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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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  • quiroga87

    Replied by quiroga87 September 12, 2013

    I deleted my  website http://www.wix.com/quiroga87/julianquiroga from my account, but it still shows the mobile site http://m.quiroga87.wix.com/julianquiroga, I can't delete that one, it is possible to do it? or can you delete it?

     

    What I wish to do is to change my site http://quiroga87.wix.com/julianquiroga1 to http://quiroga87.wix.com/julianquiroga

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team September 12, 2013

      your mobile website has been deleted and we created a copy of your website "julianquiroga1 " under the name "julianquiroga" just like you asked.

      have a great weekend!

      Alon - Wix Team
  • smileykylie99

    Replied by smileykylie99 September 6, 2013

    Hey, if I publish a website, can I permanently delete it from the internet, so no one is able to view it? Thanks :) 

    • Danna Wix Team

      Replied by Danna September 6, 2013

      Yes. Should you choose to delete your site, please follow these steps:

       

      Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click "Manage and Edit Site" next to the site you would like to delete -> Click "Delete" on the right side of the page.

       

      Please note that the site's cached version may stil appear in search results for a few weeks till Google crawls iit again and recognizes it as deleted.

       

      Please feel free to contact us again for any future assistance!

       

      Danna- Wix Team
  • srjoshi3

    Replied by srjoshi3 August 27, 2013

    Deactivate but not Delete

    Is there any way I can deactivate my site but not delete it? I want to play with it while keeping it away from public access.

                              Thanks,

                                     Shaan

    • HIRO Wix Team

      Replied by HIRO August 27, 2013

      Hi Shaan,
      Please refer to the Best Reply of this thread.
      If you wish to post "Under Construction" sign on your homepage,
      please refer to this thread for instructions.
      Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us anytime.
      Thank you.

      -HIRO, Wix Team
  • yasai101

    Replied by yasai101 August 16, 2013

    Duplicate web-site and delete original. There it is now unpublished. That is with the free account, not too sure about one with a domain.

    • Danna Wix Team

      Replied by Danna August 16, 2013

      Please elaborate what exactly you are trying to accomplish with your site so we may assist you more efficiently.

       

      Danna- Wix Team
  • htvdanielle

    Replied by htvdanielle August 7, 2013

    disable website

    Can I temporarily disable my website (or hide it)?  I do not want to delete it.  I just don't want it available online temporarily.  Thank you.

    • Danna Wix Team

      Replied by Danna August 16, 2013

      Hey!

       

      If you have published your site but it is still not ready, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction. 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.

       

      If you don't want your site to be visible to search engines, simply go to Settings > SEO > uncheck the box “Allow search engines find my site”.

       

      Once you have unchecked “Allow search engines find my” be sure to save your document!

       

      However, please be aware that if the site has already been indexed, it can take about one month for search engines to update their databases.

       

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

       

      Danna- Wix Team
  • standoutnow

    Replied by standoutnow August 6, 2013

    Under Construction

    How to I take down my site while I rebuild it?

    • HIRO Wix Team

      Replied by HIRO August 6, 2013

      It is not possible to completely unpublish your site from the web, however, as mentioned in the best reply at the top you can make your site invisible to search engines or you can  place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction and remove all the navigation buttons in the homepage.

       

      Another option is to delete the site completely , but please note that we will not be able to restore it once it's deleted.

      If you do decide that you would like to delete your site, please follow these steps: Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click "Manage and Edit Site" next to the site you would like to delete -> Click "Delete" on the right side of the page.

      You can read more  here .

       

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

      -HIRO, Wix Team
  • sbfineart

    Replied by sbfineart July 5, 2013

    Hi , I bought domian , but still it chengeed my site adress how i correct it

    • Danna Wix Team

      Replied by Danna July 5, 2013

      Hey,

       

      In order to complete the domain connection process, please ask your hosting company (where you purchased your domain name from) to point your domain to the Wix server using the following cnames: ns1.wix.com & ns2.wix.com.

      Once they have made the changes, please note that it can take up to 72 hours for the connection to take effect.

      Should you require any further assistance, please let us know!

       

      Danna- Wix Team
  • esycrux

    Replied by esycrux July 3, 2013

    Dear,

    can you please unpublish site on http://esycrux.wix.com/test ..

    Regards

    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 July 3, 2013

      Hey,

       

      It is not possible to completely unpublish your site from the web, however, as mentioned in the best reply at the top you can make your site invisible to search engines or you can  place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction and remove all the navigation buttons in the homepage.

       

      Another option is to delete the site completely , but please note that we will not be able to restore it once it's deleted.

      If you do decide that you would like to delete your site, please follow these steps: Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click "Manage and Edit Site" next to the site you would like to delete -> Click "Delete" on the right side of the page.

      You can read more  here .

       

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

       

       

  • cougs5

    Replied by cougs5 July 2, 2013

    how to undo publish

    i want to unpublish my site from public view whislt working on it. How do I take it off being published?

    • Master Yoda

      Replied by Master Yoda July 2, 2013

      Hello  cougs5,

       

      please follow the instructions in the Best Reply, we'll be happy to help you with any future questions that you might have!

       

      All the best,

       

      Wix Team

  • modoignie

    Replied by modoignie June 28, 2013

    can you please delete and restore my website the address is below

    http://modoignie.wix.com/sychpwll#!

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 28, 2013

      Hey,

       

      You can delete a document, but please note that we will not be able to restore it once it's deleted. 
       

      Please follow these steps: Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click "Manage and Edit Site" next to the site you would like to delete -> Click "Delete" on the right side of the page. 
       

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

       

      If you have published your site but it is still not ready, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction. 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.

       

      I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

       

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • modoignie

      Replied by modoignie June 28, 2013

      i was told previously that if i ask for it to be deleted and restored then i cold still work on it and then republish it, when i was ready...is this not the case?

       

      http://www.sychpwll.com/

    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar June 28, 2013

      Unfortunately we can't restore deleted sites.

      I'm not sure what you were told, in rare cases we do restore sites, but its not always possible and its not something to count on when you delete your Wix site.

      I believe the best option is to follow the Best Reply above and to uncheck "Allow search engines to find my site".

      Itamar, Wix team
    • modoignie

      Replied by modoignie June 29, 2013

      i was told previously that you could...the info is on this forum and i was told this...

       

      thanks for the quick reply and the other option. if i choose to 'delete, restore' is that something i can do myslef or do you do it please?

       

      [Nat]

      Replied by Nat 5 days ago

      We need to do it for you.

      Please don't hesitate to contact us again. Nat
      [modoignie]

      Replied by modoignie 5 days ago

      if i want it deleted and restored how do i go about it and how long does it take to do please?

       

      [Leah]

      Replied by Leah 5 days ago

      Hey,

       

      You will need to post a request on this forum, it can take between a few hours to a day.

       

       

      so can you tell me what is right and what is wrong... i have now deleted the site myself as it needed to come off line....do i now need to build it again or can you restore it please?

    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar June 29, 2013

      Please note that you have 2 deleted sites, bell-tents and sychpwll, which one would you like us to restore?

      Itamar, Wix team
    • modoignie

      Replied by modoignie June 29, 2013

      is it possible to do both please?

    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar June 29, 2013

      I restored both sites.

      Itamar, Wix team

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