How do I publish an existing website to a new domain?

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I just purchased another domain from Yola. Can I publish my existing Yola website to this new domain and still keep it on my existing domain? If so, how?
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Hello Brian

Absolutely! You can assign multiple domains to one Yola website. Please follow the instructions in our tutorial Assigning domains and creating a primary domain.

Let me know should you get stuck at any stage, or if you have any questions.
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Wow, Stefan, that was easy! Thanks very much!

Minor detail: When I enter my website using my new domain, the old domain name still appears on the tab displayed by my browser. Can anything be done about that.
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Hello Brian

Not necessarily a minor detail at all, and yes, it can be changed! This is about creating a primary domain. You should find this information in the same tutorial to which I posted the link above.

After you have set the primary domain for your website, it will always display in the address bar of your browser, no matter which other URL of your website your visitors have typed to go to your site.

If you need more assistance, please let me know.
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If you mean the Page Title which is displayed on the tab of the browser, you can change it as follows:
  1. On the main menu, click on Page > Page Properties.

  2. Beside "Page Title", edit the text in the field box.

  3. Click on "OK".

  4. Preview or click on "Publish to the web" to view the changes.

Remember to refresh your browser to see the latest version of your website.
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Stefan, I did set the primary domain as my new domain, but the old domain name still appears on my browser tab. I wonder if this has to do with my computer; I updated my "favorites" but maybe the change didn't fully go through (I'm using Windows Internet Explorer). Can you try it on your computer? Go to www.middleclassfightsback.org (my new domain) and see if bendag.com (my old domain) displays on your tab. If so, I'll need your further help with this. Thanks.
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Brian, when I follow your link, or type your two URLs manually, I'm always redirected to your new domain middleclassfightsback.org as you wish it to be.

It could be a cashing issue on your side, please clear cache and cookies of your browser, and retry.

However, I suspect that you mean the Page Title which is displayed in the browser tab as you described it above. There I can still see "bendag" on my end. Please see my instructions above in order to change this.

What concerns me a little is that the picure of your book on your home page doesn't display on my end although I can see it in your Sitebuilder. Can you see it on your live site? Please republish your website to see if that solves this issue.

By the way, I like the introductory text on your home page, sounds promising!
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Stefan, I did make the change on the Page Title, but it took some time for the newly published site to come on line. Now it's displaying as "middleclassfightsback" on my browser tab, as intended.

I always get the picture of the book on my live site, though sometimes it only comes up after a delay, sometimes as long as half a minute. Are you not getting the picture at all, or is there just a delay?

Thanks for your feedback about my home page!
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Brian, I can see your new Page Title, well done!

After clearing cache I can see your picture now in Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. I think it must have been resolved with you republishing.

The reason for the delay could be the size of your image file. Now I see it has only 15 KB which is perfect. Was it a version with a larger file size before? It shouldn't take half a minute to load. It loaded quick for me in all browsers.
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I appreciate your following up on this, Stefan. There is rarely a delay in the picture coming up, and my estimate was on the long side. It might be more like 10 seconds or less; I'm not very good at estimating time. Thanks very much for all your help. Your ideas have been right on point, your explanations and instructions clear and thorough, and you've gone the extra mile with follow-ups. Outstanding quality service!
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Thank you so much for your praise, Brian, our whole Support team and I really appreciate it! You were lucky to post in a less busy period of time on our forum, but we always try our best to get back to our users' questions within 24 hours. Enjoy Yola!