Your business may have gone through some major changes, or you're planning on having a big launch for your professional website. Once your website is built on our end, it is available online for all visitors. You might be wondering - how can I temporarily deactivate my site while taking the time to make edits?

Luckily, we have just the solution for you! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to deactivate your website. 

We will divide this article into 2 parts. Please follow the first part of this article if your website is currently using advanced layout. 

Temporarily deactivate your website with an Advanced layout

Step 1: Log into your Editor

First, log in to your Hub and select the Edit Website tab.

Step 2: Disable the pages on your sites and remove the navigation bar

Simply click on Pages, and choose Edit. Switch the toggle off to disable the pages and click Save.

Step 3: Remove the sections from your home page

If you still have different sections appearing on your home page, click on Home and you can remove these sections. Don't forget to click Save after you are done.

Step 4: Head to Sections and Edit your Header

Once you have completed step 3, head back and choose Sections, then Header. On this page, you can add the words COMING SOON or something similar in the Title field, and remove any other fields that you do not want to display. If you would like to remove the cover photo, simply press the bin icon. Make sure to press Save at the end!

You have now temporarily hidden your site from your customers and added a coming soon page in place of it!

Temporarily deactivate your website on the Basic layout

If you are currently on the Basic layout, simply follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Go to Sections

Step 2: Disable your sections

On this page, you can view all of the sections that are part of your business site. Click on Edit at the top right corner and unselect all of the sections listed, then press Save. Here's how to do this:

Step 3: Edit your Header

Once this has been done, click on Header.

On this page, you may add the words COMING SOON or something similar in the Title field, and then complementary text in the Subtitle field based on your requirement. Make sure to press Save at the end! 

Here's what it will look like:

Step 4: Remove your Cover Image

If you would like to remove the cover photo, simply press the Delete button underneath Add logo.

You can also remove the contact number and WhatsApp number by unticking the relevant boxes.

Lastly, press Delete underneath the Cover image to remove the large image in its entirety.

Make sure to press Save, and this is what your website will look like:

And just like that, you've temporarily hidden your site from your customers and added a coming soon page in place of it!

Feel free to make further changes and add/remove bits to this page as you see fit.

Whenever you're ready to turn your site back to the way it was before, simply reverse-engineer these steps and make edits to your site via the Editor.

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