Once you’ve selected your template and created a site name and URL, you will be able to view your selected template and begin editing your website. To access it, log into gosmallbiz.com and go to the “Applications” tab, then “Website Builder.”
To begin editing your website, select “Visit Site”, then select “GSB PAGE EDITOR” at the top. If this is your first time logging in, a pop-up will appear asking if you want to take a quick tour.
Note: We recommend for all new users to go through the online tutorial.
You can also watch this Page Builder Help Tutorial Video below:
Editing Website Modules
Once you’re in edit mode using of the the pre-built templates provided, you will see a blue box around each module containing action buttons in the upper left:
- This button will give you the ability to move the module to a different row or column.
- This button will open up the settings enabling you to make edits to the module
- This button will duplicate the module
- This button will give you the ability to edit the column/row settings and widths
- This button will delete the module. A pop-up message will appear to confirm deletion
To add additional content and multi-column rows to your website, select the blue “+” icon in the upper right.
Note: In order for the blue “+” button to appear, you must first be in edit mode by selecting the “GSB PAGE EDITOR” button at the top.
The first tab is labeled “Modules”. Here you add buttons, photos, videos, media galleries, testimonials, contact forms, blog posts, and more.
Note: Blog posts must first be entered in the Site Dashboard before they can be added through the “Modules” section. You can also add them by selecting the “+New” icon at the top left.
Simply drag the module of your choice over to the left, and drop it in a section. The editor will automatically open. Add your content and click “Save”.
If you would like to add multi-column rows, click on the “Rows” tab at the top. Drag and drop the column selection of your choice into your website. Once added, go back into the “Modules” tab to drag and drop content into your new custom columns.
Saving Your Content
When you have completed editing your page, select “Done” in the upper right. This will give you three options: discard your changes, save a draft, or publish. A saved draft will only be visible to you. If you publish your changes, everyone that visits your website will be able to view them. You must perform one of these actions before you can move on to editing another page.
Adding a video with embedded code
The video has to be uploaded to a video platform like Youtube or Vimeo. Once on Youtube, right-click on top of the video you want to have on your website. Click on the “Copy embedded code”.
Go to the “GSBPage Editor”, click on the plus “+” sign on the top left of the screen. Under “Basic” click on “Video” and drag it to where you would like it to be on your page. Once you drop it, you will see a Video menu. Under “Video Type” select “Embed”.
Paste the code you copied from YouTube on the space provided below. Then, click on “Save”.
Adding a link to a button
Click on “GSB Page Editor” and hover over the button you would like to use as a link to another page. Select the wrench icon “Button Settings.” Edit the text of the button if you need to, then add the link under “Link.” Make sure the link starts with “http://” and click on “Select,” then “Save.”
Installing DoorDash button
If your business offers a food delivery service via DoorDash, you can integrate an online ordering option directly to your GoSmallBiz website! First, you will visit the DoorDash website to create the button by clicking here. This will take you through a guided process to create your button and generate the code you need to paste within your website. Once you have that code, you will add an HTML box to the desired page and paste the code. This will generate a DoorDash button right on your page, making ordering a breeze for your customers!
Adding alt text to an image
Adding alt text to your images allows search engines to better crawl and rank your website, which improves your SEO. To add a photo and alt text, follow the steps below:
Go to the “GSB Page Editor” and click on the plus “+” sign on the top left of the screen. Under “Basic,” click on “Photo” and drag it to the location where you would like the image to appear on your page. Once you drop it, you will see a Photo menu. Under “Photo Source” select your source, and under “Photo” click on “Select Photo”
Once on the Select Photo menu, you can select the photo you have in your Media Library or you can upload a new one under “Upload Files.” Once you have a photo selected, on the right hand of the screen you will be able to enter “ALT Text,” where you will enter keywords describing the picture. You can also enter a “Title” and “Caption.” Make sure to be descriptive and specific. Once you have entered all of their information, click on “Select Photo.”
On the Photo Menu click on “Save,” and if you are done editing your page, click on “Done” on the top right corner and then click on “Publish.”