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  • I am the new admin for our org blog and this is my first time using WordPress. Our org blog became pretty stagnant 4-6 months ago. We would like to “close” the blog with a message to viewers, something like “Under Construction – Please check back soon” and remove, but NOT delete the current blog posts.

    Is there a way to do this and make the current blogs “inactive” until we can get things cleaned up?


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  • You can simply create a Page with an “under construction” message on it. As an alternative, you could put an “under construction” message on an existing Page.

    Then you go to Settings…. Reading…. Front Page displays….

    Check “A Static Page”, and choose your “under construction” page as the Front Page. You could also choose that or something else for the Posts page. But mainly the Front Page is what you’ll care about, I think.

    This doesn’t delete any Posts.


    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    There are quite a few Under Construction plugins that you can install in the plugin repository. Then you can just disable the plugin when you’re done.

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