Getting Started with Zoho Sites

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When it comes to building a website, the options may seem overwhelming. Do you build it yourself or hire a professional? What content management platform do you choose? Hosting? SEO? Just these decisions alone can be cumbersome. Don’t worry, Zoho Sites has you covered.

For some, your business depends on the latest and greatest to compete with your competitors. Others, however, just need something that works. If you happen to fall into the second category, Zoho Sites is a great solution. Build it yourself in no time and let Zoho handle the rest. Let’s take a look at how simple and painless this process is.

Getting Started

First, let us start by signing into Once signed in, Zoho Sites directs you to choose a template. With currently 43 well-designed templates to choose from, finding something that suits your site shouldn’t be hard to find. 

A website banner with the AZAAZ logo and a description for when the episodes air on the youtube channel

All the images and color schemes on the templates can easily be swapped out. After choosing a template to your liking, a prompt will appear to name your site.

Hit Create Site, wait a few seconds, and your site’s backbone is up and ready to edit.

Building Your Site

Often, when loading into a new web-based application for the first time, there is a lot of time spent exploring—trying to figure out what’s what and everything’s location. Right when you start, Zoho Sites welcomes you with seven quick tutorial tips on where the primary key features you will need to use are already having a user-friendly interface.

So for this website, we are opening the ZenCoffeeHouse. We have picked our template, named the site, and have a base understanding of all the tools. Conveniently there is a coffee shop template, but as you can see below, everything can be edited quickly by hovering over and clicking on the object you wish to edit.

Once you have molded your template to your liking, hit publish to make it go live. The new URL to your website will be, i.e.,

Integrations, SEO, Settings, & More

While there are other easy website builders like Wix or Squarespace, one major thing that sets Zoho Sites apart is the simple integration to other Zoho applications. Zoho PageSense and Zoho SalesIQ can be set up within minutes for A|B testing, heatmaps of site traffic, realtime analytics, chatbots, and more.

Built-in blog and SEO tools help boost your search ranking in no time. Best of all, pricing for a basic 5-page site starts at $4 a month.

Overall, for the price, simplicity, and functionality, Zoho Sites is one of the best solutions for building a site yourself on a budget. Without any background in web design and development, you can deliver a professional-looking website to your clients.

Have questions or need help with Zoho Sites? Drop us a line and we would be happy to help!

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Billy Bates

Senior Web Developer

Billy is a Wordpress Developer with an eye for design. His knowledge will help our company website and client sites meet their goals. Billy and his young family have just moved to Ashland Oregon, and are looking forward to exploring the area’s amazing beer, wine, and food. He also has a passion for synthesizers and drum machines.

Lucas Sant'Anna

Senior Developer

With a background in Operations Research and Data Analysis, Lucas is a Brazilian programmer that likes to get stuff done quickly and reliably. In previous jobs, he implemented industrial job scheduling, fleet management and detailed long-haul route optimization – among other data-driven processes – to reach objectives of increased profit and reduced wasted resources. His goal is to make Zoho fully automated and with more meaningful data for spot-on decisions.