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We want to go through the setup wizard again and start with a different base layout without all the hassle of disconnecting Google Workspace, doing the refund for the annual payment, etc. because we just want to work on the site, not do a lot of messing about with unrelated busywork.

Is it possible to do the following:

  1. Start a new trial site, and revisit the setup wizard to choose a layout
  2. Delete everything from the old site.
  3. Export the trial site.
  4. Import the trial site into the old site.

This would save a heap of extra work for us if it's possible.

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If you are referring to SS's export feature it is designed for content, not the style of a site.

The only way I know to map settings from a new template to an old one is tediously copying settings from one to another.

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20 minutes ago, justin.mabee said:

AFAIK, your Workspace account is attached to your SQSP account, not your website, so even if you switch to a new site, the Workspace account should move with it.

You'd think so, right? Sadly, it doesn't 😢.

And to make matters worse, Squarespace's manual process (for moving Workspace accounts from one website to another after you build a replacement site) is currently broken. It has been for more than a year. This means that clients end up with Workspace accounts orphaned on expired website plans.

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