One of the best things about Ecwid is that it’s designed to easily plug into ANY website with no coding chops or sweat required. But what if you don’t have a website yet?… Of course, you can always go build one out if you’ve got the
Introducing the newly revamped Ecwid Instant Site: a
Now, if you’ve been with us for a while, Instant Site is the same
And the best part? It’s all completely free. Read on to see all the new design features available for your Ecwid site, and
How to Use Instant Site’s Design Options
All our new designs have been developed with you (yes, YOU) in mind. Choose the layout, fonts, colors, and more to express your brand style, add a unique design touch, and make your Instant Site your own.
To get started, head to the Website tab in your Ecwid Control Panel (ex. Control Panel → Starter Site) and click Edit. The new design tools are enabled automatically for all stores, so you can start using them right away.
Select a predesigned theme
If this is your first website or you want to launch it faster, we’ve got you covered. Browse
These themes are fully customizable, meaning you can change texts, fonts, button CTA, images, colors, and layouts right in the editor. We are adding more themes soon to keep you inspired.
Want to give your website a personal touch? You can modify your theme or start from scratch in the Headline and Cover tab. Keep reading to see it in action.
Choose the cover layout
Change the position of your header copy and the layout of your background:
Full-screencover image works great when you have high-qualityproduct photography. Avoid images with too many small details that can make the text on your cover image difficult to read.
- Right or left sidebar separates your image and descriptions, emphasizing your text and balancing it with your chosen visuals.
- A shortened cover image allows users to see your products before scrolling.
- No cover image: select this option to show only the top menu for faster launch.
Replace the demo text with your own copy (you can do it in the left sidebar menu of the Instant Site editor) and adjust its position on your cover image: move it left, right, up, and down.
Add your own photo
Already have some great photos? Showcase your best product photography on your cover background: for the best fit, choose images that are at least 1400х1050px. Set it up in the Background Options tab.
…Or, choose from thousands of free stock images
No photos yet? Use an integrated stock photography tool to select one of our available
…Or, wow customers with a background video
They say a picture sells like a thousand words, so a video must sell like at least a thousand pictures. Spice up that cover with footage of your new collection, happy customers, your products being created, or
To add a video to your cover area, simply copy/paste the link from YouTube or Vimeo. If you’re using someone else’s video, be aware of copyrights and make sure to get permission first.
More articles to get you going with video:
…Or, fill the cover background with a color or gradient
If you prefer the minimalist life, add a plain color or a gradient to your background. Just be sure to coordinate your text color with your background for easy reading.
Change the font, size, and color of your headings
Text style is an important part of branding. Select the size, color, and font for the main copy on your Instant Site: make it thin and airy, bold and solid, moderate and professional, or anything in between.
Add image filters
Image too bright? Need to make a quick change? Don’t rush to expensive photo editors. Test out some of our new image filters instead. Not seeing what you want? Use the tool to create one of your own!
Design the CTA button
Set your brand color, change the CTA copy and size, and optimize your button for conversions.
More Tools for Designing Your
Now that you’ve got your fancy new cover image to lure in new customers, take your storefront further with Instant Site tools to:
- Design catalog layouts that flatter your brand and products
- Add quality product images
- Write catchy product descriptions
- Get creative in the About Us section
- Add customer testimonials for additional social proof.
Show us how you’re doing — share a link to your Instant Site in the comments! And be sure to check out more ways to sell with Ecwid.