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Create a One Page Website with Page Builder

One-page websites are incredibly popular right now – and for good reason. Not only can they be easier to conceptualise and create, but they can also give better results. Higher conversion rates, increased sales and a more focused design.

In version 2.3 of Page Builder, we’ve given you the ability to specify custom row IDs for your Page Builder rows. This feature makes it easier than ever to create one-page sites using any WordPress theme.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to build a one-page site using North and Page Builder. Both are free and incredibly powerful. You can install everything using the SiteOrigin Installer plugin.

I’d also like to introduce you to Ian Rossiter. A long time user of Page Builder and the guy who’s been helping us create the beautiful layouts on the pre-build layouts directory. He’ll be joining us in creating educational content for SiteOrigin products. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.

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  1. 9 months, 2 days ago jasper

    Does the menu item highlighting work as well? I think this is quite important for a onepage website.

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Good point! I’ll log that as something we could add to North. As for other themes, Page Builder couldn’t really control this, unfortunately.

  2. 9 months, 2 days ago mail box

    It will work sort of with this plugin: https://nl.wordpress.org/plugins/page-scroll-to-id/

    Also even on a onepage website is is sometimes nice to be able to add a second page (a blog or some content which is not appropriate for the frontpage). Could you do that with north and still be able to use the menu when you are on the second page? I guess you will have to change the menu link from #hero to http://homepage/#hero otherwise the page won’t be found.

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Yeah, North is a fairly standard theme, so it’ll work for multi-page sites too. I’ll have a look at that plugin too. Looks interesting.

  3. 9 months, 2 days ago mail box

    I made this site (http://www.hands2happiness.nl/) with pagebuilder and that plugin. You’ll see that the menu highlighting sometimes goes on and off when scrolling through the page.
    I think this is because of the second page and therefor i had to change the menu linking from #hero to http://homepage/#hero.

  4. 9 months, 2 days ago Max Pen

    Hey guys,

    a question: Is page builder able to add say 3 posts from x amount of categories in magazine style?

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Max

      You can post questions over on our support forum. The team is standing by to help.

  5. 9 months, 2 days ago Wilbur

    This brings incredible joy to me as I read this! Can’t wait to get home and watch the video :D

    Also long time fan of Page Builder!

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hopefully the South African accent makes you feel right at home :)

  6. 9 months, 2 days ago Andrea Del Riva

    I wish there will be more videos as this one in the future, that shows advanced functionalities and how to!

    Great job as always guys, keep it going!

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Andrea! I’m hoping that we’ll be able to keep going with these videos. They’re really fun to make.

  7. 9 months, 2 days ago M. Salih

    This is absolutely a killer, fantastic video great to watch and listen to it is crystal clear.
    I just wonder if this tutorial works Vantage theme as well?
    Thank you
    MO

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks M! Ian gets all the credit for the clarity of this video. He put a lot of effort into the presentation.

      To answer your question, yes, this will work with Vantage :)

  8. 9 months, 2 days ago Wesley Westfall

    Too many single-page themes out there with rigid structures and their own built-in “widgets” for items I may not want. THIS is what I’ve been waiting for! Thanks, SiteOrigin!

  9. 9 months, 2 days ago Carrie Lewis

    Love everything SiteOrigin! You guys are great, this video is as well. Pssst this video and page looks great on my phone. (Android). Woooo!!

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thank you very much, Carrie! And SiteOrigin loves you back :)

  10. 9 months, 2 days ago Alexander

    Nice tutorial. I like siteorigin. Hello from Russia.

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Alexander! And greetings from South Africa :)

  11. 9 months, 2 days ago Munir Kamal

    Best time this feature added for me, i am just building a theme using siteorigin as a page builder of my choice and in combination with my addon plugin for siteorigin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/addon-so-widgets-bundle/) i will taking advantage of this awesome new feature for sure in my theme.

    Thank you so very much.

    Munir

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      It’s great having you as a SiteOrigin developer Munir. I’m very interested to see your theme when it’s done. Thanks for integrating it with Page Builder!

  12. 9 months, 2 days ago Mike

    Hi, using the focus theme, but cant get mp4 files to work on ios, my content is in the mature category, have bought a vimeo subscription pro temp, but is there a way of adapting the plug in?

  13. 9 months, 2 days ago Maher Anis

    This is just great Greg :-)

  14. 9 months, 2 days ago Bernd Steinig

    Howdy Team,

    I knew, you are none the best. I enjoy any further development of your house. Thank you for this great guide.
    Best regards from Berlin
    Bernd

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      It’s an absolute pleasure, Bernd. The team here at SiteOrigin will continue building and building awesome products as long as we have support from people like your self :)

  15. 9 months, 2 days ago Pete

    Great Video! and IMHO your hair style is a lot nicer than Nick Roach (Elegant Themes founder).

    Can’t wait to see more videos… and hair styles lol ;)

    Pete.

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Pete! My girlfriend once joked that Ian’s hair needs its own Instagram account. It really is a thing of wonder.

  16. 9 months, 2 days ago John Richardson

    Simple, effective and powerful<– 3 words to describe your videos and Site Origin as a whole!

    Great job and I'l definitely be giving this a whirl on my next little project in a few days.

    'blomin marvelous :-)

    John.

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi John

      Those exact 3 words should be posted up on the walls here at SiteOrigin. It’s exactly what we’re aiming for with our products. Glad to hear we’re hitting the mark.

      • 8 months, 24 days ago John Richardson

        Just wanted to swing back and say thanks once again.

        I followed the video and using only the SiteOrigin tools, was able to get a local community website up and running in just a couple of hours. http://www.EytonParish.org.uk

        Really great toolset and very very impressed with the results!

        Kudos to you and the team.

  17. 9 months, 2 days ago Tom

    This is amazing.

    Thanks so much for the video.

    Just wondering, with the ID, when i click the Navigation Menu, my url is http://www.mysite.com#row-hero

    is this ok?

    Thanks

  18. 9 months, 2 days ago Carlos

    Incredible, i don´t understand english, but in this video everything is so easy to learn…
    Thanks from Galician (spain)

    • 9 months, 2 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Carlos! Glad to hear our videos are even helpful – even for non-English speakers.

  19. 9 months, 1 day ago Peter

    Thanks for this brilliant video. The facilities in the free version of the siteorigin north theme are great for this single page use, and showing us how to use those layout settings to manipulate this for the page like this is so useful.
    I’ve just created a site along similar lines to what you demonstrated and the method you’ve demonstrated is so much easier. And the results are impressive.
    Great Joy and Happiness

    • 9 months, 4 hours ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks for the awesome feedback Peter! Great joy and happiness indeed :)

  20. 9 months, 1 day ago Christopher

    Outstanding tutorial! Very powerful features in your plugin. I must download and begin experimenting immediately. The prebuilt layouts is especially interesting. Do you have a list of the layouts included with your various themes or do all your themes include every layout you provide? Also, I assume it’s straightforward to build my own layouts but I’ll take that topic to your forum. Thanks for your awesome contributions to the WP community.

    • 9 months, 4 hours ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Christopher! To answer your question, every layout on the prebuilts layout directory is available within Page Builder. They’re theme independent, so they come with you wherever you happen to go with Page Builder.

  21. 9 months, 17 hours ago Barry

    The new internet mantra = Less is More

    • 9 months, 4 hours ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      That’s definitely a good mantra Barry. Less confusion, more power. That’s when technology becomes really useful.

      • 9 months, 3 hours ago Barry

        I got directed to this by internet marketer Rob Cornish who runs gainhigherground.com – you might want to have a chat with him as he is good at joint ventures

  22. 8 months, 30 days ago Olaf Mueller

    Hello,

    thanks for taking the trouble to enlighten folks. When I click use to install the fitness gym theme there are no images being loaded like in the preview (North and Builder installed successfully), just a generic layout is visible…

    What did I miss?

    Thanks!

  23. 8 months, 30 days ago Olaf Mueller

    Sorry,

    I hadn’t noticed that I have to install additional widgets manually. My bad!

    • 8 months, 27 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Glad to hear you solved the issue Olaf. Those should be auto-activating, but I’ll look into it. If you have any other questions please feel free to post on our support forums.

  24. 8 months, 27 days ago Josko

    How i make when i click Home my page scroll to the top?
    Sorry for bad english

    • 8 months, 27 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Josko. If you have any other questions please feel free to post on our support forums.

  25. 8 months, 27 days ago Barry

    Do you have page on wikipedia? I can’t find it. Could be a great way of free advertising. Wiki results come up highly ranked in searches – Musica Gloria

    • 8 months, 27 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Barry. One day I hope SiteOrigin and even our individual plugins qualify for a Wikipedia entry, but I’ll wait for the Wikipedia community to decide when the time is right :)

  26. 8 months, 26 days ago Barry

    With only one page how would you monetize it?

    • 8 months, 26 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Barry – One page sites aren’t for everyone. Especially not for content sites where you’d monetize with advertising. One page sites are generally best for things like product or company pages.

  27. 8 months, 26 days ago Peer

    Great video, can’t wait to build a one-page site myself :)

  28. 8 months, 26 days ago Otto-Werner Hinrichs

    Hi Greg Priday,

    I´m an oldish guy (73). Last Christmas one of my grand daughters gave me – as I thaught a typewriter, but it happend to be a “DELL COMPUTER”. – It tooks me and some “oldish guys” several month to learn what all the kids have in their bloo.

    Anyway we also came to know about “site origin”. – and tryed hard to learn. But it seemed that we are too stupid. – Is there any chance for an german advice in site origin. It was 1966 when I used to live in England (Chelmsford) – so I´m very sorry for my horrible english.

    best regards Opa-Otti

  29. 7 months, 21 days ago Riley73

    Excellent video!

    Isn’t it vital to create a child theme so that work doesn’t get lost if there is an update to the parent theme? Also, will the Vantage theme (that I am purchasing) work well with video?

    Thanks,
    Robert

  30. 7 months, 15 days ago Lisbeth

    Hello I aa using Slider Site Origin, how can I overlay text on my image or put a text like a legend under the slide, when I use the slider Site Origin slider. thank you for your answer. best regards

  31. 7 months, 12 days ago Christopher

    I followed the video and it works great except that when a menu item is clicked, the section it scrolls to has a blue border around it. The borders aren’t there when just scrolling down the page. I tried editing the CSS but can’t make the borders go away. Any ideas on how to remove them?

    I’m using the North theme with a prebuilt layout. The site is at cometcandy.com.

  32. 5 months, 14 days ago Denise L Diaz

    Thank you so much for this video. The instructions were very easy to follow and I’m very happy with the result.

    And thank you also for the terrific work SiteOrigin is doing on its themes and Page Builder. I have been struggling for months to develop a website for my firm. I have very expensive taste but no budget to go with it. With your products, I have been able to develop a website that I’m proud of. Thank you!!

    • 5 months, 13 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thank you so much for the very awesome feedback, Denise! I just had a look at your website, it’s looking great :)

  33. 5 months, 10 days ago Catalina Gutierrez Zuluaga

    Hola,
    This is Catalina from Colombia living in Madrid. 1.Is there any chance to see these videos in spanish? 2. I actualized my site origin builder and now I can’t see the content of my page. What can I do?

    Best regards,

  34. 4 months, 21 days ago Dan Wedding photographer

    The one page builder is great

  35. 3 months, 14 days ago Mokor

    Please how can the picture images that came with the “Fitness Gym” be changed?

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