product catalog with Paypal, but too many view carts tabs

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I'm using Yola's product catalog with paypal, but my site looks like a mess with all the view cart tabs. 1 add to cart and 2 view cart tabs are total over kill and the site looks messy.

Can I use single cart on my site even though people may buy multiple items?

Thanks in advance
Werner
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Emmy

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Hello Werner,
It sounds to me like you are using the Single Product Widget which is why you are seeing so many "View Cart" buttons. If you use the Product Catalog option you will only see the button to "View Cart" button at the very top and bottom of the list of products. If you would like to give us a link to the page we can take a look at it to be sure the above suggestion would take care of the issue for you.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Werner

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Hey Emmy,
Thank you for the quick reply. I love your photo.
Here is the link to my site http://exportsfromafrica.yolasite.com...
You are mistaken in your reply, I am using the product catalog as previously said. The single one doesn't give a view cart only a buy now.
I'm still not sure how to add multiple products now with a view cart but not looking so messy

Thanks for your advice
Werner
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Brianna

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Hi Werner,

Thanks for your message. I do understand what you are talking about with your 'view cart' buttons lining up and looking a bit messy. Thanks for sharing your URL for a visual of this. Here is what is going on, when you add a new product to your site, you are clicking and dragging a new 'product catalogue' widget. Instead of using a new widget for each product, simply click 'edit' on your 'product catalogue' widget and add a new product to that widget. Please take a peek at this image:



If you use one widget and continuously add products, it will make for a very clean looking store.

Please let me know if you need further clarification!
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Werner

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Thank you Brianna !
I feel blond now (-:

You guys are awesome. thanks a mill.
It works brilliantly

I'm just curios about one thing, i would love to give the buyer a opportunity to look at the product more closely before buying, is it possible that they could click on the image their buying and load another page with the image much much bigger?

In other words hover over the image with the mouse and the mouse pointer becomes a hand and they can click on the image to see the picture bigger.

I've tried but I cannot seem to do it with items I'm selling.

Thanks
Werner
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Brianna

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Hi Werner,

Thanks for your message, I am glad to hear that everything is working properly now.

The image size in PayPal is a fixed size and this cannot be adjusted. If you are feeling ambitious, you could create an online store by creating clickable thumbnails and adding custom PayPal buttons. This isn't terribly difficult, it would just take a bit of time. If you are interested in looking at how to do this, here's how.

These are instructions for creating clickable thumbnails:
1. Upload the thumbnails (these are the small versions of your pictures) and the corresponding full-sized photos into the File Manager.
2. Drag and drop a Text Widget on to your page and add the thumbnails by clicking on the "Picture" button (the one with the green tree) on the Text Editing Toolbar.
3. Click on the "Add Page" button. Name it something logical like "photo1" and be sure that the "Show in Navigation" box is NOT checked. Your new and empty page will load up ready for you to add the corresponding photograph. Add your large-sized picture to this page using a Picture Widget.
4. To make the thumbnail link to the full-sized image, click on the thumbnail picture. Then choose the "Link" button on the Text Editing Toolbar.
5. The Link Editor will open up. It will allow you to create a link to the relevant page. Browse for the page you want and click "OK".
6. Save and republish your site so that your changes will be reflected on your live site.

To create custom paypal buttons, you would follow these steps:
1. Visit this link on PayPal.com
2. Customize the buttons you want to use.
3. Copy the HTML code provided.
4. Back on your site, drag and drop an HTML Widget from the Sidebar on the right onto your page (the button for this has a blue sphere).
5. An HTML Editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or ctrl-V to paste).
6. When you are done, click "Save" and the PayPal button will display on your page.

So, it is really up to you. You can keep the store you have now, or, explore creating your own store with clickable images and custom PayPal buttons. I am sure whichever you choose will be great!

Cheers,
Brianna

P.S. everyone has their blonde moments ;)
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Thank you Brianna,

I tried your advice and boy oh boy its allot more work,
I'm gonna rather stick to the Paypal way.

I do have another questions and its a hair pulling frustrating one.
When I add info in the product description box it doesnt go where i want ot to go.
For eg in the editing box it looks perfect, the header is in the middle and the wording is perfectly under the add to cart tab nice and centered but when i go to preview or open the page in a browser is all lobsided and either too much to the left or right and never like the editing box.

Have a look.

http://exportsfromafrica.yolasite.com...

Notice the Zebra skins header is not centered and when i used html it doesnt work either.

Notice the A-Grade is on the right side then continues at the bottom, it should be one sentance and not seperated looking so messy like my spelling lol.

PLEASE HELP !!!

Im going bananas here

Thx Werner
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Hi Werner,

Unfortunately as the text you are referring to is within the PayPal widget, it cannot be customized. The only way to alter how these items are displayed is to do the Custom PayPal buttons Brianna described above. However, your text does appear to all be on one line to me. I have attached a screenshot of what I see:

I'm sorry I don't have better news for you regarding your request. If you opt to give these custom buttons a try and need any further help with that, please let us know.