Under Construction Page for site not yet ready to publish

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I just saw a Yola site with an "Under Construction" message. How did they do that?

I'm guessing they made a second site with just a home page and the announcment, then published it to their domain name. Is that right? If so, very clever. It would be nice if that idea were suggested in the Getting Started tutorial.
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Hello Margie

You can create your own under construction notice if you wish. However, I strongly advise against this. Putting an "under construction" notice on a website is a very outdated practice. Today it is understood that all websites are continually "under construction" See this useful article on the topic: Why your Website Should Always Be Under Construction.

If you have pages that you aren't ready to put live yet, simply move them out of your menu and then put them back in when you are ready.

These are the steps to moving your page in and out of your navigation:

1. Click on the "Edit Navigation" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open and you will see the list of your pages in the left-hand pane under "Pages in the Navigation".
3. Drag and drop your page that is still in development "Pages out the Navigation".

Repeat the above steps and drag the completed page "Pages in the Navigation" then republish your site when you are ready for the page to go live.

If you still decide that you wish to use an "under construction" notice on your site, here is a site with a large selection that you can download: Under Construction Icons and Signs

To use one of these images:

1. Right click on the image you want.
2. Select: "save image as"
3. In Yola, upload the image you just saved to your File Manager and add it with either the Text or the Picture widget. See: Adding Pictures for further instructions if needed.
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after downloading the image? Where do we upload it to have an under construction landing page?
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Hi Nina - if you're looking for information on adding pictures: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/.... Let us know if there's a specific step that doesn't work for you.
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The problem isn't uploading the image. The problem is showing ONLY the image. Yola doesn't allow you to have a single page different from your Style. For example, I am building a website with a menu bar. Before the site is ready to be viewed by the public, I would like to hand out business cards. My business cards have my website URL on them. As someone stated on this post, having an under construction page is outdated. I would like to have an index page with a simple graphic stating my business's name, contact information, slogan, and a note about the web page being under development. I do not want any of my website's standard formatting or style to be on this page. How can this be done?
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Hello Bob

Yola doesn't offer such a default "under construction" page, but you could create your own. If you don't want your Style as a template for this page, you could create a new website, create your under construction page, maybe on a simple Style like "Squeaky Clean", remove all navigation menu links via the Page Manager, unpublish your normal site, and publish your under construction page to your domain name.