Static text box / html widget

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I'm aware that a banner and navigation links are the one thing which will automatically remain the same within any page. Is there any way to accomplish the same behavior with an html widget or text box.

For example, I do not use the banner or navigation links due to lack of customization and look of the site. Instead I have created by own banner/links/footer in their own text box. These boxes appear on each page and are identical.

If I ever have to make changes to one box, I have to copy the code into each individual text box within each separate page. IS there a way to make a text box or html widget to behave static to the entire website? If not, is there any hidden flexibility in manipulation of the banner and navigation links?

http://aquasalon.yolasite.com/
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Bob Weinmann

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Hi there Bob,

Unfortunately you can't make site-wide changes to text widgets or HTML widgets. You can duplicate pages but not individual widgets.

You can manipulate the banner to a degree but you can't really customise the menu too much - what are you wanting to accomplish with the banner?

If you ever need to copy all the elements of a page, you can quickly do so using the Save As feature. Duplicating a page is also sometimes a wise action to take, before making any significant changes to it. That way you will not have lost any of your work if something goes wrong, or you simply don't like the changes you've made. You can always delete the copy, and your original page will still be there to go back to.

Here's how you do it:

1. Navigate to the page you want to copy
2. On the Yola toolbar, click on the down-arrow next to the "Save" button.
3. Choose "Save Page As"
5. The "Save Page As" dialog box will pop-up asking you to name your new page, (and give you the chance to change the page heading, and decide whether or not to include the new page in your navigation).
6. Click "OK" and you're done. The newly created page will now appear up in the Page drop-down arrow of page choices, so you can go back to it again if you chose not to include it in your menu.

I hope this helps.
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I've done this in creating all the other pages for the site. However, as I progress the site and happen to make any changes to the "static" boxes, I will have to manually change this to every individual text box, since the established pages will have content which is unique to each page this will not allow me the convenience of "saving the page as".

But you have answered my question in that, "Unfortunately you can't make site-wide changes to text widgets or HTML widgets. You can duplicate pages but not individual widgets."

Thank You