Rich Content Editor

The Rich Content Editor is where you’ll add the body content for the different pages in DSS. It works like any other word processing software, allowing you to edit and format your text. We recommend creating your content in a Word or Google doc and then pasting it into DSS. This allows you to share the document for edits or proofreading, and saves you frustration if your computer crashes, or something outside of your control kicks you out of DSS. 

You should be sure to paste your content into DSS as plain text so the text size, fonts, and formatting are consistent across the site. You can do this by pasting into the content field, then highlighting the content, and clicking Tx button to remove formatting.Rich content editor

Because most of the options in the Rich Content Editor are familiar to you, we’ll just touch on the unique features, like the option to use a content template. These are often reserved for emails, but you may choose to create a template for your site content. You can learn more about the templates here

You can embed videos and images to your content. Images should be resized before adding them to your content. This ensures your pages load quickly and images display properly without bogging your site down. Learn about adding images to your site here

The anchor option allows you to link to a specific part of a page, instead of the default top location. The anchor link (or jump link) requires a small bit of HTML code. To create the jump link, place your cursor where you’d like to “jump” to, and add the anchor. Give it a name, but don’t use spaces, you’ll need to use underscores instead. So here, I’ll name my anchor “anchor_link.” 

You’ll then need to click “Source,” which will show you the HTML formatting for your content. Place your cursor where you’d link to add the link to your anchor, and create your HTML anchor link tag: 

Click here to jump to another part of this page.

You can click ”Source” again to see what this looks like in your rich content editor. Save your page, and test out your new jump link. 

When adding heading to your content, keep in mind that they signal an order of importance to search engines; the Title of your page (or title tag) is the most important, followed by your Headline (also known as an H1), then you Heading 2 (or H2), H3, and so on. You can learn how to write the best Titles, Headlines, and Meta Descriptions here