Once you complete the site creation process, you can begin customizing your site. We have given you a head start with a style, a basic layout with Text and Picture Widgets, some content to help you get started and your business address (if you opted to add that) – all of which you can begin editing right away.
You can change the layout of your page by clicking on the Layout menu. Selecting a layout will make it much easier to control the exact position of your content and will make your page look more attractive:
With HostPapa Website Builder, you can drag widgets (components) from the Widgets menu to start filling your page with text, pictures, video, slideshows and much more. Each type of content has its own widget.
How to add a widget to your page:
- Click on the icon on the right of your screen and hold the mouse button down.
- Move your mouse pointer over onto your page.
- When you see the blue box outline appear, release your mouse button and the widget will be inserted into your page.
If you are having difficulty with this, you can also double click on any of the icons and the widget will automatically be added at the bottom of your page.
Here are two basic ones to get you started:
- Text: Before you can start typing on your page, you need to drag and drop a Text Widget onto the page. Drag and drop the icon marked Text onto your page, or double click on it. Once you have dropped this widget onto your page, simply click inside the box and start typing.
- Please note: Whenever you have a Text Widget selected on your page, you will see a Text Editing Toolbar along the top of your screen that allows you to format your text. This toolbar is only present when you need it, so don’t worry if it suddenly disappears – this just means that you have a different item selected. Click on a Text Widget and the toolbar will come right back!
- Pictures: You will probably want to add pictures from your own computer to your website. One quick and easy way to do this is with the Picture Widget. Simply drop one of these on your page (the icon marked Picture, located in Widgets > Popular) and you will be taken through the steps of adding a picture.
You can also add a gallery of pictures, using the Picture Gallery Widget. For more information about this, take a look at this tutorial: Using the Picture Gallery Widget.