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Set up my site

When you start building your website, we start by asking you to choose a site category so we can tailor the designs to your needs. You can then set your site's color and font.

You can watch a short video of this task further down the page.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
  2. The first time you launch your site, a Let's get started! window asks you to enter a word or two that describe the type of site (or store) you're creating.
    window prompts text entry
  3. As you type, a menu displays popular suggestions. Pick one or enter whatever you like.
  4. In the next field, enter what you want to call your site or store (up to 64 characters), then select Continue.
    Name your site or store, click Continue
  5. Now fine-tune your site by selecting the Theme panel.
  6. Scroll through the left-hand layouts grid (desktop) or swipe through predefined color-font combinations (mobile).
    Name your site or store, click Continue
    Name your site or store, click Continue

    Note: On a desktop, toggling between Customize and Browse Themes shows a large view of your selected theme or the layouts grid.

  7. When you're finished, see your results by selecting Preview (desktop), or the home button and Preview (mobile).
  8. When you're ready to make the site public, select Publish.

Show me how

This video is Lesson 6 of the How-To video for Build Your Own Website

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