How do I hide my Format site while I work on it?
Our sites are automatically 'live' with the Format URL (https://mysite.format.com as an example) provided with your subscription. Although many people won't navigate to your site before you promote, or link to a personalized domain name, many people want to have the site 'Private' while they work.
An easy way to do this is to create an "Under Construction" or "Stay Tuned" Title Page.
To do so, create a Title Page (add your logo or text), and don't link it to the rest of your site. Once your site is ready, either delete the Title Page, or just link it to the rest of your site.
Please see our Title Pages guide for more information on how to start a title page.
You can also set the Page Visibility of all your site pages individually to require a Password or to be fully Offline with only you able to see.
Please see our Page Visibility guide.
A third option would be to set a Site Wide Password.
Please see our Site Wide Password guide.
Reach us online at our live chat or via our email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions. We’re happy to help!