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The Brenna Template Walkthrough

We hope you will enjoy using The Brenna as much we did when making it! Your site is going to make you stand out in the industry with its neutral and fresh look.

To kick things off, we wanted to introduce you to what we at IDCO call the “No Panic” buttons. These are built-in so you never have to feel like you broke it. 😘

At the top right of your Wix editor, you’ll see two arrows - one to Undo and one to Redo. Use these whenever you made a change you don’t like and want to go back a step.

Accessing Site History

Additionally, Wix is working hard to autosave your work continuously. If at any point while updating your template you’d like to go back to a previous draft, use your Site History to access it.

In the Wix Editor:

  • Go to Site in the top menu

  • Click Site History

  • Select Continue to Site History

Here you can preview and reinstate previous drafts. In order to ensure your work is not lost, remember to Save your site frequently (we don’t like to rely too heavily on auto save).


PRO TIP: While this guide is in page order and you can go in any order you'd like, we always like to start any site customization by first uploading the portfolio. See PORTFOLIO PAGE section below for steps to do so. Knocking out the portfolio upload first gets project photos ready and organized to make customizing much more seamless!


HOMEPAGE To Upload Your Logo Instead of Text:

  • Click the text box

  • Hit the Trash Can in your tool bar on the right (or hit delete on your keyboard)

  • Hit the "+" sign in the menu on your left

  • Select Add Image

  • Upload your Logo

  • Hit Done

  • Drag + resize your logo as you'd like

Introducing Strips

The primary images at the top of your home page are held neatly in place with the help of a building element called a strip.

A strip is a building element that keeps everything in place on your site. It also ensures that your content is responsive when viewed from different devices like mobile, tablet or desktop.

Changing the Images Inside Hero Slide Deck

  • Select the Slide Deck element

  • Select Change Images

  • In the popup window, select Add Images

  • Select an existing image or video from your Media Gallery or you can Upload a new one

  • Once your images are added and ordered, click Done

Editing Text Elements

Click on any text and click on the Edit Text button.

That's it!

From here you can format everything from color, font type and size to inserting a Hyper Link to link to other pages or external websites.

Editing Your Shop Feature

The shop feature on your homepage is meant to feature just a few of your favorite products from that corresponding category.

In your RewardStyle account, head to Tools > Shop The Post. Select a few favorite products to feature, and then on the lefthand sidebar, customize your widget. We recommend 00px for the Widget Width and you can play with the image width you prefer (typically 150px or more)

When your widget is all set, scroll down and select Copy Code.

Back in your editor, select the product HTML block and click Edit Code. In the popup window, paste in your new code and click Update.

Updating Column Backgrounds

Some strips on your Brenna template are broken into columns, with one column being set to display an image rather than an image element being placed in the column itself.

To update the displayed image, select the column twice for the option to Change Column Background to appear. From the popup window, select Image, choose the image you'd like to display, and select Done.

Editing an Image on your Site

  • Click on the image and a pop up will appear

  • Click on Change Image to change your image

  • Select an image from your Media Gallery or Select Upload Media to add a new image

  • Select the image and then click Done

Next, update the text to above the image by selecting the text and clicking Edit Text as you've done before.

Lastly, connect the TOUR PROJECT button to the project you decided to feature. To do so, select the button element and click the link icon. A popup window will appear where you can select the project you'd like to link to but first selecting Portfolio (Title) and then selecting the specific project in the second dropdown.

Note: Your projects will not appear as options for linking until you add them to your Content Manager and ensure they are live. See Portfolio section below for instructions to add your projects!

If you wish to change the text/wording of a button, select the button and click Change Text & Icon

Updating Homepage Blog Post Feature

The blog posts on your homepage will populate automatically so no need to edit this element!

Finally, in the Our Services feature section at the bottom of your homepage, edit as you've done before—changing out the image and adding in your customized text.


And now we have reached the end of our Home Page and at a section called the Footer. Your Footer is the bottom section of your site that appears on every page, and only needs to be edited once.

To edit your footer, simply double click the text and add your own info.

To edit the buttons in your footer:

Select Change Text & Icon to change button wording

Select the Link icon to update what the button links to

Select the Design button (paintbrush icon) to edit button style (font, colors, etc.)

Tip: Don't forget to Save your work at this point!


ABOUT PAGE Your about page contains text elements and portfolio features neatly displayed with the help of Strips. You'll edit everything just like you did on your homepage.

Text Click on any text and click on the Edit Text button. Update your About Page text to tell your brand story.


Any images on a page that are not a column or strip background can be easily switched out by simply selecting the image and clicking Change Image

Updating the Slideshow

On the bottom of your homepage, there is a strip with two columns with the left column contacting a simple slideshow element. To

Changing the Images In About Slider

  • Select the slider element

  • Select Manage Media

  • In the popup window, select Add Images

  • Select an existing image or video from your Media Gallery or you can Upload a new one

  • Once your images are added and ordered, click Done

Don't forget to save your work!


SERVICES PAGE This service page was made to be simple and straight forward featuring clear text describing your services. Refer to your Copywriting Guide for our prompts to writing the perfect service page.

On your services page, simply replace text and images as you've done before, double clicking grouped elements as needed. Make sure all elements stay within the gridlines of their respective sections. This allows the page to remain responsive on multiple screen sizes.

Don't forget to Save your work at this point!



We've developed an entirely bespoke Portfolio for you in The Brenna Template. It's the most technical page on your site, but this tutorial will walk you through how to auto-populate new portfolio projects + uploading individual category galleries


  • From your Wix editor navigate to the Content Manager by selecting the second to last icon on the left-hand menu

  • Select Manage Content

  • Select Portfolio

Adding your Portfolio Projects to the Database

The portfolio page is set up as a 'template' for your portfolio project. Unlike the other pages on your site, each project will be updated in your database.

You'll see what looks like a data spreadsheet

  • The first few lines consist of placeholder projects so you can see how each project should appear

  • You can select each column and update each project with your project content

Click the cell under the Image column, a "+" will appear

  • Click the "+" to upload the primary (or featured) image which will show on the Portfolio Landing Page

  • Your photo gallery will appear for you to select the primary photo

  • Select Add to Page in the lower right corner to save your photo selection

Under the Gallery Column click the "+" to Edit Items

  • Click the orange Add Media button

  • In the top left corner, click Upload Media

  • Upload all of the photos for that specific project

  • To select more than one in your Media Gallery, hold Command + click

  • Click Add to Page

  • Drag and drop your images in the order you'd like them to appear on the individual portfolio page

  • Click Done

The additional columns will be filled in with your project details.

Leave the last two Columns as they are (the links auto-populate)

Rinse and repeat the steps above for all of your projects. Once everything is all set, you can Publish your site so your projects will be visible in your Editor!

Note: publishing your site will not make your site live to the public unless your domain is connected.

That's it! Feel free to email us at if you get stuck.



With the clean and beautifully laid out design of the Brenna, we added an affiliate shop page so you can share all your favorite products with your followers.

You are able to add new products from RewardStyle and paste in your new HTML to update the shop pages.

If you're not familiar with RewardStyle, you can read our blog post here. If you already have a RewardStyle account follow the steps below to begin editing:

1. From RewardStyle, you'll want to compile all your products in individual folders. Then go to TOOLS in the menu > Boutique

2. You'll customize the size to 900 px in the left-hand column, 3 or 4 columns depending on your style preference, and select 'other' as your web platform.

3.. You can now copy and paste your code into your Wix shop page. From your Wix Editor click on the product grid > Select Edit Code > Paste in your new code from RewardStyle. Then click Update.

Rinse and repeat for each shop page with your corresponding category folders.

Note: Be sure to check desktop + mobile before publishing ( you may need to make the widget larger in height to showcase all your products).



We've custom coded your beautiful blog design, and Wix makes it super easy to update your blog posts without touching a hint of code! From your Site Dashboard (Site > My Dashboard) select Blog. Here is where you can manage everything for your blog.

From here, you can:

  • Create a Post - click this to write a new post

  • Manage existing posts


When creating or managing posts, you'll be working in your Blog Editor.

Below the post insert, you will find your input buttons.

  • Add an Image

  • Add a Gallery

  • Add a Video

  • Add a Divider

  • Insert HTML Code

On the left side of the screen, you will find your Post Settings

Click and a side menu will appear.

Here you can set your:

  • Categories - you'll want to place your blog post in a category for organization

  • SEO - Wix does an awesome job walking you through optimizing your blog post for SEO

  • Author - leave it blank or add a team member

  • Add an Excerpt - You'll want to add a 3-4 sentence description of your blog post to appear on your blog landing page, as well as in Google search results

  • Cover Image - this is the primary image of your blog post, a horizontal image will work best

  • Display Cover Image

  • Feature This Post - make sure to check this box to ensure it shows in the footer of other blog posts for easy cross reference



Simply edit the text as you have previously!

Editing the Inquiry Form

You can change any question by first selecting the form itself, and then selecting the element and clicking 'Edit Field'.

To add an additional team member to receive notifications of inquiries:

  • Click Settings

  • Select Form Settings in the pop up

  • Click Email Notifications

  • Click the "X" to save and close

Note: Your inquiry form allows for 10 fields. If your form exceeds 10 fields, you will have to upgrade to a paid Ascend account (Wix's CRM platform)



For a full video walkthrough of how to set up your Client Portal, click here.

We recommend keeping the Client Portal page as a template, and creating duplicate pages for each client.

To create a copy, head to Pages in your lefthand sidebar. While hovering over the Client Portal page, select the ••• button and click Duplicate Page.

Once duplicated, you can rename the page and customize that page for the specific client. To create a custom link, click the same ••• button and select SEO Basics. From there you can change the URL slug to be a specific client name or project name so you can share a custom, direct link with your client. Note: be sure to create a COPY of the Client Portal page for every client. Screenshots are used for demonstrative purposes only.

You can also add an extra layer of security to the (duplicated) page by password protecting it. In the page settings, select the Permissions tab and the select password. You can then assign a custom password to that specific page to share with your client.

Once your new duplicated page settings are all set, you can jump into the page itself and customize each element for your specific client. Image, text, etc.

The buttons on this page will be used to link to the files you wish to share with your client. To update a button, select the button you wish to update and select the link icon.

In the popup window, select Document from the lefthand sidebar. From there, select Choose File.

Your document library is separate from your media library, so here you can upload non-image files (PDF, DOC, etc.) that you'd like your button to link to that your client with the direct link can access.

Rinse and repeat for each button on the page!


You're all set! Remember to reach out to us at if you get stuck, or reach out in the Facebook group for design ideas and further support.


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