allow a space for html on all pages
This is helpful for google+ and other customization.
I'd like to add info on the search page to give my clients instructions on how to use my site.
the ability to add or embed code to the homepage or built in pages would allow photographers to use marketing apps such as Incentivibe to increase facebook likes and build email marketing list.
I am trying to verify my Business page on Google plus and apparently there is nowhere for me to paste one line of HTML for Google tracking.
That not acceptable.
Enter Custom Code in a regular Zen page - Find it frustrating that I cannot add code to a regular Zen Page for a button/link to another external site. If offered it would give us another option to link our sites to external societies and/or professional bodies to advertise our professional qualifications
The home page is supposed to be one of the strongest pages of the website but without the ability to create H1 tags, H2 tags or even choose the real layout of the text and images it makes it 10x harder to make an effective website in this insanely competitive industry.
For SEO purposes somewhere to enter keywords into the coding is essential, although google does not rely on keyword many other search engines do.
I have just paid for a SEO package for my website which is now wasted because if I don't enter the keywords then they cannot gaurentee the package. Then I will have just wasted a whole load of money. Not a happy chappy
I see similar suggestions. I think it is imperative that you be able to have the same editing capabilities for all website pages. Also, In order to remain competitive ZF should really have a better selection of design elements. The existing offering is very limiting. I am aware that I can purchase a template. Yet I have only found one company, warren, that sells templates and their offering is also very limited.
Would be great to have the ability to add meta tags to all pages of the site. I know metatags are not weighted heavily for SEO, but they are great if you do not want your site appearing in search engine rankings, or you need to verify your site for a particular service you are using with it.
If we are able to add <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable"
content="yes" /> to the gallery page, the client will be able to save the gallery to the home screen on their mobile device and then open it full screen (not in the browser) like a native mobile app.
To make it even more like an app you can prevent scaling: <meta name="viewport"
content="user-scalable=no, width=device-width" />
Use your logo as an icon for the home screen <link rel="apple-touch-icon"
...and many other cool and sexy things that would make client experience more amazing
I want to embed the code required to utilize Creative Commons and display their logo as a means to license my photographs. This requires adding code Creative Commons provides to my built pages. Zenfolio tells me they can't do this, even though many other services to allow it. This seems like a critical lapse on the part of Zenfolio, embeding code is a simple enough request, not just for Creative Commons but for other options and alternatives.
It would be useful to have a HTML widget/box/page element (similar to what you get on Blogger) that could be included on the home page like the Recently Added and Featured page elements.
This would allow us to embed something like the Twitter or Facebook widgets or display some other content that can't be placed in the plain-text-only Welcome Message box.
As an extension of this the Zenfolio blog feed could be made to be embeddable so we can display it on our home page.
This would be of benefit both for integrating social media more into Zenfolio sites but also could be used as a news feed to keep people up to date with content that has been added to our sites.
Currently the only way to display feed content is on a custom page, but directing someone to a page to show them a feed seems pointless when you can direct them to the relevant Twitter profile or Facebook page itself - where they will have the full range of options that site provides rather than just seeing a small version of your feed.
Alternatively HTML could be enabled for the Welcome Message, or maybe even both could be done to allow people options in where they place HTML content.
i would like to be able to add custom text in built in pages as i i only use zenfolio for my client galleries and online ordering it would be nice to be able to add text to built in pages especialy if you have mulitple types of clients
also i think we should be able to set system message for each gallery like the message that comes up to say how lon the gallery is enabled for
This request is different, and much more limited in scope, from the other requests asking for custom HTML and CSS uploads.
I would like to have the ability to create custom CSS rules that are used on pages and blog posts. This way I can create custom graphical elements that are consistent throughout the site. For example, an explanation box (borders and shading) or custom frames for images in the blog.
Allow for some small widget type area for page customization, perhaps in the footer area. For instance, I would like to include a Mailchimp sign-up form and I'm sure I could come up with other things to place there for that matter.
Pay-per-click advertising is a fast way for a photographer marketing prints to burn up money. Some advertising programs are now offering CPA, cost-per-action, which only results in a charge when a sale is made. But this requires custom code (or a small invisible 1 pixel image) on the photographer's home page and the final checkout page. If you offered this it would give us another option in our advertising programs.
Tom Hodgson commented
I would like to have the ability to add HTML to the <head></head> section of all pages too, specifically so I can add the Facebook tracking pixel code to my site to get an ROI on Facebook advertising, I would like to be able to add this code to either certain pages alone or globally to all pages on the site please.
Jon C. Hodgson Photography commented
OLD 81 STUDIOS commented
This would be so nice for much improved SEO!
Cathy Erickson commented
I need to be able to add a widget, with code, to add the other logos with links like my wordpress site or this website will not work.
I have been a member here for years now and am very satisfied, however, this is one thing that erks me a bit... I enter lots of national and international competitions that give out awards. It is not possible for me to place these award logos on my main page, fearless awards, PWPC, ISPWP etc... Its a major testament to our work at our studio and would help drive business. A spot where I can put Code for award logos ect.. would be really great! In the welcome message and about etc... This would be the last thing that would set this site as sure thing for me to remain a costumer for a long time. Everything else is great!
Jon C. Hodgson Photography commented
Clive Surman commented
I think this is a necessity. I would like to add a custom badge with external link to the welcome message but find I cant without the use of HTML. Please, please, please think about implementing the feature. I feel it's much needed.
Rob McAninch commented
Yes, I think allowing the insertion of meta tags would cover most any of these verifications. E.g. Bing or Yahoo, Google Plus, whatever.
Until that happens I believe Google allows you to authenticate via a DNS TXT record. So if you have a custom domain name, talk to whoever does your DNS on how to add that record. I have my site on a host with Cpanel and WHM so just added it in the WHM DNS Zone editor.
"Could we please"...I meant to say....sorry it's early still....
Willow Baby Studios commented
yup. this is seriously needing to happen asap.
JanC Photography commented
This would be great, been trying to figure out how i can get a slide out facebook like box added to my home pages for a while and with out the ability to add html/widgets it's impossible...all though i did manage to get it added to the side of my Zen blog page but i would like it on the home page too!
I don't understand why this wasn't done ages ago. It seems a no-brainer and zenfolio is lagging seriously behind.
Debra Wallace commented
I totally agree. I want to be able to add different elements on my home page and it's frustrating that the page I want the most flexibility with has no options at all. You can tell it's a Zenfolio site just by looking at it... actually, the sample websites they show when you sign up are misleading because most of those sites are actually other company's sites and they just use Zenfolio for ordering.
Bettina Monique Photography commented
I want to add an instagram badge to my contact page. Now I feel like crying because I can't
Tina Ross commented
I agree! Any website now really needs to have this function!
Linda Cresswell commented
Yes, yes, yes!
Jill Hoben commented
PLEASE - Allow a custom contact page where a photo/logo can be allowed. Clients jus don't understand why they can not show their logo to possible clients. I have been asking for this for about a year.
I have always used Dreamweaver but clients want to update own sites and using Zenfolio is one way to do that but they are not happy with the fact that they can not brand. I beg of you...
Got a test account today. Find it impossible to believe that the designer is so limiting. And the default templates all have ugly cruft I do not want.
So, yes, HTML is necessary.
Yes, please! I keep going back and forth to ProPhoto pages to see if I should switch my blog mostly because of the widgets! I don't want to have to, but...
Scott Trosky commented
The limitations of what you cannot edit with this service is really unfortunate. I am seriously considering using another service that I allows full customization of the pages unless something is changed.