how to put a website template

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hi

i want to put this website template on my site , but i don't know how.

http://www.templatehelp.com/pr_sample...

Can any body help me!!!!

and tell me how to edit it,too

thanks
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Sanja

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Hi sendrella33

Currently, it is not possible to upload templates. Sorry. I know that Yola is working hard to expand their template selection and allow for more customizations.

In the meantime, hopefully we can find a work around for you. If you select a template that allows for customized banners and backgrounds, you may be able to achieve a look that is similar. Please refer to the Yola Style Guide to see which template offers these options: http://www.yola.com/yola-style-guide

To further help customize your look, you could add your own menu style. Try selecting a template which has customized banner/background option as well as a horizontal menu layout. Then, you can "hide" the pages and in effect your menu will be gone. This is where you can add your own customized menu. For ideas of how to create your own customized menu - one place you could go to is the Yola Code Site - http://yolacodes.yolasite.com Please be sure to read the rules first before grabbing the codes.

If you need ideas, please check out http://forsite.synthasite.com - this features people's sites and what they've accomplished with Yola! If you want, you can look at my two sites as well for ideas - http://littleus.yolasite.com or http://dejavuapparel.yolasite.com

We can help you along the way. Just ask away!
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Thanks for the great answer, Littleus!

Sandrella33 - look out for some great new style options from Yola soon. In the meantime, Littleus has given you the best available information!

Let us know if you have any more questions
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thanks for all
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Myrna

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if I have a website template from another site, can it be used on Yola or must I use one of Yola's templates?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Using my own Website Template.
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Uday Shankar

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I donot wish to use a Yola Template as I already have my own css.
My question : I want to start using blank template.How do i do it if I have already chosen a free template
2.Will blank template also have a yola link?
3.I wish to introduce a bit-of-xaml into my pages(silverlight)...Would it be supported?
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Hi Uday,

There are a few options if you would like a "blank" style and the styles with a plain white with background color/image options are CleanSlate, BareNecessities, NoFrills, SqueakyClean.

The blank style will have a link and you can remove the Yola Link if you upgrade to Yola Silver: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/....

Could you let us know what you are trying to do with adding xaml to your site? I don't think it will work, but perhaps we have an alternative suggestion for you.
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Uday Shankar

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thanks Marije.
I want a silverlight website
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Hi Uday - you should be able to embed Silverlight onto your site by using the HTML widget: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/.... I'm not 100% sure if it will work, but feel free to give it a try and let us know. I would recommend that you try it out on a test page first though...
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andrey.computer

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Can't you just input a !important CSS rule using a tag pair?
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MELINDA

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No offense but it's been over 3 yrs since you all were asked about integrating our own css template into Yola. Still noone has created anything to allow more customization on this host site. Its as if you upgrade but still look the same as the free members, as a few extra templates from Yola do not make the paid members any more creative. Please listen to your "current' customers & allow css coding & other functions that WE BUILD OURSELVES. Its not as if Yola has to work these codes... The members will if they so choose. Yola can not support a simple copy & paste. So, you need to get futher in depth on your widget tutorials so members feel they have some more freedom. Again, OVER 3 YRS SINCE ASKED ABOUT CSS. YOLA:/
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MELINDA

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Hello, Gop. Would you like to answer my question? Since you noticable have the free time to stay active with the communities + your answer for quite a few of Yolas' customers is to state that Yola can do many of the things in question BUT since it happens to be a more complicated task... it's the customer whom needs to work deeper into that subject. Appreciate your answer.
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Hi Melinda,

Thank you for getting back to me. I really enjoyed your response above and I think you hit the nail on the head with reference to simple copy & paste and the suggestion to refocus is very accurate.... and written with some wry :)

I see the issue being based on the central design of the system. Everything focuses around a proprietary engine and it is rigid. It won't allow for the usual open html based template creators. That's like a central theorem and can't be altered in any short term frame.

The trained designers work within this framework, users would have to learn the framework and probably fail a few times or worse cause damage to the system while getting it to work. The support required would be well above the limitations on the Customer Support department.

The solution! (This is an opinion only). I think that we have to work within the constraints. How? By making the allowable alterations to the accessible code. For example using the most open template (with it's marked limitations) can produce a page that looks very customised and not identifiable on a simple eyeballing of such a site. The CSS editing allows for a lot of this and it can be pushed. The limitation: we can't use HTML to manipulate this level of the page Grrrr! but I understand the reason and this harks back to the second paragraph.

If for instance we don't want the menu navigation we can in effect disable it but not remove it's latent position. We can then on another Z level superimpose a nav in the same position. We can also of course create a nav menu that is not at that position or even remotely resemble it.

We can easily step out of the wrappers and work in areas of the page that are generally only available for background.

We can reproduce the new template (note the use of the little t) for all other required pages.

Please pull this apart and criticise my ideas plus the limitations of the system. We may be able to create a process to produce an outcome that mimicks the completely open canvases of template creators.
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MELINDA

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Thanks for responding GOP:) I seen where you had helped others & was mad bcuz you probably could tell me what to do... And you would say keep trying or don't waste my time. So thanks for answering. I figured it was something quite simple that I was overlooking. But immediately after I sent my last comment, I ACTUALLY got a HTML template to work!! Purely by accident I am sure as I JUST started learning what the words even mean and digging through sites to learn more. The way I accidently got my HTML template to work was to make sure it was NOT CSS, XHTML or HTML5... just HTML. Then I loaded the HTML widget to my home page by simply dragging & dropping under my banner. Then I copied & pasted the HTML template onto the widget after it opened. Upon hitting ok, it showed the code on a panel under my banner. I deleted the code by backspacing but left the widget without saving changes on my main page, went to my CSS manager & turned off the disable button & the code remained under my CSS manager although I added it to a HTML widget under my banner.. May be there's something I missed, but it would not load to my CSS manager, only through the HTML widget, & somehow that defaulted it to my CSS manager after I deleted the code but not the widget??? I really have not a clue. But I tried 3 or 4 templates before one finally worked. Some may be easier than others? I don't know but I do know I searched & seen some communties don't help but others help, ALOT. So I knew u would get back fast;) Thanks:) I read through your profile & could tell you knew what you were doing. I thought it was simply me, not Yola & you might add a link for help, ext. Guess some accidents are blessings in disguise? lol!
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Wow. I have never ever heard of that being done or happening Melinda. What made you think to go through that process?
I'm really very interested and would never have even considered what you have done. Please let me know when you publish it even as a trial I am extremely interested.
All I can say is well done. Please keep trying things and don't become frustrated when things don't work because there is always some solution to this work. You have made something work that I haven't seen before so it really proves that there are many ways to do something.
You will find that this community is very supportive and won't let you down. I think everyone here who contributes really wants to help their fellows succeed.
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MELINDA

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Yea I seen what you mean about the community after you commented back the 1st time. I didn't know to go ask on there. Went through you & seen all the questions & replies, nice! I looked at the community before but it looked pointless until I actually got inside through your profile.
After reading something, it seemed like there was no XHTML, CSS, or HTML5 templates to work. I actually thought of using the HTML widget after a Yola tutorial. However, it didn't work but I didn't delete the widget, just backspaced the code on my homepage then immediately went to see if I could copy & paste the template code to css but it was already there. So I think you HAVE to add the HTML widget before even using the CSS page manager for certain things? For sure with HTML templates;) Makes sense. But I assure you, purely accidental through trying again to dig deeper like you suggested to others:) Also, I tried 3 free templates through CSS page manager as copy & paste. No luck until that widget was added to my homepage. Erased & tried another template & it worked the same way. Thanks again Gop, enjoy your comments, questions, & replies to the community! Although a lot of what you say is over my head, I do actually 'get' what you're suggesting, so you are helpful:)
ps. Now, I'm going to try to add a sparkly welcome icon, again;)
*Any links for customization or ways to work your page creatively, heck... I don't even know what to ask but you'll know what I mean by saying, "Any tips, tutorials, ext you have will be greatly appreciated". I do not know much about coding or building a site but I love science & reading. So, the concepts behind what someone as technical as you says is very beneficial:)
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I think the best inspiration for layout design comes from looking at websites. Yola have a gallery of sites that have been judged as fantastic so have a scan of those.

Tips on customisation usually offered when you come up against a need and want a specific solution. There are websites that specifically focus on CSS tricks and the like and these can easily be found on Google. Happy to help you with that if you need.

There are a number of basic resources that are very helpful if you want to delve into HTML and the most authoritative would be http://w3schools.com. This is a well constructed learning resource and has ways of letting you experiment with code on their site to re-enforce the learning at the same time.
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MELINDA

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Thank YOU so much, Gop!! I dig through the web but specifics on websites & such is something I end up wasting time reading the wrong info. I will most definately show you my site when finished/prior to publishing so you can tell me what you think. Just know I am the type who is living on coffee & patiently making sure its what I want;) I've had Yola since Dec, still unpublished if that tells you much. lol! But publishing before spring sessions was my goal.
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Gop

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See it in the Spring and hopefully hear from you here in the meantime.