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How to Edit Your Website in a Browser ...And then save it!

Philip Westfall, November 3, 2017

We’ve all been there: 

Staring at your website and just obsessing over a few little things that just don’t seem "right".

Maybe it’s the text, the font, the spacing, the colors, or something else.

Either way, you wish you could simply make a quick edit and hit save when everything looks perfect. 

The good news is that modern browsers, (like Chrome, Firefox and Safari) offer a couple ways to preview simple changes to any webpage. Yes, any web page. Even ones that aren’t yours!

This means you can modify the HTML and CSS (also known as source code) right in your browser.

Keep in mind, this only modifies the local version on your computer and doesn’t actually rewrite anything on the server. It’s just a preview. 

But wait, there’s more! 

There is now a way to make edits to your website using your browser's developer tools that can be permanently saved on the server, so keep reading!

Here is the step-by-step process for editing a web page using Google Chrome.

How to edit a website using developer tools 

Edit any website's text using our handy bookmarklet 

Now that you know how to modify any website, let’s get back to what’s most important.

How to edit your website and save the changes

This could not be any simpler. If your website is built and hosted with Pagecloud, you can use your browser’s developer tools to make permanent edits to any of your web pages.

Using the developer tools with Pagecloud:

Easy right?

How about some even better news? You can bypass the developer tools and simply make changes right in the editor. 

PageCloud lets you completely customize your pages without ever having to go into the source code. Just click, and edit using the palette. If you’ve never written code, this will be a much more user-friendly interface!

Check out How to build a professional website for more tips on creating a website with PageCloud

If you’re a developer and want to take your site to the next level, you can access the JavaScript editor by using the “J + S” shortcut while logged into the PageCloud website editor.

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Philip Westfall

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