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  • How do I change the picture and title that appears when sharing my website in Facebook?

    This information is controlled by something called Open Graph (OG) tags. Currently Xara doesn't add these tags so we'll need to manually insert them. Adding OG tags to your website Go to Utilities > W...

  • How do I insert a video into my website?

    There are 2 ways to insert a video: 1) Drag and drop your file from Windows Explorer into Xara 2) Go to File > Import, then select your video file We recommend using MP4 format with H.264 encoding. We...

  • How do I set the image filename?

    Having a descriptive image filename is good for a number of reasons, but predominantly to help contribute to your websites SEO. To set the image filename: Right-click on your image > Web Properties Cl...

  • How do I disable the navigation controls on Supersites?

    In version 17, you might notice when previewing your transitional supersite, there are some controls that appear briefly at the bottom left side of the screen: These are designed to make users aware t...

  • My Navigation Bar appears out of place after previewing from version 16.1

    There's a bug with NavBar creation that's been introduced in V16.1 that won't be patched in time for its release very shortly. We are working on a fix although I can't say when it will be ready to be ...

  • Creating a mobile friendly variant

    It can be hard to determine how to make a mobile friendly website in Xara, so this guide has some resources linked aimed at providing help at what should be encouraged and avoided when creating mobile...

  • Why does my audio / video media not Autoplay within my website after publishing?

    Recent policy changes to both Firefox and Chrome mean media that you have imported and set to Autoplay won't do so anymore. This is due to a number of reasons - from preventing unsolicited media playi...

  • Adding a Cookie Consent banner

    Add a cookie consent message to your website. Configure the banner position, layout, color, and message to inform visitors that your website uses cookies. Why add a Cookie Consent banner? You will see...

  • Web Safe Fonts on Android Devices

    Some web safe fonts are not available on Android devices such as Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New. In this case, the fonts are replaced with identical Google Fonts that do work. Without replacin...

  • Adding e-commerce to your website

    Introduction There are a number of widgets that you can use to add to your website and allow your users to purchase goods and services. A number of these widgets can be found within the Content Catalo...