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Wix Editor: Using the Layers Panel

Each element on your website is listed in detail in the Layers section. The panel is divided into the header, main page, and footer depending on the page layout, allowing you to inspect and pick parts to change them as necessary.


In this article, learn more about:



 

Using the Layers panel

Use the Layers panel to select and manage elements on your site. This is a great way to locate elements, as well as rearrange them to suit your site's structure and alignment.

To use the panel:


  1. Click Layers on the bottom left of the Editor.

  2. Click either Header, Page, or Footer to view the elements in that area.

  3. Locate the relevant element from the list and click it.

  4. Choose what you want to do with the element:

    • Move the element forward / backward:

      • Forward: Select Ctrl + ↑ on your keyboard to move the element forward. (Ctrl + Shift + ↑ if you want to bring it to the front)

      • Backward: Select Ctrl + ↓ on your keyboard to move the element backward, ( Ctrl + Shift + ↓ if you want to send it to the back)


  • Customize / adjust the element: Click the element in your Editor, and use the available options to adjust the content, layout, and design.

  • Change the order of elements: Click and drag elements in the panel to change their order. This is a helpful way to ensure that the order in the panel matches the visual order on your site.


The Layers panel in the Editor. A strip has been selected in the panel and is highlighted on the page.

Working with elements in Dev mode

You have even more editing options with the Layers panel in Dev mode, allowing you to concentrate on the important components. You can either concentrate on a particular element by hiding the other material on your website to temporarily hide that element from your editor.


Did you know? The panel displays grouped elements under their group ID and lists the elements on your page according to the IDs you provide them in the Properties panel.

To work with the panel in Dev mode:

  1. Click Layers on the bottom left of the Editor.

  2. Click either Header, Page, or Footer to view the elements in that area.

  3. Locate the relevant element from the list and click it.

  4. Choose what you want to do with the element:

    • Temporarily hide an element: Hover over the element in the Layers panel, and click the Hide in Editor icon . You can click the icon again to show the element when needed.

    • Focus on an element: Click the Spotlight icon next to the element you want to focus on to hide all of the other elements on the page. You can turn off Spotlight by clicking the icon again.


The Layers panel in the Editor with Dev mode enabled. The Hide and Spotlight icons are highlighted next to an element.

FAQs

Click a question below to learn more about using the layers panel in your Editor and with Dev mode.

How many elements can I select at a time in the panel?

Where can I find elements that are attached to section / containers, or are in a group?

Does hiding elements / using the Spotlight function in Dev mode affect my live site?


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