Standout tools: WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard

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Stephanie Dorame

WordPress is the world’s most popular site building tool to get a highly customized, professional looking website with just about any feature and site functionality you can imagine. However, for people who aren’t professional web designers, learning WordPress can be a little overwhelming. GoDaddy’s WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard can help.

Meet GoDaddy’s WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard

After hearing how our small business customers were struggling to build a WordPress site, we set out to find a way to help them easily create a beautiful WordPress website that could proudly represent their brand.

What’s the difference?

WordPress Websites uses our exclusive Quick Start Wizard to collect information about the user’s business. The WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard then uses this information to help the customer choose a theme, and populates the content onto their site.

WordPress Websites also includes:

Free, professionally designed themes and page layouts with eight essential web pages (Home page, About Us, Contact Us, Products/Services, FAQs, Image Gallery, Portfolio and Blog), content and popular feature plugins already included.

A visual page builder to customize your page content by and dragging and dropping columns, rows, images and text boxes directly onto your page. (With standard WordPress, customizing a theme often includes knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS in order to get exactly the look you want.)

A library of thousands of royalty-free, high-quality images.

Hassle-free web hosting. GoDaddy handles the “techie” hosting admin tasks for you. We take care of installing WordPress, daily site backups, and security and software updates — all of this on a fast, reliable hosting platform.

WordPress Websites Page Builder
Our Page Builder turns WordPress page editing into Point & Click and Drag & Drop.
WordPress Websites Page Builder Changes
Page Builder lets you see your changes right there on the screen as you’re making them.

Who’s it for?

“GoDaddy’s [WordPress Websites] provided a quick and easy solution to get my site up instantly. Its built-in tools keep my WordPress installation clean and protect against intrusions and spam.” ~ Sarabeth McElhaney, founder, The February Fox

WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard is perfect for people who want to build a website themselves using WordPress, and are willing to invest the time using the in-app help to get familiar with the application.

What problem does it solve?

WordPress Websites Sample Page

The frustration with WordPress for novice users begins when you find a great WordPress theme you want to use. The demo theme you view online looks like a completed website with great layouts and includes copy and pictures and cool site features — just perfect for your business. So you install the theme and are excited to start customizing it! But after installing it, you realize it looks NOTHING like the demo site you viewed — none of the page designs, copy or images are included.

It doesn’t take long to realize you’re in way over your head.

You start clicking around in the WordPress admin, desperately trying to get theme to look the way you want, and realize you are in way in over your head. You had no idea it was going to be this hard. The “internet” says WordPress is easy? Well, it is … for website designers.

How does GoDaddy’s WordPress Websites make building a WordPress site easier?

With WordPress Websites Quick Start Wizard and all the related goodness, you get a pre-built WordPress site that’s all ready for you to customize. WordPress Websites includes fully pre-built, professionally designed sites with placeholder content and images that you can easily customize to suit your unique needs.

You’re not stuck with the design layout — it’s just there to get you started.

You can drag objects around, and delete or add columns, images, text boxes and more. Everything you see when previewing our demo themes come included with WordPress Websites! If you don’t need one of the pages, just delete it.

Here’s an example of a starter site that you get with WordPress Websites:

WordPress Websites Example Site

Browse the WordPress Websites Theme Gallery.