Can 1&1 help me to create a website?
Yes. 1&1 offers powerful website building solutions that enable you to make your own website with ease. In fact, it's now simpler than ever to create your own website from scratch using 1&1 MyWebsite. To guide you during your first steps, you'll find a large pool of videos and tutorials on how to make your own website.With other professional CMS tools, like WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal, you can find an even wider range of website builder technologies and choose the features that best suit your web project – perfect for those beginning their own website success story and looking to get a running start in the online world. Create a website with functional and professional elements that your customers will want to return to again and again. Include widgets and HTML elements, flash videos and YouTube content, social networking support and a host of powerful eCommerce features when you build your own website with 1&1. Take advantage of the intuitive tools that make 1&1 MyWebsite one of the most simple and powerful website builder solutions on the market today.Our website builder enables you to save a lot of time during the setup of your website by using intuitive drag and drop functionality, simple colour scheme selection and a user-friendly tool for image editing. Easily integrate social media with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to regularly interact with your website audience. You can also create a website and edit pages using your tablet device thanks to the brand new Touch Mode. MyWebsite is optimised for a touch-editing experience, meaning you can use all of the same desktop features of the 1&1 website builder tool to quickly and easily edit pages of your website on your tablet device too.
Do I need any previous experience or expert knowledge to use the website builder?
How can I make a website for smartphones and tablets?
If you're considering building your own website for today's eCommerce market, you should always keep in mind how your website may appear on portable devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Website statistics show that more than 30 percent of all visitors are accessing and researching website content through mobile devices. Our website builder lets you take advantage of responsive web design to ensure that the website you create displays correctly on both computer monitors and mobile devices. Alongside responsive web design, 1&1's website builder also offers the integration of more than 300 mobile-ready Web Apps. Among the most popular is the Twitter Web App that allows you to connect your account to your website for online marketing purposes. In addition to this, you can also integrate apps from Facebook, eBay, Google+ and Amazon. Finally, if you wish to make changes to your site whilst on the move, you can also log in via your smartphone – simply visit the 1&1 Control Panel for full access.
I want to create a website with eCommerce features, is this possible?
Yes. 1&1 MyWebsite is perfect for business users looking to build a professional eCommerce site. With a variety of ready-made designs that are optimised for more than 120 business sectors, 1&1 has plenty of attractive website layouts that simply require the addition of your unique content. However, if time is really of the essence, then our website creator also includes a library of pre-written text and images that can also be included and customised in any way you see fit. Complete your website with professional website features such as Google Maps, a range of eCommerce solutions and a selection of social media widgets.For any burgeoning business, it is essential to reach as many customers as possible whilst retaining your existing customer base. Once you have taken advantage of 1&1's website builder, you can also benefit from our powerful website apps – these provide plenty of tools to inform your customers about special offers, opening times and the latest news. This means that your website can continue to grow alongside your business by adding features as and when you require them – perfect when building a site that's expected to experience continuous expansion.
What's more, the 1&1 website builder comes with ready-to-go SEO features with tailored functionality such as Rich Snippets, which help boost your Google ranking and therefore help your customers to find you quicker. With 1&1 MyWebsite, your address data is distinguished in the source code to help search engines interpret your data more effectively. As a result, search engines can generate what are known as Rich Snippets from your data in order to provide the user with the most relevant information. A knock-on effect of this is that search engines classify your website as trustworthy, giving you the chance to boost your ranking as soon as you create a website.
Can I include a professional store on my website with 1&1 MyWebsite?
MyWebsite Pro and the MyShop feature from 1&1 allow you to quickly and efficiently integrate an online shop using the website builder. This means you can seamlessly sell your products and services through your website using a whole host of powerful features, suitable for both beginners and professionals. To begin with, you can use a store layout feature that sits comfortably with the existing design of your website. Here, you can easily add your products and services, create categories and inform your customers of your payment and delivery options. Integration with other marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and price comparison sites, is also possible – helping you to reach even more customers.
Once you have created your online shop with the website builder, it's easy to upload products with a variety of choices for your customers – for example, t-shirts in different sizes and colours. What's more, with full mobile optimisation for smartphones and tablets, your products will look great on whatever device they are viewed.
Both you and your customers can count on the very best security thanks to TrustedShops certification and template texts for legal terms & conditions. Full metrics are also supported when you build your shop with the website builder – allowing you to monitor current orders, sales and other information through the intuitive dashboard.
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Does an eCommerce website created with the 1&1 website builder include a payment system?
The 1&1 website builder makes it easier than ever for your customers to purchase products from your eCommerce website. In addition to the 1&1 MyShop app, there is the PayPal Mini Shop, which allows you to sell your choice of products or services. The main advantage of the PayPal Mini Shop is that your customers can continue quickly through your website's checkout because it is processed via PayPal, a hugely popular and reputable online payment provider. The benefits extend to your customers too, because they don't have to spend time creating accounts to buy your products. They can simply use their PayPal account to make a purchase in a few easy clicks. It's a win-win situation; for you, your customers and your eCommerce website.
I want to make a website to express my creative talents, is that possible using the 1&1 website builder?
Building a site that reflects your more creative side is also simple using 1&1 MyWebsite. Whether you want to showcase your art, writing, music or any other talent, 1&1's website builder has something for you. What's more, thanks to its intuitive layout and simple interface, you can be as creative with your website's design as you are with your artistic content. Choose from a range of templates targeted to your specific discipline and customise the layout until you are happy with the appearance. Next, upload your photos, videos or text to the website and you're ready to start creatively arranging your content.The new image editor in 1&1 MyWebsite gives you the creative license to simply edit your website's images to be exactly how you want them. In addition to standard features, such as cropping, rotating and adjusting brightness, you can give your images that extra something special with more than 20 effects and filters, similar to those used on Instagram. When you start to create a website and experiment with your images, the image editor always keeps your original image files safe and secure, so you can try out as many variations as you like.If creativity is not your forte but you still want to build your own website that showcases a special moment in your life, you also have access to a range of attractive templates that allow you to do this. Whether you wish to share wedding photos with friends and family or make your travel stories available to the wider world, 1&1's website builder makes it a breeze. Whatever the content of your website, you can change and adjust it in any way you want – whilst also integrating Web Apps such as a Guestbook, social widgets and RSS feeds to let your visitors communicate with you through your website.
Is it possible to embed a contact form or a forum when you make your own website?
No matter which purpose you make your own website for, some features are always useful to have. For example, a contact form is a great way for visitors to stay in touch and allows better communication through your personal website. In addition to this, a forum is a great place to answer frequently asked questions or provide continued aftercare for your products and services. Forums are also useful places to conduct polls and surveys.
Both of these elements can be easily added when being in the web design mode by using the simple drag & drop system. In this section, you will also find many other elements common to a website and by using the preview function, you can check how they sites will look on your browser once they are published. Here, you can also enhance your website with web apps such as location maps and social media connections.
Are there any security and legal aspects to keep in mind when creating a website?
When you build your website with 1&1 MyWebsite, you can expect unparalleled safety and security. Your website will be safe for visitors and your data and software will be secured against hackers and other types of data loss. What's more, when you use our website builder, you will also be safe from viruses, malware and other threats.
Our high-performance data centres are subject to German data-protection standards which are among the strictest in the world. In addition to this, your website data is secured using geo-redundant servers, to ensure maximum protection. When transmitting data through our fibre optic connections, we ensure multiple security measures through encryption and the data is passed through an external firewall.
Of course, when you are building a website you will automatically think of the legal requirements found on professional websites. 1&1 can provide the necessary legal texts that deal with this issue. Finally, should you have any further questions or issues regarding security or legal operation, our experts are on hand 24/7 through telephone or email.
Can the website builder help me manage my blog while on the go?
Yes. With the brand new 1&1 MyWebsite Blog App, you can keep your blog up to date via your iPhone or Android smartphone. The app allows you to post articles – even ones with YouTube or Vimeo video content, or image galleries with various built-in slider features – wherever you are.What's more, the app lets you check and moderate comments anytime, anywhere. You will receive a push notification as soon as one of your readers comments on one of your articles. This gives you the ability to engage your audience in direct conversation, and keep them in the loop the moment you have new content or news to share.