Set up my site

When you start building your website, we start by asking you to choose a site category so we can tailor the designs to your needs. Then set your site's color and font.

Watch a short video of this task further down the page.

  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Scroll down to Website Builder and select Manage next to the website you want to start.
  3. The first time you launch your site, a Let's get started! window asks you to enter a word or two that describe the type of site (or store) you're creating. As you type, a menu displays popular suggestions. Pick one or enter whatever you like.
  4. In the next field, enter what you want to call your site or store (up to 64 characters), then select Continue.
    Name your site or store, then Continue

    Note: Go to Settings to change your category and site name.

  5. Now fine-tune your site by selecting Theme then Try a new look.
    Select Theme
  6. Look through the themes until you find one you like, and select it. Every theme has its own name so you can remember the one you like.

    Note: Selecting a theme will automatically apply it to your site. Remember the name of your previous theme if you want to switch back.

  7. When you're ready to make the site public, publish your site.

Show me how

This video is Lesson 6 of the How-To series for Build Your Own Website

Next steps

More info

  • Compare plans and pricing if you want your own domain name or need more functionality.
  • Check out the rest of our How-To Videos for courses on setting up your website, SEO, email marketing, and more.
  • If updating your category in Settings isn't enough, you do have the option to reset your site. If it's a matter of choosing different pictures, remember we have more royalty-free stock images ready for you to use.

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