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  • How do I add more text to my Website Builder?

    To add more text to your Website Builder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Websites" from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click on the "Add" icon on the left-hand tool bar. Click and drag the "Text" icon to the section you want it to appear on the page. After you have placed it and clicked in the box to type, some text options will appear above your text box. Please note that you will need to click on the "Design" icon to set the font, color, size and more for your content. Click on the "Save" button at the top left of the page to save all your changes. Learn how to move your text box or remove a text box from your website builder. Want to make other changes to your Website Builder? Learn how to add images, audio/music and video.

  • What are the text options for my Website Builder?

    When you create a text box in our Website Builder, a box of text options will appear above it when you click in the text box to type. Here is a key of what each option does from left to right: Undo: Undo the last thing you did within the text box. Redo: Redo the last thing you undid within the text box. Link Text: Use this button to add a link to your text. You can either highlight the text you want to link, then click the button or simply click on the button and enter the link you want and it will automatically add it to the text box as a full link (for example, http://www.dynadot.com). Unlink Text: Remove a link from within your text. This can only be used when your cursor is on text that has been linked. Then, to remove the link from that text, simply click the button and it will remove it. B for Bold: Click on the "B" button to make what you are going to type appear in bold or highlight the text you want to appear in bold and click on the "B" button. I for Italics: Click on the "I" button to make what you are going to type appear in italics or highlight the text you want to appear in italics and click on the "I" button. U for Underlined: Click on the "U" button to make what you are going to type appear underlined or highlight the text you want to appear underlined and click on the "U" button. Align Text Right: This will align all of your text on the right side. You can either set this before you start typing by leaving your cursor in the line you want aligned right or simply highlight the existing text you want aligned right. Align Text Centered: This will align all of your text in the center. You can either set this before you start typing by leaving your cursor in the line you want centered or simply highlight the existing text you want to have centered. Align Text Left: This will align all of your text on the left. You can either set this before you start typing by leaving your cursor in the line you want aligned left or simply highlight the existing text you want aligned left. Insert/Remove Numbered List: Create a new numbered list of items or remove an existing numbered list of items. If you're creating a new numbered list, you can either set this before you start typing by leaving your cursor in the line you want numbered or simply highlight the existing text you want numbered. Insert/Remove Bulleted List: Create a new bulleted list of items or remove an existing bulleted list of items. If you're creating a new bulleted list, you can either set this before you start typing by leaving your cursor in the line you want bulleted or simply highlight the existing text you want bulleted. Decrease Indent: This button will not be able to be used unless you've already increased your indent. If you have increased the indent of your text too much, you can use this button to decrease it. Increase Indent: This will increase your text indent, moving your text over a few spaces to the right. You can either set this before you start typing or simply leave your cursor in the line you want indented and click the button to increase it. Block Quote: This will put a section of your text in large quotes. The default is the paragraph your cursor is in when you click the button, but you can also include multiple paragraphs by highlighting all of the ones you want to include, then clicking the button. Header Drop Down: Type out your header, then highlight it and choose the header size you want from options 1-3 with 1 being the largest size. Learn how to customize your content headers Remove Format: This will remove any formatting you've added. Learn how to adjust the font, color, size, and more of your website's content.

  • How do I get the shopping cart function in my Website Builder?

    Our built-in e-commerce shopping cart is only available with our Website Builder's Business plan. Our shopping cart allows you to sell products and services with ease and our business plan also includes custom email and a free domain name, among other great tools. To get access to our shopping cart, you simply need to purchase our business plan or upgrade an existing website builder to it. How to Get Started with a New Website Builder Business Plan Go to our Website Builder plans page. Select the "Business plan" tab and click on it. Here, you can choose to pay for the plan yearly or monthly. Note that if you pay for it yearly, you will also receive a free domain, which you can search for right on this page. If you don't want to choose a domain name now, you can also click on "Choose a domain name later". Choose the template that you want to use and click on it. All of our templates are fully customizable, so any template you choose can be turned into the beautiful website of your dreams. You should see your Website Builder Business plan (and your free domain name if you chose one) in our shopping cart. You can use the drop down to ensure you have selected the plan you want. If you have not already, our system will prompt you to sign in or create a Dynadot account (don't worry - it's free!). Once you've signed in, you can enter in your chosen payment method and click "Submit Order". Once your order is complete, you will be able to use our shopping cart function, along with other great tools in our Business plan. The shopping cart function will be shaped like a cart within your editor's tool box. How to Upgrade Your Website Builder to a Business Plan Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Website Builder" tab in the main menu. Click on the "upgrade" button next to the website builder you want to upgrade. The upgrade has now been added to your cart. Click on our shopping cart icon at the top of the page to check out. You can use the drop down menu to select the plan you want to upgrade to. If you already have a Pro plan with us, your upgrade will be pro-rated. Follow the steps to complete your purchase. Once your order has completed, you'll have access to our shopping cart feature as well as other great tools in our Business plan. The shopping cart function will be shaped like a cart within your editor's tool box.

  • How do I change the font, color, and size of my website's content in your Website Builder?

    To change the font, size, color, and more of your website's content text in our Website Builder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Websites” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click on the "Design" icon (the one that looks like a paint brush) on the left-hand tool bar. Under the "Content" section of our style editor, click on "Text." The text editor for your website's content will pop up giving you the following options: color, font, size, weight (light, normal, bold), style (normal, italic, oblique), letter spacing, line height, and allow you to easily "transform" your text into all uppercase, all lowercase, and all first letter capitalization. Please note that the changes you make here will apply to all content on your website. There are also changes you can make within your content when you click into the area of text you want to change. You should see your changes show as you make them. To save your changes, simply click out of the editor and then click "Save" at the top of the page. You can also set up different headers to be used on your site under "Header 1," "Header 2," and "Header 3" in the same section.

  • I've added a background image to my Website Builder. What do the background image options mean?

    There are a few options that are available to you after you've uploaded a background image in our Website Builder. If you've uploaded a header background image, you can access these options by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Websites” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click on the "Design" icon (the one that looks like a paint brush) on the left-hand tool bar. Click on "Background Position" under the "Header" section. If you've uploaded any other background image (for your whole site or cover section), you can access these options in the same place that you uploaded the image. After you've uploaded your background image, the options will appear below it. Here is more information about these options: Position: This allows you to adjust the position of the background image. The options include top left, center, right; center left, center, right; and bottom left, center, right. We recommend trying a few of the options to see where your image looks best. Size: The size of your background image. Options include auto, cover, and contain. Repeat: Whether or not your background image repeats on your website. The options are none, no repeat, repeat, repeat-x (repeat along the x-axis only), repeat-y (repeat along the y-axis only) Fixed: This allows you to choose whether your image is fixed or scrolls. If you select "fixed" then as you scroll, your background image will not move. If you select scroll, then your background image will move as the user scrolls up and down your page.

  • How do I set my domain to use your free web hosting service?

    Dynadot offers free web hosting through our Website Builder. We offer up to five free web pages, six templates, and easy-to-use, fully customizable tools. Our Website Builder is also mobile friendly with no extra effort on your part! To set your domain to our free Website Builder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Websites" from the left-side menu bar. If you haven't already created a website with our Website Builder, click on the "Create Website" button in the upper-right corner. You'll need to choose your template and select the free web hosting option (or upgrade to get access to even more tools). Your site has now been created and you'll see it listed under the "Website Builder" tab. Click on the "Edit" button next to the Website Builder you want to use with your domain. Click on the "Settings" icon on the left-hand tool bar. Click on the "Domain" tab. Enter your domain name under the "Connect a domain you own" section. Please note that you can only connect a domain in your Dynadot account to your Website Builder. You can transfer your domain to your Dynadot account from another registrar or use a change ownership request if you have it in another Dynadot account. Press the "Apply" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your changes to propagate. NOTE: You can also use our Website Builder without owning a domain. We offer you the ability to create a free custom subdomain such as YourSubdomain.dynadot.com. We also offer a free domain with each Website Builder upgrade.

  • Where can I see my Website Builder shopping cart's orders?

    We make it easy to track orders with our Website Builder's shopping cart feature. Please follow these steps to view your orders: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Website Builder" tab in the main menu. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click the "Shopping Cart" tab (the one that looks like a cart) on the left-hand tool bar. Click on the orders tab. Here, you can choose to view "All orders or Pending orders". The page will list the order number, date it was placed, customer info, customer email, total, payment status, and fulfillment status. To see more info about a specific order, simply click on the order. Please note that access to our shopping cart feature is only available through our Website Builder Business plan.

  • How do I set up an away message or auto-response for my email on your Website Builder email platform?

    Our Website Builder's business plan has email built right in! Our email platform is easy to use and offers you the ability to set an auto-response, which can be used as an away message. To create your auto-response, please follow these steps: Sign in to your website builder email. Click on the "Settings" icon (the one that looks like a gear) in the top-right corner of the page. Scroll down to the "Delivery Options" section. Check off the box next to "Automatically respond to emails" to turn on the auto response. Use the text box below to enter the message you want as your auto-response. Check off the box to "Include signature in auto response" if you want to include your signature as well. Click "Save" below to save your auto-response message. How do I create email addresses in my Website Builder business plan?

  • What is a product page within your Website Builder?

    Our Website Builder offers three different page types and "product" is one. The product page is only available with our Business Plan, which includes our e-commerce shopping cart. The product page is specially set up to feature your online store's products. This is the only page that can show products for sale in your store. How do I add pages to my Website Builder? How do I choose what page a product will show on from within your Website Builder shopping cart system?

  • How can people find my Website Builder?

    Each Website Builder is assigned a subdomain of Dynadot.net. This is your website's address and you can give it out to anyone who wants to visit your website. The default subdomain uses your Website Builder number such as "sitebuilder1.dynadot.net". You can customize your subdomain no matter which plan you use. You can also connect a domain to your Website Builder. Please note that if you want to connect a domain to your Website Builder, the domain must be in the same account as the Website Builder you plan use. Don't have a domain but want to add a custom domain to your Website Builder? Search for your dream domain, register it in your account, and then connect the domain to your Website Builder.

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