Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I use BlockBuilder pages and uploaded HTML pages together? How do I transition from using the BlockBuilder to uploading my own HTML pages?

    Yes, you can create some pages using the BlockBuilder and also upload some of your own HTML pages. This is especially helpful for those pages where you would like to add specific elements through your HTML editor.

    Using the combination together also smoothes the transition from BlockBuilder to Upload Your Own HTML.

    For information about how to make the transition from BlockBuilder to uploading your own HTML page, see...

    http://sbitips.sitesell.com/transition.html

    Please keep in mind that Support is not able to assist with HTML coding questions or concerns. For most things, SBIers in the HTML Forum will be able to help you...

    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewforum.php?f=8

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  • Do you place a limit on uploaded media file size?

    We do place a cap on the media folder of 100MB. SBIers are allowed unlimited bandwidth, if the bandwidth is from traffic, not from people downloading music or viewing videos.

    SBI! was never intended to be used as a media server.

    If you need more than 100MB of media files on an urgent need basis, Support can temporarily remove the limit. This will give you time to find a media server that can accommodate your space requirements for these files and set up links on your SBI! site to this server.

    Please contact Support for further assistance...

    http://support.sitesell.com/contact-support.html

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  • Can I use audio on my site?

    SBI! supports the following media file types...

    .mpg, .qt, .avi, .rm, .mp3, .wav, and .wmf

    SBI! is compatible with both major website audio services, SonicMemo and AudioGenerator. If you are currently using SBI!'s Upload Your Own HTML feature, we recommend SonicMemo as it is significantly cheaper than AudioGenerator. There is one caveat though. Integration on your site is somewhat more involved.

    For more audio details, please see..

    http://sbitips.sitesell.com/web-site-audio.html

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  • I would like to add my own HTML to the pages I build with BlockBuilder. Is this possible?

    If done properly, added code will work flawlessly. BlockBuilder can interpret HTML, Javascript, etc.

    However, please note:

    HTML consulting is outside the assistance scope of our Support staff. A great deal of time and expertise is required when an HTML problem arises. It bears more responsibility and expertise than a Support staff member is trained to deliver.

    Like any other Web host, it is not economically or practically feasible for us to act as HTML consultants. Nor can we provide support for your HTML Editor software. If we were to provide this kind of service, we'd have to charge for it, just to cover the infinite possible questions that could arise on how to achieve a variety of HTML effects.

    So what do you do when you need help with your HTML?

    We don't want you to be left out there, up a creek without a paddle either! So, here are several excellent options to help you if/when you get stuck...

    1. The SBI! Forums

      http://forums.sitesell.com

      This is a great place for people to come to help and be helped. Before you post, please be considerate of the group and review the various threads to see if one already covers your particular question. If not, post your question.

      Some friendly, helpful and EXPERIENCED SBIer will likely chip in shortly. You will find many knowledgeable and savvy users in the forums who are willing to help. And, of course, do pay the favor forward...

      Help someone else out.

    2. SiteSell Professionals

      SiteSell Professionals is where you get personalized one-on-one help in using SBI! to its fullest potential ... it's all about Do-It-Yourself but not "do it alone." SiteSell Professionals provide the guidance and instruction you need to get up and running as quickly as possible. SiteSell Professionals know SBI!, use SBI! every day and can cut your learning time dramatically.

      SiteSell Professionals provide one-to-one help with consulting-type questions that are outside the scope of the internal SiteSell Support team.

      Some SiteSell Professionals are available to help you build your entire site. For more information on this complete service, please see...

      http://pros.sitesell.com

    3. Web Resources

      Check out the following HTML resources...

      Tips and Techniques HQ -- Building Your Site Category
      http://sbitips.sitesell.com

      HTML Goodies
      http://www.htmlgoodies.com

      Web Monkey
      http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/

    Specialized Web resources and text books are most appropriate for those who want to get into HTML and the more technical side of site-building.

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  • How can I upload a PDF file to my site?

    Some SBIers offer free books or reports (PDF format) as a way to entice subscriptions to their e-zine or as a thank-you gift. Uploading PDF files and other support files is easy.

    Go to Quick Upload It! and upload the file. In BlockBuilder, add the text for the link, then click on the Add Link button in the Text Block toolbar. Choose the PDF file from the Content Files section of the Link Picker.

    Should you have any difficulties during the process, please contact Support...

    http://support.sitesell.com/contact-support.html

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  • Will BlockBuilder accept non-English characters?

    Yes, you can insert non-English characters into the BlockBuilder. Just type or copy-and-paste the characters directly into the Text Blocks.

    For other helpful page-building tips, see the Building Your Site section of the TNT HQ...

    http://sbitips.sitesell.com

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  • Who can help me with my HTML code?

    Support cannot assist with HTML code issues as this type of consulting is outside the bounds of Customer Support.

    A great deal of time and expertise is required for answers of this kind, and it bears more responsibility than our Support staff is allowed to have. However, we can recommend some great resources, some of them free, to help you out.

    1. If you have not already done so, please visit the SBI! Forums. The Forums are a free help and be helped resource where SBIers meet to pick up and share new ideas, provide advice, etc.

      http://forums.sitesell.com

      Scroll down to the ADVANCED SITEBUILDING Forum. This is where you will find helpful HTML and CSS tips and resources.

      Feel free to post your own query under the appropriate category -- some friendly, helpful and experienced SBIer will likely chip in shortly. You will find many knowledgeable and savvy users in the Forums who are willing to help.

      And... if you have a good idea, suggestion, or comment, please return the favor to the forums -- help out someone else.

    2. The following resources may be appropriate for your needs...

      HTML Goodies
      http://www.htmlgoodies.com

      Web Monkey
      http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/

    3. SiteSell Professionals

      SiteSell Professionals is where you get personalized one-to-one help in using SBI! to its fullest potential ... it's all about Do-It-Yourself but not "do it alone." SiteSell Professionals provide the guidance and instruction you need to get up and running as quickly as possible. SiteSell Professionals know SBI!, use SBI! every day and can cut your learning time dramatically.

      SiteSell Professionals provide one-to-one help with consulting-type questions that are outside the scope of the internal SiteSell Support team.

      Some SiteSell Professionals are available to help you build your entire site. For more information on this complete service, please see...

      http://pros.sitesell.com

      Forums... SiteSell Professionals. There is a level of consultation for your question.

    Adding code is at your own discretion and it's your responsibility. If you use a WYSIWYG HTML editor, please clean all the proprietary tags or extensions. Otherwise, this will cause errors when SBI! is reading the code.

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  • Where do I find Forum FAQs related to this category?

    Please visit the following locations...

    Stop here first
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=10147

    BlockBuilder Tips
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=11755

    Integrating Third-Party Resources
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=11678

    HTML
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=10038

    Javascript
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=11417

    Site Design Tools
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewtopic.php?t=12740

    Audio, Flash, RSS & Other (including video)
    http://forums.sitesell.com/viewforum.php?f=12

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  • What should I do when I don't want one of the pages that I built (using my HTML editor) to be submitted?

    In order to let SBI! know that you do not want this specific page to be submitted, all you have to do is add this tag...

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex">

    ... into the HTML between the <head> and </head> tags.

    Copy this code exactly and paste it in when you are building your page.

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