Use the Text element to add basic text anywhere on your site. When you add a Text element to your site, a Text Editor with various formatting buttons will appear. Enter text into the Text Editor, format it however you'd like, and click Save to add it to your site.
To add links to your text, highlight the text you want to use as a link and click the chain link icon in the Text Editor. More information about linking can be found below.
The Text Editor
With the Text Editor, you can format your text and create text links.
Highlight the text you wish to format and click the buttons above to do one of the following:
- Make text Bold or Italic
- Align text Left, Right, or Center
- Justify text
- Create a Bulleted List
- Create a Numbered List
- Indent text
- Change the Text Color
- Create links
When you're done editing your Text element, don't forget to click Save in the bottom left corner of the element.
To change the font or color of all text on your site, you will need to adjust your Font Settings by clicking Style in the Site Admin and then the Font Settings tab.
Creating Text Links
When editing a Text element, you can create text links within the Text element by following these steps:
- Highlight the text you wish to turn into a link.
Click the Chain Link button.
- If the link is to another page on your site, select the page from the drop down menu below Internal Link.
- If the link is to one of your blog posts, select the post from the drop down menu below Blog Post.
- If the link is to a page on another website, enter the page's address in the box below External Link.
- If the link is to an email address, enter the address in the box below External Link. (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Click the Set Link button next to the link type you've selected.
You can also turn a Photo or an Image into a link.
Editing the HTML
If you know how to format text using HTML, you can do so by clicking the HTML button in upper right corner of the Text Editor. Jimdo will automatically parse the HTML you enter and remove any invalid code.
When copying and pasting code from a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word) to your Text element, formatting problems can occur. It's best to copy and paste text to your Jimdo site in Plain Text and format it using Jimdo's settings.
You can paste as Plain Text by following these steps:
- Copy the text from the source.
- Click the Clipboard icon with the 'T' in the text editor.
- Paste the text from the source.
- Click Insert.
You can also remove formatting from previously pasted text by highlighting it and clicking the white eraser icon in the text editor.