All you need to know about editing text

If you're new to Qwilr, it's important to know how to format your text. You'll do all of this within our editor.

The Basics

Once you've added a Text or Splash Block, you'll have a few blank spots to add text. For example, this is what a new blank Text Block looks like:

Click on any of these spots to begin typing. Once you have text in the block, you'll be able to highlight the text and then the editing toolbar will pop up. You'll use it to make changes.


To make text into a heading, highlight it and choose either H1 (largest) or H2 (smaller heading option). Click the heading icon again to change your text 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 italicize text, highlight it and choose the I option in the toolbar. 


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!)


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

To make a list item into a sub-item, use your Tab key. 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.

To add a link, highlight the text you want to link and then click on the Link icon. Once the toolbar opens, type in or paste your 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: if you've already copied the URL you want to have linked, you can simply highlight your text and then paste, skipping the toolbar. We'll link the highlighted text with what's on your clipboard.

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

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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