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How to add new WordPress pages in private with existing website?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by zigato, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. zigato

    zigato Junior Member

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    I created a WP website for a client last year. Now they want to add additional pages to the website, but in a coming soon page kind of way. As in, when you log into the admin section, they want to be able to see the new version of the website instead of having it publicly accessible first. Is there are 'coming soon' kind of plug in which allows you to do this?
     
  2. eyerish

    eyerish Regular Member

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    It is very easy. You just add the page in your dashboard area. It won't show up publicly until you "publish" it. It also won't show up anywhere on your site until you add it to the menu structure.
     
  3. zigato

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    Is that the same as privately publish? There are about 5 new pages to be put up
     
  4. zigato

    zigato Junior Member

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    Also these pages form a new section in the menu. I'm trying to avoid creating a staging website.
     
  5. eyerish

    eyerish Regular Member

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    I don't think it is theme dependent. My site has a publish area where I can save as a draft and preview the page as many times as I wish before we choose to publish it.
     
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    eyerish Regular Member

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    Don't mess with the menu until you are happy with the pages and content and think they are ready to add to the site.
     
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    Vanrithy Power Member

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    You could use plugin like WP Construction Mode.
    WP Construction & Maintenance mode allows you to hide your entire site, or a specific page while you build and maintain the site.
     
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    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    You have two options:
    1) Compose an new page and add all content. And then instead of clicking publish button, click save as draft. This way that page will remain unpublished and client can see it by logging into dashboard.
    2) Create a page and schedule it for a future date.
     
  9. NicheFox

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    Yep, draft mode I think is the easiest way to go.