When you have a problem and you need to take down your site

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OK, at the moment, I am having problems with navigation on my site. I think it is because I have a lot of text links that link to URLS on my old domain which is now non-existent. I made a "site down" thing on my "My Yola" page:
I have the (down) site unpublished whilst the other is published, and when I want to take the site down, I unpublish the main site, and publish the (down) site, which is t he plain white template with no navigation bar or heading, just some text say that the site is down, saying why, and apologising. When I am ready to replublish my main site, I unpublish my down site and publish my main site.

Both sites in all cases are published to my custom domain therecipebook.org. As far as I know, you can't do this is you have a .yolasite.com domain.

I have a google apps account, and because I used the CNAME thing, I can take down my site any time and it will still not affect my apps account.

This is the message I had on my (down) site at the time of writing:
The recipe book is currently down due to navigation problems, meaning that is impossible to navigate around the site. I am working with my site host to resolve this problem as quickly as I can.

The forum is still available for use. Simply follow this link.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

I hope this can help anyone who doesn't want to face the embarrassing situation where you have a site, realise there is a problem which is more than a quick fix and making visitors work out that the site doesn't work. I think that having a site completly empty save for an apology is better than giving visitors a site that they can't look around because of a mess up.
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