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Getting Started: Method Two

This method outlines the steps you need to get your new website started on Element if you already have a current website or have a website template design that you would like to have made into an Element template.  

Step 1:

I need a domain name (Web Address) for my new site. Learn More >

Step 2:

Sign up for an Element account. Learn More >

Step 3:

We build out your template for you based on your website design or current site. Learn More >

Step 4:

I'm ready for my site on Element to go "live". Learn More >

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I need images or Flash movies created/modified. Learn More >

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I need a Custom Component  developed for me. Learn More >

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I need Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work performed. Learn More >

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I need the content from my current site migrated for me or I want you to initially enter all my content for me. Learn More >

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I need training on Element. Learn More >

 

I need a domain name (Web Address) for my new site:

There are several registrars on the web that you can register your domain name with. Go Daddy & register.com are two very popular registrars you can choose from. You will be asked to enter a domain name that you would like to register. Once you find a domain name that is available, register it and you're ready to go. You can also sign up for email accounts that will allow you to have an email address that ends with your domain name (Example: you@yourdomain.com). Molecular Software does NOT offer email accounts. So, unless you're managing your own mail server, you will need to obtain your email accounts from the registrar.

Once you register a domain name, you will need to change your domain name's "A" record to point to Element's servers in order for the registrar to send traffic to your new site hosted on Element. If you need assistance with changing your "A" record, you can contact us at anytime.

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Sign up for an account:

You can sign up for an Element account by contacting us. Once you have created your Element your account, you can begin developing your website right away.

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We build out your template for you based on your website design or current site:

  • If you already have a website:
    • Contact us and we will create a site under your new Element account that uses one of our migration domains so that we can build out your new site without affecting your current site. This allows you to view both sites at the same time on two different domains.

 

  • If you don't have a current site, you can create your new site using the domain name you have registered. Pick one of the free templates offered in Element and then contact us to have us develop your custom template based on your designs.
    • We will then begin development on your new template based on your current site's design or the designs you have provided to us. Once the template is completed, we will apply your new custom template to your site and have you approve your new site.

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I'm ready for my site on Element to go "live"

  • If you currently have a website and are migrating to Element:
    • Once your new site's template has been developed and all your content has been added you will need to approve the site by informing us that the site is ready to go live. We will then run a process on the new site that will change all the linking to point to your actual domain name instead of the temporary migration domain that your new site is residing on. Once this process has been performed, your "A" record will then need to be pointed to Element's server IP address (We can help you with this step). Once the "A" record has been changed, all your current traffic will begin flowing to your new site hosted on Element.

 If you do not currently have a website:

    • If you do not currently have a website that you are migrating from, then your new site is setup using your registered domain name and is live. No further action is required.

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I need images or Flash movies created/modified:

Molecular Software, LLC is a "Full Service Shop". We have Flash developers and Graphic Designers on staff. If you are in need of creating or modifying Flash movies or images for your new website, we are more than happy to assist in the development. Just contact us using the Support Center form and we can begin the process.

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I need a Custom Component developed for me:

Are you in need of a custom web application tool developed for your website? A custom web application tool is software that is specifically written to perform a task on your website that Element does not already perform such as; a submission form that your sales force can fill out that not only notifies you when it is submitted but stores the submitted data on the server allowing you to view reports through an administration area you login to.

This is just one example of a Custom Component. Of course, there are many different web applications that can be built to meet your needs. If you are in need of a Custom Component, please fill out the Support Center form and we will contact you to obtain all the details required to provide you with a quote for the development charges.

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I need Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work performed:

Element has been designed with SEO in mind. Element allows you to perform all the SEO techniques that need to be implemented into your site but there are other techniques that can be done outside of your site such as Pay Per Click (PPC), back linking and keyword audits. These techniques can boost your site in the rankings but require an SEO expert to be involved.

Molecular Software, LLC has experienced SEO members on staff that can provide assistance with all of your SEO needs. If you would like us to help you with your SEO campaign, please fill out the Support Center form and we will contact you to get the process started.

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I need the content from my current site migrated for me or I want you to initially enter all my content for me:

We understand that migrating all of the content from your current site can be a daunting task. Even maintaining your website's content changes on a daily basis can be overwhelming. We offer full content management services. We can migrate all of your current content to your new site and then you can pick it up from there and manage your own site or we can continue to manage your content throughout the life of your site. Its your choice. 

If you would like to setup content management support with us just fill out the Support Center form and we will contact you and get one of our staff members assigned to your account for content management support.

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I need training on Element:

We understand that all new software has a learning curve, even Element. As easy and intuitive as we have made Element, it still has a learning curve. If you are interested in having yourself or even your staff trained on how to use Element, please fill out the Support Center form and we will contact you to setup your own personal one-on-one training class(es) on your schedule.

If you would like to learn Element on your own, we have help everywhere. You can review Element's manuals and just about every input field in Element has an information icon you can click on to learn more about that particular field. If you're still confused about something, you can always contact us directly and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.

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