How to Unpublish Wix Site

Published by Allaine Pelejo on January 28, 2020

How to Unpublish Wix Site. Having a business website is very important. The digital age has prompted most businesses to switch from doing more digital marketing than traditional marketing, and when you rely on digital marketing, having a website where you can direct your customers to is a must. Websites are updated every now and then depending on your overall marketing objectives, mostly based on which market you wish to target. The ease of use or a friendly interface is what most businesses aim so customers can easily navigate through their website.

Wix is a development platform that allows users to easily drag and drop the website design features. With its option of dragging and dropping website design features, creating and publishing a website through Wix is very easy. In the same way, unpublishing or deleting your website is also very direct and easy.

When you need to make changes, want to take down your website completely, or you maybe accidentally published your website too soon, you will need to unpublish it or make it “offline”. Unpublishing your site would mean making it unavailable and not viewable by anyone.

How to Unpublish Wix Site


1. Log in to your Wix account and select the website that you wish to unpublish.

How to Unpublish Wix Site

How to Unpublish Wix Site

2. Select “Settings” from the left panel options and click “Unpublish” in the Publish Status section.

How to Unpublish Wix Site

How to Unpublish Wix Site: Publish Status

3. Click “Unpublish” to confirm.

How to Unpublish Wix Site

Wix Unpublish Confirmation Message

Your Wix site will no longer be accessible to site visitors after you unpublish it. If you need or wish to publish your site again, you can do so at any time. Also, if your site was unpublished for more than a few days, your SEO ranking may not be the same.

Alternatively, you can choose to have your Wix site to remain accessible to users with a direct link. Doing this will keep your website “hidden” from search engines. You can learn more about this process here.


For whatever reason you may have, may it be making a few changes to your website’s design or theme, completely changing the entire website, or maybe taking it down for good, unpublishing a website should be convenient, uncomplicated, and direct.

Allaine Pelejo

Allaine is a digital creator, adventurer and a dreamer who believes in turning ideas into reality. She loves sharing links on human emotions, relationships, and all things digital.