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09-26-2008, 08:43 PM
How to post your first question/thread

Click here (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/) to see a complete list of posible forums
Choose the appropiate forum/subject
and then click "new thread"
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Getting Started on your First Web Page

If you are new to Bluevoda and Vodahost, you may be interested in these New Bluevoda Visual Tutorials.(click here) (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php/board,3.0.html)

If you cannot find what you are looking for then this small selection may be of some help for you.

Problems with publishing your first index page!

Step by Step Visual Tutorial - How to Publish a Bluevoda Page (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php/board,3.0.html):


Trouble Publishing? - Below are the possible reasons why......

1) You don't have a VodaHost webs hosting account. You need a VodaHost web hosting account and a domain
name in order to publish your website on the internet. Click Here to create your VodaHost Account. (http://www.vodahost.com/order.htm)

2) If you do have a VodaHost account and you are having problems publishing this could only mean that your
firewall is blocking and preventing BlueVoda from doing its job. Please momentarily disable any firewalls that
you have on your computer or add BlueVoda to your safe programs list.

3) Also please make sure that you are selecting the correct IP address from he drop down menu. If you do not
see your IP address in the drop down menu, please upgrade to the latest version of BlueVoda (http://www.vodasupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=1).
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Want to see how to link your index/home page to another page!

Step by Step Visual Tutorial - How to Hyperlink Bluevoda Pages (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/links)

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These visual tutorials have been created in the hope that Complete Beginners will benefit from their simplicity, and, used in conjunction with the Vodahost Video tutorials should make your first website less stressful.

Please do not post questions or comments in this thread, use the other forums.
We would like to keep this thread for tutorials only.

so WATCH THIS SPACE............................

09-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Do YOU want to embed HTML, PHP, or Javer scripts into your Bluevoda web pages:

Step by Step Visual Tutorial - How to Use a Bluevoda HTML Box (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/htmlbox)


09-29-2008, 05:55 PM
Take the worry out of creating a Bluevoda Iframe and see a working demo

Step by Step Visual Tutorial - How to Create a Bluevoda Iframe: (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/frames/frames.php)



09-29-2008, 06:02 PM
Are you puzzled about the "BV" and "FTP" or "upload" expressions that you see all the time! (BV = Bluevoda and FTP = File Transfer Program and Upload is transfering a file from your computer to your website)

Here are 2 simple ways of uploading files (NOT BV PAGES) to your website:

Uploading files to your Bluevoda Vodahost website when you Publish (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/ftp)


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How to use the Bluevoda FTP Program (file transfer program) (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/ftp/ftp2.php)



10-05-2008, 02:12 PM
Having a problem Creating your database or Adding a new User ?

See this Step by Step Visual Tutorial, on How to Create a Bluevoda Database

How to Create a Bluevoda Database (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/database)



10-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Take the worry out of changing or updating your VODAHOST DNS (Domain Name Service)

Step by Step Visual Tutorial - How to Change your Vodahost DNS (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/dns/)



10-05-2008, 10:37 PM
Need to IMPORT a page or pages from your website or any other website into your Bluevoda Builder?

View this Step by Step Bluevoda Visual Tutorial - How to Import a Web Page (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/import/)



10-15-2008, 09:18 PM
Visual guide in filling in the Form Properties page in the Form Wizard

Bluevoda Visual Tutorial - Correct form properties for the Form Wizard (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/forms/)

You can also Click here for a Step by Step Tutorial on form Field Validation: (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=73.0)

Free Bluevoda Contact forms with Success and Error pages already linked: (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php/topic,218.0.html)


10-15-2008, 09:21 PM
Step by Step Bluevoda Visual Tutorial - How to save a Page as PHP

How to save a bluevoda page with a PHP extension (http://bluevodamembersclub.com/bvtutorials/forms/publishphp.php)


10-30-2008, 03:16 PM
Another tip for complete beginners originally posted by Vodahost:

A XML Sitemap allows search engines (Google, yahoo, etc...) to thoroughly index your website. BlueVoda 10+ (http://www.vodasupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=1) has a Built in Sitemap Generator.

Please follow the below steps to create your website's Sitemap.

1) Open up BlueVoda and go Tools > Sitemap


2) The below will launch...


3) Enter your websites Domain name and hit "Start Crawler"
4) Go make your self a cup of coffee an wait for for the Crawler to do its job.
5) When the Crawler is done, hit "Publish Sitemap" to upload your Sitemap to your public_html folder.
6) The crawler will upload a file called sitemap.xml to your VodaHost account.
7) After your sitemap is complete, click here (http://bluevodaforums.com/webmastertoolstour.html) to submit it to Google.

11-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Ticket Etiquette - How to ask for help.

Many of our clients have approached us asking for the most appropriate way to send in tickets, to ensure the fatest and most efficient responses to their tickets.

These tips are merely a suggestion, and in no way a requirement.

1) One Ticket per Issue, New Tickets for New Issues.

Suggestion: Please put only one issue in each ticket. If you have a different problem to address, please open a new ticket for this.

Logic: When a new shift comes in, each new staff member has to read the entire ticket to understand what the issue is and how to resolve it. When the first 24 replies were pertaining to an issue already resolved, not only could this potentially cause confusion, but it can also slow down the rate at which we could have read and resolved your issue.

2) Constantly Responding to a Ticket.
Suggestion: Please do not constantly respond to a ticket simply to expedite the ticket.

Logic: We understand some issues are quite important. However, currently when you make a response to the ticket, the ticket is sent back to the end of the queue as the last response time is reset. This achieves the opposite effect of your original intention.

3) Provide as Much Information as Possible.
Suggestion: Please provide us with as much information as possible to help troubleshoot tickets. For example if you are submitting an email issue, please provide us with the follogin details:
a) One specific email account / password that has a problem (even if all accounts have a problem)
b) Any specific error messages you receive.
c) If the error is for sending, receiving, or both.
d) What email address you are sending from, and what email address you are sending to.

Logic. Sometimes, just slightly more information can save us hours of troubleshooting, and thus get you a resolution several hours sooner than would otherwise be possible. For example in the above scenario, without additional details we may be spend 30 minutes testing and troubleshooting incoming mail just to find the problem is with outgoing mail. Providing us with specific error messages will help us narrow down the myriad of possible causes.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for giving us the opportunity to work with each and every one you.

CLICK HERE (http://www.vodasupport.com/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit) to submit a support ticket

Thank you in advance.

Your Website People!

12-22-2008, 08:46 PM
Adding a Bluevoda Guestbook to your Page:

1) Click the Guestbook Icon then click on your page and drag the mouse to form the Guestbook Box
(The Guestbook can then be resized and placed anywhere on your page).

2) Double click the Guestbook Box to open the PHP Guestbook Properties box.

3) Change the TITLE if you wish (you should leave the other fields as they are, but they can be changed)

4) Click on the Advanced button and choose an admin password (allows you to edit/delete entries). The default password is 'password'

5) Enter your email address if you want to be notified when someone uses your Guestbook.

6) Click OK - Then Publish your page.

7) After you post an initial welcome message, the script will auto create the required guestbookdb.php file for you.

Using the Bluevoda FTP Manager (TOOLS - FTP Manager) or
the File Manager in your Cpanel, Select the guestbookdb.php file and right click
then click Properties and set the permissions to 777 (You only have to do this once).

A Step by Step Visual Tutorial can be seen and printed Here: (coming soon)

You can also watch a Video Tutorial on adding a Guestbook Here: (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/bluevoda-general-issues/22578-how-create-guest-book.html)

The GuestBook Cannot be seen in Preview Mode, you must publish your page that contains the guestbook.
You will see an error message when you have published your Guestbook but this will disappear after you have made the first entry.
Change the permissions of 'guestbookdb.php' to 777 otherwise your guests won't be able to write data.

There are 3 files involved when creating a Bluvoda Guest Book:
1. The BV page that you created the GB on. ( call it whever you wish but should NOT have a .php extension)

2. The guestbook.php which is created when you publish number 1

3. The guestbookdb.php which is created when you first make an entry into your guest book.
(always LINK to the full URL of the page that you published in number 1)

12-28-2008, 03:59 PM
For a Complete Bluevoda Newbies / Beginners Guide in using the Bluevoda Website Builder, view this forum: (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php#7)

12-30-2008, 07:58 PM
How to add a search your own site only box:

Copy and paste this code into a bluevoda html box. (see previous HTML BOX tutorial)

change the "unionsinfronteras.com" to your website address

change the "only search union sin fronteras site" to whatever you wish.

<form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search">
<div style="border:1px solid black;padding:4px;width:20em;">
<table border="0" cellpadding="0">
<input type="text" name="q" size="25"
maxlength="255" value="" />
<input type="submit" value="Google Search" /></td></tr>
<tr><td align="center" style="font-size:75%">
<input type="checkbox" name="sitesearch"
value="unionsinfronteras.com" checked /> only search union sin fronteras site<br />

Resize the html box and place anywhere you wish on your page.

Publish your page.

[url="http://unionsinfronteras.com/english/"]Can be seen working here:[/RL]

search for comite

01-31-2009, 03:46 PM
How to Publish and Link to Protected Areas of your Website:

Simple Step by Step Visual tutorial: (Click here to view (http://mybluevodaspace.com/forums/index.php/topic,289.0.html))