Displaying testimonials, and adding on ongoing basis...

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What would be the best way to display customer testimonials on a page but be able to add to them as time goes on? Should I just use regular text blocks, or is there some widget that is well suited for this? I'm also thinking about combining a 1 column flickr gallery, and the testimonial next to the customer's picture. Not sure if it will lay out right, but that would be good...
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Hello Mike C

What a great question! There are many different ways to display testimonials on a page. One possible way is to use the comment box - which would allow people to add their praises.

You can find info on how to add a comment box with this tutorial: Adding a comment box to your webpage

I hope others may be able to chime in as I would love to see people's ideas on how to do this!
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Hi Sanja,
The customers don't need to be able to add their comments, just me, as the administrator. I tried what I said about creating a single column flickr popup gallery and then used text widgets. I then increase the top margin on each text widget depending on the length of the comment so that it lines up with the flickr picture going down the left column. It seems to be working so far, however, I notice (at least on the preview) that sometimes not all the flickr images load; it's leaving one out which causes the text to of course match up to the wrong photo. Do you have experience with the flickr photos not loading fully? I don't know if you can view my previews, but try this link to see what I mean:

preview page of comments/photos

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Hello Mike

Personally, I would suggest using the Text Widget to add both your picture and comment so that it's all lined up evenly. You can even add in a piece of code that allows your comment to center vertically against your picture.

If you'd like to try this, please let me know and I can help you further. First set up your Text Widget with your image and text. Then, we'll go from there.
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I thought about that too, but did not find a way to place an image inside or next to the text =(
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Hi Mike

Yola makes it easy for you to wrap text around your picture! The key here is to make sure to add the the text below your picture. Here are the steps:

1. Add picture
2. Add text (text needs to be below the image)
3. Highlight picture
4. Choose text wrap option from the Edit Toolbar

or

1. Add text
2. Add picture above the text
3. Highlight picture
4. Choose text wrap option from the Edit Toolbar

Please let me know if you have any further trouble with this.
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I added a picture to the page above a block of text, but no such luck. When I click edit, all it does is give me the Picnik image editor, and there's no text wrap option in the properties tab either, only a position/alignment option. But the picture block and text block remain separate, one on top of the other.
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Hello Mike

Sorry for the confusion and the unclear instructions. You need to use the Text Widget. When, you click inside the Text Widget, then you will see the option to add your picture.

Once you've added your picture, click on it and the Text Wrap options will display.

Please give this a try.
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I found the link in the support pages:
http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

Now the problem is that there's no options to change the spacing around the photo. The text butts up right against the text. What's the fix for that?
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This method is no good, you can't have the photo right next to the text like that. Plus, the image doesn't pop up in the light box like it does with the flickr gallery. I'd rather know how to fix the problem with all the images loading, and in the right order with flickr.. Now the one that was missing, it's putting it last when I do a refresh on the preview page.
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I found your reply to someone else 4 months ago, I see I can change the space with the padding CSS.. That helps, but I would really like to make them popups like with flickr gallery if that's possible? Either that, or just know how to fix the flickr gallery so it shows all the images and not just some of them, or intermittently..