Website Design Service: Using the Text Editor

After your new website has been completed, the website design team activates the text editor at the end of the subsequent acceptance meeting. The text editor allows you to modify existing texts on your own. This article explains how to do that.

Notes
  • If you want to have one or more texts changed before the acceptance meeting, you can upload them as a document in the Upload Center. After receiving the texts, they will be entered by the Website Design team.

  • We recommend that you use the Text Editor for minor changes. For other, larger changes, we suggest using the maintenance service.

  • You can only change content in existing text fields. New text fields cannot be created with the text editor.

  • Activating the text editor does not change the setup fee or the monthly fee.

  • To restore deleted content, please contact the Website Design team.

  • When the Website Design team is working on the website, it is not possible to launch the text editor. In this case, the pen icon is not displayed.

Tip: Have empty text fields added during creation for your web presence. This way you can add more information yourself without having to overwrite existing content, such as for a special holiday sale.

Possible Text Changes

You can change the following texts with the text editor:

  • Texts you have created yourself

  • Texts on buttons

  • Privacy policy (including the global areas)

  • Legal notice (including the global areas)

As part of the editing process, you can make the text bold, italic, superscript or subscript. Furthermore, you can underline or strikethrough the text and align it left, center or right. Additionally, you can insert hyperlinks and choose text colors that match your website's design.

Please Note

The global areas are displayed on each subpage and can be changed centrally.

Using the Text Editor

To use the text editor, proceed as follows:

  • Log in to your IONOS account.
  • Click Menu > Websites & Stores in the title bar.

  • Click on the tile related to your website design service contract.

  • Click Edit your website.

The CoOperator opens in a new window.

  • Select the pencil icon tab in the navigation bar on the left. Your website will be displayed in the details window.

  • Click the Edit Content button at the bottom-right corner of the screen to activate editing mode for the displayed page.

  • Click on the desired text field and change the content.

Please Note

To undo changes, click the left-pointing arrow icon at the top of the light blue menu bar.

  • Finalize your changes on the page using the Save changes button.

  • Click Preview to check the appearance of the page on different devices. This step is mandatory to finalize your changes.

  • Enable your changes with the Publish button. Only then will your changes be visible to your website's visitors.

Problems with Using the Text Editor

The following causes may prevent the use of the text editor:

  • Function not enabled: The text editor feature must be unlocked by the website design team. The activation is done during the acceptance meeting. If this has not been done, please call us at 1-484-791-4133.

  • Website is being edited: While the Website Design team is working on your website, you cannot make changes manually.