how to update to new sitebuilder and replace existing site

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I would like to begin using the new interface for sitebuilder. I don't want to remove my old site until the new on is ready to be up and running. Will be keeping same domain name. How do I do this?
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Providing your package allows multiple sites, you should see ADD A NEW SITE option in the upper right of the page after the log in page. If you don't see it then you will need to add a site to your package. It's $2.00/month and can be canceled once your site is done and switched to your regular domain. Just add to this post that you want to add a site and Drew or Todd can help you.

To build the site:
1. After you chose the ADD A NEW SITE option you will be asked to name the site. This can be anything as once complete you will switch it to your regular domain.
2. You then will be asked to chose a design. Lots of templates to choose from, but if you are a build from scratch kinda person then just pick any template and delete all the elements. Blank slate.
3. The best way to go about building the site is to open your existing site in the browser so you can copy/paste the text. You will need to import your images into the new program though.
4. Unfortunately the help is scattered throughout the Community here rather than being in one spot. Here are some of the tutorials and helps:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-to-make-sure-text-elements-will-be-responsive-a....

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-create-a-new-site

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-make-my-website-mobile-friendly

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-a-slideshow


https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-a-photo-gallery

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-create-a-drop-down-menu-tceolrg8r6qnm

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-youtube-or-vimeo-videos-to-my-site

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-a-photo-gallery

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-edit-existing-text

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-an-image

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-change-an-existing-image

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-preview-my-site

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how-do-i-add-text-4io4gh5ibjljs

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/websitebuilder
5. Someone is almost always around here and will jump in to assist you if you get lost.
6. Your existing site will remain up and functional and editable just like it is now until such time as you choose to make the switch. This means you can take your time learning and building. There is a learning curve with this program, but spend some time checking out all the options and it becomes easier as you go.
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I'm in the middle of this same process. What is the last step ... once the new site is ready to launch with the same name as the old site?
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On the domains tab, look for the link for Change site association. Select the desired site from the drop down menu. It can take up to 20 minutes after you do this to finish

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