Sections & Columns FAQ

What are Sections?

Sections are the building blocks of your page. Each section is a horizontal container that holds Columns. Adding Sections to your page allows you to expand the amount of content on the page while keeping it organized and adaptable. You can rearrange where Sections are on your page, hide Sections to get a head start on soon to be released content, or delete Sections without needing to rearrange the content in other Sections. 

To learn more about Sections, visit our Sections article here.

What are Columns?

Columns are vertical containers within a Section. Columns hold the content of your page. Each Section starts with at least one Column, and can have up to three Columns to further organize your content. Columns are presented side by side in desktop and automatically stack in mobile.

To learn more about Columns, visit our Column article here.

What is the difference between Manual Layout and Auto Layout Columns?

Manual Layout Columns allow for the freeform placement of objects. This is similar to how PageCloud has always worked. 

Auto Layout Columns have a structured placement of objects to allow for responsive features and less repositioning of content in mobile mode.

Can I use both Manual and Auto layout Columns in the same Smart Layout Section?

Yes. You can have Columns with different layout options in a Section. 

Some features  (such as full width Sections) will only be available when all Columns in a Section are set to Auto layout.

Can I layer content on-top of one another in an Auto Column layout? 

No. Auto Columns do not have the ability to layer content on top of one another. Content added to Auto Columns will be placed either above or below the other content. You can use Auto Groups to build horizontally structured groups as well as space below feature to expand the space between objects in an Auto Column. You can also set a Column background color or image.

Why can I not move content between Sections in mobile mode?

An element must be in the same  Section's Column on both desktop and mobile.

Because of this, when you move an element between sections on desktop, it will get repositioned to that same section on mobile.

In order to avoid desktop repositioning to happen while in the mobile editor, it is not possible to move an objects between different Sections while in the mobile editor. 

Where can I save/ reuse Sections  that I have built?

Sections have the ability to be copied and pasted through pages or full sites. You can create a draft site within your account to store all of your commonly used Sections. When you'd like to use them on a new page, just open up the draft site and copy and paste the Section to the new site. 

Do sections sync changes across pages?

Header and Footer Sections sync throughout all pages they have been set to Show on. To learn more about Header and Footer sections, head to the article here.

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