Can You Unpublish a Squarespace Site

Can You Unpublish a Squarespace Site?

5 mins

It’s a common question: can you unpublish a Squarespace site? The answer is yes! You can unpublish your site at any time, and it will no longer be visible to the public.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you do so. First, your site will still exist on our servers and you’ll be able to access it (and republish it) at any time. Second, if you have a paid plan, you’ll still be charged for your subscription even if your site is unpublished.

Lastly, any changes you make to your site while it’s unpublished will not go live until you republish the site. So if you’re considering unpublishing your Squarespace site, just remember that it’s easy to do and reversible but there are a few things to keep in mind first.

How to Unpublish a Website on Squarespace?

  • To unpublish your Squarespace site, you’ll need to log into your account and access the Site Manager
  • Once in the Site Manager, locate the site you’d like to unpublish in the left-hand sidebar and click on it
  • In the top right corner of the page, you’ll see a button that says “Unpublish
  • ” Click on that button
  • A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to unpublish your site
  • Click “OK” to proceed
  • Your site will now be unpublished and any visitors who try to access it will see a message saying that the site is no longer available

How to Publish Squarespace Site?

If you’ve built a website on Squarespace, congrats! You’re almost there. The final step is to publish your site so the whole world can see it.
Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Squarespace account and go to the Home Menu.
  2. Click Settings, then click Site Publishing.
  3. Choose whether you want to publish your entire site or just selected pages.
  4. If you’re ready to publish your entire site, click Publish Now under Publish Your Site.
  5. Confirm that you want to publish your site by clicking Publish Site again in the dialog box that appears.
  6. If you want to publish only selected pages, click Choose Pages under SelectivelyPublish Pages of Your Site first, then select the pages you want to publish from the list that appears and click Add Selected Pages at the bottom of the page. To finish publishing, click Publish Now under Publish Your Site as before.
  7. That’s it!

How to Pause Squarespace Site?

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to pause your Squarespace site:

Step 1: Log in to your Squarespace account and go to the Home Menu.

Step 2: In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Advanced.

Step 3: Under “Site Management,” click Site Manager.

Step 4: Find the site you want to unpublish, and click Edit.

Step 5: In the Site Info panel, toggle Unpublish Site off or on as needed, then click Save.

That’s it! When you unpublish your site, visitors will see a Coming Soon page instead of your live site content.

Can You Publish Squarespace for Free?

It’s no secret that Squarespace is one of the most popular website builders on the market. But what many people don’t know is that you can actually publish your Squarespace site for free. There are a few different ways to do this.

One is to use the built-in Squarespace Domain names feature. This allows you to create a subdomain on Squarespace’s servers and then publish your site to that address. Another way to do it is to use a third-party service like Amazon S3 or Cloudfront.

With these services, you can host your static website files on their servers and then use Squarespace as your DNS provider. This will allow you to use your own domain name with your Squarespace site. Finally, if you have an existing website, you can use Squarespace’s Site Redirect feature.

This will allow you to redirect traffic from your old site to your new Squarespace site. You’ll just need to set up a simple A record with your DNS provider pointing to the IP address of your Squarespace site.

How to Hide My Website from the Public?

Assuming you want to keep your website private and not visible to the public, there are a few ways you can go about doing this. One way is to password-protect your site. This can be done through your hosting control panel or by editing your htaccess file.


Once you have password protection enabled, only people with the correct username and password will be able to access your site. Another way to keep your site private is by using a service like Cloudflare.

Cloudflare allows you to set up a firewall that will block all traffic from reaching your site unless it comes from an approved IP address. This is a good option if you only want certain people to have access to your site, but don’t want to hassle with maintaining a list of usernames and passwords.

A third option is simply to not publish your site until it’s ready for the public to see. If you’re working on a development server, make sure that it’s not accessible via the internet.

Once your site is ready for launch, then you can publish it and make it live for everyone to see. Ultimately, it’s up to you how private or public you want your website to be.

But if you’re looking for ways to keep it hidden from prying eyes, these are a few options that you can consider.

Work on Squarespace Site Offline

If you’re working on a Squarespace site and need to take some time offline, there are a few things you can do to make sure your work is saved.

First, be sure to periodically save your work by clicking the “Save” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This will ensure that your changes are saved even if you lose power or an internet connection.

Next, if you need to take an extended break from working on your site, you can put it in “Maintenance Mode.” To do this, go to Settings > Advanced > Maintenance Mode and toggle the switch to “On.”

This will disable all visitor access to your site while still allowing you to work on it behind the scenes. Be sure to turn Maintenance Mode off when you’re ready for visitors to see your latest changes!

How Do I Temporarily Disable My Squarespace Website?

If you need to take your Squarespace website offline for a period of time, you can do so by putting your site into Maintenance Mode. This will disable all access to your site, including the public-facing website and the backend Squarespace interface. To put your Squarespace website into Maintenance Mode:

  1. Log into your Squarespace account and go to the Home Menu.
  2. Click Settings, then click Advanced, and then click Site Management.
  3. Scroll down to the Maintenance Mode section and select Enable Maintenance Mode.
  4. Choose whether you want to display a message or a landing page while in Maintenance Mode, then click Save & Exit.

How Do I Unpublish My Square Account?

If you need to unpublish your Square account for any reason, follow the steps below. Note that this will permanently delete your account and all associated data. You will not be able to reactivate your account once it has been deleted.

  1. Log into your Square account and navigate to the Account & Settings page.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Delete Account link.
  3. Enter your password in the popup window and click on the Delete Account button.
  4. Your account has now been successfully deleted!

Last Word

Yes, you can unpublish a Squarespace site at any time. To do so, simply log into your account and click on the “unpublish” button in the settings menu. Your site will then be taken offline and will no longer be accessible to anyone.


Michael Fied

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Michael Fied is the founder and CEO of and SpamBurner. In addition, he’s an internationally top-rated and award-winning website advisor and website architect with a global team of 55. You can find Michael on LinkedIn or contact him directly here.

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