We are currently enhancing our Experience Cloud site with the latest LWR template to access new Features and improving site performance.

We already have an existing site which uses "Build Your Own(Aura)" template and we have a URL configured for this. We want to change the template to "Build Your Own(LWR)" so that we can keep the same site URL and necessary components there but when I try to change the template, it does not display "Build Your Own(LWR)" template in the list?

Can someone suggest how to upgrade your existing site to LWR by changing the template?

The only option I tried as to rename existing site and then create new LWR site and all components there but I am worried about how it would work during deployment to other environments?

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    help.salesforce.com/s/… does this answer your question? Commented Aug 17, 2022 at 14:34
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    Before switching template, remember to check the limitation of Build Your Own(LWR) and review your custom LWC to be sure they are compatibile with this template.
    – RubenDG
    Commented Aug 17, 2022 at 15:13
  • @AnkaiahBandi, Seems I have to create a new site based on information in article :(
    – SFDCDJ
    Commented Aug 18, 2022 at 6:29
  • @RubenDG Yes I did check the limitation. but template switch option is not available.
    – SFDCDJ
    Commented Aug 18, 2022 at 6:30
  • @DhananjayPatil, I am posting my comment as answer. it will help others Commented Aug 18, 2022 at 7:34

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Changing your template affects the Experience Cloud site navigation, branding, and customizations.

Apart from the Help Center template, we don’t recommend changing from one Experience Builder template to another. So for example, avoid changing from a Customer Service template to a Partner Central template. Although the functionality is available for these templates, we recommend that you start afresh with a new Experience Cloud site instead. If you do change from one Experience Builder template to another and lose your customizations, Salesforce Customer Support is unable to assist you.

When you change a template, always select a template with the same underlying programming model. For example, change from one Lightning Web Runtime (LWR) template to another LWR template, or from an Aura template to another Aura template.

Refer the Considerations for Changing Your Template

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