Adding a Comment Box Query. Please help?

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I want to add a comment box to a page on my site, as I am planning a giveaway. This is a page that will be added to navigation during giveaways and taken out when I am not running giveaways. I'd like to add the comment box so people can reply to the giveaway question. I'd preferably like a free comment box that I can moderate. I was looking at Disqus, but I'm not sure. Can anyone be of some help?

Cheers.
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greenstarjewellery

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Hi there Greenstarjewellery,

Right now Yola does not have its own comments widget. You can add a comment box by utilizing of one these two services:

Disqus Comment Box:

1. To get the comment code, your site needs to be published.
2. Please go to Disqus.com and register for an account by clicking on "Sign up, free".
3. Register your site in the blue box. Enter your site URL, site name and site short name.
4. Create your Disqus Profile in the green box. Enter your username, password, and email address.
5. Click on continue.
6. Choose your language and any other optional features you'd like to include with your commenting platform. Then click on continue.
7. In the "Choose Install Instructions" box, click on Yola/Synthasite.
8. Copy the code in the #2 box.
9. Go back to Sitebuilder and drag over the HTML Widget and paste the code into the box. Then click on Done.
10. When you preview your site, you may see this message: "This page could not be reached by Disqus. If you are testing locally or on a password-protected page, please use the disqus_developer parameter as detailed here.." - please don't worry about that. You just need to republish your site and you will see the comment box working on your published site.

If you think Disqus wont' work then an alternative is to use HTML Comment Box. Please follow the steps for this:

1. First log into your Google account. If you do not have one, then you can create a free Google account here .
2. Please go the HTML Comment Box .
3. In the blue box, you will need to click on "Log in" - this will give you your moderation tools. You will be taken to your Google email account. Enter your login information. Once completed you will be taken back to the HTML Comment box site.
4. Please select the options you want available (which is found in the blue box). Then, copy the code you see in the green box.
5. Go to your Sitebuilder, drag over a HTML Widget and paste in the code.
6. Save and republish your site.

I hope this helps.
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greenstarjewellery

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Thank you! I will give this a try and let you know how it goes.
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Will

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I have used discus comments, and it is very effective. Before I was using a comment system provided by widgetbox and it was the one widget for all sites who used it, so it was a bit confusing. Anyway, I have gone to hosting a zetaboards forum in an iframe. You can make the forum, add topics then add the topic's domain into the iframe code and you visistors can also surf the forum and add their own stuff if that is what you want.
Although I personally haven't utilised the forum in the way i described, I know it is a very simple and easy way of putting comments onto every page as opposed to having to keep getting the code from Discus and putting it onto your site.
If you want to look at the way I have utilised the forum in an iframe idea, here is the link: http://therecipebook.yolasite.com/for...
You can make the iframe thinner or shorter if you want to and I think that it will prbably work.
It also gives more control over what happens on the forum and a I personally find it a good way of getting visitors to come back to your site again and again.
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greenstarjewellery

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Thanks everyone for all your help. I went with Disqus and had a successful giveaway!
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stopmesoultaker

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i make the comment box but can i ask how to change the color of the box becols i dont know wher to put the html code of the new color for the box and sry for my poor english :\
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Hello stopmesoultaker,
Can you please inform us what Comment Box you are using? We will gladly assist you once we gather a bit more information.
Cheers!