Our sites are automatically 'live' with the Format URL (site address, looks like
https://blytheelder.format.com) provided with your subscription. Although many people will not navigate to your site before you promote, or link to a personalized domain name, you may want to have the site 'Private' while working on it.
An easy way to do this is to create an "Under Construction" Title Page. Please see our Creating an ‘Under Construction’ page guide.
You can also set the Page Visibility of all your site pages individually to require a Password or to be fully Offline to make them inaccessible on the live site.
Please see our Page Visibility guide.
A third option would be to set a Site Wide Password.
Still have questions? Reach us on our live chat or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’re here to help!