My website on the net is different than in the site builder! What is going on??

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Last night, I was in the site builder trying new layouts; I did not save anything and did not want to. This morning, my website is still the same on the net, but what I see on the web is not at all what I see in the site builder and I repeat, I did not want to publish no content last night. In the site builder, my website is all screwed up! What happened? How can I fix this problem. What i see on the web is perfect. I would like to see the same thing in my site builder. And I've emptied my caches btw ;)
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Hello Michel,

It sounds as if your changes in the sitebuilder have been saved. There isn't a way to revert back with any sitebuilder facility.

Your best bet is to change the files in the sitebuilder back to the way they were. To help with this you can go to your published site and inspect the "source code" on the published page; this is most easily done by right clicking on your site page and selecting the source option in the drop down menu.. Using this you should be able to make the relevant changes back in the sitebuilder to return to where you were.
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Thanks!

But can I insert the code in the site builder? If so, what is the best way to do it?

Thanks a lot!

Michel
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Hi Michel,

You can do that by using an HTML widget.

For ease of understanding though you should be able to see what the code is referring to. Each widget that you had added to your original page has a semi-intuitive name in many cases. I suggest that you examine those visually and see what makes sense. You can then simply rebuild the widgets.

If you have added additional code to the sitebuilder that has been saved then you can simply delete those. Use your preview facility if it isn't obvious but keep a note of these as you go because previewing will force another save.

If on your published page/site you have added pure HTML or third party widgets then you are less likely to have an obvious identifier for pure HTML. 3rd party widgets or code often do have something there that may help identify it/them.

If you're familiar with FireBug or similar this can make the job much easier as you can see the code associated with a specific widget or plug-in on your published page/site.

You may not get it back to 100% immediately but I think with a calm perspective even if you make a mistake or two you will subsequently be able to get there. Just take it one step at a time and of course don't publish it until your satisfied that the preview is OK.

Hope this helps and please feel comfortable getting back to this thread if you want help or just to bounce ideas. It will work out, I'm confident that you can manage this.
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Thanks a LOT!! Followed your instructions and I have my site back! Great advice :)
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That's good news. Congratulations.