How to Unpublish Wix Site?

For webmasters and website owners who use Wix, there are certain circumstances that may necessitate the unpublishing of a website. This guide will take you through the steps required to unpublish your Wix site.

Wix is a powerful and versatile platform for building and publishing websites. It is also easy to manage, with an intuitive user interface, multilingual support and mobile device compatibility.

Despite these advantages, there may be times when one needs to unpublish a Wix site.

Reasons To Unpublish Wix Site

There are several reasons why someone may wish to unpublish their Wix site:

  • If the website is still in development or requires additional testing or tweaking, it may be necessary to make it invisible until those tasks are completed.
  • If the website’s content needs updating or refreshing, it can be unpublished while these changes take place.
  • In some cases, websites may need to be unpublished while they are being transferred to another domain or hosting provider.

Preparations To Unpublish Your Wix Site

Before unpublishing your Wix site, there are some important preparatory steps that should be taken:

  • Backup all of your data and files using the “Export” functionality in the “My Sites” tab on your dashboard. This will allow you to restore any information you need if something goes wrong during the process of unpublished your site.
  • Make sure your contact details such as email address and phone number are up-to-date as this allows customers who have already submitted inquiries and interactions with your website prior to being unpublished, to get in contact with you directly if needed.

How To Unpublish Your Wix Site

To unpublish your Wix site:

  1. Log into the account associated with the website on myWIX dashboard by entering the relevant credentials (username/email and password).
  2. Click on “My Sites” tab in top navigation bar
  3. Select the website that needs to be unpublished from dropdown list under “My Sites” tab
  4. Click on “Settings” button located under Site Settings section in right side panel
  5. Scroll down until you find “Publishing Status” option and toggle it from “Published” mode into “Unpublished” mode
  6. Confirm by clicking on “Save Changes” button located at bottom right corner of page
  7. Now open the same page again and confirm if the status is changed by scrolling down again until you find “Publishing Status” option – It should now display as ‘unpublished’.

Troubleshooting Tips And Tricks

If problems arise during this process, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure that all changes made have been saved before attempting to unpublish a website
  • Double-check for any broken links before starting the process of unpublishing a website which may cause errors or conflicts when attempting to do so
  • Clear browser history after performing any changes related to a website publishing/unpublishing process at myWIX Dashboard section”, otherwise changes won’t apply properly


Unpublishing a WIX site can be an effective way of ensuring its content remains secure while preparing updates or making improvements without exposing it publicly. However, it’s important that all necessary steps are taken before doing so in order to avoid any potential issues with loading times and security.

By following this guide, you should now have all the required knowledge needed in order to perform Wix site unpublishing procedure without any issues.


David Cross

David is the chief editor at WebHostingMedia right from the beginning. He has a great passion for building and managing websites and creating helpful content. He is also interested in programming - currently learning python.