It’s 2016 - a new year and a new start. Whether your resolutions this year include touring more, or writing more, it feels good to tackle a few things on the to do list early.
Last year, we added lots of options to help you update your website quickly. Why not give it a quick makeover to showcase your music and content this year? Here a few ideas for you:
1. Change your template
You can change your website's design with just a few clicks. Think of changing your template as re-skinning your content to give it a fresh new feel. The basics are still in place, including your layout, images, and text. You'e just adding a new look to that same great content!
2. Change your header image
The new year is a great time to re-evaluate your brand, your music, and yourself. If you haven’t had professional photos taken in some time, book a session and use those images to portray yourself online.
Think about the sound of your music, and your personality, then use an image to convey that in just a glance. To change up your header image, click on your current image and replace it, or add up to 5 images to create a slideshow!
3. Update and reorganize your content
Our new visual editor has made it quicker than ever before to change up your content. Try dragging and dropping your features to rearrange them on the page, or move your content into 2 or 3 column layouts. You can see how it looks instantly!
Another way to update the look of your content is to try out the tiled layout for your blog! Add a featured thumbnail image for a visual pop to each post.
You also quickly swap out your music. Add tracks quickly with our Dropbox integration, or import them from SoundCloud. Both add your music directly to your account here, so you can then sell or stream it for your listeners.
4. Use features for fresh content
Before you hit the road for your next tour, or immerse yourself into writing and recording, add a few features that will update content on your website for you.
If you have an Instagram or Twitter feed, add that to your Homepage. These features will pull content and update whenever you Tweet or post to Instagram. This changes things up for your returning visitors!
As an added bonus, these features match your website's design instantly and work great on mobile.
5. Get social
Now that your website has a new look, let’s get sharing! It's easy to share your events to Facebook, Twitter, or by email. These events have a permalink that will never change.
You can also share your music with embeddable music players, adding a track to your blog post, to Facebook, online publications, or venue websites. It uses your album art - another extension of your look, and links back to your website.
Whether it's changing up your theme, re-arranging your layout, or swapping in fresh new content, we hope this encourages you to try out a new look for your website!
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