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What is New With ShortPoint Page Builder Grid Mode Experience

The Grid Mode editing interface you are used to will get a few updates of its own. You will find a more playful and vibrant design with additional functionality that complements the Live Mode experience. We will highlight these developments in this article.

NoteShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode was formerly known as Visual Builder and Grid Mode was formerly known as Wireframe Builder.



  • You have the ShortPoint SPFx version 8.0.x.xx or later installed on your SharePoint environment.
  • You are a ShortPoint Designer with an active license.

What is a ShortPoint Page Builder Grid Mode?

Grid Mode is the original and exceptional editing interface used by ShortPoint Designers worldwide. It is an outline-based interface where you add and modify Design Elements on your ShortPoint web part and see a basic structural view of its layout. We have made this interface intuitive and easy to use.

You can access Grid Mode by clicking the Switch to Grid Mode button in the Action Toolbar.

Switch to Grid Mode button

What is New in Grid Mode?

New Colors for Design and Functionality

You are now greeted with a splash of vibrant colors when you enter the edit mode of your ShortPoint web part. Gone are the gray and blue hues that dominated the old ShortPoint Grid Mode design. These colors also identify the Design Element that was added to the page in addition to the labels. They also correspond to the EasyPass colors you will see when you switch to the Live Mode interface.

Grid Mode design interface

More Intuitive Insert Button

You will no longer see a ShortPoint menu where the insert button is located. You will now find a black insert button in spaces where you will be able to insert a Design Element. Pressing this button will launch the ShortPoint Page Builder wherever it is on your SharePoint page.

where insert buttons appear

Also, if you are looking for the rich text editor that came with the ShortPoint menu, this is now accessible with the Text Design Element. Adding text directly within a Row, Column, or Panel is no longer supported. Insert a Text Design Element to add and modify text on your intranet page.

Context Menu Capability

In the updated Grid Mode, we enabled context menu options, which you can access by right-clicking on ShortPoint web part spaces. This allows you to select some editing actions in just a couple of clicks.

context menu options

Action Toolbar Accessibility

The Action Toolbar is now constantly within reach in the new ShortPoint Page Builder Grid Mode. It contains several buttons and launches functions that help while you are editing your intranet page. Some of the most useful include easily switching to Live Mode interface, Copy and Paste web parts, Page Preview, and more.

To get more information about the individual functions of the Action Toolbar, check out our support article on ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode Feature: Action Toolbar.

action toolbar

These are just a few of the many innovative changes we have made in the recent ShortPoint update. We will continue to develop ShortPoint products to give you the best intranet page designing experience.

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