How do I use the Master Page feature?

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If you are using Sitebuilder Plus and choose a master template, then you can easily add some elements to all pages in your site. Here's how.

If you press the button between page settings and insert, you will see the yellow bar. This indicates changes will be made to all pages. In this example, the company name is Master Template and the phone number and the navigation element will all be on the master page. When done, click the Return to Page button inside the yellow bar and you will be back editing the individual page.

You will also see the indicated check box. This will show/hide elements on the page you are editing. This can help you easily arrange elements on the master page by seeing the placement once the elements from the individual page are added.


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled show on all pages.

How do I get images, etc to show on all pages?
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Hi Danny4799,

Please look at the reference above, this goes into small detail about the master page feature. Is it this you are inquiring about?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am trying to create a new webiste. how can I make changes to one page without i....

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Choosing what shows on all pages.

How do I choose what I want to show on all of my pages? It is currently only allowing me to show one image but I would like to choose more. Thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do I change or delete elements on every page?.

when I try to edit an element that appears on every page, it keeps popping up with the "this will edit every page" notice, but doesn't allow me to choose an element to edit.
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There are two sets of elements, the regular elements, and master all elements. The master all elements may be what you are referring to. Which element are you trying to remove?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled HELP!!! I tried to add a newsletter and now it is on everyone of my pages and in ....
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You added the file to the master page. Remove it from the master and add it to the single page you wish, then publish.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Im making changes to a page, but it's affecting all pages. Please help..
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How would I go about creating something on the master template that would live at the bottom of every page? 
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You can do that, but you would have to make sure that you can make all the pages the same size, as anything you place on the master page will be in the same place on each page. You can use a large rectangle in your desired background color. Place that on the master page and make it the width of the page and the length you desire. You can place the footer and the bottom. Remember, the pages all need to be at least very close to the same length, so you need to be careful about your content.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled everything wants to go to all the pages.

On the second page I want to put my storage prices. Every time I click on the page it warns me that I will make changes to all pages. Only want change to the storage price page. Also how do I bring over the word document copy and past distorts it.

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If you try to edit something that is on the master page it will give you this message. You may add elements only to a single page by making sure the bar at the top is not showing with the warning. If you are still having a problem, let us know what you are trying to edit and the page name and we will take a look.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled change 1 thing for all pages.

How do I make changes or additions so that it is duplicated on all the pages without going to each page to make the change
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Check out this article, and let us know if you have more questions!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do I keep the yellow bar to stay down when make changes to all pages?.
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Cheryl4232 anytime you click an element that is not on the Master page, the yellow bar disappears. Look at the screen shots at the top of this topic. There is a check box. If that box is unchecked then you only see elements that are on the master page. Currently you have none, so everything you click on goes back to the page you are editing. You can select elements one at a time or in a group and cut them from the page and then click to go to the master page, then paste them onto the master. Once you get them there they will stay and show on all pages.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how to change link on multiple pages at once.

how to change a master link
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Hi JEFF3425, this touches a little bit on the master page feature, is this what you are working with? If you have the element selected, you should be able to edit the link as normal.
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I need help.  I'm working on Homestead website edit ( I don't know what version).  I added a page to my website.  I thought I was creating a separate page, but when I checked my home page, all the changes/additions I made to the new page, appeared on the home page.  What am I doing wrong?  I've looked and couldnt
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https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_use_the_master_page_feature
You need to fix the page width. First click on the button between Page settings and Insert. You will see the yellow bar that says changes will be on all pages. Then click on page settings and set the page width to 980. That is the default. If you previously made it wider, you may need to again,.

If you are trying to fill the space out, you may want to center align it, you can do this by clicking the Page Settings, then Advanced Settings, there is an option to Center align this page. 
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I need help.  I'm working on Homestead website edit ( I don't know what version).  I added a page to my website.  I thought I was creating a separate page, but when I checked my home page, all the changes/additions I made to the new page, appeared on the home page.  What am I doing wrong?  I've looked and couldnt
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Which site and page is it? It sounds like you are working in Websitebuilder and may have added the content to the header. The header and footer sections will display on all pages.
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I want to use my original domain and it tells me it is being used??? How can I transfer to new websitebuilder? Thanks for your help and the new websitebuilder is easier to use...
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Hello Ruth

Please use the instructions in this article to switch your domain to another site:

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_switch_my_domain_to_a_new_site_i_built

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