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A new way to easily create a website with Yola

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!

Rian Van Der Merwe, Sr. Product Manager

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