Why does your blog HTML editor think it can code better than me??

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I have found that the Yola HTML widget's editor is much better as of recent updates to the site builder.

However, I am still finding that the blog post's HTML editor still thinks it can code better than me! It is constantly removing closing div tags, etc or adding in odd bits of USELESS code.

Its making blogging of all things a pain in the neck because I can't seem to code anything into my blogs as the code gets edited and therefore messes up my post :(

I really hop Yola can fix this, I think its also time Yola starts to upgrade the blog feature as compared to the rest of the site builder it seems really lacking!
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Jeremy Paton

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Nathan, Champion

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Yeah, that happens to me too and it's annoying! It does that to me in the text widgets too sometimes. When I add in div tags and stuff in a text widget (editing the HTML of a text widget) it removes tags sometimes and add other tags. I don't know why it does this though.

Nathan
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Yeah I forgot about that, I have also noticed it in the text widget when working in HTML. I would just use the HTML widget but the text one has easy margin editing which is useful.
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Hello Jeremy,
I can definitely understand your frustration with the blogging feature and we do hope to make this a better portion of Yola in the future. At this time the blogging feature is not an area that we have placed a huge emphasis on as we have been building up other parts of our product, but we definitely agree that it is something that could do with some improvements. We really apprecaite you giving us your feedback and letting us know what you are interested in seeing. Hold tight with us, lots of good things to come.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Jeremy Paton

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Thanks Emmy for the reply

A few things I would love to see improved or added to the blog, well its a long list, more like a wish list ;)


  1. Integrated comment system

  2. Better image blogging, maybe using the new gallery feature, help out the photobloggers amongst us

  3. Comment system linked to Site Membership

  4. Image annotated commenting (would just be to cool)

  5. Trackbacks/Pingbacks enabled with blog

  6. Multi Author Blogging

  7. Better integrated post HTML editor

  8. Post featured image feature

  9. Integrated post poll(s) feature



Haha its alot, but i hope that in the future Yola will have a few of those :)
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Hello Jeremy,

That certainly is a long list! :) I do want you to know that using Disqus may cover some of these features such as 3 and 5 and possibly even 9!

You may also be interested in using our recently released Tumblr Widget as well! More info can be found here: Tumblr met Yola....

I am not aware of any blogging platforms that offer image annotation. In my experience, this is usually something that has to be done on a separate program.

Finally, our blog is not intended to rival Wordpress or any of the other blogging services. So, if you are looking for something that advanced, you may be better off using their services. Our intent is to provide a good, basic blogging platform as a complement to your site not as the sole intent of your site.

As for the blog's HTML Editor, this is the first that I've heard of this and I haven't encountered any issues before. I'm keen to learn a bit more about this. Can you please try to share some steps so that I can try to replicate?
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basically the blog's HTML editor is doing the following:

  • Deleting closing div tags <!-- </div> -->
    (which makes it impossible to encase ANYTHING and thus your CSS starts messing around with everything)

  • It adds a space after you define a class or id: eg:
    <!-- <div class="post-image"> -->
    becomes
    <!-- <div class="post-image "> -->
    This seems to generate this line of code which is a class: "yui-wk-div"

    Thus your end result is:
    <!-- <div class="post-image yui-wk-div"> -->

  • It adds in random code such as "--gt&" and "&nbsp", etc all over my HTML



This has made the idea of posting HTML tutorials on my blog, well lets say not very easy :(
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Thanks Jeremy. Can you please let me know if this happens in a particular browser?
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Jeremy Paton

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Trackbacks/Pingbacks enabled with blog?

I noticed that DISQUS does have a trackback URL feature, however I don't get it at all. The URL it provides for a post, such as this one:. Deviant Art Kit Is the follow: http://disqus.com/forums/jesararts/de...

Now this does not make sense as that trackback URL does not seem to work? On other sites the Disqus trackback URL is completely different: http://louiscox.com/wordpress/wp-trac...

Is this a result of it being used in WordPress?
Is the URL that I have correct?
Or Should my DISQUS trackback URL be different?

Also do I have it correct that if you use the trackback URL: in a Twitter, FB, Google Buzz, etc post, under your Disqus comments there should be a reaction?
Or do I have this wrong?

Would love if somebody could clarify all this ;P
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Hi Jeremy,

I escalated your other case in this regard to our SEO team and they are investigating this for you. Sorry for the delay and we appreciate your patience while they look into your inquiry.