A new way to easily create a website with Yola

  • 1
  • Announcement
  • Updated 9 years ago
Hi everyone

We're excited to let you know about a first round of changes we just released to make creating a site with Yola even easier than it was before. In our research with customers, we hear over and over that you want a little more help to get started with your site, and not just be left with a blank page to start writing on. So, we listened, and here's what we did...

Step 1: Select a category & add pages to your site

Now, when you sign up with Yola (or create a new site) you will have the opportunity to select a category for your site, and we use that information to recommend different pages you could include on your website. You can de-select any pages you don't want -- and you can always add more pages later!

Step 2: Pick a style

When you go to the next step, you can select a Style for your website. We recommend certain styles that might work well with the website category you chose, but you can choose any Style you want:

It's as easy as that! In the next step we create your site for you with all the pages you selected. We also recommend a layout and some widgets (with instructional text on what to put in each widget) to get you on your way to a great-looking website. As always, you can ignore our recommendations and customize your site as much as you'd like -- it's your site, so have fun with it!

This is only the beginning, and were excited about the next phase of the project, where we're going to take this approach a step further. But I'm getting ahead of myself, I don't want to spoil the surprise!

Let us know what you think, and happy site-building!
Photo of Rian


  • 42 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • looking forward to your feedback!

Posted 10 years ago

  • 1
Photo of xpdash6


  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
i'm exited
Photo of Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

  • 4536 Posts
  • 211 Reply Likes
Awesome! We are too! :0)
Photo of SilverX


  • 492 Posts
  • 40 Reply Likes
That is a very very helpful for begginers.
Thats rock...!
But , some users needs to create niche sites like http://www.eSecrets.tk . So I'd like to expand the features scope in future.
Photo of IB HEART


  • 159 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes

Photo of Emmy


  • 5892 Posts
  • 299 Reply Likes
Wonderful IB Heart! We're glad to know you are liking Yola!
Photo of Biniamin


  • 12 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
My site www.calculusgroup.org created with Yola!
yes this is brilliant but it won't let me go onto satge two and choose pages once i have chosen my site type, what do i do?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photo of Nazlie


  • 1721 Posts
  • 51 Reply Likes
Hi Louise

You might have skipped the steps and gone straight to the Sitebuilder. If you did, that's not a problem, you will be able to choose a style from the Sitebuilder. Here's how:

  1. Click on Style > Change style

  2. The "Change Style" window will open up on your screen. You can select the style you like.

  3. Click "Continue" to add the style to your site.

You might also find this tutorial helpful: Personalize your Style.

Hope this is helpful. Let us know if you need more help.