How to format your content
To help make your content as easy to read as possible, we have a variety of ways that you can format your posts.
When creating or editing content, you’ll see three separate toolbars along the top of the editor. Here’s a breakdown of what each button does. We’ve numbered each button and you can find the corresponding description in the list below.
- Undo: Make a mistake? Undo the last step with this button. Note that this button is only active once you have begun editing. Depending on your browser, you may not be limited to how many “steps back” you can undo.
- Redo: Undo something and then change your mind? That’s where this button comes in handy. Click it to restore what you just changed with the “undo” button. Note this button only becomes active once you have used the “undo” function at least once. Depending your browser, you may be limited to the number of “steps” you can redo.
- Formatting: Select whether a block of text should be a paragraph, heading and more. Note that selecting an option here will change the formatting for the entire paragraph currently selected.
- Paragraph: This is the “default” formatting option and is used for general all purpose blocks of text.
- Headings: You can use six levels of headings to help divide and organize content. Each heading gets progressively smaller.
- Inline: Use this to format one or more letters or one or more words in bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, subscript or superscript.
- Bold: This icon will boldface your text to make it stand out. You can use it in combination with any text size.
- Italic: This icon will make your text italic. You can use in combination with any text size.
- Font Color: Pick from a variety of colors. This can be useful for emphasizing text or simply creating fun layouts!
- Highlight Color: Add a background color behind your text to make it stand out.
- Image: Upload an image to your content.
- Link: Insert a link.
- URL: The full address of what you’d like to link to (must start with http:// or https://).
- Text to Display: This is the text that will become clickable. If you highlight text and then click the link tool, it will pre-populate with the text you highlighted.
- Title: Optional additional description of the link. This text is not visible to most users.
- Open Link In: Whether to open the link in a new browser tab or not. Note that in embedded widgets, all links are forced to open in a new tab.
- Emoticons: Add emoji to your content.
- Left Align: Align your text to the left side of the container. This is applied to the entire paragraph.
- Center Align: Centers the selected paragraph text on the page.
Note: At this time we do not allow right or justified text alignment due to potential issues with formatting this can cause.
- Bullet List: This will take the current paragraph or paragraphs and make each one a new bullet item. Note that you can select more than one paragraph to combine them all into a single list. If you start a list with a single paragraph, pressing the “return” key will add another bullet item after that current line.
- Numbered List: This will take the current paragraph or paragraphs and make each one a new item on a numbered list. Note that you can select more than one paragraph to combine them all into a single list. If you start a list with a single paragraph, pressing the return key on your keyboard will add another item after that line. Note that your list will automatically be numbered.
Note: Using nested lists can be a bit challenging and cause formatting issues on mobile devices, especially if you create multiple levels. For best results, we recommend avoiding using nested lists or restricting how many levels there are.
- Outdent: This is only active once you are working within an indented block of text or a bullet or numbered list. Click it will cause you to go back a single level.
- Indent: This will cause your text to become indented one level. When used within a bullet or numbered list, it will create a “nested” list under it.
Note: Once you're done with a numbered or bullet list, hitting the return key on your keyboard twice will return you to normal paragraph formatting.
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- Clear Formatting: This button removes most formatting that has been applied using the other options outlined on this page and restores it to black, left aligned, paragraph text.