Please have mercy. I'm new to this. I've searched the forums and the web for solutions, and followed the directions, but there is obviously something I'm missing.
Probably unlike the great majority of WordPress users, I want to build a website that can be viewed only by prospective employers that I invite. I don't want it to indexed by search engines, and I don't want the WordPress Sample Page ("My Blog: Just another WordPress site, etc.) to appear when someone navigates to my address.
First, I adjusted the Privacy Settings: Dashboard > Settings > Site Visibility > Ask search engines to not index this file.
Next, I chose Pages > Selected Sample Page > Quick Edit > Change from 'Published' to 'Draft'. I could still view the page from another computer.
The publish date of this Sample Page is Jan. 4, 2012. I just started working with WordPress within the last few days. I changed the Date to Dec. 4, 2012. I could still see the page on another computer.
I then put the Sample Page in the Trash. It is still viewable.
I decided to research plug-ins. I installed a few, but admit I don't have a full grasp as to how they work. I Activated and Edited them as best I could: More Privacy Options, Robots Meta, WordPress Meta Robots, WP Maintenance Mode.
My site is still visible. Please help.