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Anatomy of a Jimdo Site

Jimdo sites are all made up of the same parts. The template that you choose will determine the overall look of your site, and content can be added to your site using Elements. Each template is composed of five parts: Header, Navigation, Content Area, Sidebar, and Footer. More information about each of these parts is available below. 



The Header appears at the top of every page of your site. Depending on your template, you can add a title and/or a logo to the Header. The Background image will show through in the header of some templates.



The Navigation contains links to all of the pages of your site. Jimdo sites can have up to 3 levels of navigation, and the template you choose will determine where the links to each level of navigation appear on your site. 


Content Area

The Content Area is the main place where you will add Elements like Text and Photos. Any elements that you add to the Content Area will only show up on the page where you have added them.



The Sidebar is the second part of your site where Elements can be placed. Any Elements added to the Sidebar will show up on every page of your site. Depending on which template you choose, your Sidebar may appear on the top, the left, the right, or at the bottom of your website.



The Footer appears at the bottom of each page of your website. The footer contains your Login link, and may contain links to other important pages as well, like your Sitemap and the Privacy Policy. You can decide which links appear in the footer by adjusting the Footer settings.