Full HTML control of my yolasite?

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Am I not allowed to fully manipulate the HTML of my yolasites? Is there a premium service or something similar that will allow me to do this? I'm trying to manipulate the links of my page for advertising purposes
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The Rev

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Hello Winston,
You don't have full control over the HTML of your site, but you can definitely add snippets of HTML or javascript to the pages as well as create text and image links. Can you tell us more about how you are trying to manipulate the links, what you have tried in the Sitebuilder, and what doesn't seem to be working.

We can then try to assist further.

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Where's the mega-dislike button? Yola obviously fails as a domain/web hosting provider. Restricted to basic amateur website building techniques. For some businesses, groups, people, etc. this works; But just like how that works for some people it doesn't work for everyone. This site blows, I'm so glad I'm grandfathered in on Webs.com with an direct HTML-only editor. Wtf is with web hosting companies doing away with HTML-based website building options? It's so rare nowadays, it's rediculous. The modern internet just looks atrocious.
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Laura Thomas

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We agree if you are looking to host a purely HTML coded site, Yola is not a good fit for you. Our goal has always been to make getting a website online quickly and easily for those who are not familiar with coding. Our Sitebuilder does just that, and while advanced users can customize their CSS and add HTML, it's not necessary to do so in order to get a website published. 
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in what sense would you like to change the links? I know sometimes the default color and font of links aren't changeable through the html, if this is what you're looking to do. Try adding a css to an html widget. I know that most of the time, it's recommended to have css in the head but it often will work just being in the html. I recommend testing it, it could possibly work....

a:active { color: #ccddee; }
a:link { color: #ccddee; }
a:hover { color: #ccddee; }
a:visited { color: #ccddee; }

change the color to your preference. I'm not sure though if this will work in yola, but it's worth a shot, use the above code in an html widget at the top of your page!