Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the basics to help get you started with Sparkle

About Sparkle

What is Sparkle App?

Sparkle visual website builder for Mac. Sparkle makes it easy to build and own your own website.

Is Sparkle drag and drop?

Visual website builder means you have more freedom to design than drag and drop.

Is Sparkle App available for Windows?

Sparkle App is a desktop application for MacOs only.

About Sparkle Themes

What are Sparkle Themes?

Sparkle Themes designs website themes, extras and freebies exclusively for Sparkle.

How do I install a Sparkle Theme theme?

Simply unzip your purchased sparkle theme and open the included sparkle template. Please note You must purchase Sparkle to open and edit your template. 

Website basics 

How do I make my website live?

First you will need to purchase a domain and a website hosting plan. You can find many online, you can ask us to register your domain and set up website hosting for you.

How do I publish my website?

Once you are finished your website, press the Publish button, enter your credentials and publish your website!

Does Sparkle need plug-ins?

No. Use Embed HTML or take advantage of Sparkle’s built in integrations

Sparkle uses the Embed HTML method to expand functionality and add Integrations. Sparkle also has built in eCommerce features, calendars, Paypal and much more. We believe the Sparkle team will be adding more features in the future.

The choice of Embed HTML and built in Integrations is much more reliable and secure than plugins such as they are implemented in Wordpress.

Are Sparkle Themes responsive?

Yes. All Sparkle Themes templates are responsive

Responsive themes are optimised for viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. All Sparkle Themes themes, extras and freebies are responsive and mobile-friendly. 

Sparkle Themes website themes are designed to work great on mobile devices and tablets, saving you hours–if not days–of time.

Do you have live website examples?

This website was built in Sparkle

You can also view examples on our Showcase page.

Is Sparkle a replacement for Muse? 


Sparkle is a freeform design app just like Adobe Muse. Sparkle defines itself as a visual website builder. Sparkle has now moved beyond the capabilities of Adobe Muse and includes the following features:

  • Layers  
  • Pop ups
  • Blog
  • SEO assistant
  • Native ecommerce monetisation features
  • Lottie animation
  • Automatic device layout (breakpoint) generation
  • And more

Does Sparkle have a blog option?

Yes, Sparkle 3 includes built in blog capabilities

If you are using Sparkle 2, upgrade to Sparkle 3 to make use of the new Blog functionality.

We find that Sparkle is best for: 

  • people who don’t want the complexity or security and maintenance issues that come with some CMS based website builders.
  • people who don’t want to be tied to layers and layers of subscriptions that end up being uneconomical over time.

Read: Sparkle vs Wordpress

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