Need to Work on website offline

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It would be more productive to be able to work on my web site offline then publish it. It also made more sense when you could work on several pages at one time. Just open the tab and keep working. Going back and forth that way was sure simpler then what you have now. It is taking more time to work on pages now then it did on the desktop version. And we all know.....Time is money! BRING BACK THE OLD VERSION. So we can work offline when there is no connection available. This new PLUS really is a minus! I have been with you guys forever and I really do not want to find another host, but this new version of sitebuilder is not user friendly, at least not for someone who wants to work on more than one thing at a time.
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Thanks for your feedback.  There are a lot of change/feature requests being evaluated all the time.  I don't know what changes will be occurring in the future, but we appreciate your feed back and we'll pass this on to the developers.

Mike
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I agree!! Where is the offline version!!! The online version stops working and BAM all my work is lost AGAIN!! Being able to work offline and then publish everything at once was great!! What were you thinking Homestead?
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These messages are old. Has an offline version been reestablished? if so how do I download it?
I have limited data and can't do much revision online.

I have been away from Homestead for a few years and I was very disappointed to find I could not work offline, at least I haven't been able to find a way.

I have a lot to revise and delete, and I am slow. Please bring it back. I have been with Homestead since it was free as a part of Juno.
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Charline0939, you can install the old desktop Sitebuilder to work on your existing site. What version of Windows do you use?
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Windows 10 Home
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You need to do step 3 in this topic, https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_install_sitebuilder_on_windows_8

Then install this Microsoft component, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15468

After that log in to your Homestead account and then download and install Sitebuilder.
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Does that mean that I do not have to do steps 1 and 2 ... Deleting existing Homestead? I just want to be clear.
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If you never had it installed then no.
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I do have new version installed on my new laptop. That is why I was so disappointed when o couldn't work offline as I did before. I didn't have my own computer for several years. So do I delete new version to add old?
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The old desktop Sitebuilder is the only program that gets installed. Sitebuilder Plus and Websitebuilder are both online and can't be installed. They are run through the browser. What have you been using?
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I've been working on line since I got my new computer, but it eats up too much data. I guess what I need to do is find out how to download all of my data to use offline. I can't access it offline. I am a bit rusty. Can I download my pages a few at a time?
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I think that all I have to do is open up a page in the Site builder and all th files connected download. Not sure. Battery ran down before I gave it a good test. Hope that is the case.
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If you open the site in the desktop builder, it should sync with the published site completely.
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Yes. It did and it is all on my laptop now so I can work offline. Thanks. Sorry if I seemed clueless, but I'm 66 and I have been out of the loop for a while.
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Not a problem at all. Happy to help.

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