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With each type of content (pages, events and albums) published on Simpplr, you're offered a content editor bar. It looks like this...
Below we'll break down what each component of the editor does, as well as some best practices we've seen customers put in place using the editor. The text editor wiki article goes into more information on each component of the editor.
With the Paragraph format button, you're able to highlight whatever text you want, and assign it as any size heading within your content, normal text, or code view text.
The Paragraph style button lets you take text and format it into different styles that may be beneficial depending on the text. You can choose to create a callout box on the left, right, or center of the screen. This will emphasize the highlighted text to stand out within the content.
A lot of customer will insert a callout box to some particularly important text they want their readers to know.
Adding a callout box will result in something like this:
You're also able to make text into a standout quote with the Paragraph style.
The formatting options include bold, italicize, underline, and
strikethrough text. The clear formatting icon in the More (...) section allows you to clear the formatting of any selected text.
The color icon lets you change the text color of whatever's highlighted. You can also change the content's background color, though this won't appear until you save the content and review it or publish it.
The indent button allows you to increase or decrease the indent at the start of a paragraph.
Similar to a Word document, you can add numbered or bulleted lists to your content using these options.
This button lets you add images from your computer or from the site files on the site you're posting the content to. For example, we're posting content onto the Information Technology site, so you can add an image that's already saved in the Information Technology site files.
You also have the option of adding an image from a 3rd party url. This may be useful if your org has images stored on a file hosting site outside of Simpplr.
Any image added here will automatically be added to the site's Content files folder.
The Insert video button allows you to paste a video URL from a video hosting website such as YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and more. You can paste the URL or embed code from the video to make the video inline with the content.
If you have Simpplr Native Video enabled on your instance, you can also use this button to upload a video from your computer.
This button allows you to create and add a table to your content. You set the required dimensions, and Simpplr does the rest. Simpplr limits the tables to 10x10 in order to make for a better mobile user experience.
If you want to show more data in a table, we recommend attaching a spreadsheet to your content.
Style your table with the table editor. Here, you can add a header for your table in the top row, color certain text or cells to highlight data points, and even style the boarders by making them dashed or removing them completely.
Here you can add a link to your content. This can be any URL you'd like. Add the link, then choose what the text should say that users will click. Once added, you'll be able to open, edit or unlink the link.
An anchor tag, or anchor link, links to another location on the same page. They are typically used for long or text-heavy pages so that visitors can jump to a specific part of the page without having to scroll as much.
When there is a heading is added in the content, on focus of the heading the copy link option will be shown
This link can be copied and used as to anchor to this location from anywhere in the content
To add an anchor link:
- Scroll to the right side of the content body to open the 'Copy link to heading' modal. Click.
- Open the Link icon at the top of the editor. In the Text field, put the text that will display when users click the anchor link. In the Link filed, paste what you just copied from step 1. Click Update.
Whenever a header is deleted after being used as a anchor link, the link will also be automatically removed.
Insert horizontal line
This button adds a line to the spot of your cursor. This is useful for breaking up text throughout your content.
The embed option allows you to embed content or widgets from 3rd party urls either directly through a url or a code editor, where you can paste iframes. A great use case for this is embedding things like Google Docs, Sheets or Forms to make for easily accessible, interactive items in your content. Note, users must have access to the document in question if pasted from Google or a similar 3rd party source in order to see it in the Simpplr page.
Simpplr does not support custom CSS. There is also currently no code view that allows you to insert your own custom HTML in line with the content, though this is an expected addition later in 2023.
Finally, in the ... section, there's our Emoji picker. As you can guess, this allows you to add emojis to your content. We offer hundreds of emojis that you can browse through or search for. The settings icon lets you choose a default skin tone for character emojis as well.
The newest addition to the Simpplr content editor is our Writing assistant. Powered by generative AI, the Writing assistant is designed to get your content in the most precise language it can be to effectively communicate purpose, goals and tone of what's being said.
To be clear, this is NOT meant to be a replacement to your writing or communication; rather, it's designed to take your message and align it with the overall goals and expectations of your company.
For full in-depth documentation on the Writing assistant, click here.
With the assistant, you can enter the prompt, for example, "I want to share a new Work From Home policy with my team." Then decide which (if any) company values you want to attribute with your content, set the tone, overall content format and intent, then generate.
In a few moments, the AI will return information based on your prompt. You can refresh the content as much as you'd like, or go back at any time and change your preferences.
Once you're happy with what's been written, click Add to draft. The content will be added to your existing draft, where you can edit it as you would any other content.
As you can probably tell, the AI does not know your company or communications as well as you do, so use the Writing assistant to polish your work, not do it for you.