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  • Resolved caleb1



    I would like to disable my woocommerce store so that it is not visible to the public whatsoever. But I do not want to lose any data, settings, products, etc.

    I have seen many articles on how to temporarily disable the store, but they all either require paid extensions, or they do not entirely disable the store.
    If I understand correctly, deactivating the plugin from the plugins list will cause data loss.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to completely hide the store from the public while preserving data?
    Would renaming the woocommerce folder (under wp-content/plugins) to something else accomplish this?


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  • Hi @caleb1

    Thanks for reaching out!

    Firstly, I apologize for the delayed response.

    I understand that you want to temporarily disable your WooCommerce store but don’t want to lose data, settings, etc.

    I did some research and found this article could be a good starting point: How to Pause Your WooCommerce Store

    Hope this helps!

    Thread Starter caleb1


    Thanks for the reply. I did see that article. None of those options are ideal, because they don’t completely hide the whole store. They only partially disable it.
    I have set the products to draft status for now, since that achieves closest to the desired affect, but not completely.

    I am still open for suggestions as to how I can completely hide/remove the store without losing any settings/data.



    I can understand where you are coming from.

    As an alternative solution, you can consider the store to be on vacation mode (As mentioned in the article shared by @xue28), there are several plugins at the repository that might help you out.

    – More ideas can be found in this article: Creating a WooCommerce hidden store.

    Also, you can disable the main shop site, as explained in this thread below:

    Hide Main Shop Site

    I hope this helps.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by Igor H.
    Thread Starter caleb1


    Hi @ihereira ,

    Thank you for the information. I was able to disable the shop page, that helps.

    That link you provided for how to create a hidden store seems to be what I want, but I just don’t feel like spending $130. Would be nice to have a free way to accomplish that, even if it took some code…
    Hiding the individual products will have to suffice for now.

    Thanks again everyone for your help.


    That makes sense, the good part is that there are free alternatives, there is also a plugin that might help in this case:

    – Woo Coming Soon,

    You can get it for free from the repository.

    I hope this points you in the right direction.

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