Padlet settings menu

Padlets can be customized in a number of ways by adjusting the settings. Learn about how to access the Settings menu (⚙️) and what features you can enable!

Accessing padlet settings

To access your Settings menu, select the Settings cog icon (⚙️) from your action bar.

The Settings menu allows you to control all of the aesthetic and functional elements of your padlet.

This includes your padlet's Heading, Appearance, Layout, Engagement options, Posting rules, Content rules, and URL. Here is a summary of everything in the Settings menu.


In Heading, you control your padlet's title, description, and icon. These three elements will appear in the top left corner of your padlet.

The title will appear in your padlet's URL and will be the title of your presentation if you generate one with Slideshow. The selected icon will be the padlet's favicon, meaning the little image on your browser tab.


In Appearance, you control your padlet's wallpaper, color scheme, font and post size.

Padlet provides a litany of wallpaper options divided into categories such as plain colors, gradients, patterns, and illustrations.

You can also input your own custom wallpaper, but it is advised that you use a Padlet-provided wallpaper because we can guarantee they will all be beautiful and certain wallpapers will apply unique accent colors to the buttons and fonts on your padlet.

The color scheme determines the generic color of posts, and four tried and true basic font options are provided.


In Layout, you can choose the format in which you'd like your padlet to be displayed. Click on the dropdown menu and click an option to see the changes on your padlet in real time. Easily see which format displays your creation best.

You also have the ability to toggle sections on and off. Sections allow you to group posts by category and provide extra structure for your padlet.

To control how your posts are sorted, click on the dropdown menu next to 'Sort by.' There are automatic sorting options and manual sorting options. Learn more about sorting here.

'New post position' will allow you to determine whether new posts are added first or last.

Sections are not available in the Canvas format.


Choose how everyone will interact with your padlet! You can toggle whether users are allowed to comment on posts under 'Comments.'

'Reactions' are also an option! Choose between users being able to Like posts, Vote on their favorite pizza topping, give 1-5 Star ratings or even have the option to give a Grade. If none of these are an option for you simply select None.


In Posts, you control the rules for new and existing posts on your padlet. If you click Show for the 'Author and timestamp' option, posts by users who are logged in to their accounts will display the author's name and post timestamp. Posts by users without accounts will appear as anonymous.

If you select Show 'Author and timestamp' after posts have been made, the author and timestamp information will backpopulate to posts. Feel free to Hide and Show this information on and off without losing information.

'Post fields' allow you to customize how your post composer looks when you are creating a post. You can customize which attachment styles are visible, enter placeholders for the title and body of your post and even create custom fields! You can read more about Post fields and how they work here.


In Content, you are able to control the 'Moderation' settings. Safety Net - our content moderation technology - monitors everything on your padlet depending on the level of moderation you've set. There are three levels: None (no moderation), Auto (automatic moderation powered by AI), or Manual (all posts require approval before being displayed).

You are also able to toggle whether other users are allowed to remake your padlet. When a user remakes a padlet they can copy all posts or simply the title, wallpaper, and setup.


In Advanced, you are able to establish a custom URL for your padlet. You can name it anything you want!

Note that when you establish a custom URL, the URL that appears in the address bar when you view the padlet will not change. However, the custom URL will still send users to your padlet.

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