There are a few ways you can create a new site in Brandcast:

  • Create a brand-new, blank website to start designing from scratch.

  • Duplicate an existing website and use it as a starting point for your new project.

  • Create a new website using a template from the template library.

Create a New, Blank Website

From the My Brandcast dashboard, click “New Website”.

On the next screen select Blank Website.

You'll be asked to give your website a name and a subdomain. The name is used to identify the website within Brandcast. The subdomain is a unique prefix that will be used in the URL when you initially publish the website (i.e. “yoursite.1234.brandcast.io”.) You'll be able to edit this information later via the Website Settings dialog if you want to.

If you’re planning to hook your site up to a custom domain, you’ll do that later as well. (The subdomain that you specify at this point is unrelated -- you can call it whatever you’d like for now.)

By default, sites in the team account will be accessible to all the users on your team -- but you can limit access to specific users if you want, and hide it from everyone else by checking Private Website.

When you’ve entered all the above information, click "Create Website" to create the new site.

Duplicate an Existing Website

In some cases, you might want to use an already-designed website as your starting point. To do this, navigate to the website either on your My Brandcast dashboard or in the websites section of your dashboard. Once you find the site you want to duplicate, hover over it, click the 3 dots that appear in the upper right corner, and select Duplicate.

Next you’ll give the new site a name, a subdomain, and specify whether you want the new site to be created within your personal account or your team’s account.

A progress bar will indicate that the duplication process is underway. This may take a minute or two, especially if the site is very large or has a lot of content. 

Create a Website from a Template

Instead of creating a new website from scratch, you can use pre-existing templates as the basis for a new project.

Brandcast offers a range templates for you to use (and we're always adding more to our library!); these are intended to provide a few different starting points, and to inspire you with some layout possibilities. You also have the ability to save your own designs as custom templates for your team to use.

To start, click “New Website” on your dashboard or go to the templates section.

If you click on "New Website" you'll be able to select a template to create a new site from. Simply click on the template you want to use, fill out the details in the next screen, and that's it!

If you click on Templates, this will open the Template Gallery, which contains any custom templates that your team has created, as well as any pre-made Brandcast templates imported into the account.

Hover over the one you want to use and click on "Use Template."

If you hover over the template thumbnail, you'll also be able to add or remove tags, preview, edit, duplicate or delete the template, or adjust the website settings for the template.

Previewing a template will allow you to see what the entire site looks like, including navigation and interactivity. A device selector at the top can be used to preview the template on differently-sized screens, so you can see what it’ll look like on desktop, tablet, and phone.

When you’ve decided which template you want to use, click “Use Template”. Next you’ll give the new site a name and a subdomain, then hit create and a new site will be created for you to edit.

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