Want to create a music website but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll show you how to create an effective music website that will impress both your fans and industry professionals.
Starting a professional music website with WordPress is key for more visibility to gain more fans and followers. Below, we’ve gone ahead and listed some key elements that you can incorporate to create a music website.
Slider is an excellent way to display information – such as images from your concert – in an organized and compact manner. Slider galleries are excellent for organizing content into a neat, clean module. Refer to the example below from the Aoede template:
Rather than redirecting fans to YouTube, focus their attention on your videos that are embedded directly onto your music website. One of the dangers of YouTube is that there might be hundreds of live videos filmed by your fans on the platform that might not best represent your band.
When it comes time to create a music website, keep in mind that you should place your most recent or most popular videos at the top of your Videos page. Don’t forget to update the page with new videos to keep the content fresh. Check out the example of the video below in the Jazz Club template.
A Photos section is an essential menu option to have on your music website. It’s no secret that fans like to browse photos of their favorite bands. If you include an Images Layout element, then it will keep fans browsing your website for longer.
Creating separate galleries for different kinds of photos makes it easier for people to find the content they’re looking for – as you can see in the Aoede and Apollo templates. So you should have separate galleries for official photos, live photos, fan photos, etc.
When making a music website, you must also have a music player as your fans should be able to listen to your songs. In this way, the Audio element is extremely useful. Allowing your visitors to listen to your tracks is great for your fans and will help make your music heard and known.
You can also include some text about your music as well. For this, check out how the Audio element works in the Podcast template.
The power of the countdown timer is that the ticking down of the clock adds extra urgency in the customer’s mind. You can use it when selling tickets to your concert as shown in this template.
Also, a great example of the countdown is in the Pasithee template. The fans will see that time is running out, which will become a factor in their purchase decision.
Creating the Events page while creating a music website will allow you to notify your fans about upcoming concerts, provide detailed info on showtimes, cover charges, opening bands, and the venue.
Here, you can also showcase one of your best live videos so fans know what to expect if they come to see your show.
You can also use multiple calendars on your Events page, which means that you could, for example, a local shows list plus a touring list. Take a look at the Aoede and Pasithee templates to find out how the Events page might look.
Introduce the band to your fans. Describe who you really are and what makes you different from the rest. You can also include social links of each team member so the visitors can follow their favorite musicians. Don’t forget to mention all the accomplishments that you have achieved. Check out the Thyone and Aoede template to view an example.
Testimonials are an excellent addition to every music website. At least one or two should be placed on the home page. Placing more testimonials on other pages of your site – such as your About page – is even better.
Testimonials are effective, because they are based on actual experience, and visitors to your site will see what you have to offer they will have a real reason to believe and will become your new fans. The Thyone and Night Club Listing templates include testimonials, so you can view the examples.
Contact Forms are a must-have to allow site visitors to get in touch with you. This is especially important for media or industry professionals.
Use a custom form with fields requesting site visitors to fill out specific information. These details are then compiled into a neat email that will be sent to you, as seen on the Thyone and Apollo templates.
Creating a blog on your site will allow you to provide your audience with frequent and regular content to tell your story, showcase your music, and expand your ideas. It also allows you to differentiate yourself and show your fans the person behind the music. It’s a place where you can connect with your fans through music and your interests and even attract new fans. To show blog posts, you’ll need to use the Posts element and style the look as you want in the element settings.
In this article, we presented the key elements needed to create a music website and showed you different web templates for musicians that look very professional. So with this article at your disposal, the process of building up a music website shouldn’t be overly complicated. We hope this article will help you to create a great website that showcases your brand, and your music in a professional way online.
In the digital age we’re living in, the internet has changed our lives in several ways. Could you imagine a day without surfing the net for anything from finding information to social networking, from entertainment and shopping to money transactions? Probably not!
Education and learning got their share of this change as well. Universities and schools are now widely present on the world wide web – not to mention the rise of online courses! Most of us are tired of the headache of browsing university or educational websites! So if you’re running an educational facility or business, building an education website that is uncluttered, accurate, user-friendly and visually attractive at the same time is essential.
In this post, we’re going to share some useful tips to keep in mind while designing your site.
Education websites target two types of visitors: students and parents. Students visit the website to find out more about campus life, class, and after-school activities, among other things. Parents, on the other hand, visit the school’s website to learn more about tuition fees, the school board, and facilities in addition to the points above. In terms of design, the website should be visually appealing to create a good first impression. So it’s essential to properly use welcoming pictures and videos.
The best way to encourage visitors to check out what an institute has to offer is by displaying an interactive image of the students studying or campus life with enticing background colors in the hero section. But beware! Avoid stuck photos while building your education website! Be authentic and present what really goes on at your learning institute.
The Jupiter X Language School template took this approach. As seen below, a full-size image of a student on a bright neon green background and welcoming slogans perfectly captivates visitors at first glance.
One other approach would be to choose the color palette to match the concept of the school. For example, a website for a preschool would look much better with colorful text, button, and background, funny animated texts and images, among more. Have you ever seen a kindergarten website all in black or dark colors?! I doubt it!
An excellent example of this approach is the Jupiter X Preschool template, which has a light pinkish color scheme.
And finally, matching website colors with the school or university’s branding colors can also be good practice and will make the website design more authentic and original.
Not Minimal but the Right Amount of Simplicity and Information Accuracy
Building an education website that is minimal is almost impossible due to the amount of information and content embedded in it. But this rule applies to any type of design: keep it simple! Think about an uncluttered website that students and employees can easily navigate through and find the information they need with minimum effort.
The Jupiter X Course 2 template is made up of well-organized sections with categorized posts, with just enough information sitting on easy-to-comprehend boxes. Everything you need to know about online courses is clickable and on point with the adequate use of images and text. This results in an overall functional, user-friendly design. This online course template serves as a great example of how a design can be simple yet striking and appealing.
Make it Responsive
Education websites provide more than just information about admissions, dates, and departments. School and online education websites are the main way students and parents interact with the school. Students log in through portals to learn their grades, contact teachers, navigate through departments and get information about facilities. The same goes for parents who see the website as a gateway to the school. That means all the information should be available for them on the go and on all screen sizes.
Browsing through phones and tablets is much more popular than before – particularly among the younger crowd. So while building an education website, keep in mind that all your elements, navigation menus, visuals and the user-friendliness of the website are kept intact.
SEO and Speed Optimized
The goal is that your educational center attracts more users to whom you can offer services. To do this, the website needs to be easily found online, which is why you should ensure your website is SEO optimized. Through implementing proper keywords into your website content or hiring SEO experts to apply more professional SEO practices, search engines will better analyze your website and boost your rankings in their algorithms. As a result, you’ll easily be found by those who are looking for quality education.
Previously, we mentioned simplicity. Even more important than aesthetics, too much content and too many visuals slow down your website. Slow page load will scare users away. Remember that by holding onto the simplicity rule, you can keep users engaged by allowing them to quickly access the information they’re looking for.
Make Awards and Achievements Stand Out
You need to constantly remind your site visitors that the quality of your institution and its services stand out. Brag about the achievements and awards your institution accomplished throughout the years. Dedicate a section of your design to awards and impressive numbers, which is possible by using a counter element. Check out live examples in the Jupiter X University and Osogoa templates.
Dedicate Pages to Blog and Events
You value your site visitors – and in your case mostly parents – so much that you share every piece of news and update them about your institution! Isn’t that what any professional and caring school would do?! You got it! Creating an Events or Blog page while building an education website would be the best idea to keep your users engaged in your services.
Design an Events page on your website to announce upcoming, current or past events. By using the Jet Listing element, you can present your event content within a grid as you wish and link it to the events detail page for date, time and event descriptions, and you can build a separate blog page to share news about breaks, holidays, exams, school events or even articles related to education. A regularly updated blog with appealing and relevant content could greatly help you in attracting more visitors.
If you want to see what a properly designed Events or Blog page would look like in action, check out the Jupiter X Language School and Preschool templates.
Consider Culture and Languages in Design
If you are a well-known, international institution, chances are that you attract students from different countries. At this point, having a multi-language website is critical. Non-English users may miss out on important events and information simply because they misunderstand something on your site. You wouldn’t want to miss out on a prospective student for this trivial reason! So consider the language factor when building an education website and make it available to more users around the world by adding languages that you assume the majority of your prospective students speak.
Jupiter X has features that allow you to have a multilingual and RTL compatible website in no time. Read more about them here.
Create a Listing Website if You Have Several Courses and Classes
If you run a big institution or an online education website with hundreds of courses and classes, a listing might be the best tool for you to organize the courses into sections. You can customize their layout and showcase your courses as you see fit. A listing grid layout is perfect for content-heavy websites that display items for different purposes but with equal hierarchy. The Jupiter X Language School, Course and Course 2 templates all have great examples of showcasing courses using a listing grid.
Listing is a widget by the JetEngine plugin. If you’d like to learn more about how to create listings and customize layouts, please check here or the documentation.
One other cool feature that you can add to your listing is the Smart Filter. In fact, it’s a must-have if you want your site to be user-friendly. Smart filters allow users to narrow down their choices by courses, authors, date, etc. and get to exactly what they’re looking for faster and more efficiently, and by using the Checkboxes widget, they can apply multiple items to their choices. The Jupiter X Course 2 template applied these filters to its courses page, and it works like a charm!
Check out the JetSmartFilters official page to learn more about this useful plugin.
And finally, an important part of any education website is the instructors’ and teachers’ introduction section. The listing grid has many functionalities as mentioned above. You can create your own post types, from services to projects and from products to team members and customize every detail about them.
Using the listing grid element enables you to create a profile for each instructor with information about their position, major, classes and more and in the single listing page for each profile to add a description about the instructor’s background, education and more.
Parents and students alike will absolutely love this level of transparency about teachers’ backgrounds, guaranteed! The Jupiter X Course 2 template has a fantastic example of this instructor’s list in action.
Regardless of the size of your school or the type of knowledge you offer and disseminate, a well-designed website can undeniably help your school grow. It’s time to accept the importance of an online presence and get to work!
Let us know about your experience building an education website in the comments. Which one of these tips inspired you and what was the feedback from your users? And finally, please help us in creating a more comprehensive list by adding the tips we might have missed.
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Let’s start with a simple clue that sums up this and all other similar topics: the best website design is one that allows the audience to predict what the site is about without seeing the textual content. Imagine entering a law firm website – you’ll immediately be able to guess it has something to do with the law. Or you land on a traveling agency website, and you can automatically tell it’s about traveling and tourism.
All comprising elements of a website – and not just its imagery – play a role in carrying on this mission. The main layout, composition, colors, typography and the elements are a part of it. The very same thing is true about a sports website. In this post, we’ll provide some valuable tips for your sports website you can easily use to build something that speaks for itself – without relying too much on its textual content. We’ll use vast a range of Jupiter X templates as examples for gym, powerlifting, yoga, meditation, pilates, and sports event websites.
Layout and composition is a cornerstone
First things first! The layout and composition are the primary factors in the design and the foundation for everything built upon it. Without a solid and clearly thought-out layout and composition, your content will always seem like it lacks something.
Vast sections with bold imagery
A powerlifting center, a gym or an off-road club can enjoy a layout built by vast sections with bold typography and large imagery. If you or your client can afford professional photography from the venue (or at least a Shutterstock subscription!), this layout will help your website shape an image of power and athleticism without much textual content. Jupiter X Caelus and Carius are good examples of sports website templates built in this way.
In graphic design theory, ordinal lines imply movement, dynamism, and livelihood. Using this feature in a website layout will add a level of visual dynamism and excitement for your audience as they scroll and explore your page. It’ll drive them efficiently towards engaging with your call to action. The Jupiter X Hercle template, which is specially designed for off-road clubs and professionals, has expertly used this technique in its layout.
And the Hermippe template is an excellent example of utilizing this technique for a gym website.
Colors are energizers!
Color is like the air your page requires to breathe. One excellent tip for your sports website: a color-aware design will appeal to your visitors and make professionals such as designers say “wow, this company hired the right designer for their agency.” Think of what design will signify your or your client’s brand values. If it’s a gym or dojo, your brand will definitely need sharp and preferably warm colors to carry its meaning.
The Jupiter X Hebe template uses a mixed approach for its accent color. It uses an accent color that is somewhere between green and blue. Green signifies nature, calmness and a golf course, and blue signifies stability, depth and horizon. That’s about all the meaning a golf club needs to convey.
If your brand wants to promote peace, composure and balance like a meditation or yoga house needs, use calming colors such as green with friendly tones and lower saturation. Have a look at the Feretrius template to see a live example of calming colors in action, which illustrates to the audience a glimpse of peace and calm they can achieve doing yoga or meditation.
Show visitors their future selves in the photos
Imagine you’re looking for the nearest gym with the facilities and conditions you want. You’ll find some viable places through using Google, Foursquare or Yelp, but you’ll definitely want to check their website before calling and booking an appointment to visit and possibly subscribe. And hey, while you’re at it, you definitely don’t want to read blog posts or even a couple of paragraphs about the history, philosophy and achievements of the club you are considering. What you will do is just skim the homepage or landing page.
This is typically the audience for a sports club website; they mostly are in a rush and don’t have much time to spend on a landing page. So you won’t have much time to appeal to and persuade this type of visitor. This means you should use your page assets accordingly and efficiently.
The first thing to consider is imagery. Your visitors will rely a lot on what they can get through quickly scanning your page, and images are definitely a good way to capture those scanning eyes. Good imagery for a sports website requires professional photography or some great collection of stock photos related to your area of specialty. If you rely on stock images for your sports website do make sure they are:
High quality: Captured by professional photographers
Well-light: Not too bright or too dark
Matching in color: They align well with your design color palette, especially with your accent color
Also, it would be good if you can show consistency in the stock photos you use, for example, with the same model posing in the photos. The Jupiter X Devagura template uses stock photos in the template, but they are used seamlessly in the hero section of all pages in accordance with the page content and design characteristics.
Write to motivate – not communicate
Following the same mindset we discussed in the last section about the visitor’s short attention span and importance of the right imagery, I want to emphasize the same thing about the role of writing in your sports website. Another tip for your sports website is that writing is more of a marketing tool than a means of communication. The copy for your sports website should work hand-in-hand with all other elements discussed in this post to drive the audience forward, motivate them to hit the gym and to work those muscles. So imagine the type of writing we need here:
If you can easily understand that you should not begin your website with a big ‘Welcome to our official gym website’ in the hero section, then you can say you’re qualified to write your website copy yourself – and you’re good to go! But if not, you really need to consider hiring a copywriter to write your website copy that aligns with your and your brand’s specific values.
Use an athletic typography
What you say is not enough – how you say it also matters. Remember you’ll need good typography that matches the message you want it to carry. Consider Oswald, Anton and Source Sans Pro as great sports fonts that can be used in a gym or powerlifting club website. They are also standard Google Fonts that are available to use for free.
If it’s for a meditation, pilates or yoga website, then you might want to think of a more sleek font with less emphasis on power, movement and challenge and more on calmness, elegance, and peace.
Showcase – don’t just tell – your athletic story
Any business or personal brand has a history. But a sports brand also has a story. You came a long way striving, struggling and failing before you achieved where you currently are. If you think it can inspire your website visitors and motivate them to start working out under your guidance and expertise, you’ll need to showcase your story and achievements like an athlete, not like a resume.
The Jupiter X Vinalia template beautifully showcases a challenging athletic history with a timeline. Each year gets a title, image, and description with a color identity. Once you start tripping down memory lane, you can’t help but scroll. You can expect your visitors are twice as more confident in taking their first course with you after scrolling through this page.
Tell visitors why you are the best to train them
Without too much marketing pressure, you should convey to your visitors who you are. You don’t have to do this the second they arrive on your website, but it should be somewhere on the first page of your website. Employ honest but confident language and explain your skills, exclusive points and why you think you are the best person to train your website visitor.
The Jupiter X Pilates Studio template is a nice and informative pilates studio website template that uses trainers’ profiles with the Jupiter X Team Members element.
Make it personal and share your clients’ feedback
People will trust your sales pitch a lot more if you can manage to show that your clients are happy with your product or service, which is another great tip for your sports website. If you have satisfied clients, reach out to them and ask them to provide a testimonial about you and your service. If they hesitate, reward them with a free session in return. It’s definitely worth it!
If you want to design a website for a gym or studio, then make your website content as ‘humane’ as possible by including info about your instructors, quotes from them as well as testimonials from your customers. See how Pilates Studio uses the Jupiter X Testimonial element to beautifully organize customer reviews and feedback.
Animate it, make it fun
Movement is one ruling factor that all kinds of sports have in common (well, chess is an exception, I guess!). So how can we design anything related to sports that are not promoting or signifying movement? You can animate some parts of your sports website to add a sense of movement to it. Some elements such as sliders are naturally moving elements, but you can also manually move some elements such as sports figures and models.
The Feretrius and Vinalia templates from Jupiter X WP have used this idea to add a sleek sense of dynamism to their design. The parallax effect is another technique that spices up your layout by adding depth and movement. Using the parallax effect together with the manual viewport animation of elements is commonly used in tons of websites these days.
Add some hype to your sports event with a countdown
It’s a good idea to use landing pages instead of multi-page websites for sports events as people who come to these websites want to quickly see the essential info such as dates, conditions, and prices then sign up and leave. You can define 5 essential sections that cover all the info your participant wants to know. For example for an extreme mountain biking race, you need the following 5 sections:
1- Intro: Nice hero section 2- Countdown to your event 3- Some background info about the event and its experience 4- The roadmap 5- Outro: schedule + call to action
Using a countdown element in the hero section or the first parts of the landing page will add some hype to your event and encourage visitors to proceed with the rest of the page so they can sign up to participate before the time runs out. You can also show the number of remaining seats or slots to amplify the visitor’s sense of urgency. The Jupiter X Mountain Biking template is an excellent example of a website for a sporting event.
Possible call to action? Call, sign up, book, smash!
So thanks to following all the above practices and guidelines, your visitors have made it taking an action. Without a good call to action section or element, your best bet is that they’ll find your address or contact info from Google and proceed – but it’s also very likely that they’ll vanish to your competitor’s website where they can find all the info they need in one page.
There are different kinds of calls to action you can use for a sports website such as calling or booking an appointment. Alternatively, you can put your contact info and a contact box on your landing page or contact page for any possible inquiries. This is what is beautifully done in many sports templates from Jupiter X WP, including Farreus, Feretrius, and Hermippe.
Is that all?
Definitely no! Nobody can say the above list of elements and factors makes a working sports website. There are many ifs and if-nots involved in a website’s success. But you can definitely say these tips for your next sports website will help it engage and convert visitors more efficiently.
Do not forget to check the Jupiter X WP list of sports website templates if you want to kickstart your project with some solid design foundation provided by Artbees experts. And as always said, let us know in the comments if there is a factor or element you think is missing and should be included in this list or share your experience applying these practices to a sports website for you or a client.
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If you’re the owner of several WordPress websites that share common aspects such as themes and plugins, then you might wonder if there’s a more efficient way of managing them as a single install. WordPress Multisite might just be the exact thing you’re searching for. Since version 3.0 came out, WordPress has offered the multisite feature. Multisite allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation – which ultimately means that you can run as many sites as you like. Read this article in its entirety to find out how to build a WordPress Multisite with Jupiter X.
Advantages of WordPress Multisite
Ability to use the same plugins on your project (e.g. performance, security, SEO).
Flexibility to use one theme as a parent theme on multiple sites.
Ability to share similar media files for your organization’s branch sites.
Saves time on updates to your sites.
Freedom to experiment with new ideas while developing client sites on a temporary domain.
Let’s take a look at these benefits in more detail.
Disadvantages of WordPress Multisite
The things that make Multisite a great sharer also contribute to its flaws.
Migrations. Because the network uses one database and stores data from each site in a single database, migration is a bit difficult and complex.
Users. You can’t separate users, meaning that each one will continue having access to the entire network. Also, you cannot create separate users for FTP uploads because only one folder is used for all the sites.
Plugins. You aren’t able to install one plugin for only one site, once the network administrator installs the plugin, it will immediately be available for all the sites in the network. Also, if you delete a plugin, all sites using that plugin will be affected.
So then, this begs the question: Who needs a WordPress multisite network?
Enable a Multisite Network in WordPress
By default, the Multisite Network feature is built-in with each WordPress installation. All you need to do is set up and activate it.
To do this, you’ll need access to the files in your WordPress installation. Use the FTP browser or file browser in your hosting to edit files. This process requires access to two files .htaccess and wp-config.php – both of which are in the base folder of your WordPress installation. Make a backup of both of those before you start. (It’s also a good idea to backup your entire site too.)
To start, open the wp-config.php file in your code editor and add the following code just before the
Once you’ve done that, save your changes to the server. This code simply enables the multisite feature and once enabled, you will still need to set up the multisite network
P.s. don’t forget to create a complete backup of your WordPress site.
Setting Up WordPress Multisite Network
Now that we have successfully enabled multisite, it’s time to configure the Network settings. Head over to the Tools » Network Setup page to configure your multisite network.
You’ll then see a screen that asks how you want your network to be set up and whether or not you want to use subdomains or subdirectories.
Select which one you want to use, enter the title and admin email address for your network in the Network Title and Network Admin Email fields, and click the Install button.
After this, you’ll be taken to the Network Setup screen. Here, you’ll find some codes with instructions where to paste them. One is for the wp-config.php file and one for the .htaccess file.
Please note: you’ll get different code from this site because we have different sites 🙂
Once you make changes to the files, go back to your site admin. Click the link on the Network Setup screen, and log into your network. Use your default login credentials you used before.
Now, you’ll find that your admin changed a little bit, and you’ll see new items in the toolbar at the top called My Sites and the second one called Network.
My sites– used to manage your sites. Among these settings, not only can you add or delete but you can also deactivate and archive sites. Network – used for configuration and overall network setup, user roles, plugins and theme management, and their updates.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully activated the WordPress network, and you’re now ready to add your new sites in the network.
Building a WordPress Multisite in Jupiter X
As we now know all the advantages and disadvantages of this feature, we should think about how to use WordPress Multisite with Jupiter X. There might be several use cases, but let’s take a look at the most interesting one.
Let’s say you are a freelancer who travels a lot and loves mountain biking. You want to create a site or sites where all these interests will be published according to their styles.
This is what our task looks like:
Freelance site. This site will have a solid looking design, complete with your portfolios and the services you provide. You’ll also want to list all your clients and their testimonials. Travel site. Since you’re traveling quite a bit and have accumulated good experiences that you want to share with the world, the site must contain a gallery, trips, places you’ve, as well as your future plans. Mountain Bike. Since you’re really into mountain biking, you’ll want this website to have a very sporty style. If you’re participating in various races, then you’ll also want to have race events and stylish blog posts where you will publish your previous and future adventures.
Having these sites under one hood where you’ll be able to manage everything from one dashboard sounds like a great plan. Now, let’s take a look at what Jupiter X can offer us and how it can help us achieve our goal.
Currently, Jupiter X offers 250 premade templates that are sorted into 16 categories. You’ll find at least one type of business in this extensive list of premade templates. Now, let’s check what we got for our situation.
The freelance-style website under the creative/portfolio category has 33 premade demos:
I will choose Creative Studio, which has a clear design, pleasant typography and colors match – all of which I’d like to incorporate into my website:
Travel site – There are 9 templates in this category:
And my favorite is Adventure since it closely resembles my personality and active lifestyle:
Lastly, for my mountain bike hobby, I’ll go ahead and choose the Mountain Bike template from the 10 available demos. It has everything needed on a hobby site and the design exactly what I want.
Now, as we already know what we want, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. This is what our task looks like for now:
Create three domains and name them based on our goal (For example Freelancer, Traveler, Biker).
Install Jupiter X and all the necessary plugins.
Install templates for each domain.
That’s it – now it’s your turn to make the final changes to them. The Jupiter X templates are almost ready. All you’ll need to change are the text and images. Everything else has already been taken care of (Thanks to the design team behind Jupiter X).
WordPress Multisite is a great feature when used correctly. While it has it up and downsides, you can use it for your personal or business sites, to host client or community sites or to run a WordPress.com-like system of blogs that people create themselves.
In this blog post, we took a deep dive into how you can set up, enable and build WordPress Multisite with Jupiter X quickly and efficiently so you can begin managing several sites at once. We’d love to hear more about your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below!
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Are you right in the middle of planning for your big day? Preparing a wedding website has become a growing trend among newlyweds – but among all other tasks that need to get done, typically very few couples find the time and energy to build their website! Well, we all know how stressful ticking things off the wedding to-do list can be – however, creating a wedding website doesn’t have to be! This is particularly true when you know which elements for a wedding website to use and where. In fact, this will be the easiest of all wedding planning tasks! And we’ll show you just how you can easily get it done.
In this article, we’re going to walk you through the key elements that should be used in a wedding template while having a look at three Jupiter X wedding templates. If you’re planning a wedding website (or maybe a wedding!) this will specifically help you kickstart your website. We will try to visualize what an informative, classy and fun wedding website should look like, as well as showcase a list of important elements for a wedding website that best matches your big day’s theme and style.
Websites that are built for special occasions such as weddings, Valentine’s Day, engagement parties, graduation ceremonies or even honeymoons are like online albums in a way. So the focus should be on images and the elements that organize images. Jupiter X’s Sarpedon template can be a good example of such a concept. Using elements like the Image Carousel and the basic gallery portrays an image-driven template. Let’s go through one-by-one some of the useful elements that’ll help you build a clean, well-designed website (or better to say online album) for your big day:
Your website loads to a beautiful set of you and your partner’s photos, and the first thing visitors see on your website is a collection of your most precious photos together – isn’t that fancy?! We think so too! You can do this with the Image Carousel element. Here’s how it looks in the Sarpedon template:
You can customize the Image Carousel down to every single detail: from image size, the number of slides to show on one click, animation style, and speed to hover effects.
You can learn more about the Image Carousel element by looking at more examples here.
You most probably have an Instagram history with your partner that you carefully created to share with your followers. You can actually showcase your Instagram feed on your website by using the Instagram element. Choose between grid, masonry and list layouts to make pictures appear as you wish. You can also choose which photos to show, set the number of columns and customize the overall look of the element. To read more about how to work with this element in detail, please visit this page.
A typical wedding website template should allow you the option to showcase your love-filled pictures through Images Layout in the catchiest way, as well as collect information and track down your attendees through a well-designed RSVP section equipped with a functional Form element. The Leda template is Jupiter X’s other one-page wedding template that comes in handy with these two elements.
Let’s take a look at these elements that – together with the other carefully planned details – will make your guests congratulate you twice on your big day!
As mentioned earlier, you can showcase your pictures in an organized way with the Images Layout element. Just like with any other image-related element, you can customize its look, hover effects, number of images and columns to show, add an icon or a title on the image and many more!
Images Layout has four different layout styles you can choose from: Masonry, Grid, Justify and List. Their width and height sizes are what differentiates them from each other. For this template, we choose the Grid layout to ensure that all items have the same width and height. To learn more about the other layouts, you can head over to our knowledge base and read more here.
Wouldn’t it be cool and creative to gather all your RSVP information in your email instead of just posting your guests one-by-one and receiving reply notes in your physical mail? Of course, the traditional way is fun, but a simple online RSVP form can save you a lot of time, money and energy and ease the wedding planning tension a bit!
You can create a simple form in seconds with the Form Builder element. Just drag and drop the Form element to your page, edit the field placeholders and sizes and add the email you want to gather information in the “Add Action” section of the setting, and tada! You’ve got yourself a nice and clean RSVP form!
You can even customize the feedback message to pop up after a message is sent. It can be a catchy informal “thank you” message from you and your spouse or a more formal one appreciating their reply.
Learn more about the Form Builder element and how to create one here.
And last but not least let’s dig into three more elements for a wedding website that should not be forgotten! We’ll look for the examples in one of Jupiter X’s most recent wedding templates, the Wedding Invitation.
Why not add some hype around such an important day of your life?! Add a countdown timer to your website and make your guests wait excitedly and impatiently for the big day to come. You can play with this element all you want, change its styling, typography and the overall appearance, choose between different timer types based on your taste and even set what happens after the timer is expired. You can find detailed instructions on how to use the Countdown element here.
You can showcase the main activities happening on your wedding day using the Timeline element. Add as many items as you want and stylize each by adding icons, titles, and texts and set the timing for each so that your guests know what kind of fun events they should be expecting at your wedding.
Here you can find examples of Timeline in vertical and horizontal style.
Yes, you heard correctly! You can actually use the Team Member element to introduce your very precious bridesmaids and groomsmen! Create a profile for each of them and customize the look of it by adding names, photos, position, and even their social media accounts! Cute surprise, eh?!
Wrapping it Up
Everything is set for a fun and beautiful wedding website, you just need to plan on which elements suit your taste and get it done – it’s as easy as a piece of wedding cake!
Let us know about your experience in the comments. Have you built a wedding website for your special day? How did the invitees and attendees like the idea? Or you just made up your mind creating one just now? We would love to hear your ideas!
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If you’ve been checking the Artbees weekly newsletters in recent weeks, then you may have noticed the recent new additions to the Jupiter X templates world! We not only added an advanced search module to the Jupiter X templates repository and to some of the landing pages but we also added about 60 brand new templates that are different in many ways.
In this article, I’m going to explore a little more about these additions. So let’s start with why we ideated and released this new generation of templates and which problem we tried to solve with them.
What are the problems with the usual website templates?
1- They are a dumb piece of generic design!
They are all generic so they can hunt a bigger chunk of users with one template. You can easily say when a website is built upon a template.
2- They look perfect until you touch them!
Just take a look at it on dumblatemobster.com, which is as charming as a McDonald’s Hamburger until you unbox it!
3- They are lifeless, not lifelike
Website templates basically do not reflect a real mission and purpose in their content. They are not really built to carry out a purpose.
Meet Jupiter X’s latest round of templates
In its update to the template repository over the past two months, Jupiter X has added about 60 new website templates for you that addresses all the downsides of the usual website templates! And they are from a vast category of niches and types. They encompass businesses and sectors such as agencies, leisure, online shops, creative portfolios, blogs, health, restaurants, listings, startups, events, community and much more. And even more stunning templates are on the way every month.
So what are these templates capable of in addition to being beautiful, customizable and responsive?
New Jupiter X templates carry a purpose
Long gone are the days of “design is beauty.” Design means more of purpose than aesthetics now so despite a usual template’s promise. Even when you add your copy and replace the dummy images with your own images. you are far from the actual website you were waiting to see. It’s because your template is just a presentation without a mission.
The new approach in template design at Artbees is not only in designing a visually appealing template. It’s a design that serves the mission of that template. The mission of a template consists of:
Mission of the website as a whole (based on its category and niche)
Mission of the homepage or landing page
Mission of the inner pages
The driving force and philosophy behind the new templates is to fulfill these missions.
Your template’s design boils down to your customer profile and what is appealing to your business audience. The category/niche belonging to a template plays a critical role in its design. The characteristics of the target audience for that business have been deeply thought about and the findings are made sure to get reflected in that niche’s template design.
Your Jupiter X template will convey your remarkable story tailored to a specific audience. It’s geared to generate leads and convert those leads into paying customers. Sometimes this is done with a mouth-watering food menu and a booking option right underneath. Or with a timeline and list of achievements to showcase a company’s credibility and trust with an option to call or email.
Content such as hero sections, headings, and call-to-action buttons are now in complete harmony with your website’s purpose and goal. Moreover, most of the templates now include nimble pop-up designs that support your site’s mission by drawing in subscribers or helping to boost sales.
Meet Jupiter X Advanced Template Finder
With the new 60 templates added to the repository, the Jupiter X template count now exceeds 220. While this might be an impressive figure for a WordPress website builder, it can also be worrisome for some users as they are left with several options and unsure about how to find the right template for themselves.
In order to better organize the growing number of Jupiter X templates, we built an advanced template finder module into the Jupiter X control panel as well as our demo websites. This is a powerful tool that locates the right template(s) based on the various factors that you set such as:
Keywords (manually entered)
Once you get your hands on it, it’ll prove a very effective way of filtering down the templates you are really after instead of wasting time opening and checking irrelevant templates.
Jupiter X templates are a tool you can use to build authentic-looking websites with genuine content for businesses with a goal. And the best part? You don’t need to be a designer or a marketer. So the quick answer to the above question is: ‘A lot more new templates’! We will constantly build new templates based on this new approach and add them to the repository.
Stay current with the new added templates by checking the Artbees weekly newsletter and let us know if there is any niche or category you’d like to see as the next template released in Jupiter X. We transformed our template design approach based on Jupiter X community feedback and now look forward to your feedback about how we did it. Enjoy what’s left of the summer 😉
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