Personalize your Style with Awesome New Yola Features!

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So you have all patiently waited for the news and here it is!

Today Yola released some exciting new features which include:

1) The ability to easily edit your background image and apply it to all pages on your site. You can now customize the banner on a page level, or use one banner for your whole site without having to reapply it on each page. You will see the banner editing menu whenever you click anywhere on your banner.



2) The ability to set a background color and image for your site. More styles now support editable backgrounds and there are more editing options. Use the color picker to select your background color, or type in your own hex values for full control. Control the position of your background image, set it to tile or not, and decide whether you want it to scroll with the page or not. The "Apply to All" option is also available for your style background.



3) The option to remove the Yola Link for a fee of 9.95 USD per year. This is an account level feature, so you can remove the Yola Link for all sites in your account!



4) Two beautiful new styles: "FlowerShop" and "Victoria" that support custom banner and background images.

For more information on the new features see our tutorial: Personalize Your Style

For detailed information on Yola Link Removal, see: Yola Link Removal FAQ

We are excited to bring you these features today, and look forward to more exciting developments soon.

Please play around with the new options and share your feedback with us. If you find a cool way to use the new features, post a link so we can check it out!

Our team is standing by to address any bugs you may encounter, or answer any questions you may have. We know we will be hearing from you all soon!
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  • looking forward to beautiful new Yola sites!

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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Nice!
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Alex

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WOWWOWWOWWOW!!

i love yola more than ever,

you have made one HELL of great service!

get some telly ads with the money you make from domains & footers!
youl get some customers! (in the uk anyway!)
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i dont think you can change the banenr in the flower shop style.

So if i pay 9.95 all the links on all sites in my account disappear? - Is it possible to edit the footer?
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Alex

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lee, you can edit the banner in the flowershop style, i just did, its an awsome style!
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Hey Lee,
You should be able to change the banner in the Flower Shop style, I have just tested this and it appears to be working a designed. Can you give it another try.

If you pay the $9.95/year then the link to Yola in the footer of each of the sites in your account will be removed. Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to edit the footer area though.

Let us know if you have further questions!

Emmy
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emmy - i posted another thread about it. http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/new...
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I answered you on that one :)
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Just looking at the Flower Shop skin, It also lists your pages in the footer which is pretty cool.
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Hooray! So glad you're enjoying the update :) We've been working hard at Yola!

Diane
Graphic Designer | Yola, Inc.
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So is anyone else having issues with the "Apply to all pages" button. Mine on all the sites I have tried is inactive and not available... Tried many styles as well...



Did I miss a post somewhere where this was mentioned already?
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Hi Ed,
I have taken a look at this in a few test sites and the option is available. Are these test sites you are working on, how many pages does the site have?
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I'm a dork I was busy with 3 projects at once and just now looked and the sites I did try it on had but one page... LOL I have a lot on my plate (ask Monique) and my mind is fried LOL

I am laughing so hard right now... Expert with the site builder LOL and I LOL failed to look at the LOL Obvious...

Hmmm LOL this is so going down in the book LOL
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Ed... I will admit to having done that while testing :) You're not alone!
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yeah but I tested as well ;) LOL and should have known better... my mind was simply elsewhere...

I hope that I can count on a paragraph from you... (Ask Monique but it is still super secret squirrel stuff OK)
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Ok... I will ask her :)
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Well.. I FINALLY got a chance to check out the new update! It's really fabulous! I love the 2 new templates - wasn't expecting that at all! Just two little suggestions:

1. I think it's great that you kept the page heading and window title.. however, in the Properties, they're not in the same place as they used to be. Window title was at the top with the page heading underneath. I would keep same layout. Right now, the window title is underneath the favorite icon.. just seems a little out of place. If it's too much to change.. then, don't worry about it. =)

2. I checked out the tutorials for the new features. I went to click on "yes" I found this helpful.. but it took me to a 404 page. Just wanted to let you know!

I hope you guys celebrated with a little bubbly for all the hard work you've put into it! Great job Yola!!!
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Awesome, thanks! The new order for the fields in the Properties sidebar was a design decision, but I will pass on your feedback. I am sure it will confuse a few people who are used to the old order. The broken "yes/no" links on the help pages is an old bug (embarrassed to say) but on our list to fix as soon as possible! Thanks for all your help! Glad you have had a chance to check it out.
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good work yola!! Awesome new features!!! But I wish yola kept the old footer style...... and like littleus said, I think it would be better to have the old order for the fields in the properties sidebar.
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Well done guys,

I thought the release went pretty smoothly. Looks like... the bigger the release
the less the hiccups. Handshakes all round. Looks great!!

Not exactly sure, but I think today makes it one year ago that I started my first website with Yola. Almost that long on GS too....

To celebrate I've purchased two "footer removals".
http://helderberg.cc/ and http://www.travelsa.cc/
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Boomer this speaks for itself buddy and is totally for you... For some reason I always thought you were older than I with YOLA but my one year for my site was months ago and my domain one year anniversary has long since passed. Hmmm I guess I am a million years old after all...

Today is your day friend...

http://boomerbday.yolasite.com/
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=).lol!
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LOL! Great job Ed! Congrats Boomer on being 1 year old!! =D I still have another 7 months to go before I reach my 1st birthday.
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Alex

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OMG!

ed, when i saw that i fell of my chair laughing!
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ROFL - That's funny Ed. Thank's for doing that man!
No one's ever been that nice to me before :-(
Hey!....who's the old fart in the middle ???
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I can't thank you enough for adding the "apply to all pages" for the banner. I have a lot of pages so it was a blessing to just click on that link today! You folks are really an awesome group of Representatives of Yola! I will check out all the new features ASAP.

Very happily yours,

LillyHFB
http://hopefrombeyond.yolasite.com
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We are happy that you are happy.
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I just tried the flowershop and Victoria styles and I can't change the banner or background on either of them.
Did I check out the wrong styles?? LOL
(wouldn't be the first time!!)

EDIT: I figured out the problem.
The site I used to test the styles is unpublished, it worked fine
on one of my other published sites.

Thanks so much for the apply to all feature.
I can't tell you what a boost that has been to editing my sites.
ESPECIALLY since I live in an area where dial up is the only viable option I have for internet service.

I do wish you would bring back the color selection options for the no frills styles. I could change the menu text from black to white depending on the background by simply selecting a different colors set, but I don't seem to be able to find that feature any longer. Is it gone? or did I overlook that as well!!

GREAT UPDATE!!!!!
Duke
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Hello Dwayne,

That is great the you are enjoying the new features!

Flowershop and Victoria both have the option to change the background and banner, here is a screen shot of where you can do this. If this is not available, can you try logging out of the site builder, clearing your cache and then trying again. Here is some more information on clearing your cache: Clear Browser Cache.



The No Frills style does still have all of the various color options, they are just shown individually now. If you look in the Style Library and find the very first No Frills style, there will be a number of No Frills styles after than with the various colors.

Please let me know if you are still having trouble with any of this.

Emmy
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Emmy,
Thanks for your reply.
I figured out the problem, thought I haven't changed the style yet.

This is so cool to have customizable backgrounds AND banners.
Is it possible to edit the color of the menu tick buttons on the Victoria style?
Would be a welcome surprise to my church members, but I don't want the
menu color to clash with the banner.
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Hi Duke,

Unfortunately, it's not possible to edit the menu color at this time.