Millions of websites have upgraded to a new Jimdo template. Have you?
Last year, Jimdo released our new Style Editor along with more than 30 modern, streamlined templates
was our biggest product update yet. Since then, lots of Jimdo customers have upgraded to new templates to use all the newest designs and features
But some of our customers are still using the old Jimdo—or should we say the “vintage” variety. It’s a nice option, but with nowhere near the functionality of the new version. Below we've got some
reasons (and a contest!) that might convince you to make the switch.
Reasons you'll love the new Jimdo templates
Maybe you have a template you like and you want to stick with it. Or you just haven’t found the time to make the change. We get it—and rest assured that you can still keep your old template if you
, there are some definite perks to choosing a new template:
Better for search engines: The new templates are structured to give your SEO a boost, so more visitors can find your website;
New features: You’ll get access to all of our new features as they are released, including new photo galleries, slideshows, buttons, background images, full-width templates, dropdown menus, and more;
Easier designing: You’ll get to use the new Style Editor, which is faster and more
More customization: You’ll have more options to customize the fonts, colors, and layout of your site.
Just a few examples of websites using our new templates
Cape Town Template
Rio de Janeiro Template
How do I know if my template is new or old? If you signed up for Jimdo after August 2014, you’re automatically using a new template. If you’re not sure, it’s easy to check. Log
in to your website and click on Templates in your Site Admin. This will open the Template Selector. The first thumbnail on the left will show your current template. If it’s named
after a city like Chicago or Malaga, it’s new! If it’s called by a number like F4045 or P4240, it’s, well….how do we put this delicately? It’s old.
Jimdo's Template Selector
Ready to take the plunge? Here’s how to choose a new Jimdo template
To try out the new templates, go to Templates
in your Site Admin. Choose a template you like and select Preview
to see how it will look on your site. The change will
only become public once you hit Save
, so you can try out many different templates before choosing the one that’s right for you. More information on how to do this is in our Support Center
To help you choose the right one for you, we recommend reading How to Pick the Perfect Template
and looking through our Template Filter