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The best part about putting up your site using a website builder is you don’t need significant web design or programming experience to get started. Strikingly features a large collection of website templates that will suit most industries and digital marketing objectives, you’re bound to find one that will be perfect for the kind of site you envision. To help you with your search, we have listed …

Weddings are stressful enough as they are without the additional task of having to manage your guest list and informing and reminding everyone on pertinent details about the wedding. A wedding website can free you from this unnecessary stress and the best part is, unlike other details in your big day, this doesn’t have to cost you anything. Strikingly is a great platform for building free wedding…

Text too long for one line? In Live Chat, just hit Ctrl+Enter or Shift+Enter to type multiple lines. This works for both you and your site's visitors.

Online presence is important for businesses; and to improve your brand’s online presence, you need a website. If you’re a small business and budget is an issue (as it usually is), web hosting presents a cost-effective option so you can get your website up as soon as possible. There are also free web hosting services available if you’re looking to dip your toes first into the realm of website deve…

A good website builder simplifies website design and development for individuals who have little to no technical experience in this field. Sometimes we just want to get a professional website up and we don’t want to bother with the complexities of programming. The best website builder takes all these worries for you. With the wealth of options available when it comes to these platforms, how do yo…

In today’s digital era, we spend most of our days doing some form of activity on the Internet - checking their social media accounts, searching for the nearest Japanese restaurant in their area, online shopping, etc. And when we stumble into a page whose content has piqued our interest, we can’t help but wonder how to make a website that is as stunning and as information-rich as that. Given the r…

You can now make the email field optional for visitors initiating a live chat. In Live Chat settings, select Smart Email Prompt to allow the visitor to opt-out, or select Email Not Required to skip the email form altogether.

The Grid Section is now available to all users! It's super flexible, with unlimited possible layouts. Use it to show off portfolio images, or categories, or even as a visual menu. As a bonus, we're adding this section to many of our templates -- start your site with style!

Selling in Europe? You may need to charge a value-added tax for certain countries. You can now set this tax rate easily on your Simple Store. We've made the process seamless and easy just for you. We'd still recommend that you contact your tax advisor before using this feature. This is to make sure that you comply with EU VAT laws. Want it for your store? Set it up now!

Lost track of a conversation? Search your audience for a name or email! No more sifting through pages of contacts (we know that's difficult).

You can now use your own custom domain to send newsletters! Keep your brand consistent, and put your Strikingly domain to good use. Check out how you can send your first newsletter using your own domain here!

We’re thrilled to announce that in your Simple Store, you can now specify shipping fee based on product weights! A heavy product and a light product might not have the same shipping fee. Now in your product editor, you can specify a weight for each product (in kg or lb). Then head to your shipping settings and specify a rule to calculate a shipping fee based on an order's total weight. You can ev…

Portfolio websites showcase your best work and increase your potential to land your dream job. When done right, they have the ability to capture a potential employer’s attention and convince them that you’re the perfect person for the job they require. Here are a few tips on how to build an effective portfolio site. People vector created by slidesgo 1. Your portfolio website should be about what…

In an era where everyone spends most of their waking hours on the Internet, it’s almost impossible to run a business without a web presence. With consumers relying on the web for practically anything from store location and operating hours to product orders and reviews, it’s time for you to learn how to build a website to ensure your brand is well-represented online. Business photo created by ja…

A domain refers to the part of the website’s address that comes after “http” or “https” and before any other extension such as “.com” or, in the case of a free website domain by Strikingly, the name that goes before “.strikingly.com”. Choosing a domain name is critical to the success of your website. It’s as important as say, choosing a name for a newborn. Your brand’s image and reputation will b…

Starting a website for e-commerce requires careful planning to ensure success. You could be running the best online ad campaigns and implementing winning social media marketing strategies but if your website is not optimized to encourage sales, all your efforts will be useless. You are wasting your marketing dollars for campaigns that are not bringing in revenue. Here are a few tips on how to st…