Getting Started With Kidaaga

Welcome!

Thank you for choosing kidaaga.net for your website or online store. In this guide, you will learn all the steps to get started with our platform and correctly set up your business. Without any further ado, let’s dig into the guide.

Logging In To Your Account

The first thing you need to do after signing up to kidaaga is to confirm your email address to gain access to your account. For this purpose, you need to check your email address after the signup process to get the confirmation code to validate your email.

After your email is verified, you can now login to your main account. Head over Kidaaga login page and type in your email/username, password, and hit the login button.

kidaaga login page

You will now be redirected to your Dashboard after successful login

user main dashboard

Creating A New Website

Kidaaga.net is an all in one tool for creating websites and ecommerce stores. To create a new website, you simply need to click on the Create new website button from your user dashboard.

Create new website on kidaaga

Next in the pop-up, select your desired subscription plan, enter the website/store name to check availability, select a theme for your store/website, click “Create” button and you are good to go!

select website template

If you enter the correct data, your website will be created and you will be redirected to it automatically.

Your website is now live! So what’s next?

Customize Your Website/Online Store

Customizing your online store or business website is crucial to your brand.  This section will show you how to make your website look unique and align with your business.

Step 1: Login to your Kidaaga.net user dashboard

As discussed in the beginning of this guide, use your email/username and password to login to your Kidaaga account from the login page.

Step 2: Access your website’s admin panel

From your user main dashboard, scroll to the bottom and locate “YOUR WEBSITE” section. This section shows a list of your websites and online stores.

From that list, there are two buttons in front of each website: one to visit the website (Visit Website) and another one to access the website’s admin panel. This later is the one you should click on.

login to website admin panel

After clicking the “Login as supper admin” button, you will be redirected to the panel where all the customizations will be done.

website dashboard

Step 3: Start your website customization

1) Setting up website logo, favicon, and breadcrumb image

Logo is the main identifier of your brand once your customers land on your business or ecommerce website. To change your logo, simply go to General Settings >>> Site Identity from your website’s admin panel.

On the next page, you can upload your logo (normal and white logo if you have any), favicon, and breadcrumb image.

change website logo
change website favicon

2) How to add new languages?

After you have changed your logo and favicon, the next step is to add or remove languages to your website. To manage languages, scroll down to your dashboard menu and click Languages.
However, if English is your preferred language and you don’t need another language, you can ignore this part and move to the next setting.

language setting

Now, add or remove any available language and set your default language as well if different from English.

select website language

3) Change website name, tag line, and footer text

Form your admin panel, hover over General Settings >>> Basic Settings

The next page shows many settings. However, for the purpose of this section, we will focus on just some of them.

Here you will be able to set your online store or website’s name, the tag line, footer copyright text, and more.

website name and copyright text
save website name and copyright text

Site Title: Your business name. This is the name that will be shown to users/customers when your website’s link is shared on social media, on web browsers, and in search engines like Google, Bing….. Ex: Kidaaga, Yuugui, Amazon….

Site tag line:  This is the short sentence/slogan that describes what you do. Ex: for Kidaaga it is something like: Build Your Online Store Fast

Footer Copyright Text: The text you want to display in your ecommerce store or website’s footer. Like “Your Business Name – Copyright – 2024 – All Right Reserved”.

4) Set up website colors in Kidaaga

Colors you use on your website or ecommerce store tell a lot about your brand. For customizing colors in Kidaaga, you just need to click on Color Settings under General Settings.

color setting

The following page shows options for setting up your business website’s colors including:

  • Website’s main and secondary colors
  • Heading colors
  • Buttons color
  • Dark and light colors
  • Scroll bar background
  • Scroll bar color
  • Paragraph colors
  • Product stock color
main color setting
button color setting
background color setting

5) Typography or font family settings

Typography is the art of arranging letters and text in a way that makes the copy legible, clear, and visually appealing to the reader. Your typography needs to be as clean as possible. By default, Kidaaga uses a simple and beautiful typography for each created website or online store.

However, there are dozens of typographies or font family you can choose from for your website. Kidaaga even allows you to use a custom font family if you have any to align with your business requirements.

Changing your typography is possible by clicking on Typography Setting under General Settings.

font settings

The next page gets you access to the font family settings along with font variants and Heading font.

website font family

Note: Be careful with what you choose on this page. Each modification directly affects the text’s appearance on your website.

6) SEO Settings

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important for any serious business. You need to clearly tell search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo… what your business is about, how to display your business information, and what to display in search results.

Thankfully, Kidaaga has a prebuilt feature that allows you to set up your SEO profile like meta title, description, and keywords.

For changing SEO profile, you simply need to go to General Settings then click on SEO Settings.

seo settings

Next, you will land on the page you can properly set up your SEO identity.

site meta tags
Og meta info

Note:  We recommend that you properly set up seo data in each language for accurate optimization

Site Meta Title: the exact title you want search engines to show for your website

Site Meta Tags:  snippets of code that tell search engines important information about your web page

Site Meta Keywords: the keywords your business is about. These are search words you want your website to be displayed for.

Site Meta Description: the exact description you want search engines to display under your website title.

Og Meta Tags: Open Graph meta tags are snippets of code that control how URLs are displayed when shared on social media

Og Meta Title: the title that shows up when your website is shared on social media

Og Meta Description: the description that shows up when your website is shared on social media

Site Og Image: the image that shows up when your website is shared on social media.

7) Sending emails (SMTP settings in Kidaaga)

Do you know the say “the money is in the mail”?

Email is the way to contact and keep in touch with your users, clients or customers. Therefore, a proper email setting is crucial to your business website or online store.

By default, your website sends emails through Kidaaga mailing service. However, you can use your own email sending service for business and customization purposes. To do so, go to Email Settings from your website’s admin panel under General Settings.

email settings

Here you can properly insert your SMTP settings for mail deliverability.

smtp setting
save smtp settings

Site Global Email: the email that will be receiving all the website’s notifications

SMTP host: your mail provider host (smtp.gmail.com, smtppro.zoho.com …)

SMTP Username: your email ([email protected], gmail.com …) or any username provided by your mail service like Zoho, Brevo ….

SMTP Password: mail password or any password provided by your mail service

SMTP Driver: two options are available: SMTP and SendMail. If you are not sure, leave it to SMTP.

SMTP Port: 465 (for SSL) or 587 (for TLS)

SMTP Encryption: SSL or TLS

Finally, click on Save Changes button to save your settings.

Step 4: Appearance Settings

1) Choosing a theme in Kidaaga

Themes are the fastest ways to get your website up and running in a few clicks. They represent the main architecture and design of your website or ecommerce store.

Kidaaga comes with dozens of beautiful and well-designed themes to get your business online in no time. Whether you need an online store, a blog, a donation website, a portfolio, agency website, service providing, event ticket selling, wedding planning website, or any other business website, there is a theme to suit your business.

To select a theme, you only need to go to Appearance settings then Theme Manage from your website’s admin panel.

Appearance setting

The number of themes available to you depends on your subscription plan. The higher your plan, the more themes you get for free. Below are just some of the themes.

theme list

After selecting a theme, you have two setting options:

Set the theme without data: set the theme with empty settings on pages. This will also erase old content if you are changing your theme.

Set the theme with demo or old data: set the theme and import demo content. This will keep old settings and contents if you are changing your theme.

select website theme

Don’t forget to click “Set Default” button to activate your selected theme.

2) Customize website menu

Menu helps your users/customers navigate your website easily. You should have a menu on top of your website that displays links to the most important pages.

From your admin panel, click on Menu Manage under Appearance Settings.

menu settings

On the next page, you can create or delete menus, and edit existing ones with our drag-and-drop menu builder.

  • How to create a new menu

Add the menu name and click “Create Menu” button.

create new menu
  • Editing and deleting a menu

First, for deleting a menu, you just need to click the “delete” icon beside the menu name and for editing you only need to click on the “edit” icon.

delete menu

Secondly, if you want to edit a menu and you clicked the “edit” icon you will land on a page where you can start editing by adding or removing pages or custom links by simply dragging-dropping.

edit menu

3) Top header

The top header is the section on top of any content on your website. This section contains your business contact information, social media links, language switcher, and user/customer login/register URL.

Deciding the top header content is as simple as going to Appearance Setting >> Topbar Setting

website dashboard

Then you can add/remove information you want to be displayed or not in the top header.

website dashboard

You can also enable/disable elements you don’t want to show in the top header section of your website.

Add Your Custom Domain Name

Thank you!

To have gone through the process……

Having your website displayed on your own professional domain name is key to trust and SEO.

Luckily, it only takes a few steps to connect your domain name to your website built with Kidaaga. Follow the simple two steps below to add your custom domain to Kidaaga.

Note: if you find it hard to achieve, you can just open a ticket or contact us via live chat and our support team would be glad to help.

  • Add DNS records to your domain name

The first thing you need to do to get your own domain name connected to your website is to add CNAME records and here is how.

Login to your domain registrar (the company you purchased your domain name from). It could be namecheap, Godaddy, Google …..

Then, go to your domain management page, find the DNS section and add the following records:

Type Host Value TTL
CNAME www kidaaga.net Automatic
CNAME @ kidaaga.net Automatic

How you can access your domain DNS page varies and depends on your domain registrar. If you don’t know how to do it, simply ask your domain registrar. They will either do it for you or show you how to properly do it.

If you are using namecheap, here is a detailed post on how to add DNS records to your domain.

  • Request custom domain in Kidaaga

After adding CNAME records to your domain, you can now request for the connection here in Kidaaga.

You simply need to login to your main dashboard and click on Custom Domain.

add custom domain

You will be shown the instruction page and a list of your current websites. Next, click the “Request Custom Domain” button.

request custom domain

Finally, select the website, enter the custom domain name (don’t use http, https or www), and click “Send request” button and you are all set.

send domain request

Lastly, If for some reasons your domain is not connected to your website 2-3 hours after your request, you can open a ticket or contact us on live chat for a quick investigation of the case.

Note: DNS records settings from your domain registrar might take up to 24h or 48h to fully propagate (be available to the world wide web). So, be patient.

Hope the guide has been helpful. Do not hesitate to reach out to us via live chat or ticket if you have any issue.

Cheers!

After clicking the “Login as supper admin” button, you will be redirected to the panel where all the customizations will be done.

website dashboard

Step 3: Start your website customization

Tab Item Content

$0/month

Get a taste of what Kidaaga can do:

$5.99/month

All free plan features plus:

$12.99/month

All starter plan features plus :

$22.99/month

All professional plan features plus:

$0/month

Get a taste of what Kidaaga can do:

$59/year

All free plan features plus:

$129/year

All starter plan features plus :

$229/year

All professional plan features plus:

$0/month

Get a taste of what Kidaaga can do:

$5.99/month

All free plan features plus:

$12.99/month

All starter plan features plus :

$22.99/month

All professional plan features plus:

$0/month

Get a taste of what Kidaaga can do:

$59/year

All free plan features plus:

$129/year

All starter plan features plus :

$229/year

All professional plan features plus:

Trusted By 3,000+ Users & Companies

Take a Look at What Our Users are saying

5/5

Kidaaga has made creating a user-friendly course website a breeze. The integration with learning management systems is seamless, and my students love the easy navigation. It’s perfect for online educators.

Lisa

Online Educator

5/5

The customer support from Kidaaga’s team is outstanding. They’re responsive and always ready to help. It’s reassuring to know they have your back.

Robert

Digital Marketer

5/5

Kidaaga is so user-friendly that even someone with limited technical skills like me can create amazing websites. I’ve used it for personal projects and recommended it to friends who are equally impressed.

Sophia

Tech Enthusiast

5/5

I rely on Kidaaga to create stunning websites for my clients. It streamlines the design process and allows me to deliver high-quality websites quickly. It’s a game-changer for freelance web designers like me.

Peter

Freelance Web Designer

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together quick answers for some commonly asked questions about Kidaaga

Building a professional website or online store has never been this easy.

Kidaaga website builder