After you purchase and verify a domain in Mailchimp, you might not be ready to use it for a website just yet. If you need a temporary placeholder, we’ll help you set up a starter page with a custom, branded message about your business that lets visitors know what’s coming soon.
In this article, you'll learn how to create a starter page for your purchased domain.
Before you start
Here are some things to know before you begin this process.
- The starter page is available only for users who purchase a domain in Mailchimp.
- After you purchase your domain, it may take several hours before the domain will display your starter page.
- After you publish a website on your domain, it will replace your starter page. You will no longer be able to use or access your starter page for that domain.
Create a starter page
To create a starter page for your domain, follow these steps.
Follow the steps to purchase and verify a domain in Mailchimp.
On the purchased domain success page, click Continue.
Click Create A Starter Page.
On the Design step of the starter page builder, you’ll see default layout, colors, and content. Click the Next Layout preview to see more options.
Highlight any text to change it as needed.
You can click on the bold, underline, or italics icon to change the look of your text, or click the link icon to add a hypertext link to another web page. In some cases, we’ll automatically populate the content with your business name or other information from your account.
If your layout includes a Learn More button, click it to add a URL.
Click the color icon.
Choose a color set for your background and text.
Click the styles icon.
Choose a button style and fonts.
If your layout includes an image, click the image icon and choose a file from your computer.
Nice work! You can click through the different layout options to see how your selections look on each one, or go ahead and publish your page.
After you design your starter page, it is time to share it on your domain.
To publish your page, follow these steps.
On the Review and Publish step, click Publish.
You've done it! Now that your starter page is published, you can choose to share your domain with the world, go to your account dashboard, or start to design your website in Mailchimp.
Edit your starter page
If you need to make changes to your starter page, you can access it from the domains page.
To edit your existing starter page, follow these steps.
- Click the Website icon.
- Click Website.
- Click the URL of your website.
In the Purchase a Domain section, click the Manage Domain button next to the domain you want to work with.
Click Edit Starter Page.