How can a build my book review site with Yola tools?

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I would like to start a site using Yola. However my site would involve a large database book reviews and a visitor has a "search" feature to enter the book name and the "database "displays the particluar review.
What tools and widgets can i use to have this "search" feature and how can i upload this data base. Or does Yola cater for building such websites?
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Vincent

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Emmy

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Hello Vincent,

Unfortunately it is not possible upload a database into the Site Builder that would then be searchable on the site.

I am not sure of a workaround for this. There is a way to have a site search feature to search the content of your site, but not to search a database. The database data would need to be entered into the site manually, then it could be searched using a site search widget.

Let me know if you have further questions about this.

Emmy
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Thanks Emmy. Please can you clarify the following:
1.Where can i find the site search feature?
2.I intend to manually load the database on yola site and i have 3000 records. I intend to create a page per each of the 3000 records. My question is does Yola have maximum page/ limit. Can i add 3000 pages on the site builder?
3. I guess you get my idea. ..is there any other easier way or website tools i can use whether provide by Yola or not

Regards

Vincent
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Hi Vincent,

Emmy is offline at the moment so I will help you. You can add a Google site search box by using the Widgetbox Gallery:

This widget will search your site's pages.

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialog box will open, in the search box type "Site Search".
3. Then click on "Search Your Site With Google". This will search just your site, but there will be a Google icon on the widget and possible ads.
4. Add your domain to "Site to Search"
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

You can also use a free site search service called siteLevel:

This will search the pages of your site.

1. Go to siteLevel.com.
2. Fill in your email address and domain name.
3. Click Sign Up
4. Hightlight the Javascript Search Box option and copy it
5. In the Site Builder drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page. The HTML Widget is located on the content sidebar and is a little blue circle.
6. Paste the code into the dialog box and click "OK".
7. Save and preview your page to view the search box.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks Ruth. Sorry to be a pain.I still have a couple of questions.:
1. Can i ask Yola to make a specific template for me.
2. Thanks for explaining the search feature. What im not clear about is.....Since i will posting 3000 book reviews.
-Does Yola have a capacity to create 3000 pages for each product
-How can i link that search facility to my database
-Can also would want to add a picture for each product. How can the search feature link to the picture.

Thanks
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Ruth

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Hi Vincent,
1. You will need to select from the range of styles, templates, we have available. You can choose to use a basic (free) template or purchase a Premium one if you wish. The templates do have various customization options.
2. You can create an unlimited number of pages in your Yola site. When you add the search feature to your site it will search all of the pages in your website.
You can add a link to each picture so that it's clickable, is this what you mean?
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haveing a database would be nice.. to tell the truth.
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Emmy

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Hi Pitfall,
Unfortunately it is not possible to have a database in the Yola Site Builder that is searchable at this time. Sorry we don't have better news for you right now.

Emmy
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i am using yola free .... i created one page in Urdu language in my website .... when i put AdSense in that page ... adsense doesnt appear, or some time appeared only for few minutes ..after few minutes it disappeared forever. dont have any solution.
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Hello Daudatif,

I would suggest you contact Adsense support as they have control over your Adsense - You can contact them here: http://www.google.com/support/adsense/

I hope this helps.