Uploading/publishing pages. Is it possible to select which pages to upload/not upload?

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Can someone let me know if it is possible to upload/publish one or two pages at a time, rather than the whole site. Or some way to prevent pages from uploading? I do have certain pages that I do not wish to have on the web, and when pushing the publish button would imagine they all upload? Or am I missing something?
Would probably think this would be a function of the Pro version? (which I am going to purchase as am designing on a premium site).
thanks. Jen C
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JC

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  • thankful if this could be done

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi JenC,

When you publish, it does apply to your entire site and not just sections of it. However if you have pages you wish to remain private, you might want to consider password protection.

What this feature allows you to do:

1. Assign a single login ID (username) and password to your site.
2. Choose whether you want to lock (password protect) all the pages on your site.
3. You can then share the login ID and password with people you want to give access to the protected pages.
4. When they access your protected pages they will be asked to type in the login ID and password before viewing these pages.

What this feature does not do:

1. Allow people to register for a username and password on your site. This is a registration feature which we hope to release in future.

How to use the Password Protection feature:

1. Click on the Site Manager tab.
2. Click on "Site Password Protection" underneath the list of pages of your site.
3. Add a login name and password and tick the pages you would like to protect.
4. You can easily protect all your pages by clicking on "Lock All" or take off the password protection by clicking on "Unlock All"
5. When you create a new page, you will see a check box that gives you an option to protect (lock) the new page.
6. Preview your protected page to see what the login form will look like and to test your log in and password.
7. To make the change effective on your live site, click on the green "Publish to the web" button.
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Laura, thanks for this. No do not wish to Password Protect the pages. I just want to keep working on some, and do not wish to do duplicate pages of them. I already have a password protected page for members to sign in to get access already.
It would be nice in the future to have option of just keeping some pages back and still work on them without them being uploaded. Also feel a bit silly to keep posting the whole site up each time! So an option to choose would be nice.

Is this available in the Pro version?? Actually was asking about the Username/Passsword thing the other day and said would be good if could be looked at in future.
thanks JenC
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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No, this is not an option in YolaPro, sorry for not addressing that specific question earlier. I was suggesting you enable password protection for the purposes of keeping pages private while you work on them, but it sounds like that does not suit your needs. As for publishing the whole site each time you make change, it's actually good for search engines to see you are making frequent updates to your site and can improve your search standing.
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Another option would be not to have any links to the page you are still working on. If you do that, it will still be 'published' but will not be very accessible.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Oh you're right, that's a great idea, I should have thought to suggest that! Just take the pages you want to work on out of your menu. Please see instructions here.
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Lisa Urbani

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With ths option, wouldn't the unlinked pages still be found by search engines?
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Callum

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Hi Lisa, they would be indexed but the likely-hood of them appearing would be relatively small due to the low volume of traffic to those pages