how do I upgrade my site to mobile friendly

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Hello,

Sitebuilder plus sites unfortunately do not have a way to be converted to mobile friendly software directly from the 
Homestead account. If you didn't set up duda mobile in the past there is no way to do that now without having to pay. For a mobile friendly aspect that we provide you will need to use WebsiteBuilder.

Otherwise, you can try the suggestion from Steve in this article https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/mobile-friendly-sitebuilder-plus it may be helpful.
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Now wait, MIchelle C, sometime ago someone reassured me, I think it was Drew, saying my website would be mobile friendly already once published. So now your saying unless I set up my site on duda I will have issues with customers on mobile! And mobile is what most use these days so this is going to really mess things up for me and no money to promote my site on homestead if paying to have a mobile site created separately!
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I think Drew was referring to sites built with the newer WebSite Builder program as being mobile friendly automatically. Sites using sitebuilder plus or desktop sitebuilder have fewer options to become mobile friendly. You can use and pay duda or you can turn your site into something mobile friendly by building mobile friendly pages and using scripts to direct mobile, tablet and desktop traffic to these specific pages. The link Michelle included above includes the directions to build, script and link these pages. Once you get started I think you'll find it easier than expected.
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Thanks Steve. I thought I am using the newer website builder program. I just transferred my domain back to my site and boy am I in trouble unless I build a mobile site sigh
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So once I build a new mobile site then what happens when someone comes to my domain? Does it go to the mobile site if one is on mobile or not?
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The scripts, some can be added as is-others require editing, direct traffic to the specific page on your domain. You'll have to create/add these pages using the sitebuilder (desktop or plus) you used to create the site. It's just like adding new pages to your existing site except the new pages will be mobile friendly.

However, if you are using the newest Website Builder program you just have to click on the phone icon at the top to view your site in mobile.
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I included a link to my website in Michelle's link above. At the bottom of my main page you'll find a link to the mobile page. If you access the site using a phone you'll arrive at the mobile page automatically. 
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OnlineLifestyle,

Your websites are built in Sitebuilder plus which does require duda mobile or some mobile converter to be considered "mobile friendly". This does not mean your sites won't work on a mobile device, as long as your customer knows your domain they can still visit the website from a phone. The difference is the site will show up just like it does on a desktop and the customer will possibly need to zoom in to read and navigate your site. When it is mobile friendly it conforms to a vertical layout to fit the layout of the mobile screen.  

You are correct, at this time most people are using a mobile device when browsing the internet so I would recommend a mobile friendly set up. You can rebuild in WebsiteBuilder or you can try the suggestion from Steve in this article https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/mobile-friendly-sitebuilder-plus it may be helpful.

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