How to add text to your website

Note: This article refers to the legacy version of the Website Builder. If you signed up to the HostPapa Website Builder after March 11 2020, you’re on the new version of the Website Builder. For help, go here.

Here’s how to add text to your site:

  1. Drag and drop a Text Widget (it looks like a piece of writing paper and a pen), from Widgets > Popular, onto your page.
  2. Click inside the blue text box and start typing or paste your text.
  3. Use the Text Editing Toolbar to format your text. This toolbar displays across the top of your page whenever you click on a Text Widget.


Please note: If you copy and paste directly from a program like MS Word, the formatting of the text is very likely to affect or break your page. The best way to avoid this is to first copy and paste into a program like Notepad or TextEdit (you should find it in the accessories folder of your computer). This will strip out any unwanted formatting and you can then safely paste into the Text Widget.

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