Quick Start Guide for New Members

 

IconoSites has received wide recognition for its ease-of-use.  In fact, over 80% of our surveyed users have said that IconoSites is "very easy to use" and that they "would not change a thing".  

If you're brand new to IconoSites, here's how to get up and running quickly:

Learn How It Works

 

1.  Once you sign up, you will receive a "Welcome to IconoSites" email that contains all of your account information.  Keep this email, as you may need it to remember your login username, password, or site address.

2.  After you sign up, you will be immediately logged into your IconoSites Control Panel.  Here, you should start building your website to your liking.  As you make changes and click SAVE, your changes are automatically published to your live website.  

3.  Your live website will appear at the IconoSites Site Address (yoursite.iconosites.com), which you chose during signup.  You can continue to use your IconoSites Site Address for as long as you wish, or you can Set Up a Custom Domain (i.e. www.yourdomain.com) at any time.    

That's it!  

Our Layout Structure

The diagram below will show you how to identify each section within your layout (NOTE: this may slightly vary depending on your design, but you'll get the idea!).

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Learn the Basics, by Watching the Tours

On every section within your IconoSites Control Panel, we have a Tour that will help you get familiarized with that section.  It should appear automatically as a "pop-up" the very first time you visit each section.  Thereafter, you can recall the Tour by simply clicking the Tour button (see image above). 

Learn the Details, with our Videos & Tips

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We've placed these quick tips and how-to videos next to every feature within IconoSites, so that you can instantly learn how to use it.  
 

STEP 1:  Where to Change Your Design, & How to Customize It



1. Change Your Design - In the SHARED LAYOUTS section, find the design you want to activate and click CREATE COPY & ACTIVATE LAYOUT. Your new design will be instantly implemented.

2. Customize Your Design - In your MY LAYOUTS section, find the design you want to edit and click on the pencil icon to start editing. Customize Your Design Now.

3. Need Help? - Make use of the TIP and VIDEO buttons for every feature in IconoSites, to see a quick tutorial. Watch Tutorial Videos in Your Control Panel.
 

 Want to Learn how to make CSS & HTML changes?  See our tutorial on How to Edit CSS on your Website.

 
If you are not comfortable with making edits to your HTML/CSS, we recommend using a CSS expert on Fiverr.com because it only costs $5 and you can get several design changes made all at the same time. Here’s the contact information of an expert that our users have recommended – http://fiverr.com/uneatenbrunch/make-minor-modifications-to-your-website.
 

STEP 2:  Create Your Logo & Slogan



1. Login to Your Account - and then go to the HEADER & FOOTER section

2. Edit your LOGO & SLOGAN TEXT - Here, you can change the font size, font type, font color, and also utilize multiple lines (if your logo text is really long).

3. UPLOAD your own LOGO - Already have a logo design? No problem, Upload Your Logo Here.

4. Need Help? - Make use of the VIDEO buttons for every feature in IconoSites, to see a quick tutorial. Watch Tutorial Videos in Your Control Panel.

 

Need a Logo?

Want to get a professional logo instead of using logo text? No problem. Check out our article on How & Where to Get a Business Logo Design - Free & Cheap Options
 

STEP 3: How to Create & Edit Your Web Pages



1. Login to Your Account - and then go to the WEB PAGES section.

2. Add, Edit or Delete Pages - You can do all of these 3 actions right here. Start Editing Your Pages Now.

3. Change the Position of Your Pages - Click on the icon, and just drag and drop the page or section of pages to the position you would like it. Then, SAVE your page.Start Changing the Position of Your Pages.

4. Need Help? - Make use of the VIDEO buttons for every feature in IconoSites, to see a quick tutorial. Watch Tutorial Videos in Your Control Panel.

STEP 4:  How to Edit the Default Header



1. Login to Your Account
- and then go to the WEB PAGES section. Click EDIT on any page. 

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2. Edit the Default Header - The Default Header appears site wide. You can edit it here, but you can also deactivate it (see step 3) and replace it with something else. Edit Your Default Header Now.

3. Make a Page-Specific Image Header - Here, you can deactivate the Default Header (which is site wide) and add your own Header that will only appear on this page. Make Your Own Header Now.

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4. Add an Image, Make an Image Transitioner, or Add a Flash File - Once you've checked the box to override the Default Header, you'll have access to all these customization options. You can also just remove the Page Header Image for this specific page altogether.

5. Need Help? - Make use of the TIP and VIDEO buttons for every feature in IconoSites, to see a quick tutorial. Watch Tutorial Videos in Your Control Panel.

Troubleshooting & First-Class Support

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If you've seen the Tours, Videos, and Tips, and still need help - here's your support resources:

Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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