We have upgraded our editor to give you the latest and greatest tools to manage your content. This change affects several major page parts and thereby improves your content experience across the whole platform. You will see the new editor on these page parts:
- Custom Content
- Calendar (Description tab)
- Collections (Description for Item)
WYSIWYG Editor Tool Bar
We’ll go through each icon and discuss what they mean and what they do.
- Basic Formatting of Text - styles, alignment, formatting
- Using Your Words and Special Characters - how to use the insert text option, find and replace
- Inserting Media - drag and drop images; insert audio, video, creating tables
- HTML Editing - using the Source buttons to edit and view HTML and blocks
Basic Formatting of Text
Styles vary from site to site; some sites have no specific styles, where others might have several different kinds of buttons. This is determined in your design process when we build your site.
Applying your styles is simple! You simply type the word you want to style, highlight it and select your Style from the dropdown tab. If you need to break away from your Style and start typing normally, select the red dotted line to break the style and it will go back to normal. Check it out!
Format Your Text
Format your text font with your pre-selected styles. Type the word you want to format, highlight it and select the Headings option from the dropdown tab.
Basic Formatting Options
|Remove Format -- highlight your text to strip all the existing formatting and clean it up
|Align your text Left, Center, Right, or Justify
|Bullet points and number listings
|Indent your content left or right
|Use block quotes to call attention to specific passages of text
Using Your Words Or $₽∈₡¦∀⌊ Characters
Use your words or $₽∈₡¦∀⌊ characters to their best advantage by using our tools designed to make your life easier.
|Search for words, or do a find and replace.
|Add a horizontal line to your content
|Add a variety of special characters to your content
|Add a content token
Use these options to insert images, video files, audio files, or to create a table.
Insert Images or Media
If you already have an image or media file uploaded to SiteWrench, or if you need to upload a file to SiteWrench, you can use Source to get to your files. Select the "Source" button that is just to the right of the Source field to open your Files section or to upload images onto your Files section on SiteWrench.
While you're inserting the image or media file, use the tabs on the left to find additional features. These features include sizing adjustment, alignment options, media posters, and embed options.
Special Feature - Drop and Paste Images
What’s even better than that, you ask? Now you can drop and paste images directly into your content area, and it will upload and save it for you! Need to find that photo in your Files section later? Look for your photo name with this at the beginning of the file so that it’s set apart: “pasted_photoname”
New Feature - HTML 5 video and audio capability
Let’s say you want to insert a video or audio file onto your site. Previously, you would have had to go through the Media Archive page part or embed an iFrame from YouTube or Vimeo. Now we have upgraded our Editor so that it can handle HTML 5. This is good news for you -- this means that now you can insert a video or audio file directly into your editor and it will play across all browsers.
Now you have the option to select a video, but you also have the option to select a "poster image" to appear publicly where the video file is embedded. The poster image shows before the video is clicked to be viewed.
Wondering where to insert links and files (PDFs)? Keep reading.
Link me baby, one more time.
Linking your content works just as easily as ever. See our How do I add a Link to my Site? article for a look into the world of linking.
Adding a table will give you a different way to display your content. Simply select how big you want your table using the grid.
Once you have added your table, you will be provided with additional options to expand or decrease its size, and even create table properties.
We have included a couple of new features to make your life easier.
|Check out our Source button, which is where you can go to adjust HTML
|View your blocks when not in source view. This helps you see the distinction between a paragraph, header 1, block quote, or other.
|If you want more space to view your content, expand your editor view to full screen by selecting the X shape once to expand, and again to put back the way it was.
New Feature - Block View
Block View is a newer feature that will come in handy. It shows you how HTML is incorporated throughout your content, even without viewing the Source HTML.
Want to see some useful tools when it comes to editing? Check out the help button.
This handy button gives you some helpful shortcuts and helpful keyboard navigation tricks to use.
SiteWrench Training Opportunities
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the new editor, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our team would love to help you.
If you feel like you need a SiteWrench refresher or are new to SiteWrench, take a look at our Training Calendar and sign you or your team up today!