How do I create a new site?

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1) Log in to your Homestead account. Click on the Websites Manager page., then click on Add New Website.
Note: If you do not see Add new Website, then you account has reached its limit on sites. 2 additional sites can be made available for $2/month



2) Please provide a unique name for the site. This is just a placeholder that your site will be built under until you choose a domain name. Alternatively, you can choose to only use the site name, in which case, your site will work with the .homesteadcloud.com URL.
Click Add this Site. If the site name is already in use, you will be prompted to choose a different name.
You do not enter a domain name in this space.
If your name is available, you will be taken back to the Websites Manager page.



3) If you are ready to move on, click Choose Design.



4) Select a category and/or search for keywords. You may also just browse through them by changing pages at the bottom.



5) When you find a template, hover your mouse over that template and Click the select button to see a preview.



6) If you like the preview, click Select this Design. If you want to look at more options, select Close.

  • At this time, it is not possible to change a template on a site. You would need to create a new site and pick a new template.


7) Clicking Select this Design will now bring you to the editor.

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are there only 216 templates to choose from?
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Yes, the templates you see under "Choose Design" are the ones we have available.
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Why does my Sitebuilder page looks different than the one from the image (with the K-9 training)? My Sitebuilder page looks 15 years old and it's very hard to use. Is this related to the design template?
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This is because your site is an older site, so it was built using our older builder. The images in this article are related to our newer builder that we launched 2 years ago. You are certainly welcome to use that builder, but you would need to rebuild your site in that builder.
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I'm trying to do that. When I clicked on 'change design', my screen looks totally different. I don't have the category tab and the blank template option. Instead it asks me for the business type, website personality, website purpose, and target customer. 
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Right, because your site is on an older builder. If you are in your site and choose "Change Design" it is going to give you template options in that older builder. You need to rebuild your site in the newer builder, not change the design of your site in the older builder. The options will not look identical, there is no longer a "blank template" option, but everything else is the same.
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But how do you access the old site?  I have a multisite option.  I talked with a guy about adding a new site, responsive site, and did.  But now I do not know how to go back and access my old cupiderosbooks.com site with webmanager?
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Hello,

You would need to log into your Homestead account, go under Websites Manager and choose which site you want to edit from the drop down menu provided.
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I am ready to throw Homestead away. I DO NOT WANT TO BUILD A NEW WEBSITE. I am happy with what I have and don't have time to build a new one
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Hello Helen,

No one is forcing you to rebuild your site. If you received an email regarding our newer builder, WebsiteBuilder, which prompted this reaction, we are just informing you of your options. We wouldn't be doing our job if we had a better product to offer and didn't tell you about it. At that point, it is your choice to use it or not.
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I am having a lot of trouble with site builder but when I open website manager there is no tab to initiate website builder as suggested in the instructions 
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When you're logged into your Homestead account and click on Websites Manager, do you see this option in the top right corner of your screen? I just logged in and I can see it in your account on my end.