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Add or Edit a Text Element

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

To add a Text element to the page click on the Text button at the bottom of the page or to edit a Text 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 Text Element Popup Image below to learn more about how it works.

Text Element Popup window

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

Text 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.


This allows you to select how you want the text aligned on the page. 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.


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. If you want to apply different styles to different paragraphs then create a new Text Element for each paragraph.

Text *

Type or ‘copy and paste’ the content into the text box. Insert a blank line in the body of the text to create a paragraph.

There are Special Codes that can be used to enhance the text - Download the ‘Text Special Code’ page for details.

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

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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