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I woke this morning to work on a new website for a client to find as others have the the text editor has been updated.
Like others, it's a bit of a shock.
None of us like change, but I can understand Yola is sitting between a rock and a hard place.
If you don't update the sitebuilder you're accused of sitting on your laurels and when you do you have the backlash because deep down nobody likes change.
Look at the backlash Facebook goes through every time it does a major update, people threaten to leave, moan and vent their displeasure but within a few weeks people carry on and forget the updates.
So, whilst I echo the the sentiments on here of other Yola users, (Yeah, for now I'm not too keen on it either) within a few weeks we'll all be using it like we've been using it forever.
A few questions though. I have over 200 websites with Yola that I have on my own accounts or accounts that are owned by customers that i've built into that are a little more web design savvy.
A few questions.
Does the update affect existing site text if it's not been touched? I've checked 20 odd sites and they seem to be in their existing format as I left them.
Copy and pasting wording from other sites seems to be reformatted and has to be adjusted to suit. Is this going to be resolved or is it not seen as a bug?
Wouldn't it be a good idea to give Yola customers a heads up when these updates are going to be rolled out? (Maybe that's a bad idea,)
The Yola FAQ's need updating when the rollouts are started. The other day I spent ages working out how to add another domain name to a website, the Yola advice was out of date as is much of the advice since the new rollouts began.
That said, I appreciate that the site designer has to move forward, but some of the updates are quite difficult to grasp for new customers, you may be killing off your new customer base by offering too many options.
The Yola Sitebuilder is still by far one of the easiest environments to build and rank a website, in that you'll always have a customer in me.
Like Monique said, maybe we should just put this down to a being a "bad day",
I still love Yola.