Maintenance Mode: How to unpublish a WordPress website


This post now contains out of date information. Please find my newer, more up to date tutorial: How to Unpublish Your WordPress Site.

There are times when it could be a good idea to unpublish your WordPress website. Maintenance mode plugins allow you to take your website “offline” to the public, but allow you to make content changes.

Putting your website in an unpublished state is as simple as installing a plugin and switching it on. In this article, I’ll go through my recommended way of doing this.

Website Goals: What Should a Website Achieve?

Having some clear website goals is an essential part of a digital business strategy.

Many people invest time and money into websites, wondering if it will work or not. It can leave you hesitant on whether to invest money in a project or campaign, or what your next move should be.

When planning your website, it’s good to have some goals in mind, and an understanding of your target audience.

Can I use other people’s content on my website?

Are you wondering if it’s okay to use other people’s content on your website?

Maybe you found something so awesome and thought it was worth sharing. Or maybe you don’t consider yourself a writer or have time to content yourself. In either case, it may be tempting to take something already made, and use that on your website. So is it okay to use other people’s content? And if so, how can it be done?