trying to change the style of my site from one free style to another free style

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Hi, I am trying to change the style of my site from one free style to another free style. It shows me the preview of the new free style, but doesn't let me choose it -- there is nothing to click on or anything. Is there a bug??

at first i chose BURLAP OLIVE because my client wasn't around to ask. now she would like CLEAN SLATE but i can't seem to change it. If there is no bug, then where can I get step-by-step instructions? I thought it was very user friendly up until now...?
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Recovered4life,

I am sorry you are having this problem.

You should be able to change the style of your website whenever you wish. When you do this you will not lose any content from your page. It will all be transferred over to the new style. However, if you have added a custom background or banner, you will need to re-add these if the new style allows for this option.

Here's how to change your style/template:

1. Click on the "Change Style" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open with the variety of styles you can choose from. The menu on the left of the dialog box allows you to navigate between Free Styles, Premium Styles, and My Styles (Premium Styles which you have already purchased). You can also look for styles according to the various categories.
3. Browse through the available styles by mousing over them. When mousing over a style, a larger preview of the style will be displayed.
4. When you've decided on the style you would like to use, click on it. A preview of your website will open up with the new style applied to it.
5. If you like what you see: click on "Continue" on the bottom right of the dialog box. (Note: If it is a premium style the button will say "Buy Style" and clicking this button will activate a payment screen. Alternatively you can try out the style on your site for free before making your purchase and you will be prompted to purchase the style the next time you publish your site.)
6. Once you have made your selection, the new style will load onto your site.

I hope this helps. If this does not solve your problem, please let us know.
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I am having this problem. The box with the selection of styles is appearing on my screen, however i cannot select any of them, i am only able to get the enlargement of the style on my screen and not actually apply it to my website
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Brianna

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Hello nicola,

Thanks for your message. I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulties changing from one free style to another. I did just test this on my personal account and was able to make the change without any difficulties. Once the style screen is enlarged, please be sure you are pressing 'continue'. When you say that the style is not applying to your website, are you speaking of it applying to your published website or to your sitebuilder?

If you are seeing the style in your sitebuilder, but not online, please press the green "Publish to the Web" button so that this change appears on your published site.

If the issue is arising while trying to change the style in your sitebuilder, please try to Clear your browser's cache. If you are still having difficulties applying this style to your sitebuilder, please share with us the browser type and version you are using.

Cheers!
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nicola

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Hi \brianna, thanks for your response. It is on my site builder and I am not even getting the option to continue as it wont actually select the style i want. When i hover my mouse over the style i like it becomes slightly enlarged compared to the one initially shown but wont allow me to go any further... I hope I am explaining myself well enough for you to understand my problem. Thanks
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Brianna

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Hi nicola,
Thanks for clarifying. After hovering over the styles, are you clicking on the one you want applied to your account? After clicking on the style, what happens? Does the page freeze up? Does a new page load? Does it appear that you haven't even tried to click on the style? If you haven't tried clearing your cache yet, please do so and let me know if that helps at all! It also wouldn't be a bad idea to check that you have an updated Flash and Java. I look forward to helping you resolve this!
Cheers!