First Elements: Adding Text to Your Site

Elements are the building blocks of a site. All of your text, pictures, videos and other great content (aside from a few exceptions like header images, which we’ll cover later) are added via elements. Let’s take a look at some of these elements to get the hang of how they work. 

Adding an element to a site is as simple as clicking on that element and dragging it to a page.  Let's drag the most basic element -- the Text element -- to this sample site. 

The text element is exactly what it sounds like: an element for writing text. Click inside the element to start writing. 

You can write a word, a sentence, or multiple paragraphs in a single element. 

As you write, take note of the gray toolbar at the top of the element. This is the text toolbar and it allows basic changes to the formatting of your text. It works much like any other such toolbar normally works: select the text you want to change and click the appropriate button to make that change. 

From left to right, you can bold your textitalicize itunderline it, make it bigger, make it smaller, change the color, create a link, adjust the alignment of all text within the element, create bulleted and numbered lists, and remove formatting. 
You may notice that one thing you cannot do is change the font family to a different style. That particular setting is controlled elsewhere (but just as easily changed) and we'll dig into it later in this guide.  

To add more text to the page we could continue writing in this same element, drag on another paragraph element, or use one of the other text elements:

  • Title: Used for adding titles / headers to a page.
  • Text: The basic element for adding paragraphs, sentences, words, letters, and other text. 
  • Image + Text: A text element with a place for text built right in.

All of these elements use the same text editing toolbar we examined above and you can stack as many of them as needed on the page.