Making Subpages without cheap looking links?

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Hi,

I need to make 20 pages for all my websites and will go Pro. I will have 6-7 pages showing the menu, and the other 13-14 I need them to be sub pages of certain pages from the menu. Now there's no way I will build cheap looking geocities wanna be links to lead my customers to those subpages, that's pathetic, sorry.

Are there no drop down menus, or the ability to add buttons under the main menu and make decent looking button links or make like a sub menu? Even a side menu. Anything but links. I'm obsolote here If I cannot get this done.

SOmeone please tell me they have a solution.
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This might be pretty useful!

http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/lin...

Any other suggestions. I hope Yola is thinking of adding Buttons/menus in the future.
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Hello tommystam

We are constantly trying to find ways of improving our site building tools and having more menu options is definitely on that list of future updates.

In the meantime, there are quite a few different possibilities you can use to create a really nice functional menu with subpages.

First of all, here's a quick overview on how to create subpages:

1. Create the pages you need. When you create the page untick the "show in navigation" box so that these pages won't be automatically added into your main navigation menu.

2. Now that you have your content, you need to link it all up. You can create the links using the text editor widget.
- drag a text widget onto your page and click to edit it.
- Type the text which you want to be the link to the sub-page.
- Highlight the text, and from the text editor tool bar, click the link button (10th from the left next to the image button).
- Click on the "..." button next to "page". It should give you a list of all the pages you have just created.
- Choose the relevant page and click "OK" and you will have a link to this page.

If you didn't untick the "show in navigation" box and would like to take them out of the menu, simply click on "Edit menu" and drag-and-drop the pages you don't want in the menu into the panel on the right hand side. Do the opposite to include them in the menu again.

For detailed instructions and a working example, please click on the following link: Creating Subpages.

2. If you want to make your own buttons for a custom navigation or another purpose, you will need to create the button, and then link it to the page, website, file or email address you would like it to go to just as you would create an image link.

There are quite a few banner/button making programs on the Internet if you would like to create your own. I have used a few programs which worked quite nicely if you would like to give them a try: Banner Fans and Banner Maker Pro (this is not a free program, but they do have a free trial available).

You can then link the button like this:

1. Add the button to your page, using the image widget.
2. Click on 'Properties' on the right-hand sidebar.
3. Click on 'Choose a Link' and make your selection; you will be able to choose to link to a page in your site, an outside URL, an email address or a file.
4. Click on 'Apply'

To check that your link is working, preview your page and then click on the link.

3. Alternatively you can use a code to create your menu. If you go to Yola code site, they offer examples of menu codes that can be added to your site. You can also google this as well. Another great resource is Dynamic Drive. You will need to copy these HTML codes into an HTML widget.

I hope this gives you a good place to start customizing your navigational menu. Please let us know if you have further questions along the way.
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Another great answer thx!!
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or you can create a custom menu which will allow you to add sub menu items... there are menu creating services out there, I don't use them, but I'm sure someone can refer you to a good one!
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Hi All

Since you are using pro and if you want to use javascript try this link

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicin...

Took me a while to figure out but is really simple after studing. All the change are done in the java script and not on the page. Take a while to get it placed on page.

once you study and play around it changes all menu on all pages just by making one or two changes in the javascript. The only thing for the menu that you place on the place is two javascript code.

See working menu at http://www.shoppealots.com/

Under Home & Garden go to Master Vision (still setting up some of the pages) and this section of menu goes six sub pages deep. {Home & Garden to Master Vision to Wildlife to Deer to Deer Family To Style 1 or style 2}

WARNING When I make changes in the Javascript they may take some time to appear. Save your work, update your site, clear history and restart computer , making sure the history is cleared and then go back to your site and new changes should appear. If not go to something else clear history and check site again. Don't know why it happens but changes will appear in time

papa
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Thanks for sharing papa! :)
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Thx for the info, but guys do I look like someone who knows HTML or Java scripts and all that stuff?

I dont, that page that I went to http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicin... is like rocket science to me. I copied the code that's on that page, opened an HTML thingy dropped it in and a green line got produced lol. Seriously, I like the support here but I dont know if I'll be able to stick around if I have to write my own code and crapola.

Why cant Yola have better customer packages for people like me who want better websites and not just any plain looking website. I mean why cant I pay more for better higher quality theme designs, menus, buttons, etc, your charging 17 cents a month per website why not charge 1$ and add more stuff. I calculated 17 cents by dividing 49.95 per year by 25 max websites.

I like the idea, I like the support, I like a lot of stuff, but we need more modern theme designs with nice Windows XP looking buttons and colors, 80% of the stuff look like outdated remnants from the early days of the net.

I want to see more Windows XP-Vista-7 type of greens, blue, nice colors for backgrounds, customizable menu colors and buttons, better modern themes, I mean your free themes look better than the premium ones to be honest.

Why cant there be more flexibility with where you want to place text and images, I get max 2-3 choices. I dont know, I want to use Yola but I need more options, I'm building professional modern looking websites, I cant be adding links and those drop down menus from geocities 1997 style.

When is Yola going to upgrade itself, it should because they have the right idea about everything else, just the product needs a facelift, it's 2010 in 2 weeks not 2000.

Anyhow, about that drop down menu lol, anyone got anything for someone who's never done code, that I can drag or copy and drop it somewhere on my site or do I need to go back to school and learn rocket science.
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Hello tommystam

Thank you for sharing with us the features you want to see with Yola. I will pass this onto our development team for further consideration.

I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say we charge 17 cents/month?

Site building and hosting with Yola is completely free of charge. There are no compulsory subscription fees and we do not put any pop up ads on your site. We even offer you a free subdomain names to publish your sites to.

The following items are available to purchase should you wish to do so:

1. A custom domain - 19.95 USD per year.
2. Removal of the Yola Link at the bottom of your page - 9.95 USD for all the sites in your account.
3. Premium style - prices vary from style to style
4. Yola Pro account - 49.95 USD per year.

However, all of these are entirely optional. You can still use a free Yola account and publish to a free Yola subdomain and a free style. All the Yola site building features and our hosting is still completely free of charge and you are welcome to use one of our free styles.

So your website can either be completely free or you can incorporate some of the paid features, depending on your needs.

In regards to placing your text and images, you can use this handy little widget called the "Column Divider". This is a great way to change the look and design of your page. You can add widgets into the Column Divider, or even more Column Dividers inside the Column Divider widget.

The center divider of the widget can be dragged to the left or right to change the size of the columns. You can also edit the margins by clicking on the Properties tab in the right-hand sidebar. You'll see top, bottom, right, left margin entry box settings displayed that you can edit to see how your text and and/or images are altered. You can also add blank text widgets to give you your vertical space.

As for needing help with your drop-down menu, we can assist you with this. Not all menu codes will be compatible with Yola as it depends on what is required to run the code. Is there a particular menu you're interested in? If so, perhaps you can let us know which one it is by giving us the URL to the codes and we or one of the forum members can assist you.