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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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  • 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
  • st3500

    Replied by st3500 April 5, 2014

    HELP - Pushed wrong button

    My tech pushed the publish button and i am NOT ready to publish for many reasons.

    1. Pages are not all in

    2. Want to use my own domain

    3. Want to upgade


  • gabetao

    Replied by gabetao March 30, 2014

    How to deactivate my side

    Hi, I would simply like to deactivate my site so it cannot be viewed by the public.  I do not want to delete it for future purposes, only take it offline.  How do I do this?

    • Mascha Wix Team

      Replied by Mascha March 31, 2014

      Hi gabetao,


      Please follow the instructions in the reply above to unpublish your site.


      Let us know if you need any further assistance.



      Mascha, Support-Team Wix
  • bobsarai

    Replied by bobsarai March 13, 2014

    How do I take my Wix site off the internet without deleting it?


    I would like to take my Wix site off the internet.

    I have edited the site and opted for it not to be found by search engines, but it still gets found! And this was done weeks ago.

    Is there any way I can prevent this from happening? I just want to take the site away and bring it back on at a later date.





    • Sheila Wix Team

      Replied by Sheila March 13, 2014

      Hi bobsarai, 


      Please refer to the best reply of this thread for instruction.



      Sheila - Wix Support
  • macgirl84

    Replied by macgirl84 March 6, 2014

    oh no its published??

    How do i unpublish my site its still under big constrution

  • dragadjuric

    Replied by dragadjuric March 4, 2014


    How can I recall my wix website?  Its not that I dont like it, I am very happy with it, but it it is not needed.

    Thank you,


    • Nicole Wix Team Wix Team

      Replied by Nicole Wix Team March 4, 2014

      Hi dragadjuric,

      To delete your website, go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click the blue "Manage and Edit Site" button next to the site you would like to delete -> On the right side of the page under "Site Actions", click "more" and click "Delete".


      Please note: Deleting a site does not cancel/delete your account.

      Thanks, Nicole,
    • dragadjuric

      Replied by dragadjuric March 4, 2014

      Thanks a lot, I ll do that.

      Regards, Dragana

  • benwatson28

    Replied by benwatson28 February 23, 2014

    Hello. I created my own domain through wix, and I want my website to only be on that URL, not on the wix.com one. 

    Why does it get published on both? And is there a way to take it off the wix.com site and leave it live on the domain I created through wix?

    If I unassign my site from the wix.com URL, will it still appear on my URL?

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso February 23, 2014


      Unfortunately, your domain: relentlessyachtcharters.com was not assigned to your premium site.

      I connected your domain to your Wix site.

      You should see the domain name within the URL address bar when visiting your site.


      Dina-Wix Team.

    • benwatson28

      Replied by benwatson28 February 23, 2014

      Thank you!

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti February 24, 2014

      :o) No problem - please let us know if you have further questions.

      Best, Ritti
  • igocmascarenhas

    Replied by igocmascarenhas February 20, 2014

    I've followed the instructions and although I don't have a domain yet, my site is still accessible under the wix.com URL. How can I make it fully inaccessible? 

    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 February 20, 2014



      Unfortunately it is not possible to completely unpublish a Wix site from the web. If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction and when users enter the website that will be the page they see. Make sure you do not add any menus or buttons, this way when users view your page, they will not be able to navigate to any other pages of your site.


      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

    • igocmascarenhas

      Replied by igocmascarenhas February 20, 2014


  • ciucci-florenci8

    Replied by ciucci-florenci8 February 12, 2014

    Publishing one page while making changes on the site on other pages

    Hello, we are in the middle of updating some of the pages on our site.  I would like to publish one page that we have made changes on, while keeping the others the same, until those changes are complete.  Is there a way of publishing one page with the changes?  

    Thank you, 


    • HIRO Wix Team

      Replied by HIRO February 12, 2014

      Hi Roshni,
      When you create pages, they will be shown on your Wix site as default.
      If you wish to show only some selected pages and hide other pages while you are editing them, please click on "Hide from Menu". 

      Should you require further assistance, please feel free to contact us anytime.


      -HIRO, Wix Team

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