Frequently asked questions

General

Is Ycode free to use?

Yes! Ycode is absolutely free to use — no trial period included. We don’t ask for any credit card details during the signup process.

What kind of database does Ycode use for its backend?

The database Ycode uses is PostgreSQL. Click here to read more about PostgreSQL.

Project settings

What is a project?

A project is the website or web app that you build in Ycode. Every new project is paired with an auto-generated Ycode URL. You can publish your project on this URL or connect your own custom domain.

Can I connect a custom domain to my Ycode project?

Yes, for sure! With a few simple steps, you can connect a custom domain via DNS and publish your web project using this new URL. In this documentation, you’ll learn how to connect a custom domain in Ycode.

How do I manage my project’s social share settings?

In the page settings, you can define exactly what is displayed when your page is shared on social media (both the meta data and image). 

Learn more about how to edit the social settings in this documentation.

Can I connect my web project to Google Analytics?

Yes! Navigate to the settings via the left-side panel. Here you’ll find the custom code section, where you can insert the Google Analytics code in the <head></head> tags of your project’s code. 

Click here to see the exact steps written down, or watch the accompanying tutorial video.

Can I make pages private, so they’re only visible to authenticated users?

Absolutely. Head over to your page settings via the left-side panel. Here you’ll be able to mark a checkbox that says “Only authenticated users can access this page”. This enables user authentication.

Click here to learn how to set up authentication pages.

Elements

How do I select all the text within a block at once?

Do you want to select all the text in, let’s say, a paragraph element? There are two ways to do so: you can either double-click within the element or press Control or ⌘ + A to select all content.

Can I reuse elements?

Meet components! You can save elements as a component and then reuse it by simply dragging it into your canvas from the components dropdown in the top panel. Learn more in our documentation.

How can I edit SVG icon colors?

It’s simple! Just select the SVG element and edit the color. We’ll talk more about using SVG icons in Ycode here.

Can I embed a Facebook post on my page?

Yes, you can! First copy the HTML embed code from the Facebook post you want to insert (here’s how).

Then in the Ycode top panel, click on the cursor icon to open the dropdown menu. Add the HTML embed element to your canvas, double-click inside the element and paste the Facebook post embed codes from Step 1 and Step 2 below each other*. Now you should see the Facebook post text. Click Save and Preview to view the Facebook post in its entirety.

* Alternatively, you can add the embedded code from Step 2 in the HTML embed field, and add the code from Step 1 in the Custom code section under Settings (left-side panel).

How can I add a background image to a slider?

In your Ycode canvas or in the Layers sidebar, click on the slide that the background image should be applied to. Then navigate to the right sidebar and click in the Design tab on Backgrounds. Here you can upload a background image.

We’ll talk more about editing slider elements and using backgrounds in our documentation.

Dynamic data

How do I display data collected via a form?

You can display such data with dynamic content, you can add a text block in your canvas and connect it to a database field in the settings. Please learn more here.

Can I use multiple tables and relations in databases, or just one?

In Ycode’s local databases, you can select either reference and multi-reference fields. For example: a blog post can have one author (reference) assigned, or many authors (multi-reference) assigned. 

Click here to learn how to set up a local database.

Integrations

Is there an integration with Google Sheets available?

Not directly, but you can store your Google Sheets data in Airtable and use our native Airtable integration to show the data in your project. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set up the Airtable integration.

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