How to Edit Pages in BoldGrid

When you choose an Inspiration in BoldGrid, the site will be full of sample data. You will naturally want to edit the content to reflect your own purpose, whether it is an informational site or a business site. This tutorial gives you basic instructions on how to edit your pages using the BoldGridPost and Page Builder.

Opening the BoldGrid Post and Page Builder

  1. Log into your site’s admin dashboard.
  2. Next, click on the Pages option from the left-hand sidebar and then clock on All Pages.

  3. From the Pages list screen, find the page you want to work with, hover over it, and click on the Edit option.

  4. Be sure you are in the Visual mode and not the Text mode. You can change the mode in the upper right corner of the BoldGrid Post and Page Builder area.

From here, we will demonstrate how to edit columns, rows, or specific elements within a column-row.

Working with Columns

  1. Open the BoldGrid Post and Page Builder as described above.
  2. Place your mouse cursor into the column you wish to edit. You will see a blue drag handle appear at the top of the current column.

  3. To move the column, click and hold on the directional button of the drag handle. Then, drag your column to the desired location on the page.
  4. If you wish to edit the specific content of the column, click the edit button of the blue drag handle. This will present a menu with the following options:

    Insert Media Takes you to the Insert Media page to insert images and other content.
    Clone Creates a new column to the right of the current one with exactly the same data.
    Clear Contents Deletes the contents of the current column, leaving it blank.
    Delete Delete the current row and all its contents.
    Add Form Allows you to add a form to your column.

Working With Rows

  1. First open the BoldGrid Post and Page Builder as described above.
  2. Hover into the row you wish to edit. You will see a yellow drag handle appear on the right side of the row.

  3. To move the row, click and hold on the directional button. Then, drag your row up or down the page.
  4. If you wish to edit the specific content of the row, click the edit button of the yellow drag handle. This will present a menu allowing you various options.

    Insert Layout Allows you to select from a pre-made layout and insert it above the current row.
    Add Empty Row Adds a new row with no content above the current row.
    Add Column Adds a new column within the current row.
    Nest Row Select the current row to be nested.
    Clone Creates a new row above the current one with exactly the same data.
    Clear Contents Deletes the contents of the current row, leaving it blank.
    Delete Delete the current row and all its contents.

Working with Elements

  1. Open the BoldGrid Post and Page Builder as described above.
  2. Place your mouse cursor over the element you wish to edit. You will see a red drag handle appear to the left of the current column.

  3. To move the element, click and hold on the directional button of the drag handle. Then, drag the element to the desired location on the page.
  4. Clicking the Edit button of the red drag handle will bring up a menu with the following options:

    Clone Creates a new element underneath the current one exactly the same data.
    Delete Deletes the current element and all its contents.

Text Elements

Elements with text in them are the simplest to work with if you want to directly edit the content. Double-click on the element and your cursor will appear. You can then add or delete text in the element.

Image Elements

Image Elements are a bit different than text elements when editing. Double-clicking the element brings up a menu at the top displaying the following options:

Align Left Aligns the image to the left side of the element.
Align Center Aligns the image to the center of the element.
Align Right Aligns the image to the right of the element.
No Alignment Uses the default alignment.
Add Media Opens the page to add new media to the element.
Edit Opens the page for the settings of the image.
Remove Deletes the image from the element.

Thoughts on “How to Edit Pages in BoldGrid

    • If you wish to edit mobile content, click the edit button of the drag handle. This will present a menu and you can select the icon that will give you options to hide elements on mobile. There is no option to specifically change the font.

  • For some reason, whenever I place a shape around a column and update the page the shape does not display. Basically I want to place a border around the column. How does one do that?

    • This depends on the column that you’re trying to change. If go to the column and then click on the BLUE handle (Edit Column), there’s usually an option for shape. You can add a shape to that column. If you want to change the border width, you would have to go to Column Shape and then click on Customize Design. You can then play with the padding levels in the column there. For further control you can try using the Advanced option. Otherwise you would have to use custom CSS to change further formatting. If you’re not familiar with this, then we recommend that you speak with a website programmer for further assistance.

  • Hos can I edit the text i the inspiration page that I selected? It says “Great writers make for great reading”.

    The only option I have found is to edit the corresponding index.html file.

    • I am unsure of the theme you are using, but it sounds like you want to change the text int he ‘Call to Action’ widget. To do that, go to the Widgets tab in the customizer, and click on either the ‘Call to Action’ tab (if it is there) or the tab for the header area, which should then have a ‘Call to Action’ option.

  • How can I edit a page on the staging site?  When I follow the instructions above, only pages that are active appear on the page edit list.

    • If you have any pages on the Staging site, they should appear in the “Staging” development group. You can edit them the same as a regular page.

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