Building a new website is exciting, but it’s important to keep it under wraps until it’s ready for the world to see. That’s where Elementor‘s Site Lock feature comes in. It’s like a VIP pass for your website—only those with the secret code can enter. Let’s get started!
Why Site Lock is Essential for Your Website
You wouldn’t want everyone snooping around your website before it’s fully ready, right? If your website is accessible to everyone from the start, search engines might begin indexing it. This could negatively impact your SEO scores.
|Unwanted visitors and potential security risks
|Early Indexing by Search Engines
|Negative SEO scores
How Elementor Hosting’s Website Lock Feature Addresses This
Elementor Hosting automatically sets up a Site Lock for you. This feature requires a PIN code for access, ensuring your website remains private until you decide it’s ready for the public eye.
Accessing Site Lock Settings
Setting up the Site Lock feature is straightforward. Here’s how:
- Log in to Elementor
Open your Elementor dashboard.
- Find Your Website
Locate the website you want to secure.
- Locate Site Lock
At the bottom of your project card, you’ll find the Site Lock status, usually turned on by default.
Managing Your Website Lock
Toggling Site Lock On/Off
Once you’re in the Site Lock settings, you’ll see a toggle switch. You can easily turn the feature on or off depending on your needs.
Managing the PIN Code
The PIN code is your gatekeeper.
- View the Code
Click on the eye icon to reveal the default PIN code.
- Share the Code
Copy this code to share with authorized users.
- Reset the Code
If you wish to change the PIN, simply hit the reset button.
How to Lock Website for Public and Go Live
When you’re ready to unveil your website to the world, you’ll need to do two things:
- Remove Site Lock
Turn off the Site Lock feature.
- WordPress Settings
Navigate to your WordPress dashboard, go to Settings, and then Reading. Uncheck the option that says “Discourage search engines from indexing the site.”
Using Elementor’s Site Lock feature gives you control over your website’s accessibility. It’s an effective way to keep your site private while you’re still working on it, and it also helps maintain your SEO scores.