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HostGator Website Builder - Getting Started

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This article will walk you through activating and loading the editor for a new HostGator Website Builder website. If you want to know more about the available plans and features for our Website Builder, you can read more in the article below:

To activate and get started with using a HostGator Website Builder:

  1. Log in to your Customer Portal.
    • If you cannot remember your password, click on the Forgot Password link below the login area, then follow the instructions emailed to the primary email address on file.
  2. Click the Hosting tab, then Manage under the desired hosting package.

    HostGator Customer Portal Hosting Packages Overview

  3. On the next page, click Learn More in the Website Builder card in the Overview section:

    HostGator Customer Portal Marketing Options

  4. Choose the plan that best meets your needs and then click Build Now or Buy Now to proceed:

    HostGator Customer Portal Add Website Builder

  5. Select the domain you wish to activate the Website Builder for, and click the Continue button:

    Select Domain to Add Website Builder

  6. If you selected a premium plan, you would be prompted to choose a billing cycle and create an invoice (If you selected the free plan, skip to the next step):
  7. Here you can preview any templates before applying them to your site. Once you have decided on a template, click Select to continue:

    HostGator Website Builder Select a Template

    Warning: When you click the select button, you will be taken immediately to the editor without further confirmation.
  8. Once the Builder has loaded, the Getting Started Tour will be offered.

    HostGator Website Builder Getting Started Tour

    Note: You can view the getting started guide anytime by clicking the Menu in the upper left-hand corner and then Getting Started Tour.

    HostGator Website Builder Find the Getting Started Tour

  9. You'll now be taken to the HostGator Website Builder editor, where you'll be able to start building and editing your new website based on the template you selected!
  10. Don't forget to click Save and/or Publish in the upper right-hand menu when you are done creating or making changes on the website.

    HostGator Website Builder Save and Publish Buttons


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