How to Delete a Wix Website?
When it comes to website building, Wix is one of the most popular options out there. It’s an easy-to-use platform that doesn’t require any technical knowledge, so it’s no wonder so many people choose to create their website with it.
But sometimes a website is no longer needed and you want to delete it. This can be done relatively easily if you know how. Let’s take a look at how to delete a Wix website.
No matter what kind of website you’re running, there are times when it may need to be taken down. Whether due to seasonal changes or other reasons, sometimes you need to delete a Wix website for good reason.
Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be difficult—in fact, there are just a few steps you can take in order to do this quickly and efficiently.
What is a Wix Website?
For those who may not be familiar with Wix websites, they are simply websites created using the Wix drag-and-drop platform. This platform makes web design simple and easy by letting users customize features like galleries, eCommerce options, and more without having any technical knowledge or coding experience.
What Do You Need to Delete Your Wix Website?
In order to delete your Wix website, you’ll need:
- A laptop/desktop computer or mobile device connected to the internet
- Access to the admin dashboard of your Wix site (usually found at wixsite(dot)com/admin)
- Any domain name-related information associated with your site (if applicable), such as login credentials for any domains registered through another provider
Steps for Deleting a Wix Site
Follow these steps in order safely remove your site from the web:
– Step 1: Backup Your Wix Site
Before deleting your site from the web, make sure that all of its data has been backed up so that it can be used in the future if needed. To do this through the administrative dashboard, navigate to `Backup & Restore` and select `Backup Now`. This will ensure that all of your data is saved off-site and ready for future use.
– Step 2: Disconnect Your Domain from Wix
If your domain name is registered with another provider such as GoDaddy or Namecheap (as opposed to within the Wix platform itself), then disconnecting it from your account will prevent any further billing charges associated with the domain name.
To do this on most registrars sites simply log in and change where the DNS points towards or set up an email forwarding address (if applicable).
– Step 3: Deauthorize Search Engines and Delete Public Access To The Site
Once you’ve backed up all of your data and disconnected any domain names linked with your account, next deauthorize search engine crawlers from indexing by navigating in ‘Settings’ > ‘SEO’. Under ‘Indexed Pages’ select ‘No’ next to ‘Allow Search Engines To Index My Site’ (this will essentially block Googlebot from discovering any pages on your site).
Next, go back into ‘Settings’ > ‘Privacy & Safety’ or ‘Site access’ (depending on which plan you have) and check if public access has been disabled by scrolling down and selecting either ‘No’ or ‘Members Only’.
Make sure this setting is enabled as it will completely disable public access without having anyone sign up/log in first before viewing content on your page which keeps unwanted visitors away while still allowing authenticated members access after they sign up/log in!
– Step 4: Delete The Wix Site
Once all steps above have been completed then go back into the admin dashboard of your site under `Manage -> Delete Site` section located at wixsite(dot)com/admin .
Select `Delete Entire Site `and confirm when prompted – this will permanently remove all content associated within hours (or less) depending on how much traffic comes through during those timeslots – making sure no one else can ever view/access anything from now onwards!
Deletion of a Wix website may take some time but following these steps carefully should make sure that everything goes smoothly without causing too much disruption for either yourself or anyone else involved in managing or using them before they disappear forever!
Just remember when deleting not only do you need backup information but also disconnect domain names linked & deauthorize search engines so Googlebot won’t index anything anymore – giving added layer security against unwanted visitors finding their way there too!