Goal: Add optional apps and social media links

Friday - Lesson 13:

Apps & Social Media

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There are many interesting, free apps you can add to your site.

Adding apps is completely optional, so feel free to skip it if this does not interest you.

The following suggestions are all highly rated, useful, free apps:

Comments by CodeMagic is the comments box that you used in lesson 2 of this camp.  You can ask any question and allow your reader to comment.

  • Making a reunion site? Ask your family to list their favorite funny memories.

  • Making a lawn care business? Ask potential clients what services they would like you to offer.

  • Making a recipe blog? Ask your readers what recipes they'd like to see you try out next.

  • Making a site for your club or organization? Ask club members what days they would like to have meetings.

Want to know how many people are visiting your site?

Visitor Analytics will tell you just that!

This is an invisible app that only you, the editor of your site, will see.  When you click on the app, you will be able to check your site statistics.  You can find out how many different page visitors you have had over different periods of time (one week, one month, etc).  

Sometimes your site visitors want to find what they're looking for quickly and easily.

That's where the Site Search app comes in!

Technically, this element is called "internal site search functionality", and it means that a visitors can type any keyword into that little box and all the results associated with that word will be displayed.  Try it below.  

I would definitely recommend using Site Search if your site has multiple pages and a lot of important information.  This is especially helpful for business sites.  

Last, but not least... if you are going to be selling goods, you'll want to add a way to collect payments.  There are many apps to choose from including Wix Stores and PayPal.

This class does not teach how to set up financial accounts, but Youtube offers many simple setup tutorials. Please ask your parent or guardian to assist you to set up any accounts that relate to finance or personal information.

Here's how to add Apps to your site:

  1. Click the APPS button

  2. Search for an App that is relevent to your site

  3. Click ADD

  4. Make sure the App is free (unless you plan to upgrade to a paid Wix account in the future)

Optional: Link to social media

Link to your social media accounts!

If you have social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc... you can link them to your website. As always, when adding any personal information about yourself, please get permission from a parent or guardian.

  1. Click the ADD button

  2. Hover over SOCIAL

  3. Choose a SOCIAL BAR that you like the look of (don't worry, you'll be able to add or delete icons). Click it to add it to your site.

Click on the social bar and choose SET SOCIAL LINKS.

Click on any of the icons that you would like to link to your social media.   

  1. Copy the URL of your social media account and paste into the box.  

  2. Click DONE

  1. If you don't want any of the icons​, just slect the icon and click the picture of the TRASH CAN in the bottom corner

  2. Click DONE

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