I published my website to have a few friends go through it to see if there were any bugs. I now no longer want the shop visible as I've no products to sell until my stock arrives. How do I take the shop/domain offline in the meantime. I want to be able to take it offline then later, put it live again with all the products I've already set up.
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What are you using for your storefront @subbytech? Many online storefronts have a way you can do exactly what you're asking.
roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head
Thanks for getting back to me,
I use the built in shop option that GoDaddy provide
Website Builder Online Store vNext
Since the frontend pages use the same domain as the shop, there is no way to separate the two and take only the shop portion off-line. One of the downsides of using a web builider application -- out of our control to control.
Since this is temporary until you get stock, what you can do is remove the link to the store from your navigation.
Pages > Shop > Click Cog Icon > Settings > Turn Off Show in Navigation
You could really button down the store up by turning On Members Only which would block the store to users who are not logged in. Since your site is new, you probably don't have a lot of users that would impact since if there are any there are your friends.
Does this help? 😉