Today I want to let you know about an update that we've just made to our SiteBuilder here at WA! The process of building a WordPress website on our SiteRubix network has just got a lot easier.
First though, I want to talk a little about our ideologies and goals in regard to building websites and what WE think a great website builder should be.When we started WealthyAffiliate back in 2005, we were a simple keyword list delivery site. Kyle and I hand-picked keyword lists after doing manual research and delivered them within the Wealthy Affiliate members area. Each week we would deliver a new keyword list. Folks were EXTREMELY happy with these lists because they were truly gems as far as Keyword lists go...things were good!
As our service evolved, it became evident that people were having an extremely hard time building websites...heck, we were spending a lot of our time building websites from scratch. WordPress was in its infancy, and had not really caught on, so we created our website builder and called it "SiteRubix" - it was pretty good for its time!
That said, the SiteRubix website builder wasn't open source, and we wanted to focus on building the WA community into something AMAZING, so we gave up on our proprietary website building software and adopted WordPress.
This led to all kinds of opportunities for us...one of those opportunities was to create a truly EASY-TO-USE website installer that could get folks up and running with a website in just a few minutes. So, we went to the drawing board and created the first version of our website builder which was live and being used until just yesterday!
The idea of the website builder was to allow people to build both FREE websites on the SiteRubix.com sub domain, but also build sites on domains that have been registered. Hundreds of thousands of people built websites on this platform and it worked well...that said, we always see room for improvement and that's exactly what we've attempted to do with the latest version released just yesterday!
So, there is a brief history of our SiteBuilder WordPress Website installer that we build to install sites on our SiteRubix network.
Today I get to talk about the new and improved website installing process that we rolled out less than 24 hours ago!
A Live Website in Just 4 Focused Steps
...and 1 minute of your time
The idea behind the new design of our SiteBuilder is to allow for you to focus on each small task of installing a website. Although there are just a few steps that are extremely easy to complete, they can seem overwhelming if they are not presented as 4 easy-to-complete Steps.
Here is my explanation of the steps to build your WordPress website in under a minute!
Step 1: Choose a Type of Site to Build
Install your website on a FREE SiteRubix.com sub domain OR on a Domain that is Registered (one you may own). The other option is to go and register a new domain. Our SiteDomain registration process also uses the same method of a stacked step-through - super easy to follow!
Step 2: Choose a domain name for your website
Choose a domain name for your website. Again, really simple, and if you choose to install on a domain you own, you can also choose from a drop down if the domain has already been added to our hosting here at WA.
Step 3: Choose a name for your website
Choose a name for your website - this is just the TITLE of your site and it can be changed at any time
Step 4: Choose a design for your website
This process has also been totally redesigned. You can easily find beautiful themes, add themes to your favorites, see themes that you've previously installed, and view theme details directly from the theme designers themselves.
After a choosing your theme have a quick quick review, click the button that reads "Click Here to Build This Site!" button and you'll have your website installed and live on the Internet in just a few short moments!
Our goal has always been to simplify complex technical processes and make them into easy to follow platforms that everyone can make use of! With this update to our WordPress Website Builder here at WA we've built an easy to use, fast, and fun system that will get you up and running with a powerful (and beautiful) website in a matter of minutes.
We already have many plans for this SiteBuilder platform and it's going to continue to evolve and improve over time. We would love to hear your feedback! If you haven't already built a website using our SiteBuilder here at WA, then give it a try, I would love to hear what you think!