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If you want to unpublish your site, you can choose to hide it from search engines.


To hide your site from search engines: From the left side of the Editor, click Settings > click SEO (Google) > click the toggle Allow search engines to find my site to turn this option off (change from green to red) > click Done.

Once you have clicked the toggle be sure to hit Save inside your Editor!

Note: Your Wix domain will still be online. If you use your own domain, you can ask your domain hosting company to point it to another server.

Note: If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web completely, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction. Click here to learn how.

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  • cablonde3000

    Replied by cablonde3000 June 30, 2014

    Unpublish site

    I built a site and was ready to upgrade to the pro plan until I noticed that I cannot unpublish or take my a site offline? Even Weebly lets you do this! This should be a MANDATORY feature.

    • Niv Wix Team

      Replied by Niv July 1, 2014


      Unfortunately at the moment Wix doesn't offer such options. 

      I have merged your ticket here, so you can receive more information and updates regarding this feature.


      If you have any further questions, please let us know.


      Kind regards, 

      Niv, Wix Support
  • 7thundersranch

    Replied by 7thundersranch June 27, 2014

    How do I take my site offline?

    Hi there,

    I have a client who would like their wix site pulled off the web for now, but still keep it in the account, not visible to anyone.  How can I take it down offline without completely removing the website?


    • Rony Wix Team

      Replied by Rony June 27, 2014

      Hi Hannah,


      I have merged your post with the relevant thread regarding your query. Please check the Best Reply above.

      Note: If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web completely, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction. Click here to learn how.


      If you need any further assistance please let us know.

      Thanks, Rony Customer Solutions
  • prodajabolhina

    Replied by prodajabolhina June 26, 2014

    how can i temporary make my site "deleted" ?

    how can i temporary make my site "deleted" ?

    • Ellie Wix Team

      Replied by Ellie June 26, 2014

      Hi prodajabolhina,


      Thank you for your question. I have added your post to a relevant thread regarding "un-publishing a site".


      Please read our best reply above to learn more about your options for "un-publishing" your site, as there is no "un-publish" button.


      Please let us know if you have any further questions we may assist you with.

      All the best, Ellie
  • jennybadrock

    Replied by jennybadrock June 10, 2014

    Unpublishing website


    I've cancelled my subscription and would like to unpublish my website for the moment.  I may wish to re-publish in the future.

    Is there a way to hide the site but not delete it?

    Many thanks

  • aarushgoradia

    Replied by aarushgoradia June 9, 2014

    But it still is online

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso June 9, 2014


      Please note: Note: If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web completely, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction.


      Dina-Wix Team.

  • ushistoryrocks

    Replied by ushistoryrocks June 5, 2014

    do not want any one to see my site

    I am a teacher and would like to lock my site for the summer months.  How can I lock my site, so only I can see it?

    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya June 5, 2014

      Hi  ushistoryrocks,

      Please follow the instructions above to learn how you can unpublish your website.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need further assistance.


      All the Best,


      Maya Support-Team Wix
  • gmorourke

    Replied by gmorourke June 4, 2014


    Just duplicate the original (the copy site will appear in your account unpublished) and go back and delete the original permanently! easy!

    You can do it in your account "my websites" page, choose the site you want to unpublished go to "manage site" and from the menu on the right choose duplicate and then in the same menu click for more options and choose delete.


    • Ella Wix Team

      Replied by Ella June 4, 2014


      That's a nice workaround. Thanks for sharing it!

      I hope other users will find it helpful.


  • raspinwall

    Replied by raspinwall May 29, 2014

    I need to unpublish a site for my client. It needs to not be visible at all online. If I were to delete the site, do I lose the upgrade I purchased along with the domain name? 

    • Eyal Wix Team

      Replied by Eyal May 29, 2014

      Hey raspinwall,


      Deleting the site won't delete your premium plan or domain name. Please read here about how to add an Under Construction page to your side and hide the rest. If you still prefer deleting your site,  before doing so, be sure to duplicate your site!



      You can create a copy of your site by going to My Sites, clicking Manage Site and then clicking Show More under Handy Shortcuts. Then, click on Duplicate Site
      For more information, click here, or watch the video tutorial below.


      In addition, you can find an overview of all edits and changes that you have made to your saved and published website. It makes it easy for you to view, flag or restore to a prior version of your website at any point. For step by step instructions click here .


      If you have any other questions, please let us know!

      Thank you,

      Eyal, Wix Customer Support Team
  • wasupkk

    Replied by wasupkk May 14, 2014

    how to unpublish a site

    i accedently published my site but it is not near done, any way i can take if off the web?

  • mynameistiemen

    Replied by mynameistiemen April 15, 2014

    Disabling wabsite

    Hey, i want to take my site down for some time, but i don't want to delete it yet, because i might start again, can i just disable it for unlimited time?

    Thanks, Tiemen

    • Sheila Wix Team

      Replied by Sheila April 15, 2014

      Hi Tiemen,


      It is not possible to 'disable' a published website. 

      Please read the best reply of this thread to learn what you can do. 



      Sheila - Wix Support

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