Different logins for Plus and WebsiteBuilder? Different companies? Getting confused...

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Hello, I am trying to figure out this website PLUS versus website builder thing. I have been with homestead for about 10 years.

1. My understanding is that the new name for the builder I have been using is PLUS (or something like that) and when I went to add a new site, it is in a different builder and that is called WebsiteBuilder. Right?

2. I use the same login for all of these and they are all in my list but I find it strange that I cannot find a separate login page for WebsiteBuilder. Homestead does not even have it advertised anywhere and the mobile friendly feature is no where to be found on the list of advertised features. I will be designing websites for people so I want to be able to see this advertised and pricing when I set up a separate page for them. Is there a different login page/ad?

3. Also, I am running into this issue where if the most recent site I edited was in sitebuilder, when I log back in it takes me to straight to editing mode and tells me I have to pick a design even though I did already! It terrifies me because I am afraid it will erase everything..so I click on the homestead logo instead and thankfully this takes me back to main menu and I go to the site from there with no further no problems. This is really scary to deal with each time and especially if I will be designing for customers.

4. Lastly, does this mean that we can no longer design NEW sites in PLUS (the old version/desktop). Please tell me PLUS is just a new name for what I have been using? LOL Sigh...  Will they let me work in plus if I request it? AND Should I be worried about my PLUS sites if they are phasing it out potentially?

Thanks so much for any help with any part of this post. I have to say though, I think website builder once I got used to it has terrific new features with that old homestead familiarity I like so I hope they make it look nice in their advertisements...including having a less pixelated looking logo lol. Their new features are way too good for that logo and their ads and can get their reputation up if they fix that stuff (I digress!)  :)
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Sitebuilder Plus is the newest version of the Sitebuilder program, but it is not new by any means. Website Builder is a completely different program and this is the newest builder, the one that all new sites are created on.

The login is the same, through your Homestead account login. Just log in to homestead.com, go under Websites Manager and select the site you want to edit. Click Edit Site.
This is happening because the builder is the last Homestead page you had open, but it has timed out so doesn't recognize a specific site it should be editing. You can prevent this by either logging out completely every time or just going back to homestead.com before exiting instead of exiting from Sitebuilder.

Correct, no new sites are being made with Sitebuilder Plus or Desktop. Only Website Builder sites will be made in the future. You cannot request to use Sitebuilder for any new sites, but your already existing Sitebuilder Plus sites are safe. I would recommend switching them to the newer builder if you can, but we have no current plans to phase out Sitebuilder Plus sites. 
I'm glad you ended up liking the builder, I definitely think it is a good program to use.
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Thank you for all this info. When I go to homestead.com the templates that I see in their examples look like the old templates.. can you confirm this? Just want my clients to be able to see modern ones so they have faith in it even though I will be working off the designs to make my own modified templates. Not a huge deal but just want to make sure I am not missing something or am on the wrong page? I think they just did not update yet. Also, do you know if there is a way I can duplicate a template that I make to be able to use it again for another account or website with homestead? Would be great!
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The templates in our website are for the older builder, we are working on updating them, but it hasn't happened yet, as you can see.

At this time, we do not have a way to copy a template you create from one site to another. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

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