Find answers to frequently asked questions about website templates.
What Is a Website Template?
Website templates are site layouts made by web designers to speed up the website-building process. Each template comes with a selection of pages and mockup content to give you an idea of what you should include on your website.
For example, eCommerce themes often come with a landing page or two, dedicated pages for contact information and terms and conditions, and a separate section for the online store.
Why Should I Use a Website Template?
Website templates save a lot of time and make the overall website creation process faster than coding a site from scratch. Instead of working with a developer or a creative agency to write your website’s HTML code from the ground up, simply browse a collection of themes, pick your favorite, and get your ideas live in an afternoon.
Ready-made website designs are ideal for online projects that aren’t overly complex: if you’re looking to set up a corporate business website, a personal portfolio, or an online store, chances are you can use a website template. Since website templates are made by expert designers, you’ll have a professional-looking web presence from the start.
What Makes a Good Website Template?
While there’s no definitive answer, good website templates should be fully mobile-responsive, made using HTML5, and follow modern design principles and trends.
On top of that, a good template should lend itself well to multiple layout variations. In short, a well-designed one-page website template should be easy to transform into an online store by simply adding eCommerce functionality and extra pages to the template.
How Do I Use Website Templates?
Start by choosing the best website template for your site. You can preview the different website designs to see the template in action. Once you find one that’s the perfect fit for your site, pay for a web hosting plan and start customizing. Add other page functions, like extra pages, new page sections, social media feeds, and contact forms in the drag-and-drop editor. When you’re happy with the result, connect the template to a custom domain and launch your creation for the whole world to see.
Can I Add More Pages to My Chosen Website Template?
Absolutely – think of website themes as creative examples of how a website could look. Since you can customize everything, adding more pages is one mouse click away when editing your theme in the site builder.
Do I Need to Know HTML to Manage My Template?
No, the drag-and-drop website builder is, first and foremost, a visual builder, meaning that you don’t need to know any HTML to manage your website. Simply select an element on the page and drag it to its new position. The in-built grid makes sure that all page elements are properly aligned.
How Do I Choose a Template?
Start by thinking about the kind of site you want to have. Are you looking for a minimal portfolio template or something for a professional website? Maybe you only need a landing page for your company. Many small businesses look for eCommerce functionality built into the templates, while an influencer might need a blog to share their stories about food, travel, and everything else in between with their audience.
Are Templates Free to Use?
All templates are included in Hostinger’s web hosting plans, meaning that you get access to all of them with any web hosting plan. Simply log in to your Hostinger account and start building a new website, or purchase a hosting plan first.
Are Hostinger Website Templates Good for SEO?
Yes, all of Hostinger’s website templates are optimized for search engines. Whether you need a landing page, portfolio, or a full-blown online store with eCommerce functionality, you can rest assured that the templates will load fast, have neat sitemaps, and come with all the on-page SEO features you need.
Are Templates Adaptive and Mobile-Friendly?
All of Hostinger’s templates are fully mobile-responsive. This means that no matter what device your audience is using, your website will look pixel-perfect at all times. You can also customize the mobile version of your website separately to ensure each element looks as it should, no matter the screen size.
Will My Site Look Unoriginal if I Use a Template?
That depends on how much you customize your template. If you need a basic website and don’t have the time to change the color scheme or add custom pages, chances are that your site will look similar to other websites. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing if other sites using the same template don’t operate in your field.
Thankfully, editing the different pages and page sections on-site is fast and easy with the visual drag-and-drop editor. And if you want to be truly unique, get creative with the blank templates instead.
Can I Make Changes to My Website After I’ve Published It?
Of course. Even the best website out there is a living, breathing thing. From time to time, you need to consider creating new pages, updating old ones, or adding new functionality to your site. Your online business might evolve into a fully-fledged eCommerce company, or your contact details may change. When this happens, simply head back to the website editor, make the necessary changes to your pages, and update your website.
What Kind of Templates Can I Choose From?
Some of the most popular template categories include eCommerce, portfolio, business, resume, blog, marketing, and fashion templates. There is also a selection of blank themes if you already have a vision you want to bring to life yourself.
Can I Change the HTML Code of My Template?
While you can’t directly edit the code of your website, you can add custom code to your pages. This way, you can add interactive features to your pages, like various widgets, infographics, interactive maps, quizzes, forms, animations, and more, without needing to have access to the backend of your website.