Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I keep my Wix site private?” If so, this article is for you. We will guide you through the process of making your Wix site private, ensuring that it is not accessible to the public. Let’s dive in!

Why Keep Your Wix Site Private?

There are several reasons why you might want to keep your Wix site private. Perhaps you’re still working on the design and content, or maybe you want to limit access to a select group of people. Whatever the reason, Wix provides several options to help you keep your site private.

Unpublishing Your Site

One of the easiest ways to keep your Wix site private is to unpublish it. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your Wix account and go to the Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Settings section on the left-hand side.
  3. Go to Website Settings.
  4. At the top, you’ll see a status indicating whether your site is published. Click the Unpublish button to make your site private.

Remember, you can always republish your site by clicking the Publish button in the upper right-hand corner of the editor.

Hiding Your Site from Search Engines

If you want your site to be published but not found on search engines, you can hide it from search engines. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Marketing and SEO section in your site’s settings.
  2. Click on SEO.
  3. Scroll down to Tools and Settings and click on SEO Settings.
  4. Under Site Preferences, toggle off the option that allows search engines to index your site.

This will prevent your site from appearing in search results on Google and other search engines.

Password-Protecting Your Pages

Another way to keep your Wix site private is to password-protect your pages. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your site editor and click on Pages and Menu on the left-hand side.
  2. Click on the three dots next to the page you want to protect and select Settings.
  3. Go to Permissions and select Only Password Holders.
  4. Set a password for the page.

Now, only visitors who have the password can access the page.


Keeping your Wix site private is a straightforward process. Whether you choose to unpublish your site, hide it from search engines, or password-protect your pages, each method offers a way to control who can access your site. Remember, the best method depends on your specific needs, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find what works best for you!