What is a website builder?
A website builder is a drag-and-drop editor that equips you to build a website without any codingexperience. It is the complete solution for someone who doesn’t have much technicalexperience and doesn’t want to manage the process of updating their website software.
Gator Builder is the new product by Hostgator:
It’s a full-featured website building and hosting tool with an easy to understand,drag-and-drop page builder. With this easy website builder, they’ll be ready to go in a few steps.Gator was created for anyone who has an idea for a website and wants a frustration-freesolution to build and launch a website with ease. In addition, Gator comes with some of thebasics you need, such as included website hosting, security basics like an SSL certificate, and afree domain name.Unlike other website builders, Gator Website Builder offers a breadth of tools to fit every need.No more shopping around for a site builder that has either blog or e-commerce functionalities,Gator has it all. Plus, it’s backed by HostGator’s powerful website hosting, so you can upgradeyour website as your online business grows.
Benefits of Gator Website Builder:
●More than 200 professionally-designed templates included free
●Powerful drag-and-drop editor
●Professional stock photo library
●Free SSL certificate included
●Free domain name (for the first year on all packages purchased for one year or more)
●Guided tour feature helps walk through the features when you start
●HostGator’s world-class customer service, available 24/7/365
●All packages are under $10 per month..
- Integrated website analytics and tracking.
Either way, what you get with HostGator…
●99.9% uptime guarantee
●Free SSL certificate
●45-day money-back guarantee
●24/7/365 world-class support
How to use Gator Builder
1.Select your plan
Gator by HostGator has 3 different plan choices. The starter plan will comes witheverything you need to get started with a great website – a free domain, access to morethan 200 professionally-designed templates, a frustration free drag-and-drop editor, andintegrated website analytics.If you want access to priority support, choose the premium plan. If you’re starting aneCommerce business with an online store, choose the eCommerce plan.Once you’ve decided which plan is right for you, click “buy now.” You’ll be directed to apage to set up your account.
2. Chooose the domain name
Select your desired domain. If you already have a domain, you can quickly connect it to your Gator website with the“connect it here” button. If you don’t already have a domain, Gator by HostGator comeswith a free domain. Start typing in the “find a new domain name” box to see if your topchoice is available.
3. Choose a template
- The templates are organized by category so you can quickly finda theme that is suitable for your niche group.
Gator comes with more than 200 professionally-designed templates included for free.The designs are fully customizable – you can quickly change the color scheme, fonts, ortext style to match your business. In addition, all of the professional design templatescome with a mobile-friendly version. Once you have selected a theme for your website and clicked the button to “StartEditing,” you will be directed to your main account dashboard. At first glance, you’ll seethat a few pages have already been created. You can add, edit, or delete any of thesepages by clicking the “pages” button on the left side of your dashboard.
Gator comes with an easy step-by-step guide to show you how to set up the differentsections of your site. Click the menu icon next to the Gator by HostGator logo and selectthe “getting started tour.” This tour will guide you through the steps to edit pages andadd elements such as text blocks, images, buttons, and more.
From the elements tab you can add items such as an image, text block, or button.
If you want to start a blog…
Gator comes with an easy blogging feature integrated. Some website builders give youthe choice of either a basic website or a blogging platform. Gator offers both. It’s assimple as selecting the “blog” tab from the left sidebar and clicking “start a blog.
If you want to start an eCommerce business with online store…
1.Choose the “eCommerce plan” (or upgrade your account to the eCommerce plan)to access the online store feature.
2.Click the Store button from the left side of your dashboard to add a store
The website builder will automatically populate the store with example products so you can seewhat the store will look like when it’s done