I want to delete the index page

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How do I delete the index page and make the my existing blog the index page? I created my site a few months ago I now have changed my mind about the site structure. I want to delete the current index page and just have the blog as my home page. I tried it already thinking I could make the blog the index, but it keeps recreating the standard index page. Really don't want to start all over if I can help it. www.techfella.com
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Hello Phil

These are the steps to turn your existing homepage into a basic blog page on your website.

1. If you would like to keep the current index page, click on the down-arrow next to "Save" and select "Save As" to save the page with a new name.
2. Click on "New Page".
3. 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. If your main interest is in blogging and if you require advanced blogging features, your needs would be better served by blogging specialists such as Wordpress or Blogger.

**Please Note** While this method allows you to turn a new, blank blogpage into your homepage page, it is not possible to transfer a developed blogpage with content onto your homepage.
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Well thats almost starting over. I hope the cut and paste approach doesn't mess up my Google adsense coding.
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if you cut/copy and paste html exactly, when you move html to another place of similar area (html to another html, text to another text, adsense widget to another adsense, etc.), the code and what the code makes should be exactly the same from one to another.

What I would suggest for this, is to create a new page (blog) and name it index. It will replace the index page with your blog page. Then go into the site's menu (by the text formatting tool bar) and rename the page there in your menu to whatever you want, it could read "home", "index", "blog", "about cars", etc.

For the cutting and pasting concern you have. What I generally do is create a "template" page and title it "-0 template" but take it out of the site's menu and don't provide any links to it. Add your adsense, analytics, search boxes, etc... anything that will show up on every page and always go to that page and save page as. This will copy all the stuff you want on every page. It will also decrease your time consumption. Very convenient.

*Note: The reason I would add the "-0" in front of the title template is because that way you can be sure it'll always show at the top of your list of pages which is in alphabetical order. This makes getting to the page very convenient.
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You can possibly set up your index page as a hidden page, and set it up to automatically redirect to your Blog page.

You may want to call your Blog page as Home in the Menu.

I saw a posting about this, some time ago in this forum.
Apparently, once a page is set to redirect it can no longer be edited directly in the editor.

You need to over-write it to remove the redirection first, and then edit as you desire.

For example, check :
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Thank everyone for the great responses. I have redone my site a bit and made the blog page the new index. Still tweaking some stuff but it will go live later this weekend. I appreciate the yola community, very cool people.