When when Yola implement the ability to save a widget or layout or block of text, so that it can easily be reproduced?

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On my website, I have a custom footer on EACH page of my website, that displays some important contact info and other text, that I want prominently displayed on each page of my website. In order to do this, I had to painstakingly create this block of text over and over and over again, using everything from custom panels to HTML text to images. This would have been a 1,000x easier, had Yola had the option to save specified contact, and it could be copied and pasted as many times as you needed to. This doesn't seem to hard. Why hasn't it been implemented???
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Hello Antonio

I hear what you're saying, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you. We're working on a number of improvements for Yola Sitebuilder this year, and although I can't promise you anything to quote me on, I can tell you that we are aware of this feature request, and that it's on our list.

Did you know about the other options to copy identical elements to other pages?
  • The most convenient option would be to create a kind of sample page for your website, a page where there are all elements that you want to have on each page. Whenever you create a new page, you can then save this sample page as a new page (Page > Save Page As) instead of clicking "Add New Page", and you'll have an identical copy of your page with all your default elements, being able to proceed from there.

  • With regard to HTML Widgets or Text Widgets where you've added a lot of custom formatting: You can copy the HTML code of a Text Widget completely and paste this code to the HTML Editor of another Text Widget to create an identical copy. You will just need to adjust the margin values to position the Widget if necessary.

  • What you could also do is copy the whole section of the source code of a specific element of your website. Then you could add this code to an HTML Widget on a new page. Drawback: If you need to edit the element copied, you will just have that one HTML Widget where you need to make all edits.

  • Content displayed in the footer area of your Style template can be applied to all pages if you use the footer code section in the Site Tracking Code area. However, this must be done very carefully as any error in this section can cause your site to break and become inaccessible, and it's only available with Yola Silver and Yola Gold.

I hope that one of these options will be useful as a workaround for you for the time being.
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Thank you for the swift response and suggestions. I never used the "Save page as" function, even though I've seen it a million times. I have no clue why I've never questioned its purpose. Glad to finally know.
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We're glad that this was helpful!