I accidentally deleted a homestead.com site

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I accidentally deleted a site with a "homestead.com" link. Is there any way to retrieve it? If not, is there a way to be able to use the old link again for a new site? New sites all have "homestead cloud.com".
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The Tech guys will be here on Monday and will be able to help you.
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As Susan has already said, it could well be retrievable BUT only if you leave well alone until the tech guys come in Monday. As for the Homestead extension, I would suspect the answer would be no as all new websites will be built in the new websitebuilder which is a cloud based programme.
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Actually, if the guys can retrieve the homestead.com site it will still use that extension and not the .cloud. You would have to rebuild the site in the new builder in order for the cloud extension to be in effect as they can't just move a site over from the homestead.com builder to the cloud-based program.
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Oh ye of little faith :)
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No, just a realist.
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What was the site name? We can take a look, but if the site was deleted it may be gone.

As for rebuilding, if you do create a new site, I can convert it back to a site for Sitebuilder so you can have the .homestead.com address and use Sitebuilder.
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Hello Cynthia, Please wait for Drews response but i think,in simple terms , homestead.com websites are stored differently to Cloud websites. Homestead.com websites are stored in one place, homesteadcloud.com elsewhere but as their structure is different they cannot be stored together, Drew I believe is saying he can "convert" a website built with the new cloud builder to one that can be stored with as Homestead.com. That would mean you would be able to use the homestead.com address but would not be able to edit that website using the websitebuilder, which is cloud based. If you want to revamp your website with the new cloud based websitebuilder it would have a homesteadcloud extension. If you have a domain name, the extension would not matter as it can be pointed to whichever website you wanted.
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Thanks, Brian. I would be be happy to just have the old homestead.com link open a page that says "Click here to go to the new site"--I just bought my own domain name, so it would be that. As it is, that link just goes to a generic Homestead page.
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Well as long as you have sufficient space in your account that would be easy to achieve. Just have the Homestead index page say something like "Hi we have moved click the link below" and link to your new cloud domain named website. That way if someone goes to your domain direct it will come up on your cloud website or if they come to the homestead url they would see the we have moved notice. You will always be able to edit your old website but if you wanted to build a new one it would only be the cloud version.
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Thank you Brian, but the URL - jwdiehl.homestead.com - is dead. Any new site started has a homestead cloud.com URL. Right?
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Erm Yes  and No :) I would have said yes a couple of days ago but Drew mentioned (I think) that if you were to rebuild your website with the new Websitebuilder, ( and your are quite correct it would be homesteadcloud) he could possibly change it to a .Homestead website so you could keep that .homestead.com name and continue using the sitebuilder programme to make any future edits.

"As for rebuilding, if you do create a new site, I can convert it back to a site for Sitebuilder so you can have the .homestead.com address and use Sitebuilder."

But I may have misinterpreted what Drew is saying...

See what he says.
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It would be possible to create a new site with the desired name and I can make it a Sitebuilder site. You can then add code to that site to redirect to the new site. It would redirect all traffic from the old URL to the new URL which would have to be a different site name and would be at homesteadcloud.com. But the traffic going to the old URL would get forwarded.
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You're welcome
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I think I'm almost there. The website I created, named in the drop-down menu, is jwdiehl.homestead.com. That is what you did for me. I made a simple page and published, checked "view this page after publishing", and all seemed perfect. It even said "The address for this age will be jwdiehl.homestead.com". The page that came up looks fine and the link I created on it works. The address showing for this page is
 http://jwdiehl.homestead.com/index.html?_=1485560886209
but it doesn't work when coming in from another browser. Neither does just straight jwdiehl.homestead.com, which is what I need. They just both go to the generic Homestead page still. How is that possible?
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It comes up for me. http://jwdiehl.homestead.com

I would use redirect code instead of the link. You can see how in this topic, https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_automatically_redirect_a_visitor_to_anoth...
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SCRATCH THAT.   It just started working! I didn't realize there would be a delay. Thank you so much Drew. You are a lifesaver.
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Yes, he wont be beaten, glad its sorted for you Cynthia

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