If you are a SynthaSite user, or just happened to find us here, Welcome! This is a group for anyone interested in publishing content on the web. SynthaSite makes this easy, fun, and above all FREE! So if you have any questions about SynthaSite, or just want to talk to other members of the SynthaSite community, you have come to the right place. Start the conversation right here, right now!

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Ben

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I am having a blast building my site on Synthasite. Last time I built a site it came with support material up to my knee, so this is a huge improvement. I do have a few more questions: Will there be an email service with the site, and could someone explain how to install the RSS feed feature, which is new to me? Thanks, Ben
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Hey Ben,

Glad to hear that you are enjoying SynthaSite and thanks for being the first to join our new forum!

What type of email service would you like to see in SynthaSite? Are you hoping for a personal email address or are you looking for a newsletter management system?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. It can also be used to keep the content on your website updated without having to manually edit your page.

SynthaSite's RSS Reader widget allows you to pull content into your page from external websites. Once you have added the widget to the page, click the "Edit Properties" button on the widget. Then, click the "Edit Link" button on the Propertysheet. This will pop up a dialog that will allow you to enter the URL of the RSS feed that you want to display.

SynthaSite will have new RSS features in the coming weeks and months. Once we have released our blogging solution, readers will be able to subscribe to your blog via your own personal blog RSS feed.

We also intend to allow you to publish your development activity via an RSS feed so that your friends and contacts can keep up to date with any changes you make to your site.

Brent Viljoen
CTO, SynthaSite
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Bill Hughes

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Monique:
Thanks for the invitation!
I'll compress my questions as much as possible...

If I start out with a subdomain(which is free, right?), can I assign the same site with my own domain name at a later time?
I would own ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE, and that includes any revenue that I might monetize from that site, right? And if that is right, how does your company profit from this venture?
One more.... your company does not offer blog platforms, right?

Thanks for your help,
Bill
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Bill

Let me see if I can address your questions as thoroughly as possible:
1) You can publish your site to a free subdomain and later, when you are ready, you can assign the same site to your own domain.
2) You own all the content on your site, including any revenue your site generates.
3) How does SynthaSite make money? Read more about it here: http://blog.synthasite.com/2008/06/13...
4) We don't have a blogging platform just yet, but we are working on it very hard right now and we are getting closer to making this available to the SynthaSite community soon. You should expect to see a SynthaSite blogging platform before the end of they year.

I hope this covers everything. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Best wishes
Monique
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Bill Hughes

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Monique, thank you so much for your prompt and concise responses.
Bill Hughes
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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My pleasure!
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Thrundar

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Ok, I'm pretty new here. Been posting here a fair amount and getting the feel of the lay out. Re-learning how to do some things on making a site after having taken a 10 year break. ( I know little to nothing of html but I can copy, drag and drop like a pro!) Even picking up and learning new things! Not bad for an ol man. This area here is extremely cool. Almost like a chat. A lot of helpful people. Ya'll come on over to my site http://hobbiesaboutus.synthasite.com/ and take a look around. I even have a message board that needs breaking in that I installed this morning. Sorry but you'll have to bring your own refreshments. Watch out for wet paint too!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks for posting! You have a really great website. Hobby sites often turn into some of the most successful websites. I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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johnbudgie9

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Hello yes I'm very new and trying to build a free site, my question is when I'm on other site I click on something and it takes me to more information on whatever I click on I'm trying to do this on my site
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Shawn Holman

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Drag an HTML widget onto the page.

Put the Following code in it:


<a href="URLHERE">More Info</a>



Replace URLHERE with your url where the more info is.

Hope I could help,
Shawn
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Hello johnbudgie9,

Please let us know if Shawn's suggestion helps! If you wish to have more information about adding links, please check this tutorial: Creating Links.