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Website Tutorial! How to make a website with Wix: Restaurant Website Example.

Learn how to make a website quickly using Wix. Wix is an intuitive easy way of building a great website. In this example I’ll show you how to very quickly build a restaurant website. If you need to make a business website the Wix website builder is a great choice. It is easy to use and has the most common business and restaurant functions built into their platform.

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in this video I’m gonna show you how to make a website for your restaurant quickly and easily using wix which is a great tool for making websites quickly and easily because it’s so easy to use its like using a word processor and if you’re making a restaurant website they’ve got some tools and features specifically designed for restaurants I’m Tim from Real Website Hints and my mission is to help you find the best and easiest ways of making
great looking websites. If you found this video helpful if it saved you some time I’ve included some links in the description below this video these links are sponsored links and they help support this channel at no additional cost to you so if you find this helpful please go ahead and use the links below this video let’s go ahead and get started. Getting started with wix is really easy all you do is use one of the links below this video to go to
the Wix website and then click on sign up then just enter in your email address and password you actually have to do that twice even though it only shows one field here to enter it in the first time a new field will appear and then click on Go and then to get started we’re going to appear to templates and click on templates and then we want to do this quickly when I have wix and wix designers help us out so we must select restaurants and food and
then the main thing we want to do here is look for the shapes sort of the general layout of the website you want to create a link to have the most important information about the restaurant up front so you can see in this temple here got a minibar along the top and then what designers call above the fold so basically on the first part of the screen that your viewers gonna see the basic information about the restaurant appear that the location and
the hours of the basic things that people can look for this template here also got that information right up here in the top and I just think that’s a good idea these are all starting points basically the way wix works is that little bit different than WordPress if you’re familiar with WordPress at all where you can switch between themes of the themes are two of the basic structure of your website with Wix every page is its own unique design and
it’s designed kind of like you would use or processor so you can’t really switch between templates the templates are there to help you get started quickly and don’t worry about the colors for your website because all of these colors are completely modifiable even in these pre-made templates let’s go ahead and select this template here and to get started you click on edit then it’s going to go ahead and set it up for us okay and then we go and so
this is the Wix editor and what the Wix editor looks like that basic functions such as background and then to add elements like text images buttons etc are all right over here additional weeks marketplace apps it has the restaurant app included in this template since it was designed for a restaurant so we’ve got a menu page which is the main thing that we use to get started with. Then if you want to add your own images you want to upload you can
upload it here or you can also upload it later on as you add images using the image module for example here and then on this site here but the main toolbar and this is where were the main functions are for editing as you edit each of these different modules are sections that you can add your page so let’s go ahead and get started the first thing I want to do is of course change this text here to match our business so are we gonna do just click on
it and can also right-click in the center and we can click on Edit Text there or edit text up here and then we can just slide in here and go ahead and enter in the name of our business Cafe Website and for this I want my title to go sort of all the way across here so we can adjust that just by dragging across here across there until it fits in I like to make this a small as you possibly can all the dimensions just make sure that it’s just tucked
in there just about as small as you can get it in there and then I wanna put it up on the top here and then you’ve got these are little magenta lines that tell you when things are centered such really helpful for getting a great design and there are two steps to the design process one step is this which is the desktop setup and it’s really important to make sure that when you’re done with the desktop setup and I’m going to show you how to do that
let you go over here and switch the editor view to the mobile view. It’s really important for your website and look great on mobile too especially for a restaurant where lots of people are going to be looking at your restaurant on their phones you know on their way to a restaurant or when the talking with friends about you know what they’re gonna do for the evening is really important make sure your mobile website is set up it looks great so we
know that later but just want you to know it’s really important to make sure you set that up ok the next thing to do here is right click again we’re going to click edit text and let’s change the font. There are a couple different things about changing fonts when is the themes section here which is the default themes and default places where the different texts can show up to get all of these items here which are sort of dictated by the theme that
we’ve selected so they’ve already selected different kind of fonts for these different kinds of texts like paragraph text for example huge heading large heading and we can adjust those and changes of different default text and we do that right here in this editor the other things great about Wix is we get a ton of font options these are all great font options that you can use for building a website with I liked the trend. Each one is gonna change
a little bit and size depending on the font and the design of it can also manually adjust the size of the font here by dragging. Let’s first try to get this to just widen out and see if it will fit nicely without changing size too much. Looks like we need to make it a little bit smaller. It’s just a good idea to keep it inside these guidelines here to 100% necessary it’s a good idea just a little bit smaller so it fits nicely in there. Drag this
across and get it as close as you can before bounces out and then drag this up and get it was a small as possible then just drag us back into the center again. There we go we’ve got a different look to our website I don’t want this lounge bar thing here’s we can just click on Delete and I just use the delete key to delete it and then the next thing I want to do is make this back in a little bit smaller just to make sure that this basic
information about a restaurant shows up here so we can make this a little bit smaller like that and next thing to do is change this image of background make it match our restaurants do that you just click anywhere along the background here and tell this item here says change strip background of course can also right-click and then do change strip background. change Strip background and you get your own images for your for your business to great
idea to use that but the great thing about Wix is that they do include a bunch of royalty free images that you can use to help you get started quickly so go ahead and do that images here and this is an image on my uploaded earlier but I want to use It helps you get started without any images if you don’t have any of course it’s a great idea to show actual images of your actual business and your actual food but you wanna get started quickly we
can use these free images from Wix so just click over here which is free images from Wix and then type in a search term and that’ll help you otherwise you can click on food and drink for example and then scroll down and look at the different images and then just select an image that sort of matches what your restaurant looks like we’re definitely preferably use your own images. Let’s go ahead and select this one here change trip background.
There we go that already looks great but now one of the problems we have is that this title doesn’t really match the colors in here and didn’t match the colors of our brand so we’re gonna change that by clicking here and then you can right-click or you can click on Edit Text up here click on the color here and then click on change and we can see that we’ve got all these sort of preset colors that Wix designers have come up with for us as you run
your mouse over them you can see the colors automatically changing of course you could change any different element color if you want to tell this is just a great way to get started quickly and I really liked the look of this color scheme for this web sites which gonna go ahead and click on that and then you could gone done so changed over all the default colors to our website to that color theme so it’s pretty good but it would be nice to have a
background behind this title here so it’s easier for our customers to read to do that when I click on the Add button here and then we’re going to select box and it would be themed boxes for these are already using the colors from our theme that we just selected so very helpful helps you keep going really quickly so it’s click this first box here and then let’s drag this box right over our texts here get it lined up so that it covers all of our
texts like that, let’s make sure it is center with our text actually with this font here it’s kind of nice to just drag it down a little bit fonts kind of a different size and I want done this box to be below our texts suggest that you can either right click and then select range and then send it back or from our toolbar menu here we can click this icon here and then click the move backwards but there we go all right so already a different
looking and looking great now this is a strange box appears I don’t really like so let’s get rid of it so let’s just click on that and that and then we’re going to delete this item now you can delete it by pushing the delete key or also over here in the toolbar even collect the trash button that ok so the top part of our website is looking really good but since we moved this image stripe up a little bit hold this information is still down there
so let’s go ahead and move all of that up so we can do that by just clicking on each element holding down the shift key and then selecting all the additional elements in this section here and then dragging all of that up to meet up with our top color image trip appear and then let’s drag all these other elements up on this little arrow here they call handling gonna drag all of this other information up here we go and now let’s go ahead and start
just changing this information to match our restaurant information so I can do that by just clicking in here click on Edit Text or right click and then change it to match your information ago and then of course you change your hours on end if you have reservations or people can order online can have your phone number right in here and just change that information here since our restaurant is not a bar it’s a restaurant we can change this here
it’s a obviously whatever you want to delete some of this text here we can make this box here a little bit smaller and again we can drag all these items up here I just cancel it two things at once by holding the Shift key and then clicking and dragging up and get that little magenta bar is telling us everything’s in line and then let’s change this to say in so our cocktails change it to say our food and then let’s change these images to match our
restaurant so and click on change image can either upload your own image by clicking upload images up here or in this case I’m going to just use some of their royalty-free images this burrito and let’s just click on this image here then choose image this message here just popped up which is just trying to get us to get a domain for a site we can choose a customized domain which were gonna set up later on but for right now you might want to put
your restaurant name in here to see remember which website you’re working on save and continue and done and we can make some adjustments to this image of you don’t like the way it’s displaying by clicking on the crop output in here and we can sort of move the image around I’m certain of looks the best in this layout can also make this image wider audience can see more of him dragging it out like that and then let’s drag this a little bit closer
to the food title over here that let’s change this image here also handle right there and all these images a little bit smaller but might appear you see how easy it is to adjust these things in it really is just like using a regular word processor get all these other items here doesn’t line up nicely with our new adjustment that we just made there and let’s bring this up a little bit here and we can change this information here and her to match
our site again we can also change this image here and then this is a email signup form so you want to get into email marketing for your restaurant Wix has got that built in to their platform so you can change this to say you know learn about specials and then customers will end any website more interested in finding about out about specials they can enter in their email address up here and I will help you start collecting the email addresses of
your customers in and which also has a functionality now hope you send out email newsletters here customers that’s a really great feature there and then here at the bottom and this footer section as they call it with course when a change this to the name of our restaurant and then we of course why change all this location and our information here for the most part this website is what they call a one-page website that is with the exception of the
menu so when you click on one of these items up here and many of which we can’t click on right now because we’re in edit mode but these will take us to the different parts of this front page all with the exception of them many items when I just a menu in just a moment here so let’s go ahead and click on publish and its gonna save the changes to our website click done here you click on preview and we can see what our website is pretty much gonna
look like to our viewers course it won’t have this menu bar up here it’ll just start from right here on down to see all these different things and we click on like the About tab for example can automatically scroll down to this next part of our website mailing list will take us down to the mailing list section there so it looks great so so far we’ve got you know almost complete website here with the exception of the menu for a website so please
click back here on the top and go back to editor and now let’s adjust the menu to 20 just different pages on your website with quick over here on the top down arrow they split the page that you want to adjust these pages that are on these links they go to the homepage are called anchors and you can see the anchors right behind this bar here so this is an anchor here if you want to link to a specific part on a page you can add an anchor and you
add the anchors by selecting add and then scroll down to more and then you’ll find the anchors there soon add more sections here home page that you can link to they find it right here under section under more so go ahead and adjust the menus were going to click on this icon menu now the menu functionality of which is actually its own app as they call it and so when we see a page like this that has our menu on it you just a little bit differently
don’t actually click on each individual item and change it is designed to help you quickly change the formatting of your menus without having to go through and adjust each individual section like this he just click anywhere on the menu page and click on Settings as you can see here with all the different kinds of layouts if you wanted images in your menu choose an image layout when he’s got three items across with the title bar along there and
that’s the default for this template should go ahead and edit our menu of the to set up and use the menu functionality of Wix we need to set up this Wix restaurant feature so go ahead and click on let’s get started and then enter in your restaurant name And the address for your restaurant and then a restaurant phone number and then click Continue so this is one of the restaurant features of Wix and the information that you just entered in can be
used things like connecting your website with your Facebook business page and then under restaurants here we can add some additional information about our restaurant including email address and the opening hours in the opening hours you just click on here just select the hours that your restaurant is open and then click Apply so go ahead and adjust our menu we’re going to click on menus so this is the menu page in one additional many pages if you
want don’t want all the many do appear on one page you can adjust that up here by clicking Add new menu that’s going to add a different menu page so this is the title area for the page for this menu page here so you can enter in you know the name of your menus and can change this to our menus and have one menu page for this example could have some description text down here about the menu then we get these different sections so is a section here
this example it’s martinis and you had images you could we would add your images here don’t need to have images the menu looks great without them into edit this you just click on Edit here and you can change this to something like appetizers and they can have a description for appetizers here in the news go ahead and adjust all of these different menu items that you have just by clicking the edit button here and typing in a name given you can add
a price and a little description for each item and you can remove items by clicking the Delete button if you was to add something like special dish you can add that the news these buttons here to change the order of your items you decide after you’ve entered everything that you want to change which order they appear in a new dish at the bottom here by clicking the new dish button and scroll all the way down to the bottom if you want to add
another new section and click on new section and then when you’re done adjusting your menu and adding in all of your menu items and if you want to see how your menu looks on your website can hear the bottom you can click this preview button to take you back to the editor and your menu page so there we go that’s what our menu pages gonna look like if you want to preview it on the live version their customers are going to see the preview button up
here back to editor and you like what you see what you see and you think you’re pretty much ready to go to work on save just to save your changes it’s not going to publish it to your website just yet unpublished until you click the Publish now button or publish up here but it will save the changes that you made to that is how you add menu to your Wix restaurant menu website so we have just a few more things that we need to do before we make our
website live on and ready for our customers so lets go back to the home page we created and let’s make sure that our mobile website looks friendly for our viewers so all we do is just click on this Mobile icon up here and then click Edit mobile view is one thing about the week’s platform is that when you’re creating websites mobile of you and your desktop you are a little bit different so you need to sort of make those adjustments for that you
can see here the text doesn’t quite look right so let’s go ahead and stretched down and let’s make the font a little bit small record these little minus arrows until we get it all nice and on one line and stretch this out here and let’s close this back up. Let’s just drag this right back there box ok so that looks good to scroll down here make sure everything else looks good and anything that you type in to your homepage or any page you’re
working on will show up here just the formatting like in this example here might not be correct so you just need to make sure you look at that ok so click Save up here make sure all the changes are saved and then let’s go back to the desktop editor and we go and then one of the final thing to check is in this box up here the social bar for using social media to promote your restaurant wanna make sure that these links actually go to your social
media things through easy do you just have to click on it either right click Go to edit or go to social links here and then click on the social link that you want to change and then right over here you need to make sure that this link goes to your Facebook page or Twitter account or what have you want to add a different icons click on Add icons up here find the icon in the style of icon that you want to use or you want to use YouTube choose from
the various different YouTube icons like the icon and then just change the link for now let’s go ahead and get a domain name for a website and make our website goal of unpublished up here and then it’s now time to upgrade our site to your own branded domain so we can either do that by clicking on this link right here or if we go up to site and then connect domain we can choose to either get a new domain so if you haven’t already registered domain
on this is fairly straightforward he just click on here sign up for a plan I would say for most businesses the combo plan at $12 a month will be sufficient unless you want to add some of the cool with features they have like being able to take orders online or accept online payments to use the weeks unlimited you probably don’t want to use the standard connect domain option because it does have Wix ads on your website click on this and then click
on Buy Now button to add a domain or connect a domain that you already own a few select that option if you type in your domain name here which will walk you through the instructions on how to create your domain to your new which website it was like a new domain can simply click here to buy a domain and search to see if your name is available. If your name is not available try adding like the name of the town at your restaurant is in or something
like that to just sort of help you find a good name that people easily recognized and then go ahead and click on get it and this one window here will appear you can choose how long you want to register the domain for for me since I’m just doing this to show you how this works on select one year and then click Continue and enter in the contact information for the domain and click Continue and then private registration probably a good idea or maybe
a good idea depending on whose information you put in to buy the domain but this will prevent people from just looking up your domain name and seeing who the owner is it’ll show the owner as some company related two weeks rather than your name so that is an additional 9.90 a year if you use weeks to host your domain you something like DreamHost which I use or some of the other services they might offer this private registration for free and it’s
like to the public registration because on this just a demo just to show you how this works continue and enter in your credit card information to pay for it and he had a mailbox to their new domain they just registered you can do that by buying a mailbox here through weeks which actually is pretty much the same price as it would be if you bought it directly from Google Apps for work I’m gonna do that in this demo but Google Apps for work
definitely sort of one of the better email services that you can have to go and click on Close and every click on the publish button and we can see that our website has been connected to our new domain that we already own we can be worse I i’m for some reason your site is not connected to your domain it might take a little while all of the configurations to get setup you can also connected by clicking on site here and then go to my dashboard and
then go down to domains in mailboxes and in the same that we created restaurant name is showing it might just take a little bit of time for this domain to fully configure it could take up to 12 hours I would think and now if you wanna keep building your website to leave this quick side that we made up you can do that and really easy to do that we just go back to our dashboard here and then we can click on templates again and you can suck a new
template start working on a building your final site if the site that we do quick so we created it doesn’t quite meet your needs or if you want to start from scratch you can click on the blank template templates here and once you’ve finished with that site you can go back over to your dashboard video either back over your desk water ago here to subscriptions and domains you can disconnect this website from your domain and then you can connected
to the new website that you’re making and I will automatically transfer all the information from this bomb first quick website we made to your final website when you’re ready to go that is how you quickly make a restaurant website using more in-depth tutorial on how to build your website and how to set up your business online click on the icon at the top of the screen if you found this video helpful go ahead and let me know by subscribing
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