Using Formatting Options on Pages and Posts [Codeless]

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This article and video tutorial will discuss the importance of adding formatting to your pages and blog posts, and how to do it.

What is formatting?

Formatting is a way of modifying text in articles or posts on your site to create bold headers, change margins, add quotations or anything else that modifies the look or arrangement of text.

  

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Why use formatting to create headers on your Placester site?

When adding any content to your site, it is important that it looks polished and professional. A good way to accomplish this is through adding formatting to titles and quotes included in your content. Formatting adds clarity and structure to any text you might add to the site.

How to format headers and quotes on your Placester site

Before starting to format your pages and posts, we recommend entering all of the content on a given page in the Page Content section. As you enter the text, keep in mind how you would like to organize your content and title appropriately. This way, you can go back through the text in its entirety and format just the sections you want to highlight.

Formatting Tool

When editing a page or blog posts, you'll see the content editor toolbar. The first option on the toolbar is the formatting tool.

There are four formatting options that will be displayed when you click on this icon.   

Headings 1 - 6

Headings 1-6 serve the function of transforming the selected line into a bold and enlarged header for a section of text.

Inline

Inline formatting allows you to style any part of the text differently from the rest of the text. For example, you can bold or italicize your text using this formatting. 

Blocks

Blocks formatting decides how the text will appear when entered, Paragraph is the default option, but you can select any of the 4 options to change how the text displays:

Paragraph is the default option

Quotation will separate the line of text into a quote.

Div formatting is a container unit that encapsulates other page elements and divides the HTML document into sections. It has no effect on the content or layout until styled.

Pre formatting is displayed in a fixed-width font 

 

Align

Align formatting allows you to align the text to the left, right, or center of the page. In addition, you can justify the text which aligns the text along the left margin, and letter- and word-spacing is adjusted so that the text falls flush with both margins

 

Additional Tools not related to text formatting

  • Hyperlink Tool - Hyperlink text and images using this tool. You can learn more about this process here.
  • Image Uploader - Upload images to your page/post with this tool. You can learn more about this process here.
  • Video Uploader - Embed Youtube and/or Vimeo videos to your page/post using this tool. You can learn more about this process here.
  • Table tool - Add a table to your page
Adding a table to your page

A table can be a good way to present useful statistics to potential clients.  In the example below, we have created a chart to display mortgage rates.

You can add a table by selecting the table button and then selecting the size of the table you would like to create. Each box represents a singular field in the table. For example, when creating our Mortgage Rates table above, we would have selected seven boxes across (space, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019,2020) by seven boxes long (space, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun).  

Editing your table

When you add your table to the page the table editing tools will appear.

  1. Table Properties
  2. Delete Table
  3. Add a row above
  4. Add a row below
  5. Delete row
  6. Add column to the left
  7. Add column to the right
  8. Delete column

  

Need more help? 

If you have additional questions about formatting, let our support team know at support@placester.com 

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