Prepare elements to be used in WordPress

You can define which elements of your templates can be used and filled automatically by the Placid WordPress plugin. If you use our preset designs, we already took care of these settings. If you created your own templates or added elements to a preset design, you can make elements editable by WordPress going through these steps:

How to define dynamic elements in Placid

1) Open Editor

Open the template in the editor first. To do that, go to Tools > Placid Social Images > Templates in your WordPress administration interface. Click the Edit button of the template you want to change.

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2) Edit the layer

Choose the layer of the element you want to be editable in WordPress and click on the Pencil-Icon to edit the layer.

3) Set element to dynamic & name it

By default, your element is already set to dynamic, but be sure this option is checked. If you haven't already, give your layer a name. This title will make sure you will find the element in WordPress again.

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Recommended settings for dynamic elements in Placid

If you use our preset designs, we already took care that dynamic elements will not break the image's layout. If you created your template from scratch or added your own elements, there are some things we recommend to do:

Text Elements

For text elements, we would recommend either the textbox settings single line or fit, so longer texts will not break your layout. You can read more about these settings in our guide on How to add and edit text elements in your template.

Also, make the text box as wide and high as you want the text to flow.

Images

We usually use the background size cover and the horizontal and vertical position center for any background images. This way, your layout will never look broken when the image you fill in has different dimensions. You can read more about these settings in our guide on How to add and remove images in your template.