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add photos, video and audio
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edit content
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expand your site with sections and pages
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fine tune my website
get social
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help my site get found and monitor my metrics
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keep my account secure
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Manage your SSL certificate
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Migrate and export my emails
My email account isn’t working (troubleshooting)
nameservers and DNS
parking, forwarding and monetizing
privacy and protection
publish my site
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Renew my products and services
Sell products and raise money (Online Store Builder)
Set up a campaign
Set up email on my devices
set up my payment methods
Set up my Workspace Email account
start with the basics
Stay productive anywhere with Office apps
Streamline email tasks to help my business
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transfer between accounts
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Troubleshoot email and email setup
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Website Builder version 6
Website Security and Backups
work with databases
work with delegates
working with blogs

Finally, we’ll help introduce you to some of the exciting ways you can grow your website using Website Builder.

The Dashboard and Website Builder

In Website Builder version 6, the Dashboard was a place to design your site, assign a store, or work on photos and videos. Basically, it was a table of contents for the other tabs.

In Website Builder, the Dashboard is still the place where you put in all the behind-the-scenes work to set up your site—and it also has some new content.

From the Dashboard, you can:

  • Edit and preview your website in the Website Builder.
  • Set up your online store and appointments.
  • Create social media images and posts.
  • Manage your list of customers and subscribers, and send them email marketing messages.
  • Find suggestions on how to improve your site.
  • Improve your SEO to get your site found more easily.
  • See your Insight score.

Read Get to know Website Builder for a more in-depth tour. Or, if you want a video, check out the Getting to Know Website Builder How-to course to get familiar with all aspects of your website and Dashboard.

Themes, styles, colors and fonts

In Website Builder version 6, templates and colors were located in the Styles menu. Changing font styles was done in the text editor.

In Website Builder, all three of these settings are located in your Website Builder (select Edit Website) under Theme.

See setting up your visual brand to learn about adding your logo, changing your themechoosing your site colorchanging your font and size and customizing your text. We keep text editing relatively simple so your brand is more consistent, which makes your site look more professional.

Social media

The Website Builder version 6 Social menu contained connections to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and a custom RSS feed.

In Website Builder, the Dashboard Marketing > Social area is where you connect to all your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google My Business and Yelp). This is also where you create and schedule social media posts.

Within your website editor, you can add a section visible to people visiting your website that includes links to your social media, or you can create a photo gallery of images from your Instagram feed.


In Website Builder version 6, Settings contained information created when you first set up your account. It also contained details such as whether to show the banner, search engine information, spell check and other options. Image gallery and blog settings were separate.

In Website Builder, open your Website Editor and then select Settings.

This section contains settings related to your domain, site profile, and analytics and tracking. Some highlights include:

  • Basic information such as your site name, business category, email, address and phone number.
  • Other social media links such as YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
  • Search engine optimization (also available from the Dashboard in the Marketing > SEO Tool) so people find your site more easily.
  • Favicon (the small icon that appears in your browser tab).
  • Site history (and also where you find your site backups).
  • Cookie banner, which is required if you have any cookies or tracking scripts.
  • Where to add your Google AnalyticsFacebook PixelPinterest Meta Tag and Google AdSense IDs and scripts.

Contact information (address, phone number, email)

In Website Builder version 6, you had to manually add your contact information to your home page and Contact Us pages.

In Website Builder, all of your contact information is found in the Settings tab > Basic Information area. Your basic information powers your header information and all new sections with contact information.

If you add a section and search for “Contact,” you’ll see multiple different ways to display contact info, forms, hours, and a map. Each contact section can be customized.

Email addresses for contact forms and website messaging can also be customized separate from your basic information.

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