Prevent site visitors from seeing your site

When you are building your site you might want to prevent people from seeing your site. Maintenance mode allows you to put the site online and offline so that your site is not available through search engines or anyone typing in the URL. Instead, they will see a message you created letting them know your site is not available.

When your site is deployed, it is in the Maintenance mode. You can put your site online at any time or change the message in the following way:

  1. Go to Configuration > Development > Maintenance mode through the Administration toolbar
  2. Check Put site into maintenance mode to put your site off-line. Uncheck the field to put your site online
  3. You can also edit the text that users who visit your URL will see in the Maintenance mode message field. 
  4. When finished, click the Save configuration button at the bottom of the page.