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One of the cool new features in the Wix HTML editor is that the height of the pages in your website is not a predetermined size.
Your pages will adjust their height dynamically according to the content that you add to them. If you add more text or components, your pages will become longer in order to accommodate anything that you add. Simply drag the bottom-most component in your page downwards in order to extend the height of that page.  To shorten your page, click the element on the page that is too long and, at the bottom of the selected element, you will see an icon with an arrow on it called the Stretch Handle. This allows you to shorten or lengthen your page manually. Simply click and drag it up or down to change the length of your element and the page.
Currently, the width of your site is fixed at 980px. This size was chosen in order to accommodate the largest number of internet users that will be visiting your site. This is common for the new generation of sites, as it ensures compatibility with the many different smart devices being used today (i.e. iPad users) where you only scroll up or down.
Check out our video on how to use the Wix Gridlines to optimize your site's layout:

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  • jamieianhall

    Replied by jamieianhall April 14, 2014

    This is one of the only limitations that other site builders such as Squarespace has over Wix. The ability to be responsive and size full page should be a staple in today's market.

    • Keren Wix Team

      Replied by Keren April 15, 2014



      Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated! 

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.

      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      Feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance. 

      Keren, Wix Support
  • kyndalbank1

    Replied by kyndalbank1 April 8, 2014



    I understand the width of your site is 980x. 


    I currently using an image as a seduo background for one page only. My picture far surpasses your 980x requirement (because its acting as a background) but for some reason no matter how big I make the image, the site will adjust itself and I will see white around my black "background" 

    How can I fix this? 

    see an example here: http://www.kyndaldesignssometimes.com/#!blank/c8fy

    The image used is 35 x 45 in!

    • kyndalbank1

      Replied by kyndalbank1 April 8, 2014


    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti April 8, 2014


      In order for your image to be displayed properly in the background, you will have to set it as one.

      Go to the design tab > "upload and customize background" > add image

      Best, Ritti
  • deb83

    Replied by deb83 April 3, 2014

    changing the size of the'page'

    Hi, I would like to change the size of the page, I can see when I click on page settings at the bottom of the popup window are the gridline sizes. Is there anyway of changing them, I would like to change the width to 880, therefore 50 off each side to make it narrower. I would also like to shorten the header and footer if possible. So that it all fits on one page without having to scroll down to see the bottom.


    You guys have been amazing so far, quick, concise and helpful.

    • CarleyS Wix Team

      Replied by CarleyS April 3, 2014

      Hi deb83,


      It is not possible to change the width of the gridlines, but you can design your site however you decide. If you prefer to leave space on the sides, you are welcome to make your elements smaller so that they fit in a smaller space.


      With regards to the header and footer, you can also decide on the placements of these. I see that you have already placed them so that you can see the whole page without having to scroll.


      I have merged your post to the relevant thread. Please see the Best Reply for more information. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

      - Regards, Carley
  • ksafi5

    Replied by ksafi5 April 1, 2014

    Hello i do not know how to shorten my page it is very long.

    • Natty

      Replied by Natty April 1, 2014

      Hello, you have 5 sites under your account. 

      What site name and page name is the page too long? 

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti April 1, 2014


      I have dragged the footer up as much as possible. Please try to keep the page structure organized so the site will function properly.


      An answer to this topic can be found in Is there a limit to the page length?

      Best, Ritti
    • ksafi5

      Replied by ksafi5 April 1, 2014

      The site which says b1 test-centre. 

    • ksafi5

      Replied by ksafi5 April 1, 2014

      All the pages are too long. Could you sort that out for me please?


    • Noa Wix Team

      Replied by Noa April 1, 2014



      The issue with this site is that all your page components are inserted in the header, and the footer elements are inserted within the main page.

      Wix pages are comprised of 3 parts and in this site these parts are mixed up, therefore you'll need to sort it out in order for the design to fit your needs


      A header is the area of your website that appears across the top of your site and appears throughout all of your pages.
      The header may contain your site title, company logo and your site menu. 


      Please note: it isn't possible to delete the header from your site.

      For more information about organizing your pages, click here or check out the interactive site (simply click on the image below)


      Noa - Wix Team
  • iamcompletegirls

    Replied by iamcompletegirls April 1, 2014

     Hi I am new to wix.com. I can not seem to change the pixel size on the footer. It is large 1945. Can you tell me how to reduce this?

    • Natty

      Replied by Natty April 1, 2014


      Thank you for contacting the Wix support team. 

      This has happened because a hidden line was in the way. I have found it by toggling your editor with ctrl + m. 

      I have saved the changes. You can go ahead and publish these changes.


      Please don't hesitate to contact us again.


  • beaumontpau3

    Replied by beaumontpau3 March 23, 2014

    Hi, I have deleted some content from my homepage but the sizing has not automatically reflected that so there is a large empty space before you get to the footer and I would like to get rid of it.  Please advise.

    Page is here...


    • gills2 Wix Team

      Replied by gills2 March 23, 2014

      Hey  beaumontpau3,


      I checked your site via editor and I can see the items placed at the bottom part of your page are not attached to your footer or page. Please make sure to attach the elements to certain page parts.

      A footer is the area of your website that appears across the bottom of your site and appears throughout all of your pages.
      The footer may contain your contact information, copyright information or your social media icons.

      For more information about organizing your pages, click here or check out our interactive site about header, page and footer (simply click on the image below):




      Gill, Wix Team
    • beaumontpau3

      Replied by beaumontpau3 March 25, 2014


      Can you be more specific?  I have checked all the items I can see in the homepage, and everything above or below the central page lines comes up as "show on all pages", which I understand to mean it will be the header or the footer.  I can't see anything else to delete in the page section.



    • Marina Wix Team

      Replied by Marina March 25, 2014

      Hi Paul,

      As you can see in the screenshot below, the Pages section is the mid section of your page, where you have placed the slideshow Gallery, button etc.


      However, the text and items below this section (i.e the PayPal option etc.) are below the pages section, and above the footer as you can see in the second screenshot. Please make sure to drag all these items to the footer (as i'm assuming is where you've originally intended for them to be). You can select a number of elements by holding CTRL+left mouse click.

      I hope this clears things up. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask!

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima March 25, 2014

      Hi Paul,

      Please take a look now. 

      Dima -Wix support team-
    • beaumontpau3

      Replied by beaumontpau3 March 25, 2014

      Thanks Dima, I have a duplicate site that has the same problem.  I have attached all the lower items to the footer (as far as I can tell) but still can't make the page smaller.  Site is  http://editor.wix.com/html/editor/web/renderer/edit/ee5299a8-04df-40fb-97fb-b1007629cd06?metaSiteId=5c27249f-5ea2-4c0d-b3e8-7bd1918eadc7&editorSessionId=075C5289-8EE8-498D-829F-668EDDFD7338

      Many thanks in advance


    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat March 25, 2014

      Hey Paul,


      I fixed this for you. There was a small transparent line which was causing this issue.


      Please let us know should you require further assistance.

      Anat - Wix Team
  • joshokeefemusic

    Replied by joshokeefemusic March 21, 2014

    Hi - I would like to have the size of my site fixed like this website.



    How do I do this. I got it as small as i can but it still comes up that you can scroll down a little.

    My website is www.joshuaokeefemusic.com

    • Marina Wix Team

      Replied by Marina March 22, 2014


      I've checked your site and I was unable to view what you've mentioned - there was no scrolling possible on the Home page.


      Please make sure to set your browser zoom to default, i.e to 100%.

  • onepaseo

    Replied by onepaseo March 19, 2014

    I'd like the website to be wider - having problems saving the page. Any way I can get in contact with someone at Wix instead of reading through threads? Thank you!

    • Daniel Wix Team

      Replied by Daniel March 19, 2014



      We're here to help! Wix phone support can be scheduled by clicking here
      Please be sure you are logged in to your Wix account and be prepared to provide us with some details of your issue.

      Daniel - Wix support team
  • gladiatorexcellence

    Replied by gladiatorexcellence March 19, 2014

    I'm having the same issue with a huge gap between my header and body/page. I've scheduled a call for Monday, but if someone can fix this prior, I would appreciate it!

    • Ron Wix Team

      Replied by Ron March 19, 2014



      I've corrected this for you, please take a look and let us know should you require further assistance.

      Ron, Wix Team
    • gladiatorexcellence

      Replied by gladiatorexcellence March 19, 2014

      Thanks Ron. Can you please let me know if I was doing something wrong, or was it a glitch in the system?

      Also, I'm having trouble adding a footer to my website. When I try to add an element or text, it automatically goes in the body of website. If you can provide an answer for this, then we can cancel the phone appointment I have with Wix on Monday.




    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso March 19, 2014


      Usually this gap appear when adding elements between the header an page area.

      It is very important to attach elements to the right area: Header. Page , Footer.

      In order to make sure you have properly attached the element to the area, please drag the elements to the area until you will see a dotted line and one of the labels: Header/Page/Footer.


      For more information about the page manager click here or check out our interactive site about header, page and footer (simply click on the image below):


      .To add elements to the footer, click on the element to open its  Settings  and check the box at the bottom next to  Show on all pages , then drag and drop the element onto the footer. 


      Dina-Wix Team.

  • luisngel11

    Replied by luisngel11 March 17, 2014


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