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Thank you so much for choosing The Roar. I really appreciate your support! I am so excited to help you bring your business to the next level with a fresh new website. On this page you'll find everything you need to have a fun and easy website process. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help. I wish you the best and look forward to catching up with you soon!

Liefs, Dianta

upload instructions

Simple step-by-step instructions to upload your new template into your own Showit account. 

1. Create a Showit account

Go to Showit and create a new account by clicking the blue button 'Create your site'. Follow the registration steps and login to your new account. 


2. Add to library

Login to Showit and click the tab ‘Your Designs’ and click "Add design to library". Paste the Site Key Code in the window and click ‘Add now’. Select the template and click ‘Start with this design’. There you go!

 If you already logged into Showit before and maybe played with another template, then click on your name in the bottom left corner and click "Create A New Design". Then follow the steps above.

3. Customize

Upload all your content and use Showit's easy-to-use drag-and-drop customizer to make the template fit your business and brand perfectly. I created an easy workflow as a guideline with helpful tips and resources every step of the way from start to launch. Click the button and let’s create a stunning new website!

easy workflow

easy workflow

workflow

take your time + keep it simple 

Please view the workflow on a tablet or desktop. The mobile version for this section is in the making!

workflow

take your time + keep it simple 

Step

This easy workflow is to help you get started, keep going and check off all the website things. You can jump from one step to the other and back again. There is no right way, only your way! I created these steps as guidance and to point you to helpful resources. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me!

workflow

step one

 Let's make your dream website!

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Let's hit the ground running and do some prep work before you dive into Showit. Download the Website Checklist and take a quick look at it, so you begin with the end in mind. Then download the Content Checklist and map out your website Write your copy and collect all the images for each page. Collect your logo, favicon, graphics, colors and fonts. 

Have a quick look at the Showit Overview video and you are all set to rock your new website project!

first things first

content checklist

quick showit overview

resources

prepare images for showit

website checklist

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Let's dive in! Start with adjusting the Site Settings, Design Settings and upload your images into the Media Gallery. You can create a folder for each page and keep your images organised. When you want to replace colors, then it's best swap colors for with the same kind of shade. For example, if you want to add a dark green you can replace a dark grey, instead of replacing a light beige. This way the new colors will resonate well with the template design. 

showit settings

site settings

design settings

manage your media gallery

add a custom font

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set your favicon

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Let's move and shake things around! Start editing the Site Canvasses first. These canvasses have diagonal stripes and are on each and every page of your website like the navigation and footer. Then edit the Home page and work your way through every page one by one. You can always go back to the original template design because this sits safely in your Design Library

canvas views

preview options

copy, paste and duplicate

aligning multiple elements

re-add a page or canvas from the original design

edge locking

mobile vs desktop design

canvas backgrounds

stacking order for elements and canvasses

customize

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step four

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add a video

links and click actions

linking social media icons

mailchimp + Showit

add an instagram feed

contact form

creating a pop-up

Maybe you already worked on the functions of your website when your edited each page. If not, now is a good time to make sure everything connects, links and works well. 

If you need help with Mailchimp, please let me know? I know some cool dudes who can quickly provide custom code to embed the signup form in your website. Get in touch to receive more details.

functions

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Launching your website with a new blog

Launching your website with an existing blog

Launching your website with no blog

Before you launch your website it needs to be connected to your domain with or without a new blog or existing blog. You can do this step sooner or later, but please keep in mind that it takes Showit around 2-4 days to set it up for you.

First edit your Coming Soon page and set it as your home page via the three little dots next to the page name. Then you can request the domain setup. Please click the links on the right for the exact steps to take.

domain setup

resources

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how blogging works with showit

how to customize your blog

new to wordpress?

how to optimize blog images

wordpress plugin yoast for seo

Now that your domain is connected you need to click the button 'Publish'  to make your changes visible for everyone, like for real. But you can totally do that because your Coming Soon page is live. Pfieuw! You can edit the blog pages and make sure everything looks good and works well. If you want to see your new changes, you can go to yourwebsite.com/blog or any other page. Keep in mind that if you have requested a new blog, you need to add some blogposts in Wordpress first.

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wordpress placeholder fields

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setup google analytics in showit

free keyword search tool

showit seo tools

Showit has very easy and effective SEO tools build in! After all this customizing you might not want to dive into keywords and meta descriptions, I know! But it's a good thing to at least set the Page title, Meta Description and Share image for your home page and preferably all pages. When you launch your website you are going to share your site url. When you optimize SEO for the home page, the link will show the picture and description and that's way more pretty then just a simple link ;-)

seo

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request a free website check

You are almost there! Click and test everrrrything! You can also ask a family member or friend to take a fresh look? You can request a free website check with me where I quickly view your website to see if everything is good to go. You can also hire me to tweak and edit everything to give your website a clean designer look.

check it

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get the designer look

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Ready? Set your home page as home page, hit publish and you are live!!!! You did it!! I am so happy for you. Giving you a big virtual hug and raising my glass to you and your stunning new website!

I would love to hear your thoughts about this creative website adventure. Your feedback means the world to me! I would also like to give you a little boost on Pinterest and showcase your new website in my look book. Sounds fun? Send me an email and we'll make it happen!

launch your site

get in touch

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Girl, I am always available whenever you need website support or if you want to brainstorm creative ideas. I am your pal and it's my honor to serve you anyway I can in your business journey. You are amazing. 

Thank you so much. Have a beautiful day!

ongoing support

Liefs, Dianta

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content checklist

free downloads

Simple checklists to help you get organised and launch with ease and confidence!

website checklist

Sorry, a free website check is not included with the free template. I will only be available to check your website before it goes live if you purchase a template. Naturally, I'm here to help you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Free website check

get in touch

designer look

I'll wave my magic wand and give your website the designer look you fell in love with

yes! work your magic

starting at € 125

You are done with all the customizations! You are a rockstar. Now you can request a free website check, but maybe you need a little bit more? You can hire me to walk through your website and improve everything both aesthetically and functionally. 

You have access to a ton of Showit (video) tutorials and trainings. You have support from Showit experts 24/7 via the live chat. And you can join a Facebook community with creatives just like you! 


showit support

Support

showit support

showit support

facebook

showit support

trainings

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You have me as personal designer on the side lines! Feel free to drop me a line anytime throughout your design process and I'll make sure you get the help you need within 1-2 business days.

Contact me

weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm 

dianta@theroar.nl

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