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Am having problems keeping my text aligned to the center, I have never had this problem before. I center the text and then when I publish the text moves to the far left. When you highlight the text it shows that it is still centered but it isn't. Has been doing this all day with 3 separate accounts belonging to 3 separate people, I have cleaned my cache several times.
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Now it appears that none of the 5 websites I currently maintain are even working! They won't load and they aren't even accessible by the public!
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Hello,

I'm sorry to hear that you're encountering these issues. We did have earlier problems today which is why your site was not loading. This should now be resolved.

As for your text, please can you let me know which browser and version you are using? Also, please share your URL and the page where we can see this issue.
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http://www.mustbefrenchies.com/

I have tried IE (last version) with no luck, Firefox 8.0 with no luck and Chrome actually works at keeping the text where it is placed. What I am currently doing is all the text in Chrome, I publish it and then go back in through Firefox to load my pictures.I found this from an older blog post, seems I am not the only one with this problem.

Mark N
Mark N 20 days ago
You're not using the latest Firefox 8 browser by any chance? I've been having text alignment problems and now have to use Google Chrome to edit my text.
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OK, I am managing 6 Yola accounts at this time. Everyone of these accounts has the same problem, neither IE nor Firefox can keep the text aligned center, it wants to hard left every time. I have friends all over the U.S. that are also experiencing the same exact issues, so far I know of 9 Yola accounts that are having this problem, all have tried using every known browser, we have all cleared our cache and I for one have the absolute latest in Java and Adobe, just checked them this morning just in case that was the problem. It just seems odd that we have all been using Firefox exclusively and never had a problem until a few days ago? I even took out ALL my CSS tweeks to see if that helped, I moved all my headers to center to see if that would make my font stay centered down in the body, nothing works except using Chrome to edit text, I hate using Chrome because it is not at all flexible when handling-resizing pics and the uploader visual stinks too.
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I have just checked your page using the latest versions of Chrome, IE and Firefox, your red sample text is showing as

Top, left-aligned
Bottom, centred

Is this correct? if not the top sentence has no style attribute

<!--
<p style="text-align: center;">
-->

so the text is defaulting left, as a temporary workaround click on the HTML link on the site builder toolbar and insert the p style above (without the <!-- -->) before the text you would like centred and see if that works.
There does seem to be a few people with the same problem, I use Firefox 8 and luckily haven't encountered any issues.
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Hi, Must Be Mobulls,

Have you pasted from any type of word processor, an email or another website? I'm seeing code like this:

<DIV style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></DIV>
<P style="TEXT-ALIGN: left"><FONT style="COLOR: rgb(51,0,34)" size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><IMG style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 4px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 281px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; FLOAT: left; HEIGHT: 345px; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; PADDING-TOP: 0px" src="resources/Homepage/Toykio.jpg?timestamp=1321126754336">Good French Bulldogs are very expensive and a healthy, quality puppy is a lifetime treasure, there are many poor quality puppies sold cheaply all over the internet, please be aware of scams, imports and backyard breeders. Spending more up front on a health tested quality puppy can save you thousands of dollars later down the road, not to mention the heart break of the family and the suffering of the puppy. Please visit this website if you would like more information on how not to buy the wrong puppy. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><A href="http://www.thewrongpuppy.org/"><SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(51,0,34)">www.thewrongpuppy.org</SPAN></A></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P>



Because the closing div tag comes immediately after the text-align: center, it is basically doing nothing. Please let us know how you are adding this so we can hopefully get this figured out. Thanks.
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Actually I typed that text myself right into the text box on the website, I never copy/paste from other places as I know it carries formatting with it. Although the example you have shown above might pertain to my own personal website it doesn't pertain to the other Yola sites I maintain. Every site I control, even those for other people have the same exact issue. Here are some of the sites I control for others.
www.whipperwillridge.com
www.beaglebay.net
www.kbellafrenchbulldogs.com
www.southcentralmissourikennelclub.org
www.bighollerpups.com
www.zoes-boxerbarn.com
www.annandalebulldogs.com
and there are others.

It doesn't matter which one of these sites I go to, none of them can keep my text center aligned. I usually run FF, but I have tried IE and Chrome, IE and Chrome can keep the text center aligned as of today, but IE and Chrome stink when it comes to resizing pictures and they loose a lot of the extra features that FF allows us to use. At this moment I am putting text in with Chrome or IE, then I save it and publish, then I jump over to FF to do all the picture work and extra stuff. Chrome and IE are painfully slow inside Yola and Chrome has been freezing up when trying to "save" and as a result I have to close the page out and start over.

Everyone keeps saying it is FF causing the problem, what I don't understand is that I have been using the latest FF since it was released and have never had issues with it and Yola, these new text problems just started 5 days ago.

I know it isn't my PC as I have had other friends go into my Yola accounts and try to make the changes to the text, if they are running FF they can not make it center align. I have 1 other desktop and 3 laptops here and I have tried all of them to see if there were any differences and they all perform the same although none of them run on FF.

I am assuming that the problem lies with FF? But why now after all this time? I have spoke to a few other people who also have Yola accounts because I recommended you to them, if they are running FF they can not get anything to center align (even pictures), one lady said she was leaving the text/pic on the left and using the space bar to force it to the center, although it is solution it isn't a good one.
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I have just tried to replicate this in my own sitebuilder using FF8 and believe this is a system bug restricted to FF, I tried the same thing using IE9 and the text align attribute was present and the text displayed centred.

Drag over a text widget and add some text, click centre align and the text will centre, click the HTML link and no positional style has been attributed, go into preview and the text is left aligned.
Return to the text and click on right align, the text will move right, the positional style will be in place and the preview will display the text right aligned. Clicking centre align will then centre the text, change the style attribute and preview the text centred

For what ever reason the builder is not adding the positional style attribute at the first attempt when using FF.
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You are correct, moving the text around does work. Is there any hope that someday this can be fixed? Why is it acting up now all of a sudden, FF8 has been out for awhile now.
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Well I may have replied to soon. I am on a webpage, a brand new fresh page. I created the first text entry and it worked just as you described. But I went to create a second text box of text and it didn't respond the same, in fact there is a common denominator to this whole thing. I can tell when the text will or will not align, if the "SAVE" box isn't highlighted the text will be right aligned and will not move to center or to the right, period. When I typed in my second text box I followed the exact protocol you described and the "SAVE" box was lite and I was asked to "save changes", but when I asked for the center align it was not able to "SAVE", then I asked for a right align, again no "SAVE" button. If you move the text to center align and go to view the page it won't even ask if you want to "save changes", that is how I know not to waste my time even looking to see it, now if the red "SAVE" box is lite then I know my changes actually took place.
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Me again! What I did now was save a piece of good html code that works, I put in my new text, highlight and use the html button, I replace the faulty code with the copied code and click ok, when I get back to see my text I am able to change it to say what I want and it stays put. Sigh......not the easiest way to build a website.
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Hello,

You're right that this is not the easiest way to build a website. I do believe this is a bug related to FF8 and older versions of IE. For now, you will need to use your method or use Chrome. I will be logging this issue for our engineers to take a look at.