In this article, we have collected some helpful suggestions so that your school remains hidden while it is under construction.
1. Disable the sign-up process for your school visitors (potential users).
2. Pause/Stop the Search Indexing of your school.
3. Use a temporary Landing/Home Page.
4. Add a prelaunch section.
Disable the Sign-Up process
a. Go to Site Builder → Site Settings → Sign in/up.
b. Click on No one can sign up. I will add my users manually under the Sign up process.
You can find more information in our respective article.
Pause/Stop the Search Indexing of your School
If you want to stop the Search Indexing of your school, you will need to:
a. Navigate to Site Builder → Custom Code and add the following, under <head> logged in (html) and under <head> logged out (html):
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
b. Click on Update and Save your changes.
You can also exclude specific pages from Sitemap, by following the steps in our respective article.
Replace your Home/Landing Page with a Temporary one
There are several reasons why you might want to replace your school's default Home page with a new, or a temporary one. This can be done to show an Under Construction or Pre-launch page in case you do not wish to welcome your first users yet.
a. Go to Site Builder → Edit School Site and navigate to your Pages Manager.
b. You will notice that there are different types of pages. Currently, your home page has the /pages/home slug.
c. Click on Clone Page.
d. Once the page is duplicated, click Site → Site Navigation.
e. Click on Select a page and choose the page you wish from the dropdown menu, under Home Page (before login page) and click on Apply.
Add and Customize a Prelaunch Section
If you wish to inform your users of the upcoming launching of your online academy you can add one of our Prelaunch Sections.
a. Go to Site Builder → Edit School Site.
b. Choose the page you want to edit from the Pages Manager.
c. Click on the +Add section to add one of our available Prelaunch Sections.