I want to keep my site private until I am finished with the design (5 posts)

  1. wrightwriter
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just started setting up a website at wordpress.org, but I can't find a tab for privacy setting so that I can keep the site private until I am ready for others to see it. Where do I find the option for this?

  2. 2by2host
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can use a plugin for this. For example Disable Site one should do the trick.

  3. Try one of these.


    That way if you're not logged in then you'll just see the wait page.

    Edit: It doesn't do private exactly though there is a setting for asking search engines to not index your site.

    See "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" via


    To keep it really private try a plugin as above.

  4. wrightwriter
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the tips! I'll follow them up asap.

  5. Kori Ashton
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a plugin that we suggest using.


    Install it then Activate it.
    Go to the plugin settings and "Enable" it - so that anyone NOT logged into your website will see your message.

    On that same screen you can add a Logo, a "coming soon" message and even some links to your social media. You could even ask them to sign up with their email to be notified when your website goes live!


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