Yola News 53

New Features Live

We’re back up and have a very full and exciting release for you: Blogging, domain registration and shopping cart widgets!  Check out the details below:

1.) Blogging

The new blogging feature allows you to post online journal entries, text, images and share it with the world within minutes.

Features include:

  • Instantly create a blog post that is dated, categorized, includes tags and author details
  • Blog manager to search and access all your posts within a few simple clicks
  • RSS syndication
  • Commenting
  • Create multiple blogs under one site

To add a blog to your existing site, simply click on the “New Page” button. To create a new blog, click on “Create a New Site”.

2.) Domain Registration

Buy an available domain (www.yourdomain.com) with a few simple clicks!  Take the hassle out of configuring your new domain by buying it through us.

You’ll see this option when you first publish your new site.  If your site’s already been published, you can use this feature by unpublishing your site first and then republishing.

3.) Shopping cart widgets

We’ve integrated with PayPal and now you can:

  • Sell anything on your website and securely collect payments from your visitors via PayPal
  • Accept credit card and bank account donations from a button on your website

To add any of our new Paypal widgets, click on “Online Store” in the content sidebar in the site builder on the right hand side of your screen.

Try these features out and tell us what you think!

53 Responses to New Features Live

  1. Tina says:


    I already put up a blog. Any chance you’ll have an option to upload posts from an old blog? Not a high priority.

    Regardless… Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.


  2. Gayle says:

    I love this web creator! Well done guys. I had to persevere (something new to me, I must say) but after I got around all those tricky things I found it so easy to navigate around it.

    Keep up the good work! I’ve published two sites to my own domain name and one that’s still linked to the synthasite domain.

    When I find the time (some time soon) I’ll finish off a few of the drafts. So very happy with synthasite and I tell everyone about it.

    Thanx heaps

  3. Lupita says:

    Great just what i have been waiting for thank you so much it is very appreciated!! I going to have so much fun with this.

  4. stellar says:

    You have answers to my prayers! lol Seriously, since discovering this site, I’ve been psyched! Everything is so easy to learn and use. kudos to you all.

  5. Ronzig says:

    I can’t believe how easy your user interface is to master. WELL DONE SynthatSite!!!!!!!!!
    For the first time,I’ve found a free hosting service where it’s easy to use and EVERYTHING WORKS!WOW!

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  7. i’m not sure if i understand yet……..

    how do other people talk to you on your website?

  8. Hey what a blog,,,so you take any donations?

  9. Aimee says:

    I am so glad you added the blog feature! It is fantastic!!!

    I just started using SynthaSite a few days ago, but I’m loving it. It’s so easy to use, and the one problem I had was responded to very quickly! I love your service! 😀

    Thank you so much!

  10. Marieka says:

    You’re absolutely brilliant. Your hard work is with true appreciation.

    Thanks guys!


  11. TWXX says:

    Great! Thanks for considering my request! ( I asked for it, remember!)

  12. Alan says:

    The PayPal functionality is fantastic! Much easier than building them all by hand!

    Improvements would be to allow customization of the font for the item header & price (I presume it picks up from the template at the moment) and also the ability to specify the pages for successful purchases (i.e. if a user pays, take them to a download page)


  13. Ruth says:

    We are thrilled that you are enjoying the new features! Please keep your feedback and suggestions coming, as we do take your needs into consideration when planning future features.

  14. zain nisar says:

    this website is great!!! thank you synthasite.

  15. jarrod says:

    great site. i have built my website, now i will continue on to the registration. by far one of the easiest formats online i will recommend it to all i know… ty jarrod 🙂

  16. Laura says:

    I dont know how to get a blog going onto my website. Go on my website and try to post a blog! I’m not sure how to and neither can my buddies who visited the site and tried to post a blog, like this one i’m doing right now. HELP ME! -Laura maker of http://www.laurasawesome.synthasite.com

  17. I like this a lot. Once I get it down, it’ll be awesome.

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  20. Wyatt says:

    Hey, I like the NEW updates, there pretty cool! I think it would be cool if SynthaSite were to add a feature that made it where people, with there websites made through here, could add a thing that would make it possible for people to be members of there website.

  21. Wyatt says:

    **Response to what I said earlier**
    What I meant was that it would be really cool if you added a feature like the websites Sign In section at the top right of the home page. Something like that to be added as something we the members could use on our sites.!.!

  22. Shamus says:


    I wanted to set up a blog,
    this will help a lot, thanks you


    visit my websites at


  23. Ver says:

    This PayPal is the best feature. Without the complexity of the html programming this is a real time saver shying away from too much reading of the integrator.. I tried it already…it would not let you go further if you give an unregistred email address with Paypay. It sure is the coolest thing.

    My site is still under development but I sense it already that SYNTHASITE is the best site there is in the world. Congratulations to your support team …a two thumbs up!

    Some features on subscripts, superscripts and perhaps pdf and doc files uploadings might be good to have without resorting to html.

  24. Ver says:

    Oooops, I did it again. sorry for Paypay as it is Paypal. One thing that I may be missing is that my project is about e-book. Once payment is done will it opt them to go to your site so they can download your file. Perhaps a good feature like acknowledging that the download is fully processed will sure be great.

    Thanks again,

  25. Good read, thanks for the information, it was really informative.

  26. MJR says:

    Awesome! I will defiantly start right away!

    • Jennifer says:

      Did someone ever post how to import blogger to yola if at all?


      • LauraT says:

        Hi Jennifer,

        Unfortunately, it is not possible to import your blogs from your other sites. What may work though is to either create a link to your external blog or to create an automatic redirect to your blog.

        Here’s how to add links to your page:

        1. Drag and drop a Text Widget onto your page.
        2. In the Text Widget type the words that you want people to click on (this is your link text).
        3. Highlight the link text and then click on the link button (it’s the 10th button from the left in the text editing tool bar, and looks like the link in a chain).
        4. A link editor dialog box will open up and you will be given 4 options. You can link to an email address, an external URL, a page on your own site or a file in your File Manager.
        5. Click on and edit the option appropriate for you.

        Another option is to make your menu link to redirect to an external URL. To do this, you will need to do a little 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 a HTML widget onto your page.
        3. Paste this tag into the HTML editor:
        <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2; url=http://webdesign.about.com">

        “2” is how many seconds it waits before it redirects – you can change this number. “url” is the URL it redirects to, so, replace the URL in the above tag with the one for the site you want to link to.

        Please let us know if you have any trouble with this.

  27. Clare says:

    Can I import my blog from Blogger, or link it to Synthasite? It would make life a lot easier.


  28. Jim says:

    The add comments feature by Disqus at http://www.disqus.com is really cool. However, I just have a slight problem of how to go about automatically displaying the comments count. For example: My Thoughts blog at the following location http://wow.jimwarholic.com/blog.php shows the posting, but does not show the number of comments count. On the other hand, the actual posting blog article, with the permanent address of http://wow.jimwarholic.com/blog/quick-thoughts-today does show the whole comment system.

    Is there any quick way of being able to include the comment count using the Disquis system for comments by being able to automatically place the same code for permanent links and apply it to the comments numbers counts when on the base page of the blog? This is how it is done with Tumblr system but with code specific for Tumblr. See http://www.backflag.com for an example of that.

    The Generic Code on Disqus has the following instructions and example:


    1. Paste Code Snippet #1 in your HTML where you’d like the thread to appear.
    2. To make a link show the current comment count, add #disqus_thread to the end of the URL.
    * For example, you may have a link that looks like: View Comments
    3. Paste Code Snippet #2 at the bottom before the closing

    However, that requires editing every link manually for the permanent link in the body of the posting. Could you folks do it automatically? Maybe you could work with the code to be able to have DISCUS have specific code for SynthaSite. That would really be great if you could.


    Jim W.

    PS I am very impressed on the power of the software and ease of use. My hats off to you folks…

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  30. Roseanne says:

    Squidoo who?
    Forget squidoo this beats it hands down a great site, thanks guys.

  31. Subhash says:

    Synthasite is the best featured site, we are able to stand on web world without spending single penny.
    A Lot of thanks.

  32. Jimmaco says:

    Thanks guys for helping me get my business onto the great World Wide Web. Your features and simple methods of building a web site are wonderful, best of all they are free. Hope to a customer for a long time to come. Cheers Synthasite.

  33. It looks as if us website designers have some serious competition on our hands. I think youre building some excellent features on Synthasite. However, luckily some of my customers still havent the time to create a website even if its easy, so thats where I can help them.
    Sometimes its not just about features or design, many people do not just have the time, neither do they understand online marketing principles.

  34. This is the best …synthasite hats of
    I love coming to synthasite ,it gives me a chance to learn so much .
    I can create my web page using synthasite and now so many
    people around the world listen to my radio shows online because of synthasite .
    thanks synthasite

  35. Elizabeth says:

    this probably isn’t the right place to post this, I’m not sure- but I’ve got a little question:
    with blogger, wordpress and other free blog hosting companies, they offer smilies! 🙂 as in, when you type whatever, you get a certian smiley. With blogger, there is a code you put in to make the smilies; I tried that code as a HTML widget in Synthasite and it didn’t work. Is there a possibility that perhaps y’all could make a code that made smilies on Synthasite? or perhaps there is one out there that I just don’t know about?
    thanks! 🙂

  36. mimshach says:

    thanks for your great effort….you the best
    My question is can i sell ebook on my website?

  37. Josh says:

    Can anybody tell me if there is a Site Builder for this website, So i can completley customize my website to what i want ?? …

  38. This site is a fantastice ste
    God helps U

  39. chris apple says:

    I am amazed with how this easily accessible site works. I am enjoying the features and the customization settings of the site. Thanks.

  40. Thank you Synthasite! I have tried to create a web site with Yahoo, and a couple others but couldn’t figure out thier complicated tools. I’m not computer savy, but I have been able to create a very professional looking web site for my group using Synthasite. Very easy to understand, and use the templates, and add graphics, links, even html!!!
    My friends have complimented the site, and are surprised that I created it all by myself!!

  41. Thanks so much! I find this site so easy to use.

  42. JP says:

    Cool! Gotta get mine set up. Looks like it’ll be easy. Thanks.

  43. Kaan says:

    Yes comment counts should be in main blog page as well. I think there must be permalinks created by the blog code on main page for each blog post which adds #disqus_thread to the end of the permalinks.

    Here is an example: http://tumblog.deuts.net/

    There is a “No comments” or “x comments” link at every post which shows the comment count.its just the permalink of the post + #disqus_thread added after it.

  44. Yola seems wonderful. I especially like that it can create multiple blogs on one site. However, I need to move my current blogs (such as the one my name links to) to my Yola site. Is there a way to do this?

    Thank you.

  45. Lia Keyes says:

    Hi there,
    I tried the fix you suggested to Jennifer: to make the menu link to redirect to an external URL. It looked like it was going to work just great, but then I pressed save and this red box came up in the top right of the page, saying “Optimizing images” which stayed up for… ever…

    I couldn’t navigate to any other pages, it didn’t confirm that the page was saved, and so I shut the whole window down and reloaded the yola site and it didn’t save it. Went through the process again but same thing happened.

    So I guess it half works, but not really. Nice try, though. I’d love to be able to add redirecting links to the navigation bar!

    • LauraT says:

      Hi Lia,

      We’d like to try and help you through this. Can you please email support@yola.com with your site address and include this summary of the problem and we’ll take a look at it for you.

  46. Aboudeh says:

    hello guys i have a problem with my blog!
    I can’t add adsense code into my posts :S
    is there anyway to put my google ads insede my “yola blogger” posts?
    please help

    • LauraT says:

      Hi Aboudeh,

      Unfortunately, you are not able to add Google Adsense inside an actual blog post. The blogpost editor is very restricted in what HTML and Javascript you can add, unlike the HTML Widget. You can however, use the HTML Widget to place your Clickbank code onto your blog page. I hope that works out for you!

  47. Kymberly Whisman says:

    I’ve joined the list too because I have a lot to unlearn’. I know html/xhtml/css and can edit a template, but it takes days to do it! When all I wanted when I started online was simple little sites that I could setup with affiliate links, go write articles about and research something else I’m interested in.

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