How to make Business look great

Thank you for choosing Business! In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to get your new website up and running. 

Building your website

We’re going to use the Customizer to configure your site’s look and feel. To access it, click on My Site in the top-left corner, and then in the Personalize section, click the Customize link. Going forward we’ll use Customize → X format to point to a specific section within the Customizer. Learn more about the Customizer here.

When you’re ready to exit the Customizer, click the « X » in the top left corner. Whenever you make changes that you want to keep, click on the blue “Publish” button, to the right of the « X » button. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you to save your progress as you go. Let’s get started!

Setting up your Homepage

This demo site is using a static homepage. Follow these steps to achieve the same look:

  1. Publish two pages and give them titles that are easy to remember, like “Home” and “News”. To publish a page, navigate to My Site → Pages → Add Page.
  2. Next, go to Customize → Homepage.
  3. Select “A static page” and choose the two pages you published in Step #1 as your Homepage and Posts page.
  4. Click the “Publish” button on top to save your changes.

Adding content to your Homepage

Business fully supports the new WordPress Editor. You can choose any of the available blocks to create a wide range of content for your site. Here’s how we composed the homepage on the demo site — each block name corresponds to the part of the page that uses it:

Adding your logo

If your business has a logo, you can display it in your site’s header. Here’s how:

  1. Open My Sites → Customize and click on the Site Identity section.
  2. In the section that opens out, click the “Add Logo” button to open the Media Manager.
  3. Upload a new image, or select one that’s already in your Media Library.
  4. Click “Set as logo”, and you will see your logo appear in the preview.
  5. Adjust the size using the Logo Size control.
  6. If your logo includes your site’s name or you only want to display your logo in the header, you can hide the Site Title and Tagline by unchecking Display Site Title and Tagline.
  7. Click the “Publish” button on top to save your changes.

Your logo will appear to the left of the site title on desktop computers, and above the Site Title on mobile devices. The maximum display dimensions for the logo are 600 pixels by 300 pixels.

Logo resizing

Adding Site Navigation

It’s time to create a navigation menu to help your visitors find the information they’re looking for. The first step is to create a menu, following these instructions. Once your menu has been created, you’ll need to pick where you want it to go.

  1. Head to Customize → Menu.
  2. Select the Menu Locations panel.
  3. Assign the menu you’ve created to the Header Menu Location.
  4. Click the “Publish” button on top to save your changes.

Connecting Social Media

With Business, you have the option to display links to your social media profiles at the bottom of your website. To display them, you’ll need to set up a Social Links Menu.

  1. Head to Customize → Menu.
  2. Select the Menu Locations panel.
  3. Assign the menu you’ve created to the Social Menu Location.
  4. Click the “Publish” button on top to save your changes.

Linking to each of your social-media profiles in your social menu will automatically display its icon. See which social-media icons are supported.

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