Uploading .PHP and .HTML files - vital files for fantastic features!

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Why Yola users are prohibited to upload .php and .html files? Due to this I find it really difficult to embed some features like livechat, search box etc. I hope sooner Yola will allow us with the missing features. Help me how to create live chat ad search box without these files? My website www.beachtravelmaldives.com
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beachtravelsMaster

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Emmy

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Hello beachtravels,

I'm really sorry that you are feeling frustrated about this aspect of building your site. The reason that these types of files are restricted is because they can be used maliciously.

There are some other options for adding chat and site search to your website and we do have a chatroom widget you can add to your site as well as some instructions for adding a site search feature.

Here is a thread with some options for a site search feature: Site Search.

Here are some possibilities for a chatroom:

You can add a Meebo Chatroom by using the Meebo widget on the right-hand sidebar. This is how:

1. Click on the Widgets folder on the content folder on the right and drag and drop the Meebo widget onto your page.
2. A dialog box will open, where you can edit the settings of your Meebo widget.
3. Click on "OK" to add the chatroom to your page.
4. You can edit any settings by clicking on "Edit" on the top left of the green widget toolbar.
5. Please note: the connection on the Meebo chatroom does not work in certain areas where ISP caching is used. Unfortunately this is something out of our control.

You can add a chatroom widgets by using the Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialog box will open, click on the 'chat' category.
3. Choose the chatroom that you would like to use on your site.
4. Customise the settings (remember to register on the related site eg. www.meebo.com, as you need to add your id).
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Emmy
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beachtravelsMaster

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"The reason that these types of files are restricted is because they can be used maliciously". Why is that? :-)
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Emmy

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There have been people who have set up sites that are malicious in nature such as phishing sites; these types of sites can be created when there is complete control over the html of php pages. I hope you can understand our position on this and find a way to create your site using the features available in the Yola site builder.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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beachtravelsMaster

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I apologize for the inconvenience. I understand. I just need more features since I am able to create my website with so much ease, and I believe it is Yola's problem,hehe. Thanks for the Yola team!