Blog Post Won't Load

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While I have been able to add several blog posts to my site-for the past 2 days when I try to post it just keeps saying "new post loading-it does not finish the load process. help!
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Philip Harris

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Hi Philip

I'm sorry that you're having this problem. I would be frustrated as well.

Can you please try a couple of things for us?

1. Clear the cache in your browser and re-log in. Then try to post it again.

2. Try using a different browser to see if this makes any difference.

3. What browser are you using?

4. Can you please share with us your url so that we can take a closer look at what's happening?
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I have logged in and out numerous time-
I am using Firefox-have not had a problem-my first two blogs went up slick-the third I had to reload four times-now the little load circle keeps spinning
the specific spot I am in is
http://sitebuilder.yola.com/ide/index...

My site is
booksbyphilipfharris.yolasite.com/
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Hi Philip - could you let us know if clearing your browser's cache or trying a different browser helps at all?
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Hi Philip

Is this the blog you're talking about?



If so, the image in that particular post is very large! This may attribute to the reason why you're running into problems. I would encourage you to resize your image through Picnik to the size you actually want. Right now it's 1352px × 992px which you've scaled down to 325px × 238px. Resize your image in Picnik to 325px X 238px and save to your file manager. If you want to keep the original image intact, then go directly to Picnik, resize, and then save under a different name. Then, upload to your file manager.

I would also do this for your other image in your first post.

Let us know if this does not resolve things.
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That is the blog-I will resize-however-the blog actually opens fairly fast-the issue is when I try to post a new one-even without a picture-it would not load
Now, I went to internet explorer and the blog opened quick and the page to load a new blog opened quick.

Is there a problem using Firefox for the blog page? It has worked fine on building my entire site.
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Firefox is usually the recommended browser for Yola. I'm not sure why this problem would be occurring. What version of FF are you using?

The only other possible reason may be due to your menu on the top. The menu bar is really only supposed to be contained on 1 line. You have 3 lines. I don't know if somehow that interacts with your blog improperly on FF?

Also.. have you tried clearing the cache in your FF browser? This too may make a difference.
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The only other possible reason may be due to your menu on the top. The menu bar is really only supposed to be contained on 1 line. You have 3 lines---Not sure what you mean by that-which menu bar

I am using 3.0.1.. Not the newest-I tried the new one but it would not take html so went back to older one

I did resize pics-Just cleared cache-will try again
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Clearing Cache seemed to do the trick-for now
Thank you all for your immediate help
My experience thus far with Yola has been very good
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Glad to hear it's working - thank you for your help Littleus, awesome as usual!
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Please take a look at my screenshot to see what I mean about your menu:

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Ahh-but I have many books and many topics to cover-that is just what happens as you add pages to the site-although not much more will be added-I know I could group books but that makes them harder to find

By "should not be there" what do you mean-is there another way to show what is on the site - like I said-when a page is added they show up on the top. Any recommendations?

BTW-some day consider have an added blog having its own url-Google will pick that up-I have my publishing site with an attached blog and it get picked up when I post-that was just an aside
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Hi Philip

First of all, I'm glad to hear that clearing the cache has done the trick. =)

Now, ideally your menu is only meant to accommodate so many characters on one line (which would be the red bar). Since you have a lot more characters, it's making a faux menu bar.

I would really recommend downsizing to one bar. It looks cleaner that way as well.

I know you said that you have a lot of pages and you want them to be easy to find. What if you actually took out the horizontal menu and added in your own custom vertical menu? You can hide your menu by going into "edit menu", then dragging all the pages that are "in menu" to "out menu".

Then, you can create your own vertical menu which would accommodate all the pages you have. There are a number of ways to create your vertical menu. You can do a simple text link or buttons. Or you can do something a little more fancy. You may want to consider checking out some possibilities at the Yola Code site - http://yolacodes.yolasite.com. Please read the rules first before grabbing the codes.

Please let me know if I can be of further help. =)
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Oh man-you are talking to someone very techno challenged-I went to edit menu and saw the add and (-) but then what-how do I get buttons? Can I give them a name? Where is the option for vertical buttons?
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You have to custom create your vertical menu. It will require a bit of HTML coding which you would paste into your HTML box. I can help you with this process if you'd like. If you feel you are "techno-challenged", then I think the easiest thing to do is to make a text link menu. Would you like me to help you set this up?
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Hi Philip,

Littleus has given you some great suggestions such as creating your own menu. Another option would be to create sub-pages. This will help you to keep your main navigation smaller and easier to navigate.

Here is a link to a tutorial which explains this topic in detail if you would like to check it our: Creating Sub-Pages.

Please let us know if you need further assistance!

Emmy
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I would certainly not refuse help-
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So.. let me clarify here... then I'll be able to assist. Are you wanting the vertical text menu then?
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Yes-but would like to keep Home, My Books, my Guest Book and On Writing and Other Things (my blog) on the red part-the actual book pages should be vertical
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BTW Emmy-you folks really rock-this is great help-I will tell my authors at ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS about you-will also be creating a new site-much thanks for the personal help!
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No problem Philip. You've actually kinda already did this on your page with your links. It's the same format.



First though, I would recommend that you go to "save page as" and give this a test page name. This way, you don't mess up any of your original content.

Step 1: Go into your "edit menu" and remove the items you don't want displayed on the menu bar from "in menu" to "out menu".

Step 2: Drag a 2-column widget over. Then, put all the stuff content currently on your page into the right-hand column. You will most likely have to adjust the image size.

Step 3. In the left-hand column, you can create your menu links. Just drag over the text widget box. It could look something like this:

BOOK LIST

The Waking God Trilogy
Jesus Taught it Too
Polarizing your Life
Collected Messages

Make the Book List title stand out so that people notice it.

Then highlight your book title and click on the chain to make it a link. Select the page that goes with that book title - this is the same format that you used for your links in the screenshot above.

Step 4. You'll need to do step 2 & 3 for each page. Once you've done the Step 3, then you just have to open up the HTML button on the text editor, copy the code. Then, on your next page, drag over the text widget box, click on the HTML button, and then paste in the code.

Step. 5. If you're happy with how the new test page works, then you can simply rename it the same as your original homepage. This will overwrite the original one.

I noticed that this template is quite narrow. You have a lot of information. I wonder if a wider template may better suit your site? If you want a customized vertical menu, then make sure you select a template has a horizontal menu.

One more thought I had... maybe it would be just easier if you selected a template that has a vertical menu as part of the template?? Please refer to the Yola Style Guide to see which template offers this: http://www.yola.com/yola-style-guide

I hope this makes sense! Let me know if you have questions.
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If I change the template-do I then have to change all of my banners?
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Yes.. you will need to add your banners back in. Something to think about.
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Thank you so much for your assistance!
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You're very welcome Philip. I wish you every success with your site! =)