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Create your news website
A news website gathers the latest news replacing the old printed newspapers with an online wealth of information organised in a visual way. Thanks to a good news template for your website, readers can select the news that they consider more relevant, participate with their comments, contribute with their opinions, communicate with journalists and share articles in social media.
Discover how simple it is to create a news site with our software WebSite X5!
Why is a good news template important for your readers?
The design and layout of news websites templates must meet the challenge to achieve a design layout that doesn't overwhelm visitors despite offering many links and information. Clarity and accessibility should balance with the amount of available information.
In order to attract users and lead them to read your published content, your news website should have:
a proper number of visuals, photos and images
an appropriate text size to be readable in different devices
an easy structure to let readers select the type of information and news they are looking for
How to design a news website
Download the software
After downloading our friendly and easy-to-use software from WebSite X5, install it on your computer and follow the instructions. With a few clicks, you are ready to begin!
Select your news template
Select one of the news website templates: our software will guide you step by step to choose the best one for you and help you to customise it.
Publish your content
You can now add articles, images, email forms and social media links just before publishing your news website!
Create a news website: the features you can’t miss
A news website needs some important features, for example:
Mobile devices friendly is a must.
Highlights or Breaking News section with links to “live” videos need to be constantly updated in order to build up confidence in your news website.
Local news, sports, weather forecast, etc.
Ask readers opinion and votes for the different sections. This will help you to add new sections or remove less popular ones.
Adding Sharelines or quick links to allow readers to share articles and news in social media is a way to have free advertising.
Discussions and feedback will enrich content, allowing visitors and readers to participate.
Links to past articles, videos, podcasts.
Implement the possibility to get customised notifications.
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How can we help?
Log into our Help Center from your WebSite X5 account and let our multilingual Support Team help you with the software. You can also ask the community for help, or learn on your own using tutorials and online guides created with you in mind. Not registered yet? Contact us.