Is there some way that users/visitors of my site can post their pictures on my site?

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Yola_User_A

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Peter

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Hello A,

Users can't directly upload stuff to your site unless they have you user ID and password. that is the only direct access at this stage.

If you would like other peoples pictures on your site I have a workable suggestion for you.

Ask those people to create a webalbum on Picasa. Then they would send you the reference and you could then embed or feed their images directly onto your site.

This minimises the work for you and really only means that there is just a code that you can use to embed this.
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Yola_User_A

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Ok I see, so then if I embed the pictures what application should I use, because I do not necessarily want the same pictures showing all the time...
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Peter

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Picasa have a lot of options there.You can have various static photo displays, slideshows, movies. many options there. Picasa is really a good resource for this also.
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Yola_User_A

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Thanks for all your help Peter, I really appreciate it...
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That's a good workaround Peter, thank you.

To add to that, you can also add a email link to your page so that your visitors can email you the Picasa reference.

To add an email link to your website you can either type in your link text or use an image (use the "insert image" icon on the text editing toolbar to add an image inside a text widget).

- Highlight the text or image and click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar.
- A link editor will open up and the third option in the link editor dialog box allows you to create a link to an email address.
- Simply type in your email address and click "OK". To test that the link is working, save and preview your page. When you click on your email link, an email will open up in your default email program with the address already filled in.
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Yola_User_A

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This Picasa thing is very confusing, I do not even see the option for if someone wanted to share their pictures/send a link to a picture etc. Furthermore how does this sound, I will just tell the visitors if you want your picture on the site, 1st sign up for Picasa (and give them a link to Picasa), 2nd Visit the Link below to email me your picture... How's that?
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Peter

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That sounds clear and exactly what you want.
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You could make a form at jotform.com . They have a upload feature were people can send the file to you but then i suppose it's a lot of work on your part.
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Yola_User_A

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JACKPOT!!! No, actually this is much easier on both parts... Thanks Connor, I really appreciate it...
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Hi A,

You can also try Wufoo for a form. Wufoo offers both free and paid options, so you can select the option that is right for you. When someone fills in your form their message will be stored in your Wufoo account and you will receive an email alert to let you know that you have a new message.

You will find the Wufoo widget in the "Forms" folder in the Content sidebar in Yola.

After dragging and dropping a Wufoo widget onto your page in Yola, click on the link in the dialogue box. Then sign up for an account with them if you have not already done so.

Then follow these steps on Wufoo:

1. Select the form you wish to use.
2. Click on save form.
3. The form manager will open up.
4. Click on "Notifications" - enter your details as to where you wish the info to get sent to (ie. your email address).
5. Click on "Save".
6. Click on "Save settings"
7. Click on "Code"
8. Copy the code and then and paste it into the Wufoo widget dialogue box in Yola.

Your Wufoo form will then be embedded on your page and you can begin collecting information from your visitors directly from your website.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Same as I said except using Wufoo. JotForm is a lot easier to use, you aren't limited to 3 forms like wufoo (after that you have to pay) and jotform also dosen't advertise.