Ready to learn how to create a website with Canva?
These websites are going to be completely free so anyone with a Canva free account or Canva PRO account can follow this guide to create a simple website or landing page for your small business, portfolio, event, or anything you want.
Let’s get into the guide!
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What Types of Websites You Can Create With Canva?
Put simply, the website or landing page you will create with Canva will not replace your main website.
It allows you to create a simple website visually by accessing their pre-made website templates, media libraries, uploading your own images, embedding videos, and some other appealing features regardless of your design skills.
Canva provides you website templates in 3 different ways:
- Websites (Best for desktop use)
- Bio Link Websites (Best for Instagram bio)
- Mobile-First Websites (Best for mobile use)
Before you start, you just need to decide which templates are most suitable for your work. All you need to do is, go to canva.com and search for “Websites” in the templates library. Simply take your time and look through all of the website templates and then select the one that will work best for you.
It’s time to start creating your website with Canva.
How to Create a Website With Canva
Canva is offering some free templates and some others that are available to Canva PRO users. If you’re using a free account you can start with a free or blank template or you can try all the templates by signing up for Canva PRO 30-day free trial.
First, choose one of the templates and click on it to open it up and you’ll see some useful design details such as colors, fonts, and sizes that are used for that template. You’ll be able to customize all of these things. Simply click “Use this template” to start customizing.
Now, the template will open up in the Canva editor so you can start customizing it with your own brand colors, images, elements until you’re happy with it.
The left sidebar of the Canva editor provides you all the resources for your website creation and the top bar allows you to edit your elements one by one.
With the help of the bottom bar, you can add new pages, and enables you to switch between each page to customize them as you want.
After you’ve done all the customizations, you can add external links to your website.
In my case I’ve placed an “Order Now” button so I need to provide an external link to place orders for my customers.
If you’re looking for a way to connect with your website users, you can use free form builders like Jotform.com to create forms to take product orders, bookings, and registrations, etc.
Once you’ve created a form simply add that form link to your website.
To create a link, simply select the element or text and use the create link option from the top toolbar, and put your external link there.
Now it’s time to publish your website. Click the “Publish as Website” button at the upper right corner of the Canva editor. It will prompt a small popup and set the web style for “Standard” from the list and then click “Open Website” button. It will open up your website in a new browser window.
And there you go!
Now you can share your website others and they can view your website without any issue like this:
To get the link for your website, look for your web browser’s address bar above your new website and copy that link. It looks something like this: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEde2DWf20/qRmzL8sqoZNwYsfDrgK6Cw/view?website#4:home
I know that link doesn’t look nice. So you can use one of the free URL shortening tools like rebrand.ly to keep it short and nice. It can be created this way: https://rebrand.ly/TheSundayBite
If not, if you have an existing domain you own you can redirect to your Canva website link. If you don’t have a domain name yet, read my guide on how to register a domain name to make your website URL more appealing with a domain like yourwebsite.com.
Canva will save you tons of time and help you design anything yourself. But the real game-changer is Canva PRO. It provides you dozen of pre-made templates for every kind of design that needs to help you grow your business and increase your productivity by creating visual content with a range of premium tools.
The Canva PRO plan costs $9.99 per month (billed annually). If not, you can get a monthly subscription for $12.99/month. It’s really worth it.
So, how is your experience with creating a website with Canva?
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