Can I "publish" a page, yet still have it be private?

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    For the purposes of designing and building my WordPress site, I would like to be able to move my static page from being a “draft” to being “published,” so I can see how different themes look on it, and so I can let other stakeholders see how the work is progressing.

    BUT I do not want my content to be publicly viewable or indexed by Google’s spiders just yet. I don’t want my site to “go live” before I’m sure all the content is just how it needs to be.

    So, is there a way to do this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    The blog I need help with is


    You betcha, you can apply setting in the WordPress dashboard to make your website visable by others but not searchable by Google by doing this:

    ~Login to
    ~load up your WordPress dashboard
    ~in the left sidebar of the dashboard, navigate to Settings > Reading
    ~select the radio button to “Discourage search engines from indexing this site”



    Thank you Fatty Matty, much appreciated!


    My pleasure. I’d say this thread is CLOSED!

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