Take your site temporarily offline

Administrators on our Premier Managed Platform may take a site temporarily offline. If your site is not hosted on our Premier platform, please contact success@lexblog.com. This article explains making your site temporarily unavailable.

 

Before your start

You'll need a user account with an Administrator role.

Your site must be hosted on the Premier Managed Platform.

 

Steps

  1. Log in to your site.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Reading.
  3. In the Site Visibility section, select Restrict site access to visitors who are logged in or allowed by IP address.
  4. Choose one of these options in Handle restricted visitors:

    • Send them to the WordPress login screen: Redirects any visitor who is not already logged in to the login page.
    • Redirect them to a specified web address: Send any visitor to a URL of your choice, entered in the Redirect web address field. Select 307 Temporary as the Redirection status code.
    • Show them a simple message: Shows a custom message to any user who isn’t logged in. Enter your message in the Restriction message.
    • Show them a specific WordPress page I've created: Redirects any visitor who is not already logged in to a page on the blog. Select the page in the Restricted notice page dropdown.

  5. To allow access to the site by visitors from specific IP addresses, enter your IP address or IP range in the Unrestricted IP addresses.
  6. Click Save Changes.
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