More alphabetization - please?

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There are two areas of Yola that I would really love to see alphabetized. One involves the styles, and the other involves the Navigation menu of the Sitebuilder.

As to styles (on the style selection pages) -- yes, I know this issue has been raised before, and you have stated that you want certain styles near the top of the page. Okay, fine. No problem. But how about organizing the styles alphabetically within groups? You could have the top styles organized alphabetically, then the next group down could be similarly organized, etc. The point is that having them so completely disorganized as they are now is counter-productive for everyone -- both for you and for us. Please, help us make sense of the way the styles are presented, by organizing them in some way that would make our review of them meaningful, instead of so very frustrating as it is now.

Second, in the Navigation area of the Sitebuilder ("Edit Navigation"), it would be very helpful if the pages which do not appear on the (public) Navigation menu would automatically arrange themselves alphabetically. Right now, for example, I have 20-30 pages on that right hand side of the Navigation feature. Everytime I want to move one to the left side, I have to hunt (and sometimes) hunt for it. I can only see a fraction of the names at a time, so finding the one I want can be quite difficult. Alphabetical order would be a big help, but I can't keep re-alphabetizing them myself.

Thank you for considering these requests!
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Excellent ideas, Keara.

I would expand on your style list suggestions. In the sitebuilder, can we have the current style we're using shown? When going to look at new styles, it would be helpful to those of us who can't remember which one we're currently using.

A third idea is for those of us with several domain names for one site. Could we please have the primary one listed first in the sitebuilder? That too would be very helpful.
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Hi Margie,

The style selector does show you which style you are using:


Could you let me know which one of your sites is not showing the primary domain in the Sitebuilder (you can just post the URL of that site).
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Sorry, Marije, I've never seen the current style shown. My apologies.

I have my 3 custom domains showing. I would just like to see the primary domain listed first at the top.
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No problem :) Could you give me your actual domain name so that I can take a look?
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Keara - thank you for your suggestions - we'll pass them onto our development team.
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Thank you, Marije. These are small issues, but they contribute to (or detract from) the "quality of life" here at Yola.
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Marije, on the subject of the "Edit Navigation" feature, there is another item that I would love to see added: the ability to add a blank space. I might want, for example, to have navigation items A, B, C and D appear on the first line of navigation links, but E, F and G to appear on the second line. I've tried "forcing" this to happen by adding a blank navigation link (in much the same way that we can make the title of the page blank), but it doesn't work -- the word "blank" just gets added to the navigation menu.

Might this be a possibility? (I'm using the Spheroids template, if that helps.)
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Hi Keara,

Navigation menu spacing can't be forced, though you can have more control over your navigation by removing your pages from your navigation and making links or creating custom code for it. You can get code to do that from the Yola Code Site.

I hope one of those suggestions works for you.
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Laura, I was hoping that perhaps your software team could create a "blank" link that could be added to the navigation menu. It would truly be blank -- it would take up space but not show as a link. Seems like that's something that could be done. Maybe I should call it a "spaceholder" rather than a blank.

I don't want anything fancy -- just a way of filling in the top line, so that the next real navigation link will appear on the second line.

In other words, a navigation link -- that doesn't show up as a link; but takes up the same space as a link would.

I think maybe a lot of people would find such a space-filler very useful.
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Hi Keara,

Sorry, yes, I understand your feature request and it is duly noted, I think it's a great idea and one that users would certainly utilize. I was just trying to provide you with the options I knew were currently available to you. Sorry for the confusion!
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Laura, thank you for your clarification. :-) And now -- I have good news! Turns out that this capacity already exists, more or less. For my wished-for blank link, I put in a bunch of html spaces (&-n-b-s-p-; (with hyphens removed, of course)) -- and it came out almost exactly as I wanted it. It takes up the desired space but does not show. The only slightly odd thing is that when you point the cursor at it, it shows as an underline. Other than that, though, it's just what I was after.
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Why couldn't I get the html comment code to work? I'll try again: <!--   --> Nope, the &-n-b-s--p-; code still gets executed. Why?
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Here we go Keara... &nbsp;
Try using this tool to paste code into GS http://forsite.synthasite.com/encoder...
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Keara

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Boomer, I'm more in the d-i-y school. I've posted non-executing code here before. My question is: why can't I do it in this instance? Are you able to post a non-executing HTML-space here?
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That may be a question for GS themselves. I never try posting with the comment tags anymore... It's a pain in the butt, specially if you are posting code for other users to grab. They invariably copy the comment tags as well and the code does not work. That is why I built the encoder. See, I'm also DIY ;-)
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Keara

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Boomer,
GS?
Yes, and you are able to d more by y than I am. And that's what led you to create the encoder. But if I di using the encoder, I'm no longer doing it m. Ya know? ;-)
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Keara

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Okay, swallowed my pride. The encoder says that this little bit of code will not execute: &nbsp;

On edit: and it doesn't! :-)
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OK, lets go back a step! I don't know why some code posts and some not.
All I know is it's for security reasons (malicious code etc.).

I know, I know... what is so malicious about a "&nbsp;", and to not even post
when wrapped in <!--comment tags--> Who knows? Just use the encoder dammit :-)

And hey c'mon, everyone knows GS stands for Get Satisfaction :-))
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Whoa there, Boomer. "Everyone" knows GS stands for Get Satisfaction. What am I, CL?