Need new site category

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Please return a blank site category without all of the nonsense text and content with the current categories. The current categories make it harder to get started on creating a website when so much time and effort needs to be spent of getting back to a clean site to start work.
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rose marie

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Posted 7 years ago

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diane

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Hi, rose marie,

You can definitely start with a blank page. On the first dialog box when creating a new site there is a check box in the lower left corner that says, "Start with only a blank page". Check that box, then check "Build it" and you will be given a blank template without any extra text and content. I hope this helps!
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rose marie

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thanks for your quick reply, but what I am asking is that a blank category be returned - the current categories have index pages that are filled with unnecssary text, images, and widgets that need to be removed in order to begin work on a website. It may be a minor thing to your software engineers but it is a serious impediment to someone new who has little experience in website building to have to start with so much material that they don't need or want for a website.
I realize that one could create a blank page, then save it as the index page, but it doesn't make sense to expect a new user to do this. A simpler solution would be to remove the extranous materials.

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rose marie

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Under the option of starting with a blank page, you can't get a contact us page on a new website, so to clarify, a new catergory would give the option of a blank page with a contact us page, without having to go through all the extra work - hope that makes sense.
thanks
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Hi rose marie,

You can definitely still create a blank page site. However, this option is only made available to you once you have created your first site.

When you sign up for a new Yola account and create your first site, we present the categories, and then pre-populate the associated sites with page and content suggestions.

We have done this so that users who are new to the site building process can get an idea of the features available to them instead of being overwhelmed by a blank page. Many also find it useful to have content guidelines to help them get started with writing their own content.

We have tried to minimize the page suggestions so as not to be too prescriptive and rather just provide a guideline. Many of the starting templates only have one or two pre-existing pages.

Once you've created your first site, you can click on Site > New Site in the main menu and select the "Start with only a blank page" option. See the two screenshots below for an example:





I hope this helps!
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Does anyone have a suggestion for how to construct a contact page since it appears there isn't category with a blank page and conact page.
Thanks
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Gop

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Hi Rose Marie,

If you have selected a template and a category but still finding your contact page unsuitable, then I would look at deleting the contact page and adding a new one. This will put you in the blank sphere. If this doesn't suite using Yola's contact form then take your time and check Wufoo and JotForm as alternatives and there are others as well.
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Hi Rose Marie,

I hope that Gop's suggestion helps! Please take a look at this tutorial for adding Yola's Form Widget.

If you wish to add Wufoo, we also have a tutorial for that here.

Please let us know if we can help further.
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rose marie

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Thanks, I'll try that.