How to create a free homepage with page4.
Our free page4 version is installed in a few seconds and offers a large number of options. You can use the fee version indefinitely and switch to a purchased version at any time, if you want more functionality and a real domain. A website combined with the domain (which should have a descriptive name) looks much more professional. Our very reasonable pricing makes this possible for anyone. The free page4 version offers the option to try out many options and tools without a time limit; you can be online in just a few minutes. Test page4 now without risk! Create free homepage now.
Your personal website in just a few minutes
Page4 is programmed in such a way that it is fun to use. We call page4 the “Design homepage-kit”; you design the entire site yourself by means of simple dialogs and mouse clicks. Try our fee version and test our word. We will show you just how quickly you can present your ideas online - no prior experience needed.
1. Register for free and use your ideas instantly
Simply click the button.
Enter the desired name of your website.
Enter your email address.
Enter a password and you are set.
It only takes a few seconds until your new website is created; you can easily edit the name of your site at any time.
2. Choose a design and edit it with the mouse
After creating the site, you will also be logged in to edit the site.
First we will show you an overview of our design-templates.
Select one. Click “Continue” in the menu called “Design” and start designing according to your personal preferences.
3. Upload contents and enhance the website
Move your mouse over the new contents on your new page4 website and use the toolbar to edit, delete, move, copy or create new content. The page-manager lets you create an unlimited number of pages.
The page4 user interface in Admin-mode.
This is what your working environment looks like when you edit content.
The main menu is located on the left and offers direct access to all major controls. You can create new content by using the new Menu-option “Content” where the main features have been summarized in different groups.A single click will expand that area to ten right and will show all groups. An additional click on the “Text” group will then show all text elements and you can simply drag and drop these elements on to your page.
If you wish to create a new page or to copy, re-name or delete a page simply click the menu point “Pages” The page management will open in a fullscreen menu. Your pages will automatically be displayed and organized within the navigation.
The menu “Design” allows you to edit your website by means of the Design-editor (image below). Clicking on this menu point will cause that area to expand just like was the case with the contents -if you have a purchased version. This administration allows you to create and save as many designs templates as you wish; below this, all menu items for editing the current design are displayed.
The global SEO-settings can be adjusted under the “Options” menu. This area will also expand to the right; on the one hand you have a new dialog with all adjustable parameters and on the other hand there is a point called “Statistics” which allows you to open the (Currently) old dialog.
Clicking on to “Blog” will open the blog-module and will allow you to wrote your first article.
Uploaded images can be found in the Image management under the menu “Images”.
The column area can now be found as an individual menu point “Structure”. Clicking this will expand that area to the right, and will show you the column- and row-elements which can be used to create new columns and rows; the contents will be lightened up and the current columns and rows are displayed. In this area, you can easily create any number of rows and up to 10 columns.
As soon as our shop is available, the administration for it will be selectable in the left part of the menu.
In addition, we added a small menu with a few important points a little bit higher up.
On the top right, we have the content palette for anyone who already has a page4 website but wish to continue using the older system for a while longer. We are certain that whoever tries out the new system will never go back. New users will not see this palette.
Next to the content palette we have the tray in which you can write and save any number of contents. Whatever is in the tray is invisible to visitors. The tray also allows to move or to copy content from one page to another. You may also edit any content in the tray just as if it were on your page.
The menu point Administration leads to the customer area where you can administer your page4 websites. Depending on which version, different options are available.
As a last point, you can easily log out. We intend to expand the upper menu bar with a mobile preview as well as a few more features.
The design we highlight here has 2 sidebars, one on the ;eft and one on the right, and only a narrow content area in the middle. The navigation is located below the header. Sidebars, header, foster as well as the middle of your homepage can easily be edited according to your personal desires by means of the design-editor. Exactly how this is done is described below.
This is your working environment in the design editor (here: Navigation)
Clicking “Design” in the main menu will open the design editor which is shown in the image above. The area where you make adjustment will change its appearance according to what specifically you are currently working on. We chose the navigation area by moving the mouse over this area. A shaded area is displayed; clicking on it will open a dialog. You then decide what exactly you wish to edit. We selected the navigation, therefore you see a preview of the navigation and all available options for editing are displayed next to it.
Located above the preview is (e.g.) a button called “Select position”. Clicking it will allow you to select the area where the navigation is to be embedded. Moving the navigation merely requires a click to reposition it. We encourage you to try it out. You will always see the effects instantly in real time. As long as you do not click “Save” the page will not be changed. The purchased versions allow you to select a design and edit and save it in the background.
It would be to extensive to elaborate on all functions of the design editor, so we explain it in our Online help. That said, we are certain you will find your bearings very quickly.
Other web-kits require you to always select a new design when you want to change anything. Page4 allows you to turn any design into a different design and in turn offers endless possibilities just by using these dialogs. Start by choosing a design that comes close to what you want and edit it according to your preferences. Everything is editable by mouse and simple dialogs; width, frames, distances, navigation, areas and much more.
Have fun creating and customizing your individual homepage; as unique as yourself - do not settle for less.
Your previously created content will be imported.
If you want more or need a personal domain, more storage, columns or additional options (e.g. to optimize your site for Google) you can switch to a purchased version at any time - your previously created content will be imported. Of course you may edit the design to fit your personal preferences - without having to continuously having to create a new design. Wether you want the side-bar on the left or right or if you do not want one at all. if you want a narrow or a wide website. if you want the navigation above or below the header etc - all this can freely be determined by you by a simple mouse-click without having to program anything.
We have one favor to ask: Please confirm the email that we send after registering with page4. Only that way can you be sure that no unauthorized use of your email address can occur.