Site Editor: How To - Use the Themes Tool
One of the first steps to building your own website is settling on a theme or design for the site. This is where AresBuilder Themes come into play. This should be the first thing you select, before you start building your site and adding blocks to it.
Before selecting your site design, consider the following question:
What do you want to convey about your site?
Are you a dentist? Do you own your own dog grooming business? Do you want to create a site all about your upcoming wedding? Or how about a blog about your cat? Any of these options are possible with AresBuilder, but you probably wouldn’t want to use the same theme for all these sites. Think about your audience, and what you want people to see when they visit your webpage. Make sure the colors, placement of images and text, and overall feel of the site make a positive statement about your brand or purpose.
Now that you have a good idea what you want to convey with your site, let’s get started selecting a theme!
First open up your site editor. Once there, select the Theme option from the gray site editor menu tray at the top of the page.
Use the left or right directional arrows to navigate the available themes. Click the "preview" button to get a sneak peak of the theme design. To try a new design on your site, click the Use Theme button.
Hot Tip! If you have made any recent changes to your site that are unsaved, you may notice a pop-up warning you that unsaved changes may be lost if you change your theme. If you need to, go ahead and click cancel, then hit the Save & Publish button at the top right of your screen. Then you're ready to change your theme. If the pop up warning comes up a second time, go ahead and click OK to continue. Remember, clicking Save & Publish frequently is the best way to ensure you never lose your hard work!
Congratulations! You are now ready to begin building your new site. Some great next steps would be to upload custom images for your site, and begin adding new pages. Consider checking out some of these tutorials to continue on your AresBuilder journey: