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Adding a Translate Widget We have made it very easy for you to add a translation widget to your page. Please follow these steps: Go to Widgets > More > Misc. Drag and drop the Google Translate Widget onto your page. Save and republish your site. Pl...
This is how to add a SmugMug Gallery to your page: 1. Register on Smugmug [http://www.smugmug.com] and upload your pictures by creating a gallery. 2. In the Sitebuilder, go to Widgets > Media. 3. Drag and drop the SmugMug Gallery Widget onto your pa...
You can use Picasa Web Albums [http://picasa.google.com/] to create a Flash slideshow to embed in your site. Each slideshow features built-in playback controls, size options, and the ability to display captions. You will need to have a Google account to s...
Adding your own customizable form within the Sitebuilder is easy with the Form Widget. The flexibility of this widget enables you to to create custom line items, to make gathering information and communicating with customers a valuable experience. Upon ...
Why should you add analytics? A lot of people want to know how many people have been onto their site and are only interested in a hit counter. These are limited and aren't as accurate as analytics for your site. The Site Builder has a Site Traffic featu...
ADDING HTML When it comes to adding third-party gadgets to your Yola site, the options are endless, and easy. Here are the details in adding custom code to your website: 1. Click on Widgets > Popular. 2. Drag and drop the HTML Code Widget onto the page...
Constant Contact is an online marketing company serving small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and membership associations. The company offers email marketing, social media marketing, online surveys, and event marketing tools. Constant Contact's too...
Need to add music or an audio file to your site? No problem! The site builder has made it easy for you to implement this onto your site. Here's how: * Drag and drop the MP3 Player Widget (located in Widgets > Media). * You will have the option to...
Although it is not currently possible to upload your own template, we provide an extensive selection template styles. In addition to this depending on the SiteBuilder plan your on, you can edit the template site CSS and further customize your site. ...
We do not offer FTP for the Site Builder Service. For a website to run on our servers it needs to be created with our Sitebuilder. If you need to upload any files you can do so from within the Sitebuilder by clicking on the "File Manager" button.
Yes. How to create a discount coupon: 1. Go to the store tab once logged into the site builder management interface. 2. Open the Promotions → Discount Coupons page. 3. Press the "New coupon" button. Fill the necessary fields and press "Save". Coupo...
CREATING A BANNER IMAGE The site builder offers a selection of styles that allow you to change the banner image. If the style you select supports a custom banner image, a blue box with the title "Edit Banner Image" will display on the title bar when you ...
If you've spent some time surfing the web you'll have noticed that it's easy to make an ugly website. Luckily, it's just a case of learning to avoid those features that are guaranteed to make a site look amateurish. This tutorial is intended as a guide ...
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In the SiteBuilder you don't have access to the head section of the page to add meta tags, but we have made it possible for you to add these tags by clicking on the menu Page > Page Properties. If you click on the Properties Tab you will see a place ...
Why should you add analytics? A lot of people want to know how many people have been onto their site and are only interested in a hit counter. These are limited and aren't as accurate as analytics for your site. The Solar Site Designer has a Site Traf...
HOW CAN I CHANGE MY INDEX PAGE TO A DIFFERENT HOMEPAGE? The page called "index" in the Sitebuilder is your default homepage and the first page your site will open on. So, if you want to use a different page as the first page that your visitors see, here'...
With Solar Site Designer I, the font size, color and location of the navigation is set by the style you've chosen and cannot be changed. You do have the option to create your own navigation using either text links or image links though. Here is more in...
The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain "Likes" from their own website. The Like Box enables users to: * See how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too. * Read recent post...
Adding pictures to your site is a great way to stand out. There are various ways you can add attractive images to your website. USE THE PICTURE GALLERY WIDGET With the Picture Gallery Widget, you no longer have to drag and drop individual photos ...
You can add pictures in a few ways but did you know that you can add a picture inside a Text Widget? To add pictures using the Text Widget, follow these easy steps: 1. Drag and drop a Text Widget onto your page. 2. Click the "Picture" button (...
Here's how to change your style/template: * Click on the Style tab in the Sitebuilder. * You can scroll through all the styles, or separate them into free and Premium Styles. * Many of the styles are customizable! Hover over the thumbnail to view...
That is called an anchor link and you can add an anchor link as follows: Note: you can change the link to be what you want it to be - just remember that the links "#news" and "news" must have the same name eg, "#here" and "here" Step 1: Creating the l...
Picture links You can easily turn pictures into clickable links - another effective way to help people navigate your site. 1. Add the picture to your page, using the Picture Widget (located in Widgets > Popular). 2. Hover over the Picture Widget and...
HTML LINKS (also called hyperlinks) are what everyone uses to find their way on the big wide world of the internet. You have already clicked on quite a few links to get to this tutorial! Links also make it possible for visitors to navigate through your...
You can easily change the font size, type, color, alignment and style of your page heading using the "Edit Heading" menu. Here's how to do it: * Click on "Edit Heading" in the left-hand corner of your heading. * In the menu provided, you will see all...
Editing the Site CSS is a fantastic way to really customize your website. CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) is a set of rules or coding language that dictate how your web page will appear. By having access to the Site CSS feature, you can tweak your site's CSS ...
Why should you add site analytics? A lot of people want to know how many people have been onto their site and tend to use hit counters. The information provided can be quite limited, and isn't as accurate as using analytics for your site. The Solar Si...
Here is an example of how to add a border or table in the site builder. Open the HTML Editor of a Text Box Widget. Delete the code in it if exists. Then paste the code shown below (in red color) in HTML Editor and click OK. TABLE WITHOUT TITLE TEXT GOE...
It is possible to cause your menu link to redirect automatically to an external URL if you are prepared to use a bit of custom HTML. Here's what you need to do: 1. Create a new page with the name of the site you want to link to. 2. Drag and drop an...
There is a nice and easy workaround to make your banner image clickable in order to link to any URL you want. You will just need to add a bit of Javascript code to every page of your website that you want the banner to be clickable. Please follow these...
WHAT IS LOCAL SEARCH AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? If you are a business that depends on local customers, such as a flower shop, an auto body shop or a restaurant, what could be better than coming up right at the top of the search engine results page for a ke...
The Site Builder offers you the ability to personalize the look of your website by giving you the tools to change the banner image, page background, add a logo, and more. In addition, our Style Designer allows you tweak particular elements on your site, s...
Here's how to add remove the top page header text on a page using the HTML Code Widget: * Click on Widgets > Popular. * Drag and drop the HTML Code Widget onto the page. * The HTML Editor will open up allowing you to write or paste your code. Put ...
Millions of users visit Facebook daily -- what a great opportunity to get more customers to your store! Win more buyers by adding Ecwid to the Facebook ecosystem. It will take you 5-6 minutes at that. No PHP knowledge is required, no code changes or hos...
Here are the steps you would need to upload a file besides an image, such as a pdf to your site: Your visitors will need the necessary plugin to access your file if needed, such as Acrobat Reader for a PDF. 1) Upload your file/PDF to the File Manag...
Google Webmaster [1] is a tool that assists you in managing Google's indexing of your site, and improving the traffic to your website. This is an advanced lesson for those who would like to make use of this option. We have made it possible for you to t...
I would like to create a vertical column of scrolling images; just one after another, connected, like a film strip or slideshow. How can I do this? You also have the option of adding a scrolling image marquee. It requires you to copy and paste a bit of ...
Wrapping text with pictures You can place an image and text side by side as follows: 1. Go to Widgets > Popular. 2. Add a Text Widget to your page. User-added image 3. Click the "Picture" button (the icon that looks like a mountain scenery) on t...
Here's how to add remove the top header banner on a page using the HTML Code Widget: * Click on Widgets > Popular. * Drag and drop the HTML Code Widget onto the page. * The HTML Editor will open up allowing you to write or paste your code. Put the...
EMBEDDING PRESENTATIONS/SLIDESHOWS/FILES: We offer a File widget that allows your visitor to download your file to their computer to view. Here's how to set this up: 1. Click WIDGETS.  2. On the drop-down menu, click MEDIA. 3. Drag and drop a File ...
It is easy to make changes to your published site at any time. This means that you don't need to wait until your site is complete before you publish it. There is also no need to put an "under construction" sign on your site - this is an outdated practi...
Links are extremely useful for helping people to navigate around your site. Links also help people to access other related websites to which you link, open a file or send an email. If you are going to have a successful website, it is vitally important tha...
Currently, we don't have a member registration and login feature yet, but we hope to add it in future. We know that many people would like to have people register for accounts and have logins for their sites. We will need to do quite a bit of developme...
Mobile Publishing is an exclusive feature for Solar Site Designer III subscribers, and is designed to help your customers find you from anywhere, anytime. This functionality allows you to optimize your site and publish it specifically for viewing on mob...
If you want to change the name of a page in your navigation 1. On the top menu bar, click Page > Page Manager. 2. The Page Manager will open up with a list of all your pages. Select the page you'd like to edit and click on the blue link that says "...
The reason that your banner image is repeating itself is because it might not be the recommended size. To find the banner dimensions, hover over the banner area. A dialog box will open and you will see the Banner Size dimensions at the top of the dialog b...
PROMOTING YOUR SITE: ADDING A FACEBOOK \"LIKE\" BUTTON An excellent way to promote and share your website's content is with the Facebook Like button. You can add a Facebook Like button to any, and all, of your site's pages. When a visitor clicks on ...
PROMOTING YOUR SITE: ADDING THE GOOGLE +1 BUTTON The Google +1 button lets people who love your content recommend it on Google search, and helps people discover relevant content--such as your website--from the people they already know and trust. The...
PROMOTING YOUR SITE: ADDING THE TWEET THIS WIDGET An excellent way to promote and drive traffic to your site is to add a Tweet This Widget. This widget allows visitors to your site to easily share content from your site directly to their Twitter feed ...
PROMOTING YOUR SITE: USING THE \"SHARE ME\" WIDGET An excellent way to promote and share your website's content is via social networking. Social networking buttons such as "tweet", "Like" and "+1" are an easy way to get more traffic to your site. B...
Once you have set up your Online Store, you can start customizing it. There are so many options available to you. This tutorial deals with changing your currency, store language and product options via the "Advanced options" menu from the Online Store ...
WHAT IS THE ONLINE STORE? The Online Store is a feature-rich online store, that gives you one-stop store and customer relationship management. The Online Store is an integration with Ecwid - a leading and established e-commerce platform provider. You ...
Once you have signed up for the Online Store, you can start adding your products and customizing your settings! The basic setup consists of three steps: * Adding products * Adding payment methods * Addnig shipping methods ADDING PRODUCTS ...
Once you've set up your Online Store, you can get started with promoting it using social network platforms, such as Google Shopping and Facebook. The Online Store easily integrates into the social networks and enables social interactions in a number of...
The Online Store offers advanced product management and presentation functionality such as setting product availability, adding product options, price comparisons, "Buy now" buttons and "Related items" suggestions. This tutorial will help you get start...
The Online Store makes it easy to sell and manage your digital products. E-goods are products such as software, audio and video files (mp3s), e-books, graphics, etc. that are delivered to customers by download. Customers can add digital products to the...
Having an online store with a wide range of products can be difficult to manage, especially if you need to change minor details on a regular basis - clicking on each product to make a change is time-consuming! The best way to manage your online store ...
When you place text inside of columns, you need to set padding (margins) between the columns to stop the text from running together. If you don't do this your page will look messy and your text will be hard to read. To stop the text in the columns on yo...
WHAT IS THE CUSTOM PANEL WIDGET? Using the Custom Panel Widget allows you to create unique sections on your website's pages and is a great way to really make your site stand out. Using panels on your site can be very helpful if you need to draw attention...
The Style Designer allows you to easily customize the visual design of your website, and make it truly stand out. Using the Style Designer, you can set the colors, fonts and sizes of your site title, navigation, headings, paragraphs and more. The chan...
If your website has many pages, and you are having trouble fitting them into the page navigation header you can now create header submenus in your Sitebuilder. A submenu is a secondary page of a main page on your site. Using submenus means you no longer h...
The File Manager is used to manage all your files for your website and is where you store the files (such as documents, images, audio, videos, etc.) you're going to be using on your site. 1. How to access the File Manager On the top menu bar, click on...
TUTORIAL: USING THE PICTURE GALLERY WIDGET The Picture Gallery Widget is a great way to quickly add large collections of photos to your site that looks professional and sharp. With the Picture Gallery Widget, you no longer have to drag and drop individ...
Would you like to use a different font than the usual web-safe fonts like Arial, Verdana or Times Roman? You can, by embedding a custom font in your website. WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BEGIN THIS TUTORIAL: Site Builder plan A Custom Font: Please check t...
USING THE COLUMN DIVIDER WIDGET An alternative option to the Layout button is the Column Divider Widget (located in the Widgets menu). It's a great way to change the look and design of your page. You can add widgets inside the two columns, or even more C...
The Ecwid mobile app allows you to manage your store's sales via your iPhone and, best of all, you can add your Online Store to the app! Here are some of the great features that the app offers: * A dashboard listing your sales and last orders * ...
WHAT IS THE CUSTOM PANEL WIDGET? Using the Custom Panel Widget allows you to create unique sections on your website's pages and is a great way to really make your site stand out. Using panels on your site can be very helpful if you need to draw attention...
MUSIC PLAYERS There are several options that you can use to add music to your site. Please read through our options and select the one that best suits you: YOU CAN ADD MUSIC USING THE BASIC SITEBUILDER'S MP3 PLAYER: * Drag and drop the MP3 Player W...
WHAT ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS CAN I USE IN MY E-COMMERCE SYSTEM WITHIN THE SITEBUILDER? Here is a list of all online payment methods working in the advanced e-commerce system available within the site builder. With all these methods, you don't have to do a...
Here are two ways to find out your Store ID: 1. In the bottom of each page in Online Store control panel. Go to the Online Store control panel then look at the right bottom corner of the page. You will see "Store ID: NNNNN" text, where NNNN is your Stor...
If you want some category in to link to an external site or to a separate page of your site, you just need to add a special JavaScript code after the page the store is shown on by using the Custom HTML Wiget. This code uses the Ecwid Javascript API [1]...