I want to use a template from new Websitebuilder but cannot access (only old templates available). How to access?

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I built my website with the old sitebuilder. I want to use a responsive template from the new Websitebuilder. But, when I click on choose new design, only the old templates are available. How do I access these?
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Hi NDC:

If you are logged in to Homestead.com then you should automatically be able to access the new templates. Then if you are not interested in the selection just select one and delete all of the items and start from scratch.
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Even if you are logged in to Homestead, you do not automatically have access to the new Website Builder. For anyone who is using the old builder and wants to use the newer builder, the only way to do so would be to create an entirely new website and start from scratch. The new website will be created in the newest builder, Website Builder.

Specifically for your account, the plan you are on does not allow for another website to be created. If you wanted this option, I would need to add an additional site to the account billing for $2/month. Is this a change you would like me to make?
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No, I do not need an additional site. So, there is no way to transfer my old account to Website Builder? In other words, it is "stuck" in the old site builder? I'd just like to transfer my current account to the new builder. Thanks for your help!
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There is no way to transfer your existing site content to the new builder. You would need to rebuild the site, which is the same thing you were trying to do by choosing a new design. Once you are done building the new site, you would be able to move your domain over to the new site, delete the old site, and remove that additional site addon.
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We have 2 websites with Homestead, both designed years ago and are outdated.  We have tried the "change design" feature, but the available selection seems to be more of those dated designs.  When we visit Homestead without logging in, we see hundreds of fresh and complementary designs inside the Design Galley,  How can can we access  those designs to either update a current site or use in the creation of a new one?
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I have the same problem - from what I've been told, the only way is add yet another new account (and more $), build a new website, and transfer over. I, like you, would just like to rebuild my current site with the new template, seems simple, right? Been a homestead customer for 4+ years, might be time to find a new host...
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The "Change Design" option is only going to allow you to change to a different design in that builder. If you want to use the newest builder, it is going to require you rebuild your site in that newer builder, and it starts by you creating a new site on your account.

NDC, the only reason this would cost additional money for you is because you are only paying for one site. And you are getting what you are paying for. If you want to add another site, it would be $2/month for as long as it takes you to build it. Then, once you are done, you move the domain over, you can delete that old site and we can downgrade back to just one site and remove that additional charge.

Greg2098  you are paying for a package that allows for multiple sites, so it would not cost any additional for you. You just need to go to Websites Manager, click "Add New Website" and give it a temporary site name (that ends in .homesteadcloud.com. once you build it, you will replace this name with your domain name) and start building.