Select a Template

Makea has a vast collection of modern, functional, gorgeous website templates from which to choose. Browse popular templates or search through the collection based on the type of website you want to create. From portfolios to landing pages, websites for restaurants, weddings, hotels, and just about anything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Take the Tour

We understand that using a new website building platform might get a little confusing, so the first thing you see when you enter the Makea editor is a quick tour of its features. Get familiar with adding stripes - pre-made content blocks - to your site, how to edit existing page elements, how to add new pages to your site, where to preview your site for different devices, and how to publish your new site, all in a matter of seconds.

Edit the Website Style

To change the look and feel of your website template, click the gear icon on the left side of the screen to access the Website Style menu. There, you can perform a variety of tasks:

Manage pages, including reordering them, cloning them, renaming them, or moving them.

  1. Add a new page
  2. Toggle between a wide site and a narrow site
  3. Change the fonts of the site’s title and subtitle
  4. Adjust the layout of the site’s menu
  5. Change the page’s background
  6. Add scrolling effects
  7. Add apps to the page, including a pop-up menu, social sharing buttons, a chat box, and more

Edit the Active Stripe

On the left side of the editing screen is another blue gear icon. That gear icon opens an editing menu that corresponds to the active stripe. In the example above, the Features Stripe is active, so you can make changes to that stripe via the Features Settings menu. If the active stripe is a photo gallery, the menu will correspond with editing features for a gallery. If the footer of the site is active, the menu will correspond to it, and so on.

These menus give you control over various options, including the settings for that stripe, background styling, layout and effects, and even adding custom touches, like specific widths and padding for the active stripe. Naturally, the settings available to you will vary depending on the stripe that is active.

You can also duplicate the active stripe, move it up or down in the page order, or delete the stripe altogether. These controls are found just below the blue gear icon on the right side of the screen, as shown above.

Edit On-Page Content

The existing content in the template is easily edited by clicking on the item. Doing so reveals an editing menu, as seen above. From here, you can edit the text as well as add an external link, adjust the section settings, reorder the element’s positioning, or delete the element altogether.

The existing content in the template is easily edited by clicking on the item. Doing so reveals an editing menu, as seen above. From here, you can edit the text as well as add an external link, adjust the section settings, reorder the element’s positioning, or delete the element altogether.

You can also add new elements to existing items. Simply click on the blue plus sign within the element, and you’re presented with the options shown above. Add a video, price, button, icon, map, divider, or even adjust the underlying code should you see fit.

Your Title Here

To adjust the padding between elements, use the controls shown on the left of the screen above. You can adjust the padding in 10px increments.

Add New Content

Anywhere you see the blue plus sign shown above, you can add new content in the form of stripes. These pre-made content blocks take many forms, including headers, image galleries, forms, blog posts, and much more. Click on the blue plus sign to reveal the list of stripes that are available, as seen below.

Once you select the category of content you’d like to add, use the left and right arrows to scroll through the various layouts that are available. Once you find the one you want, click the green plus sign to add it to your site. When you do, you’ll be asked if you want to apply the existing styling of the site to the new content block or if you’d like to use the default styling of the content block.

Administrative Tasks

Administrative tasks are handled via the menu options shown at the top of the editing window. Click the icon on the left to sign into your account, view all the websites you have created, or access the mobile editor to edit your site on your mobile device. Clicking on “Home” allows you to duplicate the current page, access the page’s SEO settings, add a new page to your site, and add a pop-up window, such as one to announce a sale for items on your site.

Clicking on “Help” gives you several support options, including contacting support, viewing tips for building your site, and accessing the Makea knowledge center. The “Settings” menu includes access to SEO, adding custom HTML code to the site header, and adjusting the page settings like the background color, scrolling effects, and adding apps to the page, like chat boxes or social sharing icons.

At the top right of the screen are the final options to preview your site in desktop, tablet, and mobile view, save your work, and publish your site.

Important Features

Makea was designed to make building a high-quality website quick and easy. Here are some of the features that let you do that:

Advanced image galleries - Create stunning image galleries with visual effects including enter and hover effects and image filters.

Mobile editing - Makea’s editor is completely mobile-ready, so you can edit your site on the go, no matter where you are. Add a blog post, create a new image gallery, editing existing content - you name it!

Pre-made content blocks - Creating a website has never been so easy. All you have to do is select what kind of content you’d like on your pages from our selection of pre-made content blocks, and the entire block will be added for you, images, text, formatting, and all. It creates a seamless, professional look without worrying about how the final product will render because our content blocks automatically fit together, just like building with Legos!

Blogging - Having the ability to create shareable content is essential for the modern web. Makea makes blogging easy with several pre-made templates that you can easily insert onto a page to create a blog.

E-commerce - If you want to create an online store, it’s easy as 1-2-3. Again, Makea has numerous pre-made store blocks that you can easily insert into your site. It’s just a matter of adding your items, writing product descriptions, adding images, and setting prices.

Flexible platform - Makea is an ideal solution for creating websites from one page to 100 pages. Build a quick site to use as your resume or CV, build an extensive e-commerce site to sell your products to the world, or anything in between.

In-depth support - Need help? Access how-to articles, video tutorials, and contact support 24/7 if you need assistance.