Tranbsferring account from GBBO to YOLA

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Hi There, We have a website that was made with GBBO and google sites but we would like to start it again but using Yola account. Is it possible to transfer the web address across?
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I guessing you will have to re-build it. I would never trust a conversion or direct copy/paste.

open the site in one window, note pad in a second, and the site builder in a 3rd.

copy and paste the text into note pad to remove the formatting.
copy the same text again FROM note pad to paste into the site builder.

drag all photos from the old site into a folder on your desktop.
select all and upload to the file manager in the site builder.
place pix 1 by 1 and size accordingly.

make a new banner to fit in photoshop or gimp

point the "a-record" at your domain registrar to yola (there's a tut on that)
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It will not be possible to transfer your site or domain to Yola, as the site will need to be created using the Yola platform and we do not accept domain transfers with the extension at this time.

I am happy to assure you that if you upgrade to Yola Silver, you will have the ability to publish a Yola created site to your external domain. We have created a helpful tutorial that you can read here.

Please take a moment to review that and let us know if you need any further clarification.
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Thank you both for the replies, I am intending on totally rebuilding in Yola as it needs a complete overhaul so Im not going to transfer anything across. What i really need to know is how or if I can get my current web address across to use in yola?

Many thanks
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You can configure your own domain to point to Yola. You do not have to transfer the hosting of the domain if you can get into the DNS management of your domain name registrar.

The tutorial Publish to a domain you already own explains how and is easy to follow.
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Thanks, Gop! Silvermerefa, please let us know if you have any further questions on pointing your domain.
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HI Diane, It's still not totally clear if i can do it easily and for free but i am quite new to this! I have started to set up the new website in Yola and hopefully will be able to transfer it when we are good to go!
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Hi silvermerefa,

If you wish to use your own external domain, you will either need to upgrade to Silver to take advantage of the domain pointing feature. This will cost $99.95USD. This package does not only include unlimited domain pointing, but a whole host of other features as well such as Yola Link removal, unlimited access to Premium styles, bigger storage, larger file uploads, and more! Please see Yola Silver FAQs for more information.