Styles is a set of layout elements: fonts, headings, text and background colors, indents, dividers, icons and buttons.
You can create unique Styles for different types of content. This flexibility is especially important when it comes to sponsored content.
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Creating a Style
There are three ways you can create a style:
- Quick setup. Once you set your Setka Editor account we offer you to create your first simple style. If there are any styles created already, you can start a quick setup by choosing to Create custom style -> Quick setup in Styles option from your Setka Account.
- Advanced setup. Choose all fonts, colors, and other layout tools yourself with the help of an advanced setup. To create a style in this mode open Styles in your Setka Account and choose Create custom style -> Advanced setup.
- From a copy of an already created style. To do that open Styles section in your Setka Account and hover your mouse over the needed style badge. You will see a Style actions menu in the upper right-hand corner, click on it and choose Duplicate.
In a quick setup mode you can only choose a color palette and and a font combination. The result will be seen in an example right under the menu:
Any color can be replaced with the one that is used for your brand or media:
Save your style and choose it when creating your first post. You can edit a style created in a quick set-up mode by adding any other elements, e.g.: fonts, icons, button layout, etc. To do that you need to opt for an advanced setup.
To set your style manually you need to open Styles section in your Setka Account. Then choose Create custom style -> Advanced setup:
All styles are being edited in an Advanced setup mode.
You can read more about style elements in the following articles:
- Text formats and font management
- Text and Background Colors
- Components – reusable design elements
Click Save at the bottom of the page to save your changes. Do not forget to publish your style in order to have it available in the editor.
Important: the changes you make will be applied to all posts created via this style.
Preview panel on the right reflects the changes you make. Here you see and change the way your style elements (text formats, colors, etc.) collocate with each other:
Use buttons Desktop / Tablet / Mobile in the upper part of the screen to change a device type:
If you want to check the way your font goes with some definite phrases or how the font lays on the definite symbols, just change the preview text with the help of Edit button in the upper right-hand corner:
Chose your text and click Save to apply the changes:
Click Restore default to put the default text back:
How can Style changes impact the already published posts?
All changes you make and save are being applied to all posts created in this style.
Existing posts will not be changed in case you add new style elements as colors, dividers, text formats or buttons. You can save the changes in the same post style
Existing posts will be affected if you remove style elements (icons, dividers, buttons, etc.), update text formats, or apply any other changes to style elements used in posts that are already published.
To avoid affecting already published posts, just copy your style by clicking Save -> Duplicate style.
Here are some examples that can affect already published posts:
- Significant changes to the font size. As a result, some words might not fit in the columns
- Deleting icons. For example, if you delete numerical icons, your post's structure might be lost
- Deleting dividers. For example, if you delete dividers for quotations, it will be unclear that this text is direct speech
Changes in Design Cloud posts
Style changes will not be applied to already exported and published posts created in Design Cloud. To make your changes applied to an already published post, you need to export it again from Posts section in your Setka Account after saving your style.
Publishing your Style
A new style will be saved as a Draft. You can edit style drafts in your Setka Account. To use a new style, you need to publish it by clicking Publish. Preinstalled styles are marked with an icon .
Working with Styles
To rename your style, open it in Styles section in your Setka Account and choose Style name option in the left menu. Apply changes by clicking on Save.
To deactivate your style, do the following: open Styles -> ... (Style actions) and click Disable.
Deactivated styles will not be available for new posts but you will be able to change them in posts already created on them.
To activate a style, open Styles section and click on Make active in a style's badge.
Deleting a style
To delete a style, open Styles -> ... (Style actions) and click Delete this style.
Important: before deleting a style make sure that there are no posts created via it as such posts will completely lose the overall layout.
Confirm your action by clicking on the checkbox next to I don’t have posts that will be affected by this action. Finish deleting by clicking on Delete Post Style.
Setting a default Style
To set a default style for new posts open Styles -> ... (Style actions) -> Set as default. There is only one style that can be chosen as a default one.
Copying a Style
To copy an already created style, open Styles section in your Setka Account and mouse over the style's badge. In a Styles action menu (in the upper right-hand corner) choose Duplicate.
Components are saved inside each style as well as there is a set of components for each style. You can learn more about the components in these articles:
As well as components, templates belong to a definite style and are being edited via Content Design System Manager (CDSM). You can learn more about templates from our article Post Templates.
In case you want to apply additional properties to style elements that are not available in the Content Design System Manager (CDSM), you can opt for Custom CSS-codes.
To do this, click the Custom CSS link in the bottom left panel of the CDSM. In the pop-up window, you can enter the CSS-code.
You can read more about Custom CSS hacks in our article Custom CSS - advanced features for your layout design.
Styles for Setka Editor free plan
You can create as many styles as you need on a Free plan. However, only 2 of them will be available: one of our preinstalled styles and one of your custom ones. To use a new custom style, disable the one that is currently active:
There are three conditions under which you plan can be downgraded to Free:
- 14-days Demo plan expiration
- 14-days Trial plan expiration
- Non-renewal of your subscription plan.
To continue using several custom styles at once, renew your paid subscription. You will be able to activate your inactive styles after renewal.