What is Envato Sites?
Envato Sites is a simple website building platform. To get started:
- Choose a smart template
- Edit the template to add your content
- Launch your website to the internet!
We've put together this guide to help you learn about the platform so you can get up and running as quickly as possible.
You can also watch our in-depth online course How to Build Your Website with Envato Sites on YouTube:
Once you've chosen a template, you'll jump right onto the "Build" page.
This is where you can update the content in each of the website building blocks.
A "block" is a combination of headings, text, images, or video. Here you can see the blocks that have been used to create an example website:
There are many different types of blocks. The example website above only shows a small variety.
The example website above was created using the template called "Relaxed". Some of the blocks that came with the template were deleted. All of the blocks were changed so their content, layout and design suited the new website.
This is the original "Relaxed" template:
Scroll anywhere over the block to see the different toolbar options in the top right hand corner. The toolbars allow you to Edit content, Layout, or Settings.
NOTE: Different types of blocks provide different editing options in the Toolbar.
See a detailed example of Toolbars in our Block editing basics article.
Each template starts out as a single page like the "Relaxed" template shown above, but it's easy to add a new page at any time - just click on the Page Switcher:
On the Theme page you can:
- Add or edit website colors
- Choose the fonts used for headings, subheadings and the body
- Chose the text size for headings and subheadings
- Change the style of buttons
- Select background patterns/designs
These changes are "site-wide" so any changes that you make here will automatically be applied to your template.
Jump to the Settings page to:
- Upload a favicon
- Select a language for your website (English is the default)
- Connect a website Add-on like Google Analytics, MailChimp Subscriber pop-up or Zendesk Live Chat
Check what your website will look like to visitors by going to the Preview page.
Use the icons to test how the site will work on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
When you're ready to launch go to the Publish page and choose a plan that works for you. Find more information about plans and pricing here.
You'll then be able to get your site on the internet or just share a preview link with collaborators.
We're always here to help if you get stuck or have any questions! Click the live chat button in the bottom corner of the page anytime.