What happen to the widgetbox

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What happen to the widget box i need to put something on my website and can not do it with out it
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi Doug,

We had two Widgetbox Widgets - a Widgetbox Gallery Widget and a Widgetbox Widget.

We've removed the second one and you can do two things:
1. Go to the Widget Collections folder and add the Widgetbox Galelry Widget.
2. Go to www.widgetbox.com and find your widget, copy the HTML embed code provided and add it to your site using the HTML widget: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/....

I hope that helps!
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Doug

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No that does not help because the things i put in them widget box gallery does not have so i can not get the code. I make my own stuff so no one can copy them. can you put it back on. I mean i payed for my .com because i thought yola was going to be a good site for me. And i need that widget box. If i would have known i would not have payed. I just think it is wrong that y'all did that and did not even ask the webmaters if they wanted it gone. We are the ones that is keeping yola in businesses so i think we should have a little say in what we should be able to put on our website. don't you.
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True that!
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Doug

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I mean i use them to put banner links, and just all sort of things. And widgetbox gallery does not have that. And i do not know of another way to do it. that is why i came to yola when it was synthasite cause i wanted something simple. And not have to go through a bunch of bull you know what i mean.
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Mark N

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Doug, I have found a solution. Try using the Google Gadgets widget (next to the widgetbox gallery). I pasted some code for an Amazon MP3 widget and a Youtube video and they aligned correctly. The HTML editor is useless as it does not align anything centrally, but the Google Gadget widget worked fine for me - hope it works for you, too!
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Thanks Marky for this useful tip!

If you do wish to use HTML Widget you need to add center tags to your code. So it would look like this:
<!--<center>your code goes in here</center>-->

Leave out the <!-- and --> as this stop the code from being interpreted.
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Mark N

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Thank you, too Sanja :)
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Doug

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i have tryed all of that and it is just to much trouble that is why i came to yola is because is was easy hell if i wanted to go through all of that. Then i should have stayed where i was. I mean if someone pays for something they should be able to use what they want.
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Hi Doug

I am sorry to hear that you are upset about us removing the Widget Box.

This was by no means an easy decision. In fact, we asked our users, by means of a survey, whether they thought the Widget Box was useful. The results were conclusive enough for us remove it with confidence.

Can we give us a link to your website? We can give you suggestions of other ways to achieve what you need to with our other tools.

As Marije explained, you are still able to add the widgets you need by visiting www.widgetbox.com and embedding the HTML code into a widget on your Yola site.

Let us know how we can help!

Nazlie
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Mark N

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I really need the widgetbox for my sites, too! I use this to embed lots of code from Amazon (such as the MP3 widgets) and code from affiliate sites. The HTML editor does not work very well as it does not align the widgets correctly! Without widgetbox I cannot build my sites!

Please, pleae bring widgetbox back!
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Doug

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Was you left out of the loop to. i think they should have posted it up instead of a survey. Like a lot of people do not do them. I just feel that we pay for our site we should have the say of what goes on and what should be used.
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Well if you go to my website www.carolinaparanormalunit.com and click on links to other cool sites.And you will see them all. And i also use photobucket to make them and other stuff that widgetbox gallery will not let me do. I have done tryed that is why i came to synthasite because it was easy to use. So please put it back on. And instead of doing a survey how about putting a post up and ask the users. Because i never seen the survey. So i never got a say in it. Anyways thanks for your time and please put the widgetbox back up.

Thanks Doug
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Doug

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And i do not want to do all of that again that is why i came to yola so i can just slide the widgetbox fight in place with ease. And not have to get a head ache doing it.Just bring it back please. Like i said if you pay for a website you should be able to use it any way you want to and i like the widgetbox and hate the gallery.
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Hi Doug

I'm sorry to hear that this has caused you unhappiness and we do want to work with you to try and have this addressed. If you could please bear with us a bit longer as we continue to have this dialogue, this will help us to better understand the impact of removing the Widgetbox Gallery has on you and others.

My understanding is that when you used Widgetbox Gallery - the main usefulness of this is that it automatically centered your codes. Is this correct? If so, the Google Gadgets also provide this same functionality.

I was able to visit your "links to other cool sites" and it appears that you have added Picture links to your site? Is this a function that you feel is lacking when we have removed the Widgetbox Gallery? You can also add those links to the HTML Widget or to your Google Gadgets if you wish.

Is there something else that you use Widgetbox Gallery for?

Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We do appreciate it.
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Well if i find new things or put new things up it is just easier to just slide the widgetbox right over to where you need it. And not have to go through click on all the link. And do all that copy and paste. When i can just do it one time and get it done. And when you copy a code you can center it then all you have to do is just put center in the place of right or left. But i have never had to do that it has always been centered when i put the code in there. And that widgetbox makes it faster for people who still have dial up. Please tell me you are understanding where i am coming from?? I mean that widgetbox makes it easier for people who are still learning how to work a website. I have had my website for some time now and still run into somethings that i do not understand. So that is when i use the widgetbox. All in all it just makes thing more simple for people. and that is what brings people to you is when it is simple right? I have a few friends that needed to make a website and i have told them about yola. And they love it and they are asking me about it to. So i am on here not just for me but for people who likes things simple to.

Thanks for your time Doug.
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Doug

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And i use them for my front door when you come to my site the little blue flames, and on the main page for my torches, and for all of my buttons on every page, and for my counters. and at the bottom of every page where it says top paranormal sites, for my gost cams and chat room i have had that chat for a long time now. that is the only one that i like. As you see i use it alot because it is simple and easy.
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Doug

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Oh yea the google gadgets is nice some times but when you are use to something that is what you stick with. And it should always be there for a option. I just think that when there is going to a change like this all webmasters should now. instead of a survey. Cause alot of us don't do that. Anyways i think i have voiced about this enough and leave it in yola hands. And just hope they make the right decision.

Thanks for your time Doug and don't forget to come to my site and sign my guessbook lol
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Hi Doug

Thank you for your detailed description of why you want the Widgetbox widget back. From our perspective: We basically saw it as an unnecessary duplication of the Widgetbox Gallery which has all the same widgets and they are easier to implement with more customization options. As such we felt that it was cluttering up the sidebar and we wanted to streamline things for our users.

This is one of the challenges with software development: the company is not always aware of all the interesting and creative ways in which users use their software, as these uses where never envisioned when the feature was first designed! That is why we have this forum, so you can share your feedback with us, as you have done.

We are discussing this and will look for away to allow you to do everything you used to do with the Widgetbox widget, either by bringing it back, or by finding an even better solution.

In the meantime please be patient and use the workarounds suggested to you. It is not forever, it is just until we can figure out the best solution. Hope this helps.

Thanks!
Monique
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monique, could Yola make an option to make the HTML widget centered like the widgetboc gallery had, like on the options and you clicked, align left, center, right. that would solve my problem coz i used it for alot of code to align it center without all the confuzing HTML =)
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Hi Alex - we're looking into this issue. In the meantime, we can only suggest that you use the Google Gadget Widget to have it automatically centered.
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Doug

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Ok but please let me know asap

Thanks Doug
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Doug

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Well any news on the widgetbox??? are they going to bring it back???
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Hi Doug - it looks like the Google Gadget Widget works in the same way as the old Widgetbox Widget - will you be able to give that a try and let us know if it doesn't work and why?
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yea it works but when your use to using a tool well you know what i mean. Please tell yola to post something next time and not a survey. Cause not everyone does them. And then they are left in the dark like i was.

Thanks Doug