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I am relaunching my website with a new design and concept in June. Currently, I have a website - "A" in the screenshot below and it is set up with an old template/renews annually.

I set up a new template in hopes to refresh the design and look but it is now a completely separate site ("B" in the screenshot) and says the trial is set to expire next week.

My questions:

  • Is there a way for me to keep my old "A" design active while I revamp the new design and then swap it over to "B"?
  • Do I need to purchase an additional domain? (I hope not. I want to drive customers to my domain that they have used.)
    • Example: if my website was examplesite.com and it is connected to my old site template "A", am I able to connect it to my updated site "B" once it's ready to be published/released?

Thank you for any insight/help! 

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In Squarespace terms, those are two distinct sites. They cannot both point to the same domain.

However, if I understand correctly, you don't need the second site. Build your new site as unlinked pages in Design A.

For example, if your main page is called Home, create a new page called Home-New. Under settings, mark it as inactive so it's not visible to the world (or password-protect it).

Once the new design is ready, simply rename Home to Home-Old, rename Home-New to Home and mark it as your home page.

Do the same for whatever other pages need to change.

Your domain will be unaffected.

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Thank you! Makes total sense. When I try to adjust colors and fonts in unlinked pages - they change the current website that is live. 

I want there to be a page in the old style/logo/colors that says 'sign up for updates'. This is currently live.

At the same time, I want to be able to refresh colors/fonts/site styles without it being public. All for the same website.

Is that possible?

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