand awareness and generate revenue. Each Wix website comes with an SEO Setup Checklist to give you a step-by-step guide to getting your homepage ready for Google Search. Your checklist also gives you suggestions for improving your site's search engine optimization (SEO) so that your site ranks higher.
Connecting a domain:
Connect your own domain for a more professional touch. Think about your site name and incorporate that into a domain. Learn more