Frequently asked questions

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General

What kind of database does Ycode use for its backend?

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

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.

Project settings

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Elements

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).

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 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.

Dynamic data

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

In Ycode’s collections, 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.

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.

Integrations

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

In Ycode’s collections, 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.

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.