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No matter which tool you use to build a website, one thing is for sure: You’ll need to edit WordPress website content and your layout to fit your business website’s needs.

Editing your website’s layout sounds complicated. You might think that you need to learn how to code or have excellent web design skills.

In reality, learning how to edit WordPress website content is easier than you think.

Thanks to Bluehost Website Builder and WordPress, you can easily update website content and images without any special technical skill level or knowledge of HTML code, CSS, or JavaScript.

In this guide, we’ll explain why you might want to edit WordPress website content in a beautiful pre-built layout and what editing functionalities you get with the Bluehost Website Builder. We’ll also show you how to edit pages in a WordPress theme using the builder.

Keep reading to learn:

Reasons To Edit WordPress Website Content in a Pre-Built Layout

Adding or Editing Functionalities With Bluehost Website Builder

How To Edit WordPress Website Content Pages Using Bluehost Website Builder

Final Thoughts: How To Edit WordPress Website Content With Bluehost

Reasons To Edit WordPress Website Content in a Pre-Built Layout

Once you sign up for a web hosting plan with Bluehost, you’ll gain access to the Bluehost Website Builder, which makes it easy to build a website with the help of pre-built layouts.

Thanks to these layouts, you can launch your website quickly because all you have to do is replace the placeholder content with your own.

In the end, you’ll end up with an attractive website that lets your visitors learn more about what you do and buy from you. However, you’ll likely want to edit the pre-built layout for several reasons.

For example, a common reason for editing pages in a pre-built layout is when they don’t suit your needs. You might have a different vision for how you want your WordPress page to look, or the layout is too different from similar websites in your industry.

Another reason why you might want to edit the pre-built layout is when you want your homepage to do more for you. Perhaps your product was featured in a well-known online publication, and you want to include that information to build trust.

Or maybe you want to add more sections to include more images if you have a portfolio that you want to showcase on your homepage. You might even have a few products that you sell, and you want to feature those too.

All of those reasons make a solid case for learning how to edit website templates by customizing your WordPress website’s pre-built layout.

Adding or Editing Functionalities With Bluehost Website Builder

Now that you know why you should edit your WordPress website’s premade layout, you might be wondering what editing functionalities are available within the Bluehost Website Builder.

As it turns out, there are several things that you can take advantage of in the builder to edit a pre-built layout.

1. Change Stock Images

One of the great things about Bluehost Website Builder is that it adds stock images to your website. However, it’s a good idea to change those to avoid your website looking like someone else’s.

Bluehost Website Builder empowers you to easily change stock images in real-time on the front end. You can search for a different stock image or use any image in your WordPress library. You can also upload a file to your website by selecting images that you have on your computer.

2. How To Add Images to a Website

Another cool feature of the Bluehost Website Builder is that you can add images to a website and edit them too. For example, you can:

  • Adjust the:
    •  Brightness
    • Color saturation
    • Contrast
  • Crop the image
  • Add text
Adding images and editing stock photography within the Bluehost Website Builder

Thanks to that feature, you don’t have to switch back and forth between a photo editing program and your website. Instead, you can easily edit images within your website’s dashboard or back end.

And to make things even better, WordPress Media Library is automatically updated with the changes you made with the Website Builder.

The builder will save the edited image as a separate copy so you can revert to the original if you want. That applies whether you’re looking to add images to a website or full galleries.

Images are automatically saved from the Bluehost Website Builder in the WordPress Media Library

3. Add Videos

If you have videos about your products or services or if you want to add background videos, Bluehost Website Builder makes it easy to do so.

Several pre-built layouts offer the ability to add a video to your WordPress site. Any section can use a background video instead of an image or background color.

4. Add More Sections

You can add more sections in Bluehost Website Builder. You’re not limited to the sections that the builder originally generated for you. There are several different sections designed to help you share relevant information about your business.

Adding new sections to your website is a snap in Bluehost Website Builder

Each of the sections has several premade layouts to choose from. Add a new page title, gallery, or social media widget — it’s up to you.

5. Create a Custom Section Using Gutenberg

You can also create a custom section using the Gutenberg block editor or any Gutenberg or WordPress plugin blocks. That empowers you to create a combination of text, images, buttons, and other elements to present the information how you like.

6. Add More Pages

You can always add more pages to your website. As with sections, you’re not limited to the pages the builder created for you.

In some cases, you might even need more pages to include vital information for your visitors before they buy from you.

You can use a pre-built page layout to add more pages if you don’t want to start from scratch. In that case, all you need to do is update the placeholder content with your own. Or, if you want more control, you can create a blank page and add the necessary sections yourself.

7. Add a Blog or a Store

Adding a blog to your website using the Bluehost Website Builder

Lastly, you can also add a blog or store to your website. Keep in mind that you’ll manage your blog content and your products within the WordPress dashboard.

While you can manage how the WordPress posts and products appear on your website within the Bluehost Website Builder, you’ll be directly editing the content using the classic WordPress editor as it’s your content management system (CMS).

Editing a blog post in the classic editor

How To Edit WordPress Website Content Pages Using Bluehost Website Builder

Let’s take a look at how you can edit and add webpages using the Bluehost Website Builder.

Add New Pages With Bluehost Website Builder

When you log into your website and enter the Bluehost Website Builder interface, click the Menus and Pages tab in the left sidebar. Then, click the New Page button at the top to select from posts and pages. You can choose between a blank page, blog page, or a pre-built layout.

Adding a new page with the Bluehost Website Builder

In this example, we’ve decided to add a page that shares information about key employees.

To adjust where the page appears in the navigation menu, click on Menus And Pages, then drag-and-drop the page to where you want it to appear. That completely bypasses the process of needing to use the theme editor or update theme files via FTP.

Editing Pre-Built Layouts on Existing Pages With Bluehost Website Builder

To edit WordPress website content on an existing page, open it in the builder. You can then enter your own text by clicking on the placeholder text and deleting it.

To customize the background image, click Background and then click Replace. Then, search for a different stock image, use one from your WordPress media library, or upload your own.

You can edit the image with the aforementioned editing toolbar or choose to use a solid color or background video.

You can add more sections by clicking the + at the top of the sidebar menu on the left. There are several different sections to choose from, but if you don’t find a section you like, you can create a custom one using Gutenberg.

To add a section with blog posts, click the + between the sections where you want to add your blog post list and then click WordPress blog. To edit the actual blog post, click the cogwheel icon, and you’ll be taken to your WordPress dashboard.

From there, click the name of the blog post and edit the content using the Gutenberg editor. When you’re done, hit Update or Publish.

To continue editing your website with the builder, click Website Builder in the left-hand sidebar. You can add more sections, customize other images and WordPress content, and edit the rest of the pages to your liking. Save your changes when you’re done.

Final Thoughts: How To Edit WordPress Website Content With Bluehost

As you can see, updating content and learning how to add images to a website in a pre-built layout is super easy when you have the right tools under your belt. Bluehost Website Builder empowers you to quickly edit your WordPress website layout and formatting without using the code editor.

If you’re ready to finally launch a website for your business, the only thing left to do now is sign up for Bluehost Website Builder and get building.

  • Tiffani Anderson

    Tiffani is a Content and SEO Manager for the Bluehost brand. With over 10 years experience across all facets of content and brand marketing, she strives to combine concepts from brand marketing with engaging content through the lens of SEO.

    University of North Texas
    Previous Experience
    Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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