HOW-TO: Turn off site until development is complete ?

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  • #1144068

    dsworder
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    Is there a way to hide my site from the general public (and web crawlers) while it’s being developed ? I’d just as soon not expose the site to everyone while I learn and experiment with WordPress.com.

    Thanks,

    #1144150

    onurkaratas
    Member

    There are some plugins called ”maintenance mode” for this job but using plugin is not allowed at wordpress.com

    #1144155

    auxclass
    Member

    @onurkaratas – useless answers just confuse people

    For a WordPress.COM blog – set to private

    Dashboard >> Settings >> Read >> I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose

    #1144156

    dsworder
    Member

    For anyone else who stumbles across this post…

    Under Settings >> Reading >> Site Visibility, there is a radio button labeled “I would like my site to be private.” Clicking it addresses the issue.

    #1144157

    dsworder
    Member

    Thanks auxclass. Looks like we posted at the same time.

    #1144158

    ifmomsaysok
    Member

    You could set it to “private” until it’s how you want it, then return it to public viewing.

    Dashboard>Settings>Reading>(Site visibility)

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