Choose a Website Theme
The first step is to choose a theme for your new website. What’s a theme? It’s a combination of the code, colours and general structure that will become the foundation of your website’s appearance. Simply put, a theme is to a website what clothing is to a person – you can personalise things to express your own style and easily change to a different look whenever you want. All themes are responsive, which means they’ll automatically adapt to the best fit for any screen size, so you can be sure your site will look great on mobile devices and computers.
Themes in the gallery are grouped by different types of websites, and you can switch between them using the links at the top. It’s worth looking through all of the categories to see the full set of choices – any theme can be used to build any type of website, so go ahead and choose one from the Blog category for your online store if you see one you like! Not sure which theme to choose? No problem – you can always pick a new one later (find out how to do that here), so for now just find one to get started with.
Click on the theme image to see a larger preview. If you like the way this looks, click Start Editing to go into the site editor. Changed your mind? Click on Close to return to browsing the theme gallery.
Once you’ve selected a theme, you’ll be prompted to choose your site address. If you already own a domain name or have something in mind, go ahead and type it in and then click continue. If you’re not sure what to pick, you can use the X in the upper right to close the window for now. You can come back to this step at any time by going to the Settings tab.
Now that you’ve chosen a theme and site address, let’s move on to building the site, or go to your Site Dashboard now if you’re ready to dive in!