Help - Edit Content

Using the Content Editor

In the Live Editor, it is very easy to edit a page's content. You can change text, add photos, maps, and videos, and use widgets to make your site more interesting.

To use the Content Editor,

  1. Open the Live Editor
  2. Move your mouse pointer over the content you want to edit
  3. Click edit content link in the upper left corner of the highlighted box

Editing Content

Once you open the Content Editor, you can easily edit the words on your page just like you would in word processor software. Make your changes and click "save".

Content Editor Features:

Cut, copy and paste

In most cases, the typical hotkeys for these actions will work just fine. However, we have also provided buttons for your convenience.

  • Click the scissors icon to cut text out of your content
  • Click the copy icon to copy text out of your content
  • Click the paste icon to paste text into your content

Formatting text

If you want to add emphasis to parts of your text using bold or italic text, colors, fonts, or font sizes, SiteBuilder makes it simple to do.

  • Bold - To embolden text, click the bold button
  • Italic - To italicize text, click the italic button
  • Text color - To change the text color, click the text color button and select a color
  • Highlight color - To highlight text, click the highlight button and select a highlight color
  • Font Family - To change the font of the selected text, click the Font Family dropdown and select a new font. This will override the default font in your theme.
  • Format - To change the paragraph formatting of the selected text, click the Font Family dropdown and select a new format. Use this to change a heading level for the selected text. Generally, a lower heading number gives you bigger, bolder text.
  • Remove Formatting - To remove formatting on the selected text, click the remove formatting button. This will return the text to the default format for paragraph text in your theme.

Do you want your text to stick to the right or left side of a page? Maybe you want to center it, or justify it like newspaper columns. You can change the alignment easily! Just select the paragraphs you want to format and click one of the alignment buttons.

  • The left align button aligns your text to the left side. This is the default for most of the themes
  • The right align button aligns your text to the right side.
  • The center align button aligns your text to the cener side. This is a popular alternative to left alignment
  • The justify button spreads your text across the whole column. This sometimes looks nice in a three-column layout if you have a lot of text

Making Lists

You can make lists on your site byjust clicking a button. There are two types of lists: numbered and bulletted.

Bulletted Lists

  1. Highlight the paragraph you want to be the first bullet, or create a new paragraph by pressing enter
  2. Click the bulletted list icon
  3. Start typing the list item
  4. Press enter to start a new list item

Numbered Lists

  1. Highlight the paragraph you want to be the first bullet, or create a new paragraph by pressing enter
  2. Click the bulletted list icon
  3. Start typing the list item
  4. Press enter to start a new list item

Links

Links allow your customers to browse from one page on your site to another, to download files, or even external sites and pages. Links are a vital piece of a web site. They help your customers find what they are looking for.

To make a link to a page on your site

  1. Highlight the text and images you want to make into a link
  2. Click the internal link icon
  3. Select the page to link to
  4. Click "Insert Link"

To make a link to a page outside your site

  1. Highlight the text and images you want to make into a link
  2. Click the link icon
  3. Enter the URL you want to link to (usually, something like "http://www.SomeWebSite.com/PageTitle") into the text box
  4. Enter the target. Leave this empty if you want the link to open in the current window. Set it to _BLANK if you want a new window to open instead.
  5. Click "Insert"

To remove a link

  1. Highlight the link you want to remove
  2. Click the unlink icon

Editing HTML

If you want to do something special and you understand HTML, you can easily edit the HTML for each content area.

  1. Click the HTML icon
  2. Edit the HTML
  3. When you're satisfied, click "Save" and you're good to go!

Inserting Widgets

Widgets are a simple way to get advanced functionality from your site without having to know how to program for the web. You can add youTube videos, photo galleries, maps, and more to your page! There is more information about widgets on this page.

Inserting Images

Images help your site in a myriad of ways. They increase customer interest, help customers find you, and inform them about your products.

  1. Click the image icon
  2. Select the desired image from the gallery or upload a new one
  3. Select if you want the image to align to the left or right or have no special alignment at all
  4. Click "Insert"

Inserting files

You can add files to your site with SiteBuilder. These could be PDF files of brochures, Spreadsheets, or even Presentations. your users can download them with a click of the mouse!

  1. Click the download icon
  2. Select the desired file from the gallery or upload a new one
  3. Click "Insert"