change of site layout

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Hi Yola! I have recently joined and I have started to build a site - I think it's a 'site layout' for personal businesses but I would like to change that now. How do I do that? I hope you can help me out. Best regards Christine
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Hello Christine

Welcome to Yola! If you're wanting to change your style (template), it's very easy to do this. Please follow these instructions:

1. Click on the "Change Style" button.
2. A dialog box will open with the selection of styles you can choose from.
3. Browse through the available styles by mousing over them. When mousing over a style a larger preview of the style will be displayed.
4. When you've decided on the style you would like to use, click on it. A preview of your website will open up with the new style applied to it.
5. If you like what you see: click on "Continue" on the bottom right of the dialog box. (Note: If it is a premium style the button will say "Buy Style" and clicking this button will activate a payment screen. Alternatively you can try out the style on your site for free before making your purchase and you will be prompted to purchase the style the next time you publish your site.)
6. Once you have made your selection, the new style will load onto your site.
7. Please remember that if you have added your own banner to the previous style, it will not be added to the new one - you will need to re-add it to your new style (if the style has the option).

Please let me know if you have any trouble with this.
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Hi Sanja

Thanks a lot for your quick reply, however that is not what I meant.
I'm not sure how to describe it properly, but in the very beginning when I started up my page, YOLA asked me what kind of site that I wanted: a business site, a photo site etcetc. I think I chose business site, or something like that. After that it guided me through the steps on where I put put what info e.g. HOME: what your business is about, SERVICES: what services I offer etc. Now, I don't want this kind of layout anymore - I there any way to get back to the beginning and start from scratch? Or do I have to change/customize every page on my site manually?

On anther note:
I have imported a youtube video with a widget and I would like to change the physical size of the box that the video is in - how do I do that?

Many thanks for your help and best regards

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Hi Christine,

There are a few different things you can change with your site layout/look and feel once you have gone through the initial setup process.

At this time the website category you select at the beginning of the site creation process determines the preset pages we suggest and the order of the style templates presented to you. It can't be changed, but you can easily add and delete pages, or change your style by following the instructions below.

To add more pages to your site click on the "Add Page" button. You will then be able to give the page a name, choose to have it on the main navigation, or apply password protection.

To delete a page on your site:

1. Go to Site Manager.
2. Look for the name of the page you want to delete.
3. Click on the "Delete" link.
4. A dialog box will open, asking you to confirm that you want to delete the particular page.
5. Click on "OK".

Please remember deleting your page is not reversible! You cannot retrieve your information once your page has been deleted.

You an also change the order of the navigation buttons if you would like! Here are the steps to do this:

1. Click on the "Edit Navigation" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open and you will see the list of your pages in the left-hand pane under "Pages in the Navigation".
3. Click on the page you would like to move and drag-and-drop it to where you would like it to be.

If you are interested in a seeing how a different category would work for your site you can also go through the site creation process from the beginning again by creating a new site. You are allowed up to 5 sites with our Yola Free account.

You can create another site by following any of these steps:

1. Login to your account and on the My Sites page, click on the "Create New Site" button.
2. In the Sitebuilder; click on the Site Manager tab and click on the "Create a New Site" button.

I hope this is helpful! Please let us know if this doesn't fully answer your questions!

Kind Regards,
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That helps a lot, Emmy.
Thanks and best regards