Wix Editor: Using Rulers and Guides

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Rulers help you accurately place elements on your page as you can see their exact position in pixels. You can show or hide the Editor rulers at any time, and add guides to mark specific positions you need to see while planning the page's layout. 
In this article, learn how to:

Showing or hiding the rulers

According to your needs, you can decide to show or hide the Editor rulers. This doesn't only control the horizontal and vertical rulers, but also any guides you've added.  

To show or hide the rulers:

  1. Click Tools on the top bar of the Editor.
  2. Select or deselect the Rulers checkbox:
    • Selected: The rulers are shown in your Editor.
    • Deselected: The rulers are hidden from your Editor.

You can also use Shift+R on your keyboard to show or hide the rulers.

Adding guides to rulers

Guides act as personal position markers, which aren't visible on your live site, so you can align your  elements with accuracy. Your elements snap to the guides as you move them around or resize them.
  • To place a new guide, click the horizontal / vertical ruler at the position (in pixels) it should appear.
A GIF showing guides being added to rulers in the Wix Editor.
If you ever hide the rulers, your guides aren't lost. Showing the rulers will also show the guides you've previously added. 

Changing the position of a ruler guide

After placing a ruler guide, you can always change its position to one that meets your needs more accurately. 

To re-position a ruler guide:

  1. Click the guide on the ruler.
  2. Drag the guide to the new position or use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move it.
  • Move the guide to a specific location by clicking the text field and entering a value (in pixels).
  • Move the guide in increments of 10px at a time by clicking the Shift + arrow keys.

Deleting a ruler guide

No longer need a guide you've previously added to a ruler? You can delete it at any time. 

To delete a ruler guide:

  1. Click the guide on the ruler.
  2. Press Delete on your keyboard, or click the Delete icon.