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The magnet tool allows you to connect components together, temporarily, so that when they are resized or moved, they will keep the same composition on your page.

 

To use the magnet tool: Click an element to select it > from the pop-up menu, click Settings > at the bottom right of the Settings window, click the Magnet icon.

Now do the same for the second element and the two elements will be connected.

Note: Use the Drag (at the top) handle to move the elements, together, on your page, or use the Stretch (at the bottom) handle to resize them.
 

Note: Keep in mind this is NOT a grouping tool for elements and will not lock the elements together permanently.

 

To learn more about this feature, see the video below:

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  • j37407

    Replied by j37407 July 31, 2014

    It would be very, very handy to be able to permanently lock elements together (similar to MS PowerPoint's "group" function). I have a number of element groups that I re-use and it is a challenge to move them around, or copy and paste them, without leaving something behind. Even if I use the "invisible box" described above (BTW - great idea!!), it's still clunky.

    I know there is a "magnet" function but that doesn't do what I am describing above, unless I am missing something. Actually, it doesn't seem to work very well and it doesn't always appear in the options when I select multiple elements.

    Thanks --JT

    • Ella Wix Team

      Replied by Ella July 31, 2014

      Hi JT,

      As you've mentioned, the solution we currently provide is to use a box as a container.

      Having a "grouping" tool as a feature is a great idea.

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

      Don't hesitate to contact us again,

      Ella

  • nujak66

    Replied by nujak66 June 11, 2014

    Not "items". How to group "BUTTONS", Wix Support Team. Just as Skyraisers said also.... You've responded twice with the same answer which is not a solution to this problem. Is there a way to group buttons? I'm assuming there is not.  The "broken blue box" does not appear when trying to grab all buttons. 

    • Hércules Wix Team

      Replied by Hércules June 11, 2014

      Hey,

       

      I´ve merge your question into a relevant topic. Please refer to the Best Reply above.

      Another option is to add boxes, in order to group the elements.

      An answer to this topic can be found in How do I use a box on my Wix site?

       

      If you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

      Hércules
  • volitant

    Replied by volitant June 4, 2014

    Most annoying feature is not being able to move grouped items sideways. Up and down is great but not being able to move side to side is so frustrating as I now have to move each item individually and the spacing is going to be completely out unless I spend more time adding in rulers for each individual item which is far too time consuming! It would be so great if I could just move everything slightly to the left without having to grab each item.

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team June 5, 2014

      you can move items as a group to all sides, simply click on "Ctrl + click on each item (without ever leaving the "Ctrl" key) when you're done selecting all your items you can move then as a group to wherever you want

      Alon - Wix Team
  • FleetOfAngels

    Replied by FleetOfAngels January 19, 2014

    Elements being very fluid and floating while moving them is great, but it's too easy to accidentally move elements after carefully placing them.  The element lock feature was great on the old editor.  Much needed for HTML5 editor.  Re-placing items so often is a big time waster. 

    • Rosse Wix Team

      Replied by Rosse January 20, 2014

      Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, we are working on bringing all the coolest and useful features, we are aware of your needs, and as soon as that tool is developed, we will let you know. 

       

      Kind Regards, 

      Rosse Wix Team!
  • mpolanski44

    Replied by mpolanski44 November 21, 2013

    It doens't work with the background so things are flying all over the place when you re-size.

    • Tom Wix Team

      Replied by Tom November 21, 2013

      I answered you here.

      I noticed that you have posted multiple questions on the forum. To receive a more accurate response and to avoid any confusion with overlapping material, please post your question only once.

      This will speed up our response time to you since you will not have to repeat your issue multiple times and explain it to multiple representatives.

      We will be able to consolidate all the tickets details in to one message and therefore help you resolve the problem faster.

  • raphaelfreeman

    Replied by raphaelfreeman September 13, 2013

    Actually it's a complete disaster. I'm rebuilding my whole site now in WordPress because it takes forever to add an item and it's all over the place. The magnet tool doesn't work and copy and paste of multiple items don’t stay in the same place.

    I'm very disappointed. Wix is great for a simple site but once you want to keep updating stuff (www.renanabooks.com) it's useless.

    • Keren Wix Team

      Replied by Keren September 13, 2013

      Hey,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix support! I apologize for the inconvenience, I'm sad to hear you decided to rebuild your website using Wordpress. I'm not sure exactly what you are facing difficulties with. Please reply to the questions below so we can further assist you and solve your matter.

      1. Are you not able to upload images, files etc.? 

      2. When using the magnet tool, what exactly are you having trouble with?

      3. Please provide us with a screen shot of the problem. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.
       

      Since HTML5 is a new technology before using it I recommend you to make sure that the browser you are using is updated to the latest version available. 

      Your concerns and difficulties are extremely important for us. We strive to provide our users with high quality customer support. Note that your feedback is important for us since we work on improving our platform constantly so that all of our users' will be satisfied and happy :)

      We await your reply

      Keren, Wix Support
  • selty01

    Replied by selty01 August 20, 2013

    i must say that the *keep in mind...NOT..." thing is quite annoying.  love wix generally, but no grouping tool?  when it was available on the flash site? #annoying

     

    • Dror - Wix Support Wix Team

      Replied by Dror - Wix Support August 20, 2013

      Hi,

      You can generally attach items to a blank (invisible) box - which will act as a container and allow you to move items together and make sure there are no alignment issues with your page.

       

      What are you trying to achieve by using a grouping tool? we would love to hear your feed back!

       

      Thank you,

      Dror - Wix Team
  • Shauna

    Replied by Shauna February 19, 2013

    @avfbronfman, try using the Gridlines and Snap to Grid tools inside your HTML Editor to help you with your site's layout. 

     

    Checkout the video here to learn more about our Gridlines feature that will help you with your site's layout. 

     

    You can see your Snap to Grid tool on the top toolbar in the editor as well. 

  • avfbronfman

    Replied by avfbronfman February 18, 2013

    The Magnet tool is pretty useless actually.

  • avfbronfman

    Replied by avfbronfman February 18, 2013

    I also with there was a grouping tool and also a ruler tool so you can tell if things are aligned with others exactly.

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