Adding a comment box with SynthaSite

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How can I add a comment box to my SynthaSite website?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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To add a comment box to your site, do the following:
1) Open the "Widgets" folder in the sidebar on the right of your screen
2) Drag and drop a "Widget Box" icon onto your page
3) Click on the link in the dialog and you will be taken to Widget Box
4) Browse for a comment box, and when you find one you like, click "get widget"
5) Copy the code and paste it into the dialog box in SynthaSite

Your very own comment box will then be embedded on your site!
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Thanks for the answer I got it done
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isabella

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i still dont under stand how to do it can you tell me in a way that i could understand
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Sanja

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Hi Isabella.
Take a look at the bottom of this thread for help. I will post screenshots to help you out!
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isabella

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what thread are you calling about
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Irene L

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Could someone please update this for 2013? I have been trying to add a comments box, or a blog, so people can leave their input. Got accounts at Disqus and at Tumblr and nothing seems to work.
Irene from www.papillondogs.ca
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Laura Thomas

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Hi Irene,

Disqus and Tumblr are both still functioning. You can see current information for adding them in these tutorials:

Adding a comment box to your website.

Using the Tumblr widget.
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www.epagesinfo.com

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Thank you for the answer, I have some issues with putting the code on my site.
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Can you tell us what problems you are having with the code? Make sure that you have copied all the code and that you are pasting it either in one of the Widget dialog boxes or the HTML widget. If you are still having difficulty, I am sure we can help. You could email the code to support@synthasite.com and we can look into this for you.
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www.epagesinfo.com

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Hi Monique,
I am using mozilla firefox and godaddy's website tonight. When I put the html code in it doesn't show the comment box. I ended up using a different code from another site but would love to know if there is a way to use the code from synthasite.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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What happens when you put the HTML code in? Can you send me the URL of your site, or a screenshot?
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I followed Monique's instructions and everything LOOKS right on my site... BUT, when someone tries to leave a comment (types in the box & clicks "submit"), nothing shows up on my site. Where did their comments go???
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Hi Julie. I am sorry to hear that. Could you post a link to your site so that I can take a look. Otherwise, post the link to the actual widget you are using so that I can check it out for you.
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I followed the instructions and all looked OK, but when I viewed the site it showed all the comments relating to the widget (4 pages) how do I get rid of these or what am I doing wrong ?
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Colin, is your site published? If so, could you send me your URL so that I can see exactly what you are talking about?
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Colin

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Ruth my URL http://ustwo.synthasite.com and the problem is in "comments"
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Ruth

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Hi Colin,

I can see your problem.

It seems that the comment box you have chosen doesn't support the deletion of comments. There are a couple of options, your comment box should have a control option that you can see. You can sort the comments by date if you wish. A second option would be to delete that comment box and add one where you can have more control over what appears on your page.

Here are some instructions for adding a comment box that allows you to delete messages:

If you do want to use a message box widget that supports deleting of messages etc., you can try out a box at http://www.cbox.ws/
1. Go to http://www.cbox.ws/ and register for free.
2. You can then copy the code from the 'get the code' text area
3. Go to SynthaSite and drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page and paste your code into the HTML editor
4. You should then have a new box!

To administer the box (delete messages/block users etc.), simply log into http://www.cbox.ws/ click on the 'Admin' tab and then the 'messages' menu item on the left.

I know that Web Messages (available through our Widget Box Gallery) only stores the 50 most recent comments, so that may also be an option for you.

Please let me know if there is more that I can help you with.
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I followed the instructions, and I have a comment box on my site. The problem is that my background is black, and so is the colour for the font for the comments. Is there any way that I could change the colour of the font for the comments so that I could see what people say?
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Hi Fenix - if you click on settings on the top left of the widget, a box will open where you can customise your widget. If it allows you to change your colour, you will be able to do it there. If not, you may have to search for an alternative comment widget. The cbox comment box (check above) is also a great comment widget.
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I totally agree with Marije, the cbox works well. I've had many tries at adding a comment box and this is the only one which works without being difficult to use.
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Hey Monique, Ruth and Marije, it works! wow I now have a colorful cbox on my web site. thanks!
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Good to hear!
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To add a comment box to your site, do the following:
1) Open the "Widgets" folder in the sidebar on the right of your screen



2) Drag and drop a "Widget Box" icon onto your page


3) Click on the link in the dialog and you will be taken to Widget Box


4) Browse for a comment box, and when you find one you like, click "get widget"

5) Copy the code and paste it into the dialog box in SynthaSite and press okay.

Your very own comment box will then be embedded on your site!

I hope that helps!
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isabella

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but whats the code
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isabella

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can you please please help me find the code because i cant find it
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isabella

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im so confused and i need help because no one is helping me and i really need it...
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Sanja

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When you click on the Widgetbox.com link, it'll take you to their homepage.

1. Type in what you're looking for (e.g. comment box) in the search bar fucntion in the right hand corner.


2. A bunch of options should come up for you on the left hand side. Here's one example:


3. Once you've selected which widget you'd like to use, over on the right hand side there will be further options - some allow you to customize the widget. After you've finished customizing, then click on "grab this widget"


4. A box will pop up with the code. You copy this code (highlight with your mouse button, then ctrl + C) and then paste into the box on your website.


I hope I was able to clarify things for you. Let me know if you have any further questions.
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isabella

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thank you it works im sorry that i had to make it difficult on you but thank you my website will be good hopfully
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Sanja

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You're very welcome! I look forward to seeing your website when you are ready to unveil it to the world! =)
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isabella

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i will send a link of my website to you when i put it on the interner all the way thank you very much and good night
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I know now how to move a picture horizontal to another location, but what about moving it vertical? Couldnt figure this one out yet. And thank you very much for your kind help earlier on. Regards, Ina
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Hello Ina,

To move a picture vertically you need to place a holder in the position you want the picture to be moved to.

Sometimes this appears to be difficult because you simply can't put the holder in a random place. The way to do this is to first of all work out where you want the final placement to be. You then need to position fillers between the original position and the final position. This is particularly relevant if you wish to move the image lower than content that appears on your page.

These "fillers" could be blank text widgets. Move a text widget into a place and add blank lines with your Enter Key. You can replace the filler content at anytime.

Drag an image place holder down to the final position.

Drag your original image down into the place holder.

You may have to fill the original place area with another filler to pad it down.

The "image placeholder" type would depend on whether the original was a text widget or an image widget. You can use kind for kind in this method. I don't think that you can drag an image from a text widget into an image widget or vice versa.