Sitebuilder Plus: Align Elements

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You can easily align elements on the page doing the following. 

1.  Hold down the Shift key and then click/select the elements you wish to align. This will display a blue, or yellow box around the elements so that you can see everything that is selected. 

2. After you've selected the desired elements, then look to the right side in the properties editor and you'll see the Align options like in the image below. 


 3.  Also notice just above the alignment tools, there is an option labeled "Group".  After you have your  elements properly aligned and positioned on the page, you can click the "group" check-box and it locks the selected elements into a group so you can click on them an move them simultaneously instead of one at a time. 



4.  Save and publish the page when finished. 
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I do not have this option in the properties editor.  All I have is the rotate option.  I can't even group these images.  
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Hello,

I can take a look, what website are you editing? 
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Thank you!  am actually using  website builder...and there are a few issues I would love you to look at!
- there is a random button/element showing up on my published page that does not show up in the edit screen. It's in the far upper left-hand corner and I can't access it to remove it. https://gyazo.com/1ceaf88fc536a711a2423f28fb16cb60
- maybe this same "button" appears in my mobile site? I can't tell what this random element is.
- how do I change the color of my link text?
- is there no way to drag and drop multiple imaes?
- my header image is popping out when clicked and I can't stop it? How do i stop this?
- how do I host/upload individual music files without SoundCloud?
- still need to know the actual link for images so that I can use HTML to create mouseovers
- this is happening on my sitter page in mobile.  I am using the tab container.  Help?
https://gyazo.com/26719dca8bf913660905d25ed0b52dd6
viviansargent2.homesteadcloud.com


Thank you so much! I'm not terribly pleased with the website builder interface, Wix is so much easier.  My homestead renewal is coming up this weekend so I'm on the fence about renewing after 20 years with homestead. I would rather not leave so I appreciate your attentiveness to my concerns. I will look to for your response to these 8 questions!

I'm happy to discuss this over the phone or by email as well.
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FYI - I am basically recreating/updating my old homestead sites if you want to take a look for comparison: 
http://viviansargent.homestead.com/index.html
http://phoenixsings.homestead.com/index.html
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Hello,

There is a button on the far left that can be seen and removed if you zoom out (ctrl -) on your screen to get a wider view.
You can hide any buttons or elements in the mobile site if you do not want to use them. 
To change the color of linked text, highlight and adjust the color of the text after it has been linked. 
Up to 5 images can be uploaded to the builder at once. You can hold shift and select the images when uploading. From the my images window you can select multiple images and click place to add the chosen images to the site at once. 
Audio files will need to be uploaded and played from Soundcloud, vimeo or Youtube. Otherwise you can try using HTML. 
Mouse over effects can be set up using element behaviors. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/websitebuilder-element-behaviors
For the text that is exceeding the site on mobile on sitter, extent the section to make it longer and put the text in the section. 
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Thank you!

I tried your options with very limited success.  Please help?

1. the button is gone!  thank you!
2. Highlighting the link highlights ALL the text, not just the link, so I can't change the link color.  The link is not even showing up as blue so this needs to change.
3. I was aware of the 5 image limit, I am just confirming that there is no drag and drop and an image limit.
4.  My header image is still popping out. I checked in behavior and it is not set to do this.  Please help.
5. In order to use html I still need the complete link from homestead for the audio OR video files. Hosting my content is part of what I am paying Homestead for so I don't understand why this is an issue.  Is not an issue for any of your competitors.
6. effects behavior does not offer any mouseover options for my images, so I still need the link from homestead (my browser doesn't even recognize that these are images on my published site, which is confusing). https://gyazo.com/1c0176f8827e6a51dd68cb79c6b75900

I contacted homestead support months ago about this issue and was told this option was removed from website builder.  As you can see from my old homestead sites I need it, and am willing to use HTML to do it myself.  Homestead just needs to provide the link to the image for me to compensate for the oversight of removing that feature. 

Thank you I will look for your response.



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As long as you do not highlight all the text in the text box you can limit this to highlighting only the linked text then changing the font color. 
I have not seen a limit for the drag and drop option for the images, I tested 20 images and it works. 
The image pops up when clicked on due to that setting being enabled. To disable this action select the image and turn off the option to pop up when clicked. 

The audio will need to be converted if you wish to use HTML, I apologize I do not have a link to provide for this option it will need to be generated outside of Homestead. 
I am not sure what you are referring to when you say the browser doesn't recognize the images are published? Do they not show on the site? 
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2.  No, I cannot limit link text color.  Please see screenshot https://gyazo.com/175061a51c8f7d0b2fe6a48fe19da40a .  I am confused as to why inks are not set to show as default in at least default blue.  These need to be another color.  How do I get just my text links to display in a different color?

3.  You just confirmed that there is no drop option for images, as established in the preceding post???  Michelle: "Up to 5 images can be uploaded to the builder at once. You can hold shift and select the images when uploading. From the my images window you can select multiple images and click place to add the chosen images to the site at once. "  Are you saying now that there IS an unlimited drag and drop option in websitebuilder?

4.  Popup resolved!  thank you!

5. What do you mean, "convert" the audio file?  Convert from what to what?

6.  I still need the direct link to where websitebuilder is hosting my images. Are you saying that homestead will not provide the links to my images?  Even though I am paying for hosting and therefore this service, which is offered and considered basic in hosting packages and offered at all competitors? 

7. Usually you can get the direct link for an image from the published site by right clicking and selecting "open image in new tab" and grabbing the link - in all sites but websitebuilder's apparently.  Images hosted by websitebuilder are not recognized as images and I can't get the link that I need to create the rollovers. Please see screenshot https://gyazo.com/32242780f5291fcab4cacf9a883bee9f

Keep in mind this is my workaround as this feature was removed.

8. Are you confirming that there is NO WAY for me to have mouseover images in websitebuilder? 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
9.  I noticed that sitebuilder, plus and now website builder has trouble representing spacial relationships accurately between the preview and the actual published site.  what causes this error? How do I get an accurate representation of how the site will look published? See screenshot https://gyazo.com/8db512c7e8e870435896ef703977d20d

10.  Please explain why websitebuilder lost so many features from site builder? Is there a plan in place to add them?


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When only changing some text, highlight the text and use the pop up setting to change the font. 


There is no option to drag an drop an image for uploading, but when you go to upload an image, yes, you can select up to 5 images at a time to upload from your computer. There is not limit, after the images are uploaded on selecting images from my images and placing them on the page. 

In Websitebuilder audio files will need to be uploaded to Soundcloud to display on the site. Otherwise you can add this as a downloadable file on the site or search for an HTML audio player online.  

Image links are provided when an image is placed into a photo gallery, from the live site, click the image to be expanded and right click and select copy image address. 

Mouse over effects can be added under behaviors. You can select to scale an image, have it pop up, show or hide upon a mouse over. 

The preview is an accurate representation. While in the editor there is the top Websitebuilder heading which does takes up some space on the page but upon previewing it removes this heading and displays how it would look published. It may show slightly different from the preview because it accommodates for that space and responds to covering the full screen. 

Not all of the exact same feature are implemented in WebsiteBuilder from Sitebuilder plus as these are 2 completely different software's. Homestead does take feedback into consideration and makes adjustments and improvements to the software. I can send some feedback about your concerns. 
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Hi Michelle!

1. link text  - highlighted!  thank you.
2. image upload - we are now going in circles on this topic.  I will assume that I was correct, there is a 5 image limit and no drag and drop.
3. image links - i included examples from my previous sites to help you understand my needs as the images are not in galleries.  this response does not seem to apply to my needs.  Please look again at the screenshot and clarify? https://gyazo.com/32242780f5291fcab4cacf9a883bee9f 
4. mousover effects - I addressed this in my post 2 days ago when I said "6. effects behavior does not offer any mouseover options for my images, so I still need the link from homestead (my browser doesn't even recognize that these are images on my published site, which is confusing). https://gyazo.com/1c0176f8827e6a51dd68cb79c6b75900 Please scroll up if you are confused  Again, I included screenshots to help you understand my needs.  Please refer, again, to the screenshot https://gyazo.com/32242780f5291fcab4cacf9a883bee9f.
5.  inaccurate spacial representation - no, the header is not the issue. The space under the images is clearly different in the published version.  Again, please refer to my screenshot and tell me how to correct this. https://gyazo.com/8db512c7e8e870435896ef703977d20d

So out of all my questions you provided an accurate response to only one.  Please refer to all the screenshot and gifs I provided, they contain all the information that you need to correctly respond to these quesitons.  I appreciate your efforts but the back and forth is becoming frustrating at this point as I am repeating myself. 

Look forward to your accurate replies tomorrow.

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There is no option to drag an drop an image for uploading, but when you go to upload an image, yes, you can select up to 5 images at a time to upload from your computer.
You can obtain image links by inspecting the page, and looking under sources. The image url will show. 

The available behaviors are what we can assist im setting up. Otherwise you will want to research HTML codes for the desired function. 
The header does not change, I understand the spacing at the bottom is a bit different. The heading in the editor plays a part when it is displayed but is removed in the preview mode, which is a true representation of what the published site will look like. 

If you need immediate assistance you are always welcome to call into support at 1800-710-1998.