WYSIWYG editor

WYSIWYG stands for ‘What you see is what you get’.

The WYSIWYG editor allows you to enter content exactly as you will see it on the website, as opposed to adding HTML code. Use this content type to add paragraph text, lists, headings, links and tables. 

For more information on how to add links and tables see Manage content.

How to add content with a WYSIWYG editor

  1. From the Actions Dropdown menu beside the section you are editing, select Create Content
  2. Select the WYSIWYG editor content type from the list – you can enter the name of your content type in the ‘Filter’ field to search for it
  3. In the Name field, enter a name for your content type - this does not display on the web
  4. In the Rich Content field, add and format your content
  5. Click the Preview button to make sure you are happy with the result
  6. Click Save changes to save or save and Approve to publish


  • If you are copying from Word, from the ‘Edit’ dropdown in the WYSIWYG, select ‘Paste as Text’, a dialogue box with the message “Paste is now in plain text mode. Content will now be pasted as plain text until you toggle this option off” will pop up, click the ‘Ok’ button, then ‘CRTL + V’ to paste. Otherwise, simply type your text into the text box.
  • Hit enter between each heading and paragraph, or the heading styles you apply in the next step will continue onto the next line.
  • Format the content by using suitable headings and subheadings from the ‘Format>Formats>Headings’ dropdown - Heading 1 at the top, followed by any number of Heading 2s and Heading 3s etc.