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    Unpublishing a page published by accident

    I inadvertently hit "publish" and my page published. I am not ready to launch.  Past articles said this was not possible.  I have to assume GoDaddy has made this common sense fix by now.  If so, can someone tell me how. If not, and a godaddy expert replies, will you please advise as to why this isn't an option (this would be crazy)

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    Super User III Super User III
    Super User III

    Re: Unpublishing a page published by accident

    You can hide the page from the navigation menu and make it private.  These are under the page settings, found by clicking the three stacked dots next to the page on the Pages menu (instead of Add page for step 3).

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/create-private-website-pages-27847

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    Re: Unpublishing a page published by accident

    When you click the 3 dots on the "home", then 'page settings' tab it only reveals 'page title' and 'show in footer' options.  In the other pages it reveals a 'private' button.  Do I need to do this for all the pages, and not the home.  There's no option to hide the entire site.  I found another forum with this issue that says the only way to fix this issue is to 'park' it.  I am reluctant to do this because others have said it screws with the formatting - https://www.godaddy.com/community/GoCentral-Website-Builder/How-to-UnPublish-my-draft-GoCentral-webs...

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    Super User III Super User III
    Super User III
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    Re: Unpublishing a page published by accident

    I'm sorry, I thought you meant hiding one page.  But you're correct the option isn't available with the homepage.

     

    Parking a domain would not affect the design of the website.  But you would need to take note of the proper IP address for your GoCentral site and change it back when ready.

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/park-a-domain-registered-with-godaddy-23936

     

    A different option would be to forward the domain (possibly to a social media page with prelaunch info, for example) and then just turn off the forwarding when ready for the site to go live.

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/forward-my-domain-12123?

    Super User I Super User I
    Super User I
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    Re: Unpublishing a page published by accident

    Make note that GoCentral does have a backup feature @MPAGG. Under SettingsSite History you can restore a draft version of your website and it will jump to unpublished. Normally there are automatic fairly current versions of your website there even if you never saved a draft. I hope that helps? 

     

    ...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

    roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head