The Edit an existing Project window

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Once you start WebSite X5, you will be able to open an existing Project so to edit it directly on the initian Welcome Page.

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The 'Edit an existing Project' window

A list will report all the existing projects. You can organize them more effectively using the following commands, which are available in the Pro edition:

Organizing the Project Folders

If you decide to display the list of project folders, you can create subfolders to better organize how your projects are stored.

When you have the project folders on display, you can call up the menu with the available commands by clicking on the arrow next to the button:



Show Project Folders: displays the project folders. It has the same effect as clicking directly on the button.

New: creates a new subfolder.

Rename: you can change the name of the selected subfolder.

Delete: deletes the selected subfolder.

If you decide to display the list of project folders, you can create subfolders and move projects into them, if you want to re-organize how your projects are stored.

If you disable project folder display, the list will show only the projects in the subfolder that is currently open.

Moreover, you can find and select the Project you want to open using the following functions:

Display Large icons - Display Titles - Display Details

These options define how the project previews are displayed. According to the chosen visualization mode, the following information can be available: Preview, Project Name, Website description, Date of the last modification, Software version used to create the Project.

Display Groups according to last edit date

This option groups and displays the projects according to their last edit date.

When opening a Project which has been created with a previous version of the software, a message is displayed informing you that the Project will be automatically converted for the current version of the program. In the same dialog box, you will be suggested to duplicate the project before carrying on with the conversion: in this way, a backup of the project version will be available for the future.

Use the following commands to organize your projects:


Use this command to change the name of the selected project. You can also click twice on a project name to change it.


Makes a copy of the selected project.

A message will ask if you want to duplicate the project in order to create a new one (for instance, if you want to translate the it into a different language) or to simply create a copy (for instance, a backup). This is due to the management of the Database: in the first case, in fact, each Project will use different Database tables; in the second case, both Projects will use the same ones.


Deletes the selected project.


Opens the Backup Management window so that you can restore a backup copy of the selected project.

Making a backup copy is the best way to protect your work. There are several ways to make a backup: one of the safest ways is to copy the .IWZIP file and save it on an external device. When you open a project, if the program detects objects added to pages, products in the shopping cart, and/or blog posts, it will open a window with a reminder to back up and save the .IWZIP file (on an external device, if you want). In  this same window, you can also specify if and how often this reminder is to be shown.


This command imports a project that has been created and exported (see Export the Project) with WebSite X5 from another computer.


Read the guides:


What are the Project and the Project Library


How to manage the Project folder


What are the projects and how are they managed


How to import/export a project from one computer to another


How to organize backup copies of your project


How to create an automatic or manual backup copy


How to restore a backup copy of a project