I need to publish my site to a .yolasite.com domain ahead of a downize. I can't work out how. Could you tell me/do it for me please?

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I am downsizing my site, therecipebook.org to help me save money as I am on a tight budget and I have a new project as a Yola Expert, and as I am still setting it up, I don't have any customers so I want all my spare cash to go on that, instead of being wasted on a site that I am not gaining from.

I want to publish my site to therecipebook.yolasite.com as well as therecipebook.org ahead of the downsizing so that links I post between now and then can go to the .yolasite.com domain.

In January, I will allow the .org domain to expire and work with the site on the Yola domain.
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Will

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Francois, Employee

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Hi Will,

To learn more about publishing your site to a free .yolasite subdomain, please take a look at this tutorial.
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I've just checked the tutorial you recommended, but it doesn't say how I can do it whilst keeping the current.org domain. I know how to publish it to a .yolasite.com domain when it is unpublished, and i know how to change it from it's current domain to the .yolasite.com domain, but that doesn't help me when i want it on both for the next few months to make for a smoother transition.
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Hello Will,

You can make your .yolasite.com domain the primary one of your site, and then all of the other domains for that site will redirect to your .yolasite.com one.

Please follow these steps to do that:

1. On your Yola Dashboard, click on "view all" for the site that you want to make changes to.



2. You will then see a list of all of the domains for your site. Just click on "make primary" for the .yolasite.com domain, and then whenever you go to therecipebook.org, it will redirect to therecipebook.yolasite.com

If you don't already have a .yolasite.com domain, please see the tutorial that Francois posted above.

I hope this helps.
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Hello Will,

I hope that the help that Francois and Nathan have provided you has answered your question. Please let us know if further clarification is needed.
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I don't have the .yolasite domain anymore. I think it either deleted itself because I had the .org domain, or I deleted it and can't remember.

I dont have it as an existing domain either. I can create one without removing therecipebook.org from the site.

I want to keep therecipebook.org as the primary as long as possible so i can get from it what it's worth.

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Hello Will,

From what I can see, you have 2 domains with us: therecipebook.org and hitechwebdesign.org. Each domain is published to its own site. You do not have any subdomains set up.

If you add hitechwebdesign.org to your therecipebook.org site, then your hitechwebdesign site will no longer work.

Please let us know if further assistance is needed.
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I don't want to change hitechwebdesign.org, it's just what was there when I made the screen shot.

I basically want to have both therecipebook.org and therecipebook.yolasite.com both to be domains of my site, The Recipe Book. I would like therecipebook.org to remain the primary domain until it expires on January 4th, when it will automatically cease to be associated with my site, making therecipebook.yolasite.com the primary domain as it would be the only domain left that is associated with the domain.
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Hi Will,

Can you unpublish your site (Site > Site Settings > Unpublish) and then re-publish it, but this time, publish it to a .yolasite.com domain. Once you do this, please let me know and we will continue from there.

Kind regards,
Nathan
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Hi Will,

I have gone ahead and made your .org domain your primary domain. Your .yolasite domain is set to your subdomain.

Approximately 3 months before your domain expires, you will receive renewal notices via email. It is not compulsory to renew your domain and if you choose not to renew the domain, you will be able to keep your site published to a free Yola subdomain.
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Will

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The problem has been solved by Nathan seperatly. He suggested that it is better for people who type in therecipebook.org to be redirected to therecipebook.yolasite.com, and, after some thought, I agreed with him because people will bookmark the domain the site will be on in the future.

I had it all sorted, but forgot to tell you on here. Sorry. I'll go tinker and switch it back.

Thanks everyone :P