Problems changing my index page

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i wanna change my index page. So i go to site manager, and re name another page to the name "index" but i get a message that its not possible because there's already an excisting page.

I don't get the message if i wanna overwrite it.. how do i do this?
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Hello Lissa,
I'm sorry this is a bit confusing. You can change your index page, you just need to do it from the page you want to change to using the Save Page As feature. Here are some instructions:

1. Save the current index page with a new name using Save > Save As (this is if you want to keep the content on that page and not re-add it later).
2. Then save the page you would like to be your index page also using the Save > Save As function and calling it 'index' (make sure that you use the lower case i, not a capital I).
3. It will ask whether you want to overwrite the existing index page - say yes.
4. You will have a duplicate of pages, you can delete the old one in the Site Manager.

Please let me know if you have any trouble with this.

Emmy
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hey emmy,

the problem is, i can't save the page as save as. my only option is to "save" othen then my other pges, i can save them as "save as"
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Hi Lissa,
I see, you are wanting to change your blog page to be your index page correct? Unfortunately the "Save Page As" option is not available on blog pages, I'm so sorry for the bad news.

If you want to have your blog page be your home page, you will have to recreate it as such. If you do want to do this, when you choose to make a new page and choose Blog Page, you can name the page index and it will give you the option to overwrite the other index page. I'm sorry there isn't an easier option at this time, if there was I would surely offer it.

Emmy
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oke, but i already wrote a few blogposts so is there an option to copy these the easy way? Or do i need to write every single post again on the index page??
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Hi Lissa,
What you can do is copy and paste the text from the posts into Notepad, and then recreate the posts on the new page and paste the text into them form Notepad. It's important that you use Notepad for this and not a program like MS Word as copying and pasting from there can break your page with all the extra formatting that gets taken along.

I'm sorry there isn't an easier option at this time.