I can't find any info on this anywhere so I hope someone can help me here. I have set up a new domain name and hosting account. I have installed WordPress in the root directory. I am starting to create a CMS website but would prefer that my work be hidden from view until I am ready to go live.
I have created temporary index.html page, sort of a "Coming Soon" message that I would prefer visitors to the site see but putting that in the root folder next to index.php sort screwed things up (spinning its wheels then a timeout) so I removed it.
Is there an easy way to make my site hidden until I choose to go live?