Using the Qwilr Editor

If you're new to Qwilr, here's a quick primer on how to format your text in our editor.

The Basics

Once you've added a Text Block or Splash Block, you'll see a placeholder where you can start adding text. For example, this is what a brand-new Text Block looks like:

Click on the placeholder and begin typing. Once you have some text in the block, you'll be able to highlight it. That causes the editing toolbar to pop up, and then you'll use it to make changes.


Qwilr has two sizes of heading: H1 (main heading) or H2 (subheading). To make any text into a heading, highlight it and choose either H1 or H2 from the toolbar. Click the heading icon again to change your heading back to body text.

Bolding Text

If you want to bold text, highlight it and choose the B option in the toolbar. 

If you want to remove the bolding, just repeat the process.


If you want to italicize text, highlight it and choose the I option in the toolbar. 

To remove those italics, just repeat the process.

Block quotes

If you'd like to format text like a quote, highlight that text and choose the ❝ icon. That will add formatting to call attention to your quote. (It's a great way to highlight testimonials from customers!)

Note: You can add different styling to block quotes in the style menu.


You'll be able to add ordered and unordered lists. To add a list, highlight the text you want to listify. In the toolbar, choose the icons for Ordered (numbered) or Unordered (bulleted). 

To make a list item into a sub-item, use your Tab key to indent it. To move a sublist item back up a level, hold down your Shift key while tabbing. To completely remove a line item from a list, use your Delete/Backspace key.

Note: You can add different styling to lists in the style menu.

To add a link, highlight the text you want to link and then click on the Link icon in the toolbar. Type in or paste the URL. If you want to add an email link, you'll want to format it as a mailto link. Example:

Here's an even faster linking method. First, copy the URL you need to link. Then highlight your text and then use the key command to paste. (On your keyboard, hold down the Control/Command key and type V.) That will automatically make the highlighted text into a link, using the URL you'd copied.

To remove a link, mouse over the link you've added and in then click the Link icon again. 

Formatting text in the Quote Block

Within your Quote Blocks you'll be able to add limited formatting to your text. You can:

  • Bold text
  • Italicize text
  • Make heading text an H2
  • Link text

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Bold: ctrl or cmd + b
  • Italic: ctrl or cmd + i
  • Links: ctrl or cmd + k . You can also copy the URL and then highlight the text you want links and paste. We'll automatically make it a link.

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