How do I convert my existing website to the new version of Homestead?

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I have a website on an older version on Homestead. I have over 100 pages on my website. I would like to update it to the new version of Homestead. How do I go about this?
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Hello Tanya1242

Sites cannot be transferred from Sitebuilder Plus to Website Builder. You would need to rebuild the site in the new builder, starting from scratch. This would be a good opportunity to revamp and modernize your site and you can build it in the background while your other site is still up.
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You can download an archive so you have them all in a folder on your computer, but no. They would all have to be re-uploaded to the new builder.
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This is a real problem.  My original site is far too big to re-do  (http://bacchronicle.homestead.com/LGChronicle.html), as it is I don't really have time to update and add new information from my researches to both the many pages on that site, plus those on http://www.lgchronicle.net  - maybe this is something the techies should be looking into!!
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The two builders are too different, they are not compatible to have information transferred between them. You would either need to keep your site where it is if you are not willing to rebuild it yourself or pay someone to rebuild it for you, or take the time to rebuild it.
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When I download the images from Homestead and put them in the new version they are blurry.  But on the original site they are clear.  Resolution is 72 and size is 11 in. wide.  But they upload tiny.
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How did you download them from the old site?
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When I build my New Website what format will it be in?  Will it be Phone, Pad friendly?  (Wordpress?)
Or do I have to build 2 separate sites, one for phone and one for the dinosaurs such as myself?
Or just build the New site Phone Friendly and it will look and act fine on the dinosaur desktop?
Any advice as to what the New Website should look like (size, # pages, pictures etc)
Any advice as to get my Google Ratings back up to where they were
Thank you in advance
TexasMetalBuildings.com
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If you build a new site, it will be in Website Builder and it will be a responsive site. There is an editor for desktop and mobile within the builder. This will definitely help improve your site, which should improve your rankings eventually, but if you would like to talk to someone about our professional Search Engine services, I can have someone call you.
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In Website Builder "There is an editor for desktop and mobile within the builder"

Does that mean that I build "Two" New Websites?  One for Mobile devices and One for Desktop?  (That is basically my question)
I was kinda hoping to build a much simpler smaller site but I need to be seen by both  Mobile and Desktop devices ...
Also I asked the question elsewhere but haven't found the response...
Since I have a current up and running Website, How do I start with building the new and then chunking the old  and is there a step by step guide with a way to test so I don't just go completely dark?
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You build the site for desktop and our system will automatically create a mobile version for it, you'll just need to make some changes to make it work for your site.
You would just need to add the new site under Websites Manager. Give it a temporary site name. Choose the design, build the site, and then when you are done, change the site association for the domain to switch it over. At that point, you can delete the old one.