Your design company website should not only explain who you are and what you do, but also show the impressive work you have created. It is the strongest tool in your sales and marketing scenario.
But as a web designer, you know how long it can take to build a really great website for a client. If you are ready to get started by attracting great leads and adding new customers to your business now, you may not want to spend so much time building your portfolio site.
The good news is that you don’t have to.
BeThemeThe new Muffin Builder is like an upgrade from Ford to Ferrari. You’re shocked at how quickly you get your website to the finish line – and with great results, no less.
Let’s take a closer look:
New Muffin Builder features knock socks
Time is money when you are a web designer. So it is important to build a portfolio site and get it online as soon as possible.
Here are 6 features of the new Muffin Builder (and BeTheme) that will allow you to quickly and painlessly create something you’re proud of and no doubt impress potential customers:
Feature # 1: A professional portfolio site that is already built for you
Each portfolio should have certain pages and features: an attractive home page, a compelling customer experience, a selection of works and so on.
But just because your site structure mirrors other portfolio sites doesn’t mean it has to look like everyone else.
As of today, BeTheme has over 600 pre-built sites, dozens of which you can choose from portfolio site options:
While these portfolio sites can be built for different types of ads, pay attention to different styles. Whether you want to give your site a futuristic advantage or want to add design to femininity, here’s a website with the perfect portfolio for your business.
Every pre-built portfolio site is compatible with Muffin Builder, so you have the added benefit of being able to customize your pre-built site with this powerful website builder.
Feature # 2: Intuitive customization options
Realistically, you could design and upload a new portfolio site to WordPress in less than a minute with BeTheme.
While each site has well-chosen images and useful placemark text, you still need to customize the content and maybe even edit the formatting to make it your own.
When you’re in the new and improved Muffin Builder, you’ll see how easy this is to do.
The first customization feature to take advantage of is the global settings editor found in Betheme> Theme Settings in WordPress:
Quickly update colors, fonts, layouts, and styles and apply them globally with this panel.
If you want to make changes on a smaller scale, use the Muff Editor on the pages. You can use the Partition toolbar to make changes to each container:
You have the same level of control over the content of each block. Here you will find all the settings depending on what kind of content there is in the block. For example:
You have the flexibility to customize the content the way you want: Use a text editor or take advantage of Muffin Builder’s predefined settings.
Feature # 3: Important and reusable partition templates
BeTheme is not just a base for your site that is already built for you.
Let’s say you’ve brought a great-looking portfolio to a pre-built site like Portfolio 2:
You like the current layout of the About Us page for this site, but would like to add a Google Reviews section in the My Bid and How I Work sections.
With Muffin Builder, you can easily import ready-made sections using the icon in the right-hand toolbar or by clicking “Finished sections” when you add a new section to a page:
Chances are good that everything you imagine adding to the page can be found there. Like this:
As you can see, it’s all placeholder content. Structure and design are taken care of, so all you have to do is fill in the content.
Feature # 4: Custom layouts and titles
Finished construction sites are a good starting point. In many cases, you can use them right out of the box.
However, if you want to change the layout of your site or a specific page or two pages, Muffin Builder can help you make these changes:
In the Layouts section of WordPress, set up a custom layout – which includes changing the title if you want – and save it.
To apply it to your pages, scroll down below Muffin Builder on each page and select a layout from the list:
This way, you don’t just have the authority to switch your content to BeTheme placemark content. Muffin Builder lets you customize as much or as little of a ready-made site as you want.
Feature # 5: Backup and restore
It’s not uncommon to “sleep in it” and decide that you liked the look of the site or how you wrote something in the past.
With Muffin Builder’s version panel and backups, you can quickly and easily restore your portfolio site.
First open the version panel:
Then select the version you want to restore (if there is more than one):
If you’ve ever highlighted an upgrade you’ve made to your portfolio and wished you could get back to your business right away, this new Muffin Builder feature is going to be a lifesaver.
Coming soon: Front end builder
If you prefer to design your website from the front, the new Muffin Builder feature is on its way to summer 2021:
There are several reasons why many website building tools (including WordPress’s own Gutenberg) have an interface editing experience:
- It saves you the hassle of having to switch between the editor and the website preview to review the job.
- Some people want to make their edits in the overall context of the website because it is easier to make decisions when looking at the whole.
- It’s more customer-friendly than a typical backend editor, so this feature can allow your customers and other non-technically savvy users to customize their sites.
If you’re looking for a live visual editor for use in WordPress, this new feature is just around the corner!
A quick and easy way to create a portfolio: BeTheme + Muffin Builder
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to create a digital portfolio, the solution is obvious:
Start with a beautiful ready-made BeTheme site and then customize it with the intuitive Muffin Builder.
Who knows? This powerful combination can ultimately change the way you build websites for your customers in the future.