Wix Editor: Unpublishing Your Site

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Unpublish your site if you no longer want it to be accessible to the public. You may wish to unpublish your site if you're taking it down for maintenance, redesign, or you simply no longer need it. 
After unpublishing, you'll still have access to your site's Editor and you can publish it again at any time.
In this article, learn more about:
Unpublishing your site does not cancel your domain or Premium plan. Learn how to cancel your domain or Premium plan.

Unpublishing your site

You can unpublish your site (either permanently or temporarily) from the Editor, or your site's dashboard.
Wix Editor
  1. Open your site in the Wix Editor.
  2. Select Site in the top toolbar.
  3. Click Unpublish Site.
  4. Select Unpublish in the dashboard window.
  5. Click Unpublish in the pop-up to confirm.
The Site panel in the Wix Editor. The cursor is hovering over Unpublish Site.

Republishing your site

Republish your site to make it accessible to visitors again. 

To republish your site:

  1. Go to your site's Editor.
  2. Click Publish at the top right.
  3. (Optional) Click View Site to be taken to your live site.
  4. Click Done to return to the Editor.
If your site was unpublished for more than a few days, your SEO ranking may be affected.


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