Started new site per email re: Website Builder and nothing. Help Please.

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Started new site per email re: Website Builder put in several hours of work, saved as I went along, now I can't get back to it because it is not showing up in my list of sites.  The first thing said to save a new name and it forced me to use homesteadcloud but the site I started from there says it is somr.homestead.com and nothing.  Can't change the name - system won't let me.  Help Please. 
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Hello, 

If you log into homestead.com and click on Websites Manager, you should be able to see the site name from your list of websites in the drop down menu. If you click on that site and let it load for a moment, does the screen say WebsiteBuilder?
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Well dang - guess I just didn't wait long enough.  Before it was not giving me the edit option - now it is.  Thanks for your time.  
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Shoot - had Edit Site button for a few minutes yesterday afternoon - now it is gone again - back to Choose Design - I don't want to have to start all over I had 5 pages in the site started - only published the Index.  More Help Please!    Shady Oaks Mustang Ranch | Webster, FL 33597  somr.homesteadcloud.com  
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So I think what happened was the editing you did was somehow done in Sitebuilder Plus. You are trying to use WebsiteBuilder, which is the builder that is asking you to choose the design. Unfortunately there is no way to get the work that was done in the Sitebuilder Plus builder into Website Builder, so it will require you to choose a design and rebuild. I am sorry about the inconvenience.
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Is there anyway to tell the difference between the two  - Sitebuilder Plus and Website Builder?  After I posted this a.m. I was able to get the edit site button to come up for that homesteadcloud address and have been editing ever since - so I'm hoping I didn't mess this up.  
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It will say the name of the builder in the top left corner of Website Builder.

This is Sitebuilder Plus:



This is WebsiteBuilder:

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Okay - so I've been wasting my time.  Tell me this - do I HAVE to change to the new Website Builder or can I just keep using the Sitebuilder Plus?  Homestead isn't going to stop supporting it - or do away with it are they?
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Well, we don't offer Sitebuilder Plus on new sites. I actually don't know how you got into that editor on this site, it must have been some type of glitch. I really do recommend you use WebsiteBuilder. We can provide a free SSL, it is mobile friendly, responsive, and much more updated. This is also the builder we will continue to update in the future. We have no plans to discontinue Sitebuilder Plus but this is not a builder we are updating and improving.
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One last question - is there some way to use the new Website Builder and just start with a blank?  I only want to replicate my current site - with a few changes and some cleanup.  I'm just a hobbyist and I want to keep my collection out where I can show it to friends and other Ford enthusiasts.
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There is not a blank template, but you can delete everything once you choose a template.
Since you've already started using the old builder for this site, let me see if I can get that to be the builder permanently. In the future, though, WebsiteBuilder will be the default.
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I just went to check that site and it is no longer available. Did you delete the site?
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Yes - I deleted it - I couldn't get back into it at all once I tried a new template in Website Builder so it didn't seems like I could use it.  I tried to delete everything from the basic personal template I chose from Website Builder, but there seem to be certain elements that will not go away.  I don't blog, barely Facebook or Twitter.  Don't need an about me page, etc.  I guess I'll figure it out eventually.  Next time I have some hours to waste.  Thanks again for your time.  Can't promise this will be the last time I bother you.  
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No problem. Just let me know when you need help in the future. That's what I'm here for.
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Elyzabeth:

Am I seeing things or do we now have "SPELL CHECK" ?
If so thanks it is a great help.
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As far as I know, this feature still hasn't been added. Can you send me a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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