Serious question, (answer as soon as possible)

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Well, this is a question. I have this website right? Well I was wondering if I could make another? But first let me get my other things off! I want to shut down the website but not have it deleted, and then have it say to go to a different website until I have it up and running again. I could do unpublish my website, but that won't let me put the thing to go to different site. And if I try putting it on there again it will end up being my homepage. Now how could I do that? Should I just download site to pc so I can delete it and then when I need it I can put it back on? Or should I do something else?
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Frostbytez

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Hello Alex, make a page, that says "Site Down for construction" or provide a link to the other existing site.

Good Luck
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Peter

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Hello Alex,

First of all don't download and delete your site. (Good to download for security but definitely don't delete it if you want to use it at a later stage)

You can create another home page and rename your original, that's not a problem.
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If you didn't understand me, heres the instructions
1. Save all content on your website to a text document.
2. Un-Publish all your pages, Except home page.
3. On homepage put "Site is down for construction" and link it to your other site.

Good Luck!
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Hi Alex,

Ok, just so I am understanding what you are wanting to do. You would like to take down the website you have right now (but not delete it) while you build a new one, but would like the domain name to have a link on it which says "Go here ____" until the new site is completed.

If I have spoken correctly, what you do not want is for people to be able to browser through your site while you build the new one, just to see a link that says "go here".

Would it work to drag all the pages out of menu and then just have the index page visible and edit it to say what you would like with the link, but have all of the other pages hidden?

Let me know if I am off in what you are trying to accomplish and I will give it another try.

Emmy
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well I also have an idea of what to do. Could i maybe rename the site, make new one with old site name, and then put it on that way? But otherwise
I'll do it some way you guys gave me!
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Peter

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Alex you can do that also.
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Donald

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Yea, create another site with same name and publish to same url after you unpublish the other one and make your new site with Under Construction on the home page and provide a link to your other site.
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Yes Emmy but also, how would I keep the Regular Index page with everything on it! I am sorry but my mind must be blank how can I make another home page so when the type it in that it will come up with home page that says go here_____?
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well Peter, but I tried that but when i changed name i went to check if i could type in old name and bring it up then and it did!
but i don't want that... that is the only problem with that idea
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OK.
Then create a new index page.

Take all the other pages out of the menu.

Then follow these instructions. They're very clear and I have just done the same thing.

http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...

I'll stay around alex if you need any clarification as you go.

It will be OK I'm sure. Just follow the steps outlined. OK?
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Thanks Peter! That's what you want to do Alex!
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well actually I am not doing this stuff now! I just wanted to be prepared, but yes that is what I wanted! Thanks, but this thig could happen any time! Coming up soon so i just wanted to be prepared! Thanks again!
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Cool! Good luck with whatever it is!