What kind of website building tips would you like to see?

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As you may have noticed, we have been adding tips that we feel may be helpful for our customers to read as they continue along their website building journey.

The learning never seems to stop and this forum is such a fantastic way to share our knowledge as well as learn from you. It thrills us when we see our users post their tips!

To help continue this learning process, we would love to hear from you what kind of information you wish to understand better.

Please use this thread to post ideas or tips that you would like us to go into greater detail on. And as always, feel free to post your own tips!
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Posted 8 years ago

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petercsea

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Hello Sanja,

I think we all enjoy the variation in solutions to a problem. Maybe (you)* can collect a few interesting icases and demonstrate some innovative solutions. This may be quite interactive too. Relatively small issues so that users can follow the solutions without being overwhelmed.

Some displays of using image editors such as Gimp for interesting small projects.

Revisiting my teachers forte of Form builders(I'm wai-ing you in deep respect and gratitude!). Customising them and coming out with great creations.

Revisit "Buttons" and what's offered and how to use them to create.

Simple Flash creations from scratch (I don't think that we've ever done this. I wonder if Diane has mastered her confidence with this skill. Enough to just introduce and create say .............a cat arking up a fur-ball!

*(you): I mean that if you could collate as others send them to you, not you go out hunting :)
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petercsea

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Another potentially intersting aspect is a specific template. Many have their own preference and are very skilled with its use. Others may never have tried it and really don't know its capacity. Maybe it would be good to see a pro really work a template over, pushing it beyond the obvious?
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Chris Loughrey

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I'd love to see some flash tutorials as well. Could be very useful.
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diane

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I'm afraid I haven't had time to do much at all with Flash :( It's been a busy, busy year!
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I've tried to push the template and incorporate a simple flash slideshow. It took tons of time, but I think it's working well. Although, unfortunately, when my site is viewed via IE or Firefox, it looks a bit jumbled (I used Safari.) Anyway, I created the simple flash slideshow on kizoa.com. Works in horizontal format and text can be added. Just copy and paste the code into an html widget and...voila! www.malwitzdesign.com
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Bulbi de Flori

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I would like a business site... where you can buy a lot of thinks , but not with paypal..... another method... for example : you could add in a chart some product and sell it with another method..... pay at destination.... In my country there are a few people who use paypal... and the rest of the population??? I hope you can add an option who could resolve this problem.
Best regards!
George
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi George,

Are you referring to a cash on delivery (COD) option, or something else? There are lots of alternatives to PayPal, so if we can better understand your needs we may be able to make a suggestion that suits you.
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Hello, Bulbi de Flori

Paypal is not my first choice of payment options either, but there are several other shopping carts that can be embedded into Yola. One of them might work better for you. Here are the ones I know about. There may be others as well.

- nopERcart, http://ereimer.net/nopercart.htm
- Mal's ecommerce, https://www.mals-e.com/index.php
- ccnow, http://www.ccnow.com/sellOnline.html

Also keep in mind, when a customer uses paypal, they can use any of their credit or debit cards. They don't need to have money in a paypal account.

Hope that helps some.
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liz

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Would appreciate the ability to sell digital files on my Yola site—including secure downloads for customers. Thank you!
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Bulbi de Flori

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Hi Laura,
Yes.. I`m refering to a cash on delivery option..., but there is another problem....our national currency is " Leu" or in english " the Lion"
1 Leu= 0.3 Dollar
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi George,

Lots of online checkout services accommodate international currencies, I suggest you check out the options Jean provided or Google for some others to see if you can find one that supports the Leu.

Our online store options are geared at processing the order as well as payments, online and simultaneously. While a service like PayPal or Google Checkout might not then be the solution for cash on delivery payments, you might want to integrate an order form for your customers that also states your banking details. By doing this you can still manage the orders by the emails that come through to you, and when your customers receive the goods, they can then transfer the cash into the bank account you listed on your site or on the form.

I would just like to put out a friendly reminder that doing business this way over the internet can be extremely risky. I would even advise that you avoid this method at all costs. We'd hate to see you send your stock off without ever being reimbursed.
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Bulbi de Flori

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I`ve tried all of these option.... but aren`t working for my yola site....
By the way.... this method It`s not risky in my country....

Look at this site: www.articoleuv.ro .... they sell 95% of they product over that method.....
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Thank you for your feedback. We will consider incorporating different payment options in future if there is sufficient demand. However, right now PayPal is the only option we have available.