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  • Hi,

    I am creating a site with WordPress, and was wondering if there is a way of making it private from the world whilst it is at this stage, because it appears that all-&-sundry can see the works in progress!?!?!

    Ideally I would like to put up a page with maybe just my logo on and some text saying “Website under Development”, but not really sure how to do that either ..

    Any help will be much appreciated 🙂

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  • You can save your post or pages in private first.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try installing a maintenance mode plugin.

    What works well for me is to create a “Coming Soon” page and publish it. Then go to Settings >> Reading and choose that page as your Front Page. For some clients I also put a sign-up box on that page for people who want to be notified when the site goes live.

    Thanks for all the responses, very helpful .. I suspect I’ll be using this forum an awful lot in the coming months!

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