22nd August, 2015 | General |

How do I use the site builder?

The site builder is accessible through your cPanel account. You can learn on how to use this and create a project and a simple website by following this help article.

Information Your web browser will need to support Javascript to use the site builder.
1 Log into your cPanel. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - 'How to log into cPanel'.

2 Under the 'Software/Services' title, click onto 'RVSiteBuilder'.

3 You will now need to provide some information for your new project, including a name, your site name, how you would categorise your site and what web pages you would like to create.
  • Project Name - this is the name for the project (mandatory requirement).
  • Company Name - your company / website name.
  • Slogan - your company / website motto.
  • Category List - the industry that best suits your company / website.
Once the details have been completed, select 'Create' to continue.

4 You can now choose a template for your website. The site builder will select various designs for you depending on how you defined the category.

You may at this point choose to take some time to browse through the various options or if you want to do so, you can create your down DIY template.

Information You can hover your mouse over various templates and either preview the design so you can see it up closer or some templates offer alternative colours to choose from.

5 Once you have found the design that it right for you, click on the template, and this will select it, and take you to the Pages section to design your homepage

6 You can now adjust the page design of your website.

If however you have changed your mind about the template that you chose or any of the details such as the site name, slogan etc. this can all still be modified by clicking on Design along the top menu.

On the Design screen you will now have access to a sub-navigation menu that includes:

    • Header - adjust the logo, company name and slogan.
    • Navigation - set or remove the navigation menu.
    • Content - Adjust the background, body and breadcrumb colours
    • Footer - Adjust the footer style and settings
    • Site Properties - change head tags, body tags and CSS (more suited to experienced users).
After any changes, select the 'Save' button on the settings menu you were on. Once done, you can simply click on the Pages option along the top menu to continue adding / setting up your sites page content.

8 Once you have completed creating your site content, and are ready to go live click on the 'Publish' button in the top right corner of the page.

9 If you have more than one domain on your account you will need to use the drop down menu to choose the domain (or section) that your new website is going to be published to.Please note Please review the options carefully because this will overwrite your existing website unless specified otherwise.

Select 'Publish' once again to complete.

RVSiteBuilder is well supported throughout the internet and many alternative templates and tutorials are available should you require something more advanced for your design. You can find further information on the following website - RVSiteBuilder Support.