With so many martial arts schools around these days, it can be difficult to stand out in the crowd. A good website is one of the best ways to draw new customers to your business and share helpful information with students.
Choose an Inspiration
The first step is deciding how your site will look. Click the Inspiration link in your Dashboard to view the many available pre-made themes. The Fitness category is a good option if you want sample content for a Martial Arts School. A nice feature is that they already include sample content to help you get started. We recommend viewing and comparing many of them until you find the one that best suits your business.
Select your Pages
After deciding how your site will look, you will need to choose a Pageset. The Base option includes Home, About Us, and Contact Us pages.
The Five Page and Kitchen Sink Pagesets include many more pages like Classes, Equipment, FAQ, and News. Keep in mind the News page is where your Blog posts will be listed. Blogs are a great way to post information about upcoming classes and recent events or share helpful guides and information. Don’t worry if you’re not sure which one to pick, you can always add pages later.
Customize the Site
The Customize option in your Admin Dashboard includes most of the tools you will need to make the site yours.
- Changing Your Site Title
- Changing the Color Palettes
- How to Edit Pages
- Changing your Background
- Adding Pages
- Changing Themes
If you are interested in accepting payments or selling products the WooCommerce plugin is a great free tool. It will give your website full eCommerce abilities such as payment processing, shipping calculating, and digital downloads.
- Install WooCommerce
- Add a Product
- Configure Shipping Zones
- Add Handling Fee
- Accept PayPal
- Accept Credit Card Payments with Authorize.net
If you are a non-profit organization there are also plugins for accepting donations.