Getting Started

Getting Started: Build Your Website in Five Steps


No matter what kind of site you want to build, our guides and resources will get you there.

Any type of website you’re creating, these five steps will give you a solid foundation from which your website can grow.


Step One: Choose Your Identity

Choosing a name for your site is an important decision because it immediately tells visitors what your site is about. Once you decide on the perfect name, make it your Site Title by going to Portfolio → Settings. You can add a catchy Tagline too!

By signing up, you already have a site address like yourusername.openresume.ng but you can register your very own domain like yourowndomain.com. Purchase your domain from a Domain name registrar like Namecheap, Whois. Then, connect your site to use your domain as the primary site address.

Step Two: Choose your Template

Open resume starts you off on a beautiful pre-built personal portfolio template for your website.

However, you can use one of our pre-built page layouts to create a beautiful website in seconds. You can load any of these gorgeous designs and then customize them to make it your own!. Go to Templates → Browse to preview amazing templates that suit your website needs.

Step Three: Customise your website

Now it’s time to customize your website to suit your needs.

When you have selected your preferred template from Step Two, proceed to Portfolio. Each template comes with its own set of "plugins" — these are the building blocks of your website. You can use plugins to add virtually anything to your pages: images, galleries, videos, buttons, and much more.

Step Four: Integrate Third-party services

What is a website without third-party service integrations? Open resume supports the most common third-party services for Search, Live chat, Site Analytics, Tags, etc.

Go over to Portfolio → Settings → Integrations to begin empowering your website.

Step Five: Publish your website

Upon registration, your website starts in Coming soon mode. You can change this to display your website content anytime by going to Portfolio → Settings → Privacy and selecting Public mode.

When in Public mode, changes made to your website might take a minute to reflect.