• Website In A Week - Your Lessons

    Do a little bit each day and by the end of the week you'll have your own beautiful website. To make the most of the course, make sure to complete the questionnaire before you start. 

  • Day 1 - Starting Your Website & Editor Overview

    This will give you an overview of the Editor. Select the template that says Kip Solutions (the FRESH Template), and start adding content. Make sure to have your questionnaire handy! If you haven't already viewed the Overview video, you can do that here. I will be recreating this website: http://teristreats.strikingly.com/. You should also familiarise yourself with the resources and links on this page.

    Exercises

    • Complete the Questionnaire if you have not done this already. You can do that here.
    • If you haven't signed up for Strikingly, you can do so here.
    • Logon to Strikingly
    • Choose Kip Solutions (the FRESH Template)
    • Make edits to 'What We Do' section with your own product or service
  • Day 2 - Managing & Editing Sections

    Day 2 - This will give you an overview of how to manage and edit your sections in a Template. We will also update the ABOUT section. When you are done viewing this video, do the exercises below.

    Exercises

    • Remove sections that you will not use
    • Add an ABOUT section to your website
    • Customise the ABOUT section with text/images (if desired) for your own site.
    • Check in to the Facebook group when you are done and let me know how you get on.
  • Day 3 - Title Section

    This will give you an overview of the Title Section and how you can make the most of it. I will update the TITLE section and will go over how you can add a video to your site. I will also add a logo and look for icons. When you are done viewing this video, do the exercises below.

    Exercises

    • Update your TITLE section. Pay attention to the text and image you use. Make sure the image is High Quality.
    • Add logo if needed.
    • Find icon if needed.
    • Check in to the Facebook group when you're done and let me know how you get on.
  • Day 4 - Social Media, Contact Form, Google Maps and a Payment Gateway

    This will show you how to update your social media icons, add a contact form, add a Google Map of your business address, Add a Simple Store and connect a payment gateway.

    Exercises

    • Update your social media icons. For email use: mailto:youremailaddress  (e.g. mailto:teri@terimorris.com). For phone use: tel:yourphonenumber  (e.g. tel:0872256498)
    • Add a contact form if desired
    • Add a Google map if desired
    • Add a Simple Store
    • Connect a payment gateway
    • If you want to publish your site, have a look at this video here.
  • Day 5 - Pulling It All Together

    Now's the time to pull everything together. You need to look at your site. Is it clear? Is it easy to understand and navigate? If not, get those things fixed. If you're happy with it then there are a few additional things you should do to finish.

     

    Today I show you how to update your settings, change your style, change a template, update the footer, add other new sections (including a blog), and update the domain.

    Exercises

    • Check overall website. Is it clear? Easy to understand? Easy to navigate? If not, make changes.
    • Update settings
      • Add a Site Title 
      • Add Site Description
      • Add Favicon
      • Add Mobile Options (oops! PRO license only)
    • Update Styles if desired
    • Customise your site. 
      • Add new sections (if desired) -- testimonials, quotes, blog
      • Update footer
    • Add a Custom Domain if desired (requires a Limited or PRO license)
    • More info on connecting a custom domain here: Connect Custom Domain
    • A checklist for connecting your custom domain is available here: Why Is My Domain Not Working?
    • If you want Strikingly to connect your custom domain for you, go here: Help Connect My Custom Domain
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