Welcome to this Jimdo review! With several million users this website builder has become a popular choice for users from all around the world. To edit a Jimdo website, simply go to your homepage and click the “login” link. Now you enter your password to access the website editor. When you are logged in you can see this toolbar where you find a range of important functions. But more on that later, let me first show you how to edit a Jimdo site. When I move my mouse over a Jimdo element it will be highlighted telling me that it can be edited. If you want to make changes in this text block for example, simply click on it and this text editor will open up. Here you can change the style of your typeface and also choose a different color if you want to. And here you can change or add an image by uploading a new one from your computer. To add a new element, all you have to do is click the ‘plus’ button. This gives you the whole variety of Jimdo elements that you can add to your page, for example a photo gallery, file downloads, a contact form, YouTube videos or even a newsletter subscription form, as Jimdo has its own simple built-in newsletter tool. You can also easily add “share buttons” so that your website visitors can share content they like with their friends on Facebook and Twitter for example. If you decide that you’d rather have this widget in the right hand column you can simply drag and drop it there. What’s special about this side-column in Jimdo is that it will be shown on all pages. That means you only need to add the share buttons once and they will appear on every single page of your website. What’s important to know is that changes will be published to the web immediately. With many other website builders you first have to click “publish” before it will be visible to the public. If you don’t want certain pages to be seen from the public you can enable a password protection. But more on this later. As always, click on the element to edit it. You can move around your existing pages here … and also change their hierarchy. You can have up to three levels, which isn’t too much but should be enough for most small to medium-sized websites. To exclude pages from your navigation, click on the eye symbol. This way you can hide pages–like your terms & conditions page, if you have one – and only show it in your website’s footer for example. To add a new page, simply click – you probably guessed it – the “add a new page” button or this “+” icon. Let’s now take a look at the website’s header. When I click here the header editor opens up. Jimdo offers a range of free images to choose frombut you can also upload your own image. Check the dimensions of your banner here to make sure it will be the right size. If you have your own company logo you can add it to your website here. You are free to move it around in the header area any way you want. Jimdo offers a wide selection of template layouts ranging from playful and artsy ones to more business-like themes. There are special layouts reserved for Jimdo Pro and Business customers. I am going to change to this template now … and as you can see all my content is still there as it only changes the design and nothing else. And if you’re a pro and know how to code HTML and CSS or know a programmer who can help you, you can even create your own theme from scratch. The style menu offers a couple of preset font settings. This is very convenient if you don’t want to put together your own fonts and font sizes. If you need more creative freedom simply click on each individual item and customize it the way you want. These changes will be active on all pages of your website, making it very easy to change the entire style very quickly. Here you can customize the background image of your Jimdo website by either choosing a pattern, one of Jimdo’s images or by uploading an image of your own. Now let’s take a look at the most important settings. Everything to do with your email address or domain can be managed here. Pro and Business users get their own domain name and email account as part of the package. Here you can password-protect certain areas of your website for different audiences. A mobile-friendly version of your website will be generated automatically, which is very handy. Pro and Business users can also optimize their website for search engines here. Most importantly the title and description of your pages. Unfortunately Jimdo somewhat limits the customization of the title it’s more or less the same on all pages. But in general Jimdo has search engine friendliness built into its core system. Here you can activate your blog, and here you find one of the most interesting Jimdo features: The online store As this is very powerful we will create a separate video with a detailed review of Jimdo’s ecommerce features. Creating a website with Jimdo is easy enough that even people who would have never even thought about creating their own website will be surprised what they are able to achieve. Jimdo scores especially with its ease of use, social media features and the online store. It would be nice if they could also add a few more levels to the navigation and further improve search engine optimization. But from what we have seen so far Jimdo has been very innovative and will probably have a lot of pleasant surprises ahead for their users. On WebsiteToolTester you can find an even more detailed Jimdo review as well as a comparison chart with other website builders. There we also provide a video that explains everything you need to know about creating a free Jimdo account and getting your own domain name. And as always: if you have any questions, please do leave a comment! Thank you!