NowStudio is a user-friendly, interactive, and full-featured website builder that allows you to build custom designed websites quickly and with ease. Perfect for emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners, NowStudio offers personalized design options in an accessible website building format. No brain-bursting coding required nor painful drag and drop; just follow this simple and interactive tutorial and get your business online!
Step 1: Sign-up and Generate your Website
To get started, go to www.now-studio.org and click the sign-up link. Followinf screen will open up:
Here, you can easily link your Gmail credentials to your NowStudio account and enter basic information about yourself and your business. After submitting your request, select “Business Owner Account” to configure your website in NowStudio.
Step 2: Set-up Personalized PagesNowStudio offers two options for creating personalized webpages: static pages and article pages. Static pages function as the main or home pages for your website. The content on static pages provides general information about your business and is solely edited by you.
Article pages, on the other hand, offer an interactive space to users who visit your site, i.e. blog posts with options for comments and discussions.
Website owners are encouraged to incorporate both static and article pages on their site based on their specific business needs.
How to create pages?
To create static and article pages, simply go to your “Business Owner” account and select the “Setup Webpages” option. Click “Create” in the top right corner of your screen, then select a “Page Slug.” The page slug is the content following your domain URL for the created page, e.g. http://yourdomain/page_slug.html .
You will then have the option to give your page a “Page Title” that will appear front and center on your published page. The “Category” field is where you will specify whether you intend to produce either a static or an article page, based on your envisioned function for the page.
At this point, make sure to click “Submit” twice to save the entered information on your page. To upload images, select “Update” and “Add Image,” where you can upload images directly from your computer. Submit twice to save your images, and a pop-up window will then appear to confirm the successful upload.
Step 3: Generate your WebsiteYou can continue to add pages and update content as needed over time. When you are ready to move on to theme selection and to choose your website domain, simply click “Setup” and then “Generate Website." Here, you can browse themes and select a design and format to represent the style and focus of your business. You can either purchase a specific domain name through our site, or we will generate a generic URL for free. You also have the option to incorporate Disqus, which will allow you to easily integrate user comments from readers to your website.
You also have the option to link your website to your business’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GooglePlus, and/or Linkedin page.