We've Made Inline Text Editing Even Better! 🔥 🔥


#1

About a month ago, we released Inline Text Editing for our customers to enable in labs. This was a massive upgrade to our page builder, making it easier than ever to add beautiful copy to your Unbounce landing pages. We were so impressed by the adoption rate of this new feature, but since this was still brand spankin’ new, we decided to ask our customers to tell us how it was going so far. We’ve combed through all of the feedback we received and implemented some changes in order to make this feature even better!
So, what changes have you made?

I’m glad you asked! We want to share with you some of the real feedback we’ve received to guide us in this process. Here’s a list of what’s been fixed:

1. Source Mode

Customer #1: It [Inline Text] lags a bit and opening up the script view doesn’t always fit my screen :frowning:

Customer #2: I clicked on the View Source button to copy some code from one text block to another, but the curser didn’t go where I wanted it to. When I tried to highlight (or use keyboards to go to) the text I wanted, it didn’t select the right text.

:white_check_mark: Fixed! Source mode now acts like a true modal, and will appear within the middle of your canvas and can be relied upon for saving (Command + S) so you don’t need to close source mode to save your work, just keep editing!

2. Adjusting textbox width & height

Customer #1: I’ve found that when I tried editing text in an element, the new editor would reset that text’s existing styles to default, and I had to spend time customizing it all again. It’s crucial to me because we use custom fonts and I have to specify them in the code manually, including the fallback versions (i.e. “font-family: Our Custom font, PT Serif, serif”) — that’s a lot of clicking and typing.

Customer #2: I tried changing the line spacing and nothing was happening and it was bothering me

:white_check_mark: Fixed!

3. Line space :arrow_right: line height

Customer #1: I found the whole thing cumbersome to use. Mainly around the line spacing

Customer #2: I had problem with line height and colour. When working with text items created before I turned on the new editor I could make colour changes to stick (it reverted back to previous colour). I also couldn’t find any field for changing line height.

:white_check_mark: Fixed!

4. Custom font size

:white_check_mark: Fixed! Add Custom font size (by typing it into the font bar) in addition to the default dropdown font size options

5. Line Height bug

:white_check_mark: Fixed! The line height feature has now been updated to no longer revert to zero. It will automatically be set to whichever line height that was originally set.

6. Text links

:white_check_mark: Fixed! Text links are now editable with Inline Text Editing, so rather than having to delete the text and re-type your link, you can just click, edit, and go!

7. DTR reliability

:white_check_mark: Fixed! Dynamic Text Replacement styling has been updated to allow users to set the text bold or italics, that style will be applied to the entire text. Note: there are still some buggy issues going on with Safari, but Chrome and Firefox are working great!


Want to try Inline Text Editing for yourself? Click :arrow_right: here to enable it on your account.

Let us know what you think of this new feature in the comments below, we love hearing from you! :heart_eyes:


#2

It’e like UnBounce was reading my diary of things I want.


#3

Is inline editing only available to Pro subscribers? I was working last night on my $49 account and there was no inline text editing. It was the old version. Please advise.

SETH OLLERTON // Content Marketing Manager // DecisionWise


#4

These are some really great changes. :clap: The text links were really bothering me for a bit. Definitely glad that got fixed! :+1:


#5

haha as Product Owner for the builder, I’d love to read more of your diary @Adam_Lundquist!


[Feedback Wanted] Mobile Responsive
#6

Actually, I’d love to take a peek into that diary @Adam_Lundquist. Hang tight, I’m going to DM you! :slight_smile:


#7

Hey Seth, the feature is still in labs and has to be manually enabled. If you want to give it a shot, from your overview screen go to settings on the left, then Labs Features. Then enable “Inline Text Editor” and you can give it a shot :grinning:


#8

Hey Seth!

Nope, it’s available for everybody! You’ll have to go into your Page Overview :arrow_right: Settings :arrow_right: Lab Features and enable Inline Text Editing. That should do the trick! Message me if you hit any snags!


#9

@Matt_Coady Jinx! :grin:


#10

Hey Jess,

The Control + Z functionality is very poor on the new editor. Earlier it
was perfect.

Please look into this.


#11

I mostly like the new text editor, but I’ve found it will lose the font formatting and reset to default if all the text in the box is removed - is there any way to fix this? It can get quite frustrating when copying and editing multiple text boxes.


#12

The UI and intention of the inline editor is great, but I also find it be pretty buggy. For one, the font styling is lost if you try to change the text color. There are other buggy instances that I can provide in more detail later if you’re interested, but don’t remember them all off the top of my head.

Think it would be nice to still have accessibility to the previous method of text editing until all the bugs of the inline editor are worked out.

Thanks!


#13

I have been having some strange issues as well. I loose font styles constantly when clicking out. Sometime I cannot click back in to the inline text, I loose the view source option all together.

The weirdest issue however is sometimes copy from other “text boxes” appear inside the one I;m working on, very strange. As if a magical copy and paste transpired :slight_smile: