How to use the product description editor?

In this article:

Options in the Product description editor

Using links in the product description

Using GIF images in the product description

Keyboard shortcuts for editing purposes

Options in the Product description editor

Note: It is not currently possible to enter custom HTML in the product description.

The editor allows you to add these elements to your product description:

  • Bold and italic text formatting
  • Bulleted or numbered lists
  • Horizontal separator line
  • Clickable links and hyperlinked text
  • Images
  • Emojis (on Mac computers, by clicking ctrl+command+space, on Windows 10 or newer, by clicking on Windows key + period)

Here's an example of what you can do with the product description editor:

To preview the changes you're making to your product, click on the eye icon below the Save product button. This will take you to the product page and allow you to see how the product will appear for your customers.

In your product description, you can also add links to external sites or your other Sellfy product pages.

There are two ways to add links in the product description:

  • By copy-pasting the URL in the description - the URL will automatically become hyperlinked, as shown below.

  • By hyperlinking some text:
  1. Select the text you want to hyperlink
  2. Click on the link icon in the product description editor
  3. In the Insert link pop-up, enter the full URL of the site

And here's the result:

Using GIF images in the product description

To use GIF images in your product description, you'll need a source code for the GIF. This means that the GIF needs to be hosted somewhere on the internet. Then, you will want to copy the code and paste it in the editor using the source code mode. 
You'll follow these steps:
  1. Copy the GIF source code from the hosting service
  2. Log in to your Sellfy account > Add new product
  3. Scroll to product description > click the source code icon
  4. Paste the code > click OK
  5. Click Save Product

Note: If you don't have any place to store the GIF on the internet, contact Sellfy Support and we'll store it for you.

Keyboard shortcuts for editing purposes

To make things a little easier while you're in editing mode, here's a list of the available keyboard shortcuts while editing or creating your product:

Ctrl + B or Cmd ⌘ + B Apply Bold to selected text
Ctrl + I or Cmd ⌘ + I Apply Italic to selected text
Tab Used for lists, increases sub-level nest.
Shift + Tab Used for lists, decreases sub-level nest.
Ctrl + S or Cmd ⌘ + S Save/create a product

Have any suggestions?

We're always happy to receive feedback and suggestions!  🙂 Please connect with us via email [email protected] and let us know what other options you'd like to have.

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