Existing domain name, new Yola website - how to bring the two together?

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I already have a registered domain name, how do I 'transfer' this to my new Yola Silver site?
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Juanique Pretorius

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Hello Juanique,

A domain "transfer" is the most specific option but also has costs associated with the process that are alerted to within the following tutorialTutorial: Transferring your domain to Yola

The other option is to "point" your externally registered domain to Yola's servers which retains your domain registration with your original registrar and is both cheaper and faster to effect. The instruction for this process is: Publish to a domain you already own
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Hi Gop

Thanks for this. Its a .co.za so 'pointing' looks like the best option. I will refer the tutorial in more detail.
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Hello Juanique

Should you get stuck anywhere, please let us know.
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Thanks Stefan, there is one thing. While trying to load the flash widget into the template ( I am aware some banners don't support this) I upload the SWF file etc but it doesn't animate, respond, or give me a gallery option to add more pics for the animation. What am I missing?
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The Flash SWF Widget cannot create .swf files. It's just a Widget to display pre-made .swf files.

None of the banner areas of Yola Style Templates currently support adding .swf files. You will need to make an animated gif file to get a dynamic banner picture, e.g. using the free provider makeagif.com.
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Thank you for the prompt assistance.

I have made them separately before in programs such as Xara and certain CMS platforms animate them for you, now I understand how Yola supports the file. What is the CSS code for adding a logo/image to the menu bar or to the section where it says :' Edit Heading' such as on the template names 'Boorish' for example?
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Hello Juanique,

Create your logo as an image and easiest to create it as the displayed size you wish to use. Store this image in your file manager
Add the image with HTML in the edit heading field.
<img src="resources/image-name.jpg" alt="some alt text added here.">

A logo image should be small about 10 Kb and can be any of the common image formats including jpg, png or gif
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Hi Gop,

Thank you.
Once again very impressed with Yola's consistent support/response time and concise feedback.
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Hi Juanique,

This community forum works well.
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Gop, I am going to need a bit more guidance and appreciate your support. On the template 'Swanky' I am trying to replace the black header band with another colour in the CSS coding. I succeeded in changing the footer colour but cant seem to track any other #00000 colour codes which it may be. Perhaps I am missing something? Thank you!
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Hi Juanique,

The header band is in three sections: left, centre and right. The centre band can be changed with CSS over-rides but the side bands are repeating images ( 32 px * 308 px overall):: The background is white #FFFFFF rather than the black (#000000) which is part of the image



You could replicate this image with customised colours and reference it.

It is probably easier to select another style.
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The relevant code is here:
body {
background-color:#FFFFFF;
background-image: url(templates/Swanky/resources/common/images/img01.jpg);****** This would be the address of the new customised image that you create
background-repeat:repeat-x;
background-position:top left;
background-attachment:;
}


I don't know how to replace the Site HTML as this has been withdrawn as a facility but some one else may know
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Thank you Gop.
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Hi Gop

I did a search in the CCS HTML section for some alt text added here. and could not find where to place it.

Please can you direct me to the coding location so I can change it accordingly?

Thanks.
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Sorry,

I got out of sync with the comments so I'll reproduce my last comment here:

The relevant code is here:
body {
background-color:#FFFFFF;
background-image: url(templates/Swanky/resources/common/images/img01.jpg);****** This would be the address of the new customised image that you create
background-repeat:repeat-x;
background-position:top left;
background-attachment:;
}


I don't know how to replace the Site HTML as this has been withdrawn as a facility but some one else may know
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Hi Juanique,

I was able to do this using the Site CSS surprisingly. I made a new image of that shown above and stored it in the file manager

I replaced the body code in the site CSS over-rides and it worked:



The code that I used was:
body {
background-color:#FFFFFF;
background-image: url(resources/img01.jpg);
background-repeat:repeat-x;
background-position:top left;
background-attachment:;
}


I called the new image img01.jpg