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Add or Edit a Heading Element

This section will show you how to add and or edit a Heading element in a page.

As the name suggests the Heading element is for providing headings to the sections of your content. They should not be used for just making larger or bold text.

To add a Heading element to the page click on the Heading button at the bottom of the page or to edit a Heading element that already exists click the Edit Element button above the element. This will open a popup window that allows you to add or edit the element.

Move your cursor over each part of the Heading Element Popup Image below to learn about how it works.

Heading Element popup window

Hold your cursor over the image to find out more about the element.

Heading Element Help Text

Show Help

Clicking on the Show Help link will bring up help buttons for the different features of the element. Then clicking on the ? button next to a feature will give you some help with that feature.

Heading Type *

Click on the dropdown box and select the required heading type. H1 is the largest heading and H6 the smallest. The actual sizes are set by the web designer using a stylesheet and they may vary on different websites.

Headings should be used in proper sequence as it allows visitors and Search Engines make sense of your content. For example, start with

  • Heading 1 for main headings,
  • Heading 2 for sub-headings,
  • Heading 3 for sub-headings of Heading 2,
  • etc.

Heading *

Type or ‘copy and paste’ the heading into the text box.

Use the Check Spelling button to check that the description is spelt correctly.

Alignment

This allows you to select how you want the element aligned on the page and how it will affect any elements below it. If you leave it as -default- then the element will take on the alignment of the page. Select from the dropdown box to change the alignment.

  • left, center or right will position the element accordingly and any element below it will stay below it.
  • float left will position the element to the left of the page and any element below it will be pulled up to the top of it on the right.
  • float right will position the element to the right of the page and any element below it will be pulled up to the top of it on the left.
  • clear left will cause the element to stay below a Float Left element above it.
  • clear right will cause the element to stay below a Float Right element above it.
  • clear both will cause the element to stay below any Float Left or Right elements above it.

See the 'Arranging Page' page for more information.

Style

This will only appear if specific styles have been set up by the website designer.

Click on the dropdown box to select a style to apply to the element as a whole.

Link to Page *

To make the element a hyperlink to another page within your website click on the Choose Page button and select the page from the list.

Click the Clear button to delete any previous selections.

Click the Go button to test that the hyperlink works correctly.

You can either Link to Page or to an External Website, but not both.

or External Website *

To make the element a hyperlink to another website enter the website’s address here. e.g. www.example.com

Click the Go button to test that the hyperlink works correctly.

You can either Link to Page or to an External Website, but not both.

Parent Page

This identifies the page that this element sits on and this box only appears when you are editing an existing element. Changing the parent page will move the element to the chosen page and delete it from this page.

To move this element to another page, click the Choose Page button and select the new page from a list of the website's pages. You can click the Go button to check that you have selected the correct page.

If you do move an element to a new page you must then go to that page, position the element where you want it and then publish the page before it will go live.

Parent Page Position

This determines the position that the element will have on the web page. Every element has a number, which governs the overall layout of the page. By changing the Parent Page Position you can quickly determine where this element should sit on the page.

By default, new elements are added to the end of the page.

Click the Save button to save the element. Or click the Cancel button to cancel it.

* These fields are required.

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