how do I switch my site to a different domain name, both purchased thru Yola?

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I registered the name Chagalloc.com to start -- we've just found out that the county we are in won't accept "made-up names" for local businesses. We have now registered the domain name ChagaIsland.com -- both through Yola -- and just want to move our content from Chagalloc to ChagaIsland. Neither have been published yet. Thank you.
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Bridget LeRoy

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Bridget,

Happily there's nothing you need to do in terms of moving content, you simply need to publish to the domain of your choice when you are ready.

This link will step you through the process but really, it's as easy as hitting the "Publish" button in the upper right hand corner of your Sitebuilder, following the prompts and selecting the domain you want to publish to.

Also you can choose to publish to both domains but just have all traffic that goes to Chagalloc.com be automatically rerouted to ChagaIsland.com. This can improve your website traffic and ensures your original domain name doesn't go to waste. Here's how to set that up.
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Bridget LeRoy

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Thank you, Laura. I published through the chagaisland.com domain, and that was great. ONE issue -- it still says Chagalloc at the very, very top of the page in grey, above the URL. Any way to change THAT to say Chaga Island?
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Jackie

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Hi Bridget,

The area you are referring to is called the "Page Title". It is specific to each of your pages, meaning that you can change each page title for each individual page.

To access the Page Title field, please follow these steps:

1. In the Sitebuilder click on Page > Page Properties > Metadata.
2. In the Page Title field box, enter the name you'd like to display on your browser tab.
3. Click "OK".

Don't forget to save and republish your site so that the changes are reflected on your live site.
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Bridget LeRoy

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Thank you thank you thank you!!!