Is there a way to duplicate site completed and save as another site? enabling a new style/alterations etc to be applied to the new site?

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Have my Website designed and posted online. Is there a way to duplicate this as another website and then make alterations to it. so that the whole site does not have to be redone from scratch, can then be basically same text graphics etc, but can be added to and changed as necessary to look like a different domain? As some designs are really good, and can then just be adjusted/altered etc where and whatever one wishes?
So.... be great if a template could be made, but know this is not possible with Yola, however, this way of 'duplicating' the site/design would be ideal?
thanks
JenC - maybe if not now, keep in mind??
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JC

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  • thankful if Yola Experts would be able to look into this??

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jeremy, Employee

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Hi there Jen,

Unfortunately you can't duplicate your Yola site.

We have recently released templates but I think you are wanting a more complete sort of site template that you could re-use for multiple sites?

We will keep it in mind and see if we can't come up with something in the not-too-distant future but as of now, I don't think there is anything in the pipeline.

I would be interested to see if any of our users are doing something similar to this... Maybe keeping content ready for upload to a new site in a folder on their machines and an outline of the site somewhere?
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JC

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Thanks Jeremy, we sort of crossed over as I was about to say I had searched and found nothing but was wondering futurewise?. Think this would be quite useful. As one instance I have at present is a few domain names (for one organisation) which need to point to one domain - and consequently will have to do different sites of one page pointing to the main site. So, each time have to go and find files and reset up. There are other instances, however, would also be interested to learn from other users if there is something easy for this.
I would think the only way would perhaps to have Pro?? and then I believe we can upload web pages unertaken in Dreamweaver or whatever - is this correct?? what do you think?
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jeremy, Employee

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Hi Jen,
If you have multiple domains to point to one site you can assign these domains to your site in your DNS settings so they all point to your site.

Here's how:-

1. Login to your account on Yola.
2. On the My Sites page, scroll to the bottom and check the box next to "Enable Advanced Domain Settings".
3. Scroll back up to the top and click on the link "Advanced Domain Settings".
4. A new page will open
* If you would like to publish to a domain bought externally, click on [Add a domain that I already own] and you will be able to assign it to the particular site.
* If you bought the domain from Yola, it will already be listed on the page and you will be able to click on the drop-down menu to assign it to a different site.
6. Click on "Click to apply changes".

By assigning a domain as "Primary Domain", this will be the canonical (primary) domain and the one the other domains will redirect to.

Alternatively, yes, if you went Pro you could upload a HTML page for your site.

I would try assigning domains first and see if that meets your needs.
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JC

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Great. thanks Jeremy. Have just deleted the one page site I did. Then brought in the other domains. Republished my site, but still picking up the older site on other host??? Not sure on this but will wait a while and see what happens as they are all pointing to Yola.
Quick question, when I updated and published the site it comes up with published and lists the domain names (4), when I place the mouse over each one to see which is primary, just to make sure, they all come up as primary domain?? Is this a hiccup? As when I then go into the advanced domain again, the one site only is bullet highlighted as primary?
?? thanks JenC
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Daniel Carlisle

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I recently built a website and shortly after the website became a big hit. I wanted to duplicate the site so I could make spanish version the exact same way... Is there anyway to do this?
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Hi daniel,

Congratulations on the success of your site.

You can include a Spanish version as a second stream on the one website and this would be preferable to duplicating a site per se.

Don't use an online translator as this will depreciate the value for your fist language Spanish speakers and possibly will turn against your rankings because of an increased bounce rate.
others have successfully done this and has been a winner for them.

The process is to replicate each page in Spanish.

Remove all pages from your menu.

Create an intro page with the two language options: Eng and Span and put this alone into your menu.

on the sub-intro pages Ie: Spanish or Eng create a sub-menu for each language specific page.

This should get you there.
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Jonnysmiler

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Hi I put in a feature request in this vein some time ago.
I still feel it would be a very useful tool for many Yola users to be able to 'Save site as', just as you can 'Save page as'
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Gop

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Me too!
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JC

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Hi all, I asked for this duplication of a site about 2 years ago, and then again, and just a few days ago also. I realise Yola are so so busy upgrading what is offered in Yola (and what a great job they are doing). Do feel, that this duplication of a site by saving as another site would be a Huge feature.
We could use this similar to a template. Hopefully, many more will add to this and Yola will undertake.

I look at what I asked years ago to start this off (at the top of this posting), and realise how far we have all come in our learning of the use of Yola!
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Victor Morua

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So,....After many moons (5 years) Yola has not added the feature of cloning a site which is crucial for many of us, the consumers.  With all due respect,...May I ask Why?

Is there a better way to clone a site or the question will be:  What is the best way to clone a Yolasite?

Now, if that is a marketing problem or an inconvenient for Yolasite's finances or if that will create an overload in Yolasite's servers then, I perfectly understand.

As a conclusion here is my solution and suggestion to the problem of cloning a site:  Turn this customer's need into profits by adding the Cloning of a site into the Paid options of Yolasite.
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Pollin Kamell

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Absolutely agree. This feature has been put on side burner for so many years now, is there any plans at all to include this?
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Angelo Peixe

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Agree! Blog feature, puff, gone. Abilily to download a site, puff, gone! Bilingual templates, zero! My question is, is yola dying?
Im an old client, back in the days yola rules, but now, yola simply cant keep up, so yes, not happy by saying this but yola is dying.
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This idea is still open on this thread but it is not currently planned.
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