Using HTML and Custom Code

The editor is flexible in that it allows you to both modify existing code or add your own. Doing this allows you to extend the functionality of the platform and provides you with additional features. For example, you can add a custom calendar widget or even a third-party custom contact form for taking payments on your site.

This article will cover three different methods of adding custom code to your site.

HTML Widget


The HTML widget is the easiest method of adding custom code to your site.

In the left panel, click Widgets, and drag the HTML widget into a column or row into your site and paste in your code.

Edit Custom Code

After adding custom code with the HTML widget,click the widget in your editor to edit your code.

Sometimes, however, due to the nature of the code it is not possible to do this as easily. In this case, you can select the container to see if you can edit the entire container (which will include the code).

Edit Inline Code


To edit the code of anything in your site:

  1. Right-click where you want to edit the code, and then click Edit HTML/CSS to get view the code of anything in your editor.
  2. The code editor displays for the code you are editing. Once there, click Documentation to read the documentation before you start changing code.
Note

While you can edit the CSS in the developer mode, it is not recommended that you add any new selectors in this menu. You can add new rules to selectors here without a problem. For creating new CSS selectors, please do this through developer mode.

Developer Mode


You can view the code of your entire site within the editor. To access the code, click </> at the top right of your editor.

The code for your site is broken into sections to allow fine tuning over your site.

For more information on developer mode, see Developer Mode.

FAQs and Troubleshooting


If you broke your site with custom code, you can fix it by:

  1. Restoring to a backup
  2. Fixing the code manually
  3. Accessing a different part of the page

For a full guide on troubleshooting custom code, see How Can I Troubleshoot Custom Code?.

Do you have anyone who can help me with custom code?

While we do not have developers who can help you make your site, we do have a network of pros familiar with our platform who would be happy to help you make your site. You can contact them and see samples of their work on our pros page.

What are some good custom coding guidelines?

Some guidelines are:

  • Create a backup
  • Use a test page
  • Create a backup

For more information, see Custom Code Guidelines.

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