Homestead Websitebuilder

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Hello. The new Websitebuilder is not yet activated on accounts. We are working as quickly as possible to get it integrated to all Homestead accounts. We will begin posting some how to articles in this category as our other duties permit. The topics are being built using our QA environment, so it is possible that some of the integration may change. In that case, we will update the existing topics as soon as possible. Because it is in our QA environment, we will be unable to show you a fully published site, but we can take screen grabs of previews.

Once we activate the new builder on all accounts, all new sites will be on the new Websitebuilder. Your old Sitebuilder sites will not be affected, but you will not be able to create new sites in Sitebuilder.

We will continue to use our step by step guides with pictures and arrows(for you Arlo Guthrie fans). We are not sure if time will permit, but would also like to gauge interest in the same tasks in a training video. Please feel free to post a reply with your opinion concerning videos.

Thank you
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Posted 3 years ago

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Thanks..please keep us updated
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lynn7364

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Yet a letter was sent out oct 3rd announcing the roll out and the new rates effective tomorrow.
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The price increase was sent out in accordance with our terms of service. The increase will happen on your next billing date, whenever that is. The builder is a tool included with the hosting package and will be released as soon as possible.
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Videos are certainly a good way of training / instructing but I like trial and error and learn as I go along but some written instructions on how to would be welcome.
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Everyone learns differently...for me, videos just don't really work as it is tedious to have to go back through to get the info you need. A screen grab and explanation work best for me. But generally I'm kind of like Brian - I dive in and bump my way through.
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So right now those who are using the old version of sitebuilder will be able to convert their existing site to be built in the new sitebuilder is that correct?
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Unfortunately, the site does not "convert" You may keep the site as is and continue to use Sitebuilder. If you want to use the new builder, you will need to start a new site. The old site can stay up until you decide to switch it.
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That's the part I'm confused about. Do we have to choose new template and rebuild or? I guess it'll be explained from support when it's launched but I just wanted a head up since I plan on changing stuff when it is officially launched.
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You will need to choose a new template IF you decide to switch to the new builder. While you are doing that your existing site will still remain in place and you will still be able to continue to edit it. Once you have finished building the new site IF you choose to go that route then you will switch over to it.
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Thats my plan. start a new website in the new websitebuilder, keep my old one running along.....get comfortable with what it can do and then create a New Website for my business, tinker with it until I am satisfied with the result and then point my domain name to it
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Ntt how I understand it.. I think!!! if your using sitebuilder or sitebuilder plus we will be able to continue editing our websites in those programmes. If you want to use the extra features of the new responsive website then I am afraid its a rebuild under the new architecture as the new builder is not compatable with sitebuilder or sitebuilder plus. I know!!! its a pain, I for one will be staying with sitebuilder plus for now.
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Don't you think you should have delayed the price increase until the added functionality of the new website builder was operational? After all that was the reason given for the additional charge.
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Ive been with Homestead since it was free and it they have served me well over the years and earned me some nice income so I would defend them against many silly comments and gripes. But,  Edward, THAT is a very good observation..One I wholehaeartedly agree with, it would have saved a lot of disquiet. Perhaps the Company will bear that in mind for any future upgrades.Thank you for bringing it up...

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