Can I move my blog page over to the index page?

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When I began my website, I didn't think I wanted a blog. I eventually changed my mind, and created a blog page, which I linked to as the "Home" page in the menu. I didn't realize there was an index page lurking around and that it'd be where anyone typing in my URL would be directed. I've caught my mistake, and I would like to do something so that the blog is the first page that pops up whenever anyone types in the URL.
Is there a way to deactivate the index page, or can I move the blog content over to the index page? Thanks very much for your help. The URL of my site is:
http://www.bplknits.synthasite.com
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Posted 9 years ago

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Emmy

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Hello Catherine,

Unfortunately it isn't possible to take an existing blog page and make it the index page. You can make a blog page your index page, but you would need to re-create the blog.

These are the steps to turn your existing homepage (the page named index) into a blog page on your website.

1. Click on "New Page"
2. Name the page "index" and select the "Blog Page" option.

You will get a message telling you that your index page already exists and asking if you want to overwrite it. Say "yes". This will replace your current index page with a blog page and your site will start on your blog page.

Please click here for a tutorial: Creating your blog with Yola.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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If you want to save the content on the first blog you can 'save as' the page and then just copy over the content of the blog to the new blog.

Connor
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The "Save As" function will not work on a blog page. It only works on webpages. It would have been cool if we could have had this type of function.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Hmm, I thought there was? my mistake.
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Hello Catherine,

The good news is that it is now very easy to transport a blog onto another page, including your index page.

The link: http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...

in fact I had gone through the process of re-creating a blog as my index page using the blog feature. The tools associated with blogs are very important but also on my site, quite imposing and I would like to minimise all those bits and pieces and yet still have access to them when I want.

I am now in the process of creating the blidget and will place this on my index page. It's a matter of selecting what's important to your thinking of aesthetics and functionality.I'm going minimalist on the index page and opening it up on the true blog page.
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Peter... once you're done.. would you mind posting so that we can see how the blidget works? I've dabbled with it just a little before and I felt that it was just a prettied up blog feeder. I'm interested to see the potential of this blidget.
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Hi littleus,

It certainly looks like a RSS reader within a widget I agree. The interesting features are that you can click any of the topics and it takes you to the blog posting original page. You are then into the full blog facility as a viewer. You can make comments, do searches whatever.

The blidget renders the blog into the style of the widget and you only have limited authoring capabilities within the style. So you do have to work within that reference.

The problem I have is not being able to rename my blog from an index page to a subsidiary page. I think i'll have to copy the blog into another created blog page with pseudo dates and add them sysematically so they don't lose the sequence. Did it once before when I copied from blogger to Synthasite. Back into the boat! If it was already in a subsidiary page there would be no problem. {of course :) }
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It certainly does offer a workaround I think for those who need to import their blog. Thanks again for sharing. I would still like to see the blidget in action.. so when you got it all figured out.. please do post! =)