How to Place Your Website Under Construction

Placing your website under construction is useful if you would like to make changes without anybody seeing your work until it is finished. To place your WebStarts website under construction, follow the steps below...

Step 1: Create a new page for your site, making sure to name it something like Under Construction or similar.

Step 2: Click the Pages tab in the left sidebar and be sure to set this new page to not display on the navigation menu by clicking the Eye icon to Off.

Step 3: Add an image or some text to the new Under Construction page to let anyone who visits know that the site is down for maintenance. You will also want to remove the menu from this page to ensure your other pages are not able to be navigated to.

Step 4: Once happy with the way the page looks, save it and then click the Dashboard tab to view the account dashboard.

Step 5: Click the 'Set Home Page' link and then choose this new page as your new home page.

That is it! Make sure to refresh your live website in order to see the new under construction page. When you are ready to go live with your home page again, just switch it back using the same 'Set Home Page' feature.

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