how to prevent readers from seeing content while it's under construction

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    thebullmhs
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    Hi, I want to change my theme and redesign my blog and don’t plan on adding content for a week or two. Anyone know how I can block readers from seeing my website while it’s under construction? I don’t think remapping my site temporarily is what I want to do, so is there a way I can add a screen that blocks my blog with a message? HELP!

    The blog I need help with is thebullmhs.com.

    #934378

    You can always make your blog private. Then, only you and the people you choose will be able to visit the site.

    To do this, go to http://YOUR BLOG NAME.com/wp-admin/options-privacy.php

    I won’t recommend making your blog private all of a sudden. If I were you, I would just add test on my sidebar saying, “Under Construction.”

    But if you insist, thats the way to make your blog private.

    Advice: Warn your viewers that your site will be temp. unavailable beforehand. That way, they won’t freak.

    #934391

    auxclass
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    If you have any traffic on an existing blog I would put a page or post with an “Under construction – please be patient” – if you make it a Post then your subscribers will read it – setting a blog private would be my last action unless the blog is brand new – I think visitors are tolerant of changes – they are there for the content – keep the faith

    #934407

    timethief
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    I’m like auxclass. I’d place a single “under construction – Please be patient” sticky post on the front page.

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