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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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  • 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
  • Camille

    Replied by Camille June 25, 2013

    Hello Wix team.  May you please delete and restore 3 of my websites? They are as follows:

     4ONEL      - http://for1lamb.wix.com/4onel

    For 1 lamb   - http://for1lamb.wix.com/41l

    Camille Lauren-  http://for1lamb.wix.com/camillelauren

    the only one that I am using right now is Art Of Ciel. Please leave that one as it is.

     

    Thank you so much wix team! You are amazing.

     

    Camille
    • Kika Wix Team

      Replied by Kika June 25, 2013

      Hi, 

      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.

       

    • Camille

      Replied by Camille June 25, 2013

      Hello Kika,

       

      I actually wanted to be able to republish them in the future. I just wanted those 3 websites down for the time being. I noticed that Wix was able to do that for other people in the comments, so I was hoping the same could be done for me. By deleting and restoring.

      The sites are as follows:

      4ONEL      - http://for1lamb.wix.com/4onel

      For 1 lamb   - http://for1lamb.wix.com/41l

      Camille Lauren-  http://for1lamb.wix.com/camillelauren

      the only one that I am using right now is Art Of Ciel. Please leave that one as it is.

       

      Camille
    • Camille

      Replied by Camille June 25, 2013

      Actually, I no longer need them deleted and restored. Thanks for your help though.

      Cheers,

      Camille

      Camille
    • Danna Wix Team

      Replied by Danna June 25, 2013

      Cheers :)

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

       

      Danna- Wix Team
    • Camille

      Replied by Camille July 3, 2013

      Hello Wix team. I no longer need these 2 sites right now, but would like to re-publish in the future. Will you please delete and restore the following:

       4ONEL      - http://for1lamb.wix.com/4onel

      Camille Lauren-  http://for1lamb.wix.com/camillelauren

       

      the only one that I am using right now is Art Of Ciel. Please leave that one as it is.

       

      Thank you so much wix team! I appreciate this.

      Camille
  • Hudson Wix Team

    Replied by Hudson June 23, 2013

     

    You can now find all of your backed-up versions in the Site History section in My Account, mark the important ones and name them!
     

    You can also overview of all edits and changes 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.
     

    To access your site history:

    1. From My Account, next to your site, click Manage & Edit Site.

    2. From the right of the page that opens, under Site Actions, click My Site History.

    Your site history page opens. 
     

    For step by step instructions click here.
     

    Please note that currently you cannot duplicate or back up your HTML5 site. If you need to clone it, please send us a detailed request here.

     

  • modoignie

    Replied by modoignie June 23, 2013

    hello, i have read through the posts on this and follwed the instructions SEO google etc and ticked the box ' let search engines find my website'  in order to stop the site coming up, but it still comes up...so i am not sure i have done it right.

    is my only real option to have it deleted and restored to stop it from being on line as i still need to work on it and will want it live again in the near future?

     

    www.sychpwll.com

    • Nat

      Replied by Nat June 23, 2013

      Hey,

       

      Another option is to lock your website using a password protection. This way no one will be able to view it until you are done.

       

      We just released our Protect Page feature! 

      You can find instructions and information  here or check out the video below:

      Other than that, delete-restore is your only option to really remove it from being live.

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

      Replied by modoignie June 23, 2013

      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 June 23, 2013

      We need to do it for you.

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

      Replied by modoignie June 23, 2013

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

       

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 23, 2013

      Hey,

       

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

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
  • tapasbhattacharya30

    Replied by tapasbhattacharya30 June 8, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,

    I would like to unpublish my website without deleting it. The site is http://tapasbhattacharya30.wix.com/ritu#!contact/c24vq ... Pls help me ...I don't know how could I unpublish it..I an just edit it on myselt not for any other to show my template...so pls help me..

    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 June 8, 2013

      Hey,

       

      As mentioned in the Best reply above,  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 f you don't want your site to be visible to search engines, you can unpublish it by going to Settings > SEO (Google) > uncheck "Allow search engines to find my site" -> click "Done".

       

      If you require any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us.

       

       

       

       

    • tapasbhattacharya30

      Replied by tapasbhattacharya30 June 8, 2013

      Hi Wix Team,

      Thank you for reply..

      I want to know ..this template are still show or not? please tell me..and its not completed..so unfortunately I click publish button. one thing I would like to know its completely free ? 

      and how people show my template..?

    • Michal

      Replied by Michal June 8, 2013

      Hi, 

       

      Once you publish your site you will receive a free Wix URL according to this format:

      username.wix.com/sitename

       

      This is completely free!

      We do offer premium plans for users who wish to remove Wix ads from their sites, connect a domain and more. 

       

      Thanks,

      Michal - Wix Team
  • tapasbhattacharya30

    Replied by tapasbhattacharya30 June 8, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,

    I would like to unpublish my website without deleting it. The site is http://tapasbhattacharya30.wix.com/ritu#!contact/c24vq ... Pls help me ...

  • uniclon

    Replied by uniclon June 6, 2013

    Hi,

    Could you please remove my site and restore it so it is not published anymore?

    http://uniclon.wix.com/website-uniclon

    Thanks!

    Túlio

     

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson June 6, 2013

      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.

  • kiliaku3

    Replied by kiliaku3 June 5, 2013

    Hi Wix Team.  

    I'd like to unpublish my site.  Can you please delete and restore it for me?

    kiliaku3.wix.com/iusrov

    Thanks,

    Kili

    kiliakua@gmail.com

    • Michal

      Replied by Michal June 5, 2013

      Hi Kili, 

       

      Unfortunately, it is impossible to un-publish your site. 

      You can set your site not to be searchable for search engines through your site settings: go to your editor > Settings > SEO (Google) > uncheck the 'allow search engines to find my site' box. 

      You can also password protect your site so no one can view it or create an "under constructions" landing page. 

       

      Thanks,

      Michal - Wix Team
  • justineachan

    Replied by justineachan June 5, 2013

    Hi, 

     Can you please remove my site and restore it so it is not published? thank you!!

    http://justineachan.wix.com/rainbow-test-2

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