Something better with sub-pages and Yola.

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Is there a way to have sub-pages show in the navigation field as a sub field of the main pages? If a site has a lot of sub-pages, I see it easy to get lost.
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kervin.pillot

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Hello Kervin

Right now we do not support drop-down menus. Although it is probably not quite what you have in mind, here is a link to a tutorial which gives you an alternative way to handle subpages: Creating Subpages

It is also possible to add a drop down list to the body region of your page using custom HTML. Here is a link to an article that tells you how to do it: http://personal-computer-tutor.com/dr...

To implement this in Yola, you would:

1. Drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page.
2. Paste the code they give you into the HTML Editor.
3. Edit the code to replace their examples with the items you want on your list. You need to edit the URLs and the display text.
4. If the items on the list are links to other websites, paste the URLs for each website into the example code. If the items on the list are pages in your site, you need to replace the URLs in the example code with the URLs of your pages. The easiest way to get the URLs is to publish your site and copy them from your browser window. Paste them into the code and republish your site.

I did a quick test run with the code provided in the link I shared with you above, and it seemed to work well. Please get back to me if you have any trouble creating your drop down list and I will try to help you to get it working.

Alternatively, you could implement a custom menu which incorporates a drop-down feature. You would need to hide all your pages and then add the custom menu.

To hide your pages, please follow these steps:

1. Click on the "Edit Navigation" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open and you will see the list of your pages in the left-hand pane under "Pages in the Navigation".
3. Click on the page you would like to remove and drag-and-drop it to "Pages out of the Navigation".

If you need any further assistance, please let me know.
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Vendetta Ian van Rensburg

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Why are drop-down menus in the navigation such an issue? Neither you guys or wordpress.com offer anything adequate. Surely this is a standard feature that anyone who wants to make a website needs.
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i am angry with you. Because we are not making a profile at here. we are making webpage. 2 thing yola have stay on 1: footer 2: drop-down menus
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Hi Vendetta,

We do want to offer drop down menus in the navigation at some point (submenus), and have begun discussing how we would make it work within sitebuilder.

It's really just a matter of when do we do drop-downs when compared with everything else we want to do. We're making a lot of updates to Sitebuilder this year, I think you (and everyone else) will be impressed.

Submenus are on the plan, and are something we do want to do. We just can't promise you when yet.

Thanks!!

Stephanie
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@ mdpriest

I understand that this is a feature that is desired. We do hope to have this implemented one day. Until then, we hope that you can make do with using custom menus to incorporate the drop-down menu feature. There are a lot of great custom HTML codes out there. You can add to your site using the HTML Widget.
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I can't wait to see the updates in the site builder! I am sure I will be impressed :)
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OK, did you really reply:

"There are a lot of great custom HTML codes out there"

-I am sure there is a lot of anything you want, I am at Yola to get away from "a lot"

-"custom HTML" once again, if I knew anything about any HTML, I wouldn't be at Yola. I would just HTML my little fingers off and build web sites all day.

-"out there" really? Out there, huh. Yola's whole draw and premise is about getting in from "out there" If I could make my way around out there..........uh forget it. Some one is not listening.

I unfortunately do not have a lot of time. After what seemed months of reading through the millions of do it yourself web sites, I invested in Yola because of all the tutorials. I thought "surely" this is the one.

I scour hundreds of web sites a week devouring content. Of the literal thousands of web sites I have enjoyed over the years I cannot honestly think of one that does not have multiple sub menus and navigation.

It is not a desirable option, it is basic part of any functional web site.

Twilight Zone......................
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Hello, the HTML widget is very useful for lots of people. If you want to add custom widgets you have to copy the HTML and paste it in. And if you want any flash objects (besides videos in the site builder) you have to use the HTML widget. This widget is super useful. My sites have lots of HTML widgets for custom codes. I know they don't have drop down menus yet. But it is in their plans.

I hope this gives you a better understanding.