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Boxes allow you to break up your site into boxed sections and help you to design the layout of your site.


To add a box: From the left side of the Editor, click the Add icon > click Shapes & Lines > click Box.

Change your box's style by changing it's background or skin. You can also drag and attach elements to the box.


For more information click here.

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  • j37407

    Replied by j37407 July 31, 2014

    I can't figure out where to post a wish, so here we go:

    It would be very, very handy to be able to 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.

    I know there is a "lock" function but that doesn't do what I am describing above, unless I am missing something.

    Thanks --JT


    • sheer Wix Team

      Replied by sheer July 31, 2014


      Thank you for contacting us.


      The problem you are facing is easily solved using boxes.

      In a nutshell, any content placed inside a box will retain it's relative location inside the box when the box is moved.

      For more information on boxes and how to use them click here.


      Please note that I have transferred your reply into a more relevant thread.

      I hope this information proves useful to you.

      We are here should you require any further assistance.

      Thanks, Sheer - Wix team
  • i89069

    Replied by i89069 July 24, 2014



    I also have a problem shortening a box. Was there a response to the question addressed by Alina above? I can shorten it but it bounces back to its longer form immediately. Thanks.

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 24, 2014



      Please use the handles to resize your box.

      In case it does not work, please take a screencast of the issue and send it to support@wix.com.

      All the best, Or
  • christlifechurch

    Replied by christlifechurch June 21, 2014

    There are two boxes that I can not move as they appear to have moved behind my page. I can only see them when I change the opacity to clear. I can not click on them to move forward. How can I move or delete these boxes so I can carry on with editing the page?

    The page is named Directory,

    Thank you,


    • christlifechurch

      Replied by christlifechurch June 21, 2014

      I have resolved the issue.


    • Stav Wix Team

      Replied by Stav June 21, 2014

      Hey Scott,


      Your page is sent to the front and covering items that are located underneath it, which makes some items in your site unreachable and therefore you cannot edit them.


      In order to send it to the back, you need to click on it and click “send backwards” until it cannot be pressed anymore (it will turn into faded colors once it is sent all the way to the back).


      For more information, click here.


      After doing so, you’ll be able to reach all items and edit them as you please.


      Should you have any further questions, please let us know! Thanks, Customer Solutions
  • dominicmckeon

    Replied by dominicmckeon May 9, 2014

    Hi, I have added several boxes of varying sizes to my website. I have noticed that some boxes that overlap other boxes and features have a small white triangle next to them. I assumed this was only in editing mode so that Wix users could click on the triangle to select a box behind another box or feature during editing, and this worked for me fine. However, when I viewed my site in preview mode the small triangles were visible. Can someone please explain how to get rid of these small white triangles if possible or let me know if they are not visible when the site is live?

    • dominicmckeon

      Replied by dominicmckeon May 9, 2014

      Please note, I have corrected the problem. I believe it was a setting in one of the styles of my boxes. Sorry.

    • Yotam Wix Team

      Replied by Yotam May 9, 2014

      I'm glad to hear the problem has been resolved, thank you for your feedback!

      If you require any further assistance, feel free to contact us again. 

      Yotam Wix Team
  • marbellaproperty

    Replied by marbellaproperty April 2, 2014

    my box WILL NOT go to the reverse of the text box even though i send it back with the icons on the bottom of the edit box


    • Ella Wix Team

      Replied by Ella April 2, 2014


      What box are you referring to? Please specify the page the box is on. If possible, please attach screenshots. 

      You can find step by step instructions here .

      Awaiting your reply,


  • heymeg

    Replied by heymeg January 10, 2014

    I have unchecked the box that says "show on all pages." However, one of my boxes is still showing on every page, covering other elements. I only want this box on the home page. What am I doing wrong?

    • Adam F Wix Team

      Replied by Adam F January 10, 2014



      I checked your site and I can see that there is a text box on your home page that is still set to appear on all pages. Please make sure that you are selecting the text component and not the Box component. 


      If you are still facing a problem, please let us know what specific component that is causing the problem and where exactly is it located.

  • jlaughlinpowell

    Replied by jlaughlinpowell November 25, 2013



    I am unable to "shorten" one of my text boxes.


    he text in three boxes that I have on a page are displaying the text with slightly different spacing in between the lines of text. I have all settings for font, and heading and font size synchronized. So how do I fix these 2 issues?

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina November 25, 2013


      I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties.

      Please specify on which page in your site do these issues occur so we can better understand it and help you solve it. 

      Please also 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.


      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • carolann966

    Replied by carolann966 November 7, 2013

    Help again! I found the "lost text box." Now the test to it also shows up on the next page, over other text. How can I correct this mistake?

    • carolann966

      Replied by carolann966 November 7, 2013

      help! I am having trouble with a text box on the home page.  First I "lost" it, then I found it. For some reason I cannot re=size the bigger box that it sits in, and when I went to the next page, the text showed up on another page as well. How can I fix this???

    • Michal

      Replied by Michal November 7, 2013

      Hey carolann966,


      If your text box is showing on more than one page, please click it > in the float panel that opens, make sure the 'Show on all pages' box is not checked.

      Please also organize your text boxes one next to the other, and not one on top of the other, as this may cause layout issues. 



      Michal - Wix Team
  • carolann966

    Replied by carolann966 November 7, 2013

    Help! I somehow lost the text box that was within a bigger box, and now I don't know how to retrieve it. This is on the homepage. One of 3 big boxes.

    • gills2

      Replied by gills2 November 7, 2013

      Hey carolann966 ,


      Please note you can find all of your backed-up versions in the Site History section in My Account, mark the important ones and name them.


      You can also overview of all edits and changes you have made to your saved and published website. It makes it easy for you to view, flag or restore to a prior version of your website at any point.


      To access your site history:

      1. From My Account, next to your site, click Manage & Edit Site.

      2. From the right of the page that opens, under Site Actions, click My Site History.

      Your site history page opens. 

      For step by step instructions click here.


      Gill, Wix Team
  • karunikatrip

    Replied by karunikatrip October 5, 2013

    How can we insert a box that doesn't moves even when we move the scroll bar? In other words, I want a box which has a fixed position. For example- when ever I make website at that time I see black ribbon at the top in which there is preview, save, publish, upgrade etc option, and doesn't moves even when we move the scroll bar!

    • Michal

      Replied by Michal October 5, 2013

      Hey karunikatrip, 

      Unfortunately, at the moment you cannot add a fixed element to your site.

      Please feel free to add this feature request to the Wix Wishlist



      Michal - Wix Team

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