Unable to edit text in a Text Widget work around... A Honey Bear Playhomes Tip...

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So I signed up for a new account to see this new sidebar in action and at my first through 50th attempt to edit text in a text widget I became disheartened at being able to type but not change the color, size or font regardless what I tried... I read the threads related and found no solace or fix.

So here is yet another unique work around from the old bear ;)

1) Highlight the following code

<div style="text-align: left;"><font style="font-family: Verdana;" size="4"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><br></span></font><font size="4"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-family: Verdana;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent
dignissim posuere ligula, vitae varius mauris tristique ac. Aliquam
gravida erat ac arcu volutpat sodales. Donec fermentum ante eget sapien
ullamcorper sit amet adipiscing tellus hendrerit. Donec eu velit non
ante faucibus ullamcorper vehicula non nunc.
</span></font><a href="Pricing.php"><br><font style="font-family: Arial;" size="4"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"></span></font></a></div><font style="font-family: Arial;" size="4"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><br></span></font>

2) Open your site builder
3) Drag a new Text Widget onto your page
4) Click once in the text widget
5) Click the "HTML" button in the top toolbar
6) Highlight all the code contained within and delete it
7) Paste the code copied from above into the Text Widget
8) Click "OK"

You should now be able to change the color, size and font without fail...

Happy site building
Ed

You can find me with my head in the honey pot here..

You can find many of my threads here... Just look for the light bulbs
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Posted 9 years ago

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Hey Mr. Ed.

This is a bug that is being worked on. You need to get your head out of that honeypot! =)

http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/is_...
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LittleYou ;) as I said I read the threads but could not wait for the fix... I wanted to share the work around with everyone so that it took some pressure off the techies.

But if you don't want me to use my monster brain for good will of mankind and my fellow site builder I will stop immediately all Honey Bear Playhomes Tips from this point on.

Callin me a honey addict are ya... Grrrrr LOL
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LOL Ed... my apologies. I only posted since Marije did offer a little workaround and I wasn't sure if you knew that. Yours is just as good!! It's great to have as many workarounds as possible while this bug is getting fixed.

Don't you dare stop posting your yummy tips! Your monster brain is definitely needed and welcomed!

I'm groveling now at your monster feet. =)
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OK OK No groveling please it ruins the honey buzz

I was only jesting above my friend about the brain thing and others but to tell you the truth I have been wondering lately how different the forums would be if the old bear did not appear so long ago and another truth I have been seriously contemplating throwing in the towel these last few weeks.
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I just sent you an email.
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Oh and by the by the ways that were put forth to work around it in that thread failed and thus is the reason for mine...

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Thanks for the workaround! I hope we get the bug fixed soon, but in the meantime it is very helpful to have options!
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The instructions Marije gave on this issue still work...You have to make sure there is no space before or after your text when you do your sweep.Even your cursor has to be backed up against the last bit of text.
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Et tu John

Everyone lost faith in me (LOL)

Sorry chief it was no go on my new site for hours last night and as I said that was the reason I came up with this one...

I just rechecked all the steps I took before and got it to work as she described but it still was buggy in that you had to be especially careful in your highlighting and editing was too problematic for my taste. Even after getting it to work if you made the slightest unfriendly move the text had no change and it becomes tiresome after a while. Nothing changed on my end and I am unsure why it semi-works now where as last night it did not.

Following the steps I outlined above makes it perform as it should (before bug) and without further editing issues arising. I think that the system is omitting a key vital piece of code and by adding the proper code as I outlined you get the missing piece to the puzzle.

I opened my site builder to my original site and copied the code shown out of a text widget that I know to be perfect then imported that code to my newly created site on a different account. It was simply bypassing the bug and if you will jump starting the text widget with the correct code to make it function 100% normal.

It is a small step to take to make it function as it should for me. Simply copy and paste is all...
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Agree it is a bit of a pain because there is no room for error at all but it isn't like any of us work on our site at 2 AM with our eyes half closed....I sort of have become used to doing as you described above.