Using HTML Code

Your site gives you the freedom to edit the HTML code of any page or XSellerate ad — giving you complete control over your content if you need it. In addition, if you owned another website prior to purchasing your XSite and you want to carry some of the content from that site into your new XSite you can do so by copying and pasting the HTML from your previous site into the Content Editor. To do so:

  1. In the Content Editor, click the HTML button (  ) in the toolbar at the bottom to switch to HTML Mode.
  2. In the page content from your old site, select the content or HTML you wish to copy.
  3. Copy the "source code" of your existing web page to your clipboard. One easy way to do this once you've selected the content you wish to copy is to use Ctrl + C on your keyboard.
  4. Go back to the XSite editor, click in the area for editing the HTML and press Ctrl + V to paste in the source from your old page.
  5. Make any changes you need to make to your HTML code and click the Design button (  ) to see how it looks on your site.
  6. From here, edit the page as you would any other. Be sure to click Save when you are through. If your previous page had images, you may need to copy those over separately and relink them.
If you're using a Mobile Friendly theme, the HTML on your home page cannot be edited. That's because we've implemented special code to make those themes scale to the size of whatever device is viewing it, whether it's a PC, phone, or tablet.

Copying Data from Microsoft Word

Some web page editors, like Microsoft Word, add extraneous codes and tags to your web pages. While these normally don't cause a problem in displaying the pages on their own, they can cause some odd results when they're pasted into existing HTML content pages. To handle this, the editor has a few buttons that can help.

Paste from Word — This option pastes any content copied from Word into the editor, but first strips out any extraneous codes or tags.

Paste Plain Text — Often the safest option, this tool pastes in just the text you've copied. Any codes or graphics are left out.

Paste HTML — This option pastes the actual HTML code into the editor. It is rarely used.