Starting Next Week: Rich Text Editor

Starting Next Week: Rich Text Editor

Editing your product descriptions, submitting blog posts and writing your page content is about to get a lot easier. After a few months in Beta, our new Rich Text Editor (RTE) will be available to all stores.

To make text appear bold, italic, blue... highlight the words and click on the appropriate button on the RTE bar.

Starting Next Week: Rich Text Editor

One of the coolest things about this RTE is how simple it is to add images, videos, tables and scripts.

When you click on “Insert” and select “Image”, you can browse in a new window all your product images. Saving you the hassle of searching images on your computer.

It will also resize images automatically, just pick the size you want from a drop down menu.

Start looking for the RTE next week in your store.



  • Jeff
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    What will happen to pages that already have a bunch of custom html in them? I imagine nothing will happen if we don’t touch them, but what if I go to edit a page with the RTE that’s got a bunch of my own html? Is that html then just going to show up as text if I re-save the page?

    Basically my entire site has html on every product page, so this could be a nightmare if it doesn’t convert the current html.

  • Tressa
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Happy Day! Thanks :)

  • Jonathan Piccolo
    Jonathan Piccolo
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    This sounds awesome, though I’m going to echo Jeff’s concerns regarding editing of pre-existing HTML files. What’s the situation regarding this?

  • Mary Agresta
    Mary Agresta
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    FANTASTIC! As someone who is still learning their way around all the functions you have just made it so much easier to enhance my product pages. Thank you. Guess you sometimes get what you silently as for!

  • Mofi
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Great News for us that are just starting with Shopify! Thanks!

  • eda
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    No ABC checking? This function plays great part of my English life, specially on the site task.. hope it for the next progression.

  • Helen Walker
    Helen Walker
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Thank you , thank you, thank you! This new innovation sounds so great – thanks a million, looking forward to testing this out. All the best, Helen.

  • Kate
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Sounds great – I’ll look forward to it.

  • Mike Andrews
    Mike Andrews
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    With this new innovation …by what percent should I be able to improve the appearance of my website? from 1% to 100%.

  • Matthew
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    This looks like a great solution embedding things like contact forms. We are wrapping a site for launch this week—when will this be online?

  • Walt Webb
    Walt Webb
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Sounds like great news. I am all for anything that makes things easier and can save time.
    Was wondering though, I have my own domain name which forwards to my shopify website listed above. Problem is that the shopify address is the one that gets the page rank and I would like to have the domain name ranking.
    Are there any suggestions on how to do this??
    Sincerely Walt (Web Market Industries)

  • Ray Brown
    Ray Brown
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Sweet! Thanks, Shopify peeps.

  • serretta
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    excellent development as this will save us manually adding html formatting into the text as we do currently!

  • @Shopify Aurelien
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Walt: Make sure that is set as the “Primary domain”. Look under “Preferences”, “DNS & Domain”. Let me know how it works out.

  • @Shopify John
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    @jeff, @jonathan: Nothing will happen with your existing html. Any custom html code you’ve added in textile will appear as html in the new editor.

  • Patrick Hitches
    Patrick Hitches
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    This is AWESOME!!! Best news I’ve heard in quite some time!

    You guys rock and I look forward to using the new editor!

    Patrick Hitches

  • Tobia
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    can’t wait!!

  • Tamsin
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    That’s cool. Nice one.

  • Michele
    April 30 2010, 11:20AM

    Hi guys at Shopify
    I’ve just tried to update a blog on the front page of the web site and have had some problems with the new editor.
    Couldn’t seem to work out how to make a link of the product words in the ‘live’ editor part – the insert link button was greyed out. Had to go into html to look at the formatting and it was several times more complicated than in the past.
    To make a link of say Te Hera Pinot to the product, all I used to do was Te Hera Pinot by the product link) – took 2 seconds. There must be something simple I’ve missed about the new stuff.


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