Text Widget

Use text tools to change the look of a Text or Title widget. Change the font, color, alignment and style of text using a simple editing interface. This lets you quickly make style changes to specific text on your site to highlight key points and organize information.

To add text to your site, in the left panel, click Widgets, and then click and drag the Text widget into your site.

To learn more about adding widgets to your site, see Add Widgets.

Update to New Text Editor

The new text editor includes improved technology for increased stability, a wider range of available text sizes (up to 500px), allows you to use different text styles within the same widget and more.

Note

Existing text in your site can be edited using the old text editor, with the option to update to the new editor. All new text will be edited using the new text editor.

To upgrade and use the new text editor:

  1. Click the text you want to edit to open editing mode. 
  2. On the text editor, click Update text editor.
  3. On the confirmation message, click to confirm you want to update.
    Warning

    After confirming the update, you will not have the option to revert to the old text editor.

The following may cause the update to the new text editor to fail:

  • Custom code where the HTML is not valid.
  • Bad internet connection.
  • Maximum site CSS storage capacity has been reached.

If your text contains certain tags that are not supported, you may not see the option to upgrade the editor. The following tags are not supported: form, svg, iframe, audio, canvas, dialog, embed, hr, input, map, picture, select, textarea, range, table, progress, script, ins, style.

For more information about the improved capabilities of the new text editor, see the New Text Editor.

Edit Text Widget

To edit text on your site:

  1. Click the text you want to edit to open editing mode.
  2. Select the text you want to edit by clicking and dragging over the text.
  3. Use the inline editing options in the bar above the text to edit text styles, sizes, fonts, alignment, or add links.

Add Bullet and Number Lists

Create a bullet or number list using the text tools inside the Text widget. Lists are a good way to group content, features, or products so that visitors can quickly understand and compare information.

To add a bullet or number list:

  1. Click the text you want to make into a list.
  2. Highlight the text, and click the Bullet list() or Number list () icon on the text toolbar.

Nested Bullet and Number Lists

You can create nested bullet and number lists to organize information. A nested bullet or number appears under the previous bullet or number to create a new list. To create a nested bullet or number list:

  1. Click the Bullet or Number list button on the text toolbar.
  2. Add a new bullet or number to your list by pressing Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Press the Tab button on your keyboard. The bullet or number should be shown indented to the right.

You can have multiple nested bullet and number lists.

Design Editor

To access the design editor, right-click the text widget, and click Edit Design.

For information about design options that are not specific to this widget (for example, layout, style, or spacing), see Widget Design. To learn more about the fonts that we offer, see Fonts.

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