Transfer of existing domain

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Hi, I'm in the process of transferring my existing domain to yola but it appears I will have to redo my website from scratch, is this the case or is there another way?

Steve
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Gop

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Hello Steve,

You can't transfer your website to Yola as the builder uses the proprietary method of Yola for websites.

You can however transfer your domain to Yola and point this back to another compatible builder for your site.
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Steve Taylor

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Hi,

thanks for your reply, i'm pretty new to this so i'm a bit confused by what you mean by a compatible builder. I have an account with justhost and used their free web builder to get my site up and running.

I can download the entire website in a zip file I guess this will help me recreate the site?

Steve
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Gop

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Hi Steve,

Sorry for not being clear.

You cannot bring a site from another site builder into Yola. The site needs to be built up from the ground up with the Yola sitebuilder tools using a Yola supplied template. It's not possible to do it another way.

I understand that you can zip up your site with justhost but it still can't be uploaded into Yola. Sorry for the bad news on this.
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Hi Steve

Gop is right (thank you, Gop). You will need to rebuild your site from scratch using the Yola Sitebuilder.

I'm sorry I don't have better news for you, but hope you will decide to choose Yola for building your website.
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Steve Taylor

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Hi,

Do you know if it's possible to start building the site with zola while the transfer of the domain is going through then transfer the content to the domain once the transfer is complete?

Steve
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Gop

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There's a happy answer to this one Steve :)

Yes you can. You can publish your site in the interim to a free yola subdomain {eg: mysite.yolasite.com}

When the transfer is complete then you simply republish it to your custom domain. It's a good strategy and allows you to monitor the look of your site until you can publish.
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Steve Taylor

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Fantastic...thank you all for your help!

Steve