Working with Elements
Elements are the basic building blocks of a Jimdo site. You will use elements to add different pieces, like headings, text, and photos. There's a full list of elements on our Jimdo Basics page.
On this page we'll go over how to add, copy, delete and move elements—and you'll be building your site in no time!
Adding an element
To get started, the first step is to add an element. Log in to your website, and hover your mouse over the place on the page where you'd like to add something. You'll see a black box appear where your mouse is that says + Add Element.
When you click on that, an Elements Menu will appear with your different choices. For more options, click the blue Additional Elements button.
You can add up to 200 elements per page, but you probably won't need that many—adding a lot of elements will significantly slow down the loading of your page.
Each element you add will have a small menu bar on its left side. This is where you can move, delete, or copy the element.
Click on the trashcan icon to delete.
Click on the overlapping squares icon to copy an element.
Click on the up and down arrows to move an element above or below other elements on the page.
Moving elements to a different place on the page
To move an element to a different place on the same page, click and hold the crosshairs on the right side of the element, and drag the element to another position on the page.
Using the Clipboard to move an element to another page
To move an element to a different page entirely:
Click and hold the crosshairs on the right side of the element.
- Drag the element to the top of the page. You'll see a black clipboard drop down, where you can drop the element.
- Use the links in your navigation to go to the page where you want to put this element.
- Drag the element out of the Clipboard and into the right position on the new page.
You can also use the Clipboard to store elements you're not using at the moment, but that you don't want to delete.
Arranging elements on your webpage
Once you get the hang of adding and moving elements, you'll see that there are tons of ways to position them on your page. By using different elements together, you start to create a fully-formed website.
In the example below, you can see how a Heading Element, Photo Element, Text Element, Button Element, and Columns Element can all come together:
A few tricks to keep in mind: