Test Copy of my Website

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Hi,
I want a make a test copy of my website so I can experiment without risking losing anything on the real site. Is this possible?

Thanks,

Brendan
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Emmy

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Hello,
You can start another site to test things on, but you won't be able to directly transfer pages from one site to the other. If you want to create another site please click the down arrow next to your site name (it says Current Site: Site Name) and click New Site.

Please let us know if this doesn't answer your question.

Regards,
Emmy
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Hi Emmy, the question by Brendan is also relevant to me. I would like to make subtle changes to my web site but I do not want to publish the changed website until all the work is done and checked by my club's committee. Having a system available to make a copy of the web site so that we can work on the copy before publishing would be a terrific facility. Would Yola consider adding such a feature?

Ed
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Philip Taylor

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Create a Test page (or pages), and don't put them on the menu, so they won't be found.
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Stefan

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Hello Edwin

Good suggestion by Philip. At the moment you cannot create a whole test site with one click, but you can save a duplicate of each desired page of your site and not add those duplicates to the navigation nor link to them in any way. You can even password protect those pages if you want to be sure no one can access them by typing the page URL.
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Thanks for the heads up on this. It seems like it may work. I will give it a go, that way I can keep the site interesting to visits.
Ed
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Judith Oakley-Webb

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I am re-opening this question as I need to do the following:

I currently have an active website, lets call that website A

I want to redo the website totally - new, fresher design etc., and I have zipped the files so it will be no problem to reload into another website BUT I will need to have two parallel websites i.e. website B which I will be working on and which will, once finalised, replace website A. How is that final replacement / switch over done - does Yola do that for me at request or do I change the URL etc.?
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Hello Judith,

This can be done by creating a separate website as you mentioned and uploading the zipped files into your new file-manager. It can all be done by yourself.

During the rebuild then you can either publish this to a free sub-domain or use the preview function within the sitebuilder without publishing (there may be some anomalies that can only be proved by publishing).

When you have your new site built and are ready to publish to your custom domain you would unpublish your old original, which will release your custom domain and then publish your new site to that released domain.
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Judith Oakley-Webb

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Brilliant, easy and straight forward! Love it - tks!
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