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Quick Way to Deactivate An Entire Blog?

 8:12 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi there, Everyone:

Instead of going in and deleting every post / category / page, is there a quick way to deactivate a wordpress blog in one click?

Thanks in advance.



 9:13 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

hosted in your own webspace, or on a free blog site?

can you password protect it?


 3:53 pm on Apr 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

Huh. I thought for sure there would be a setting for this, doesn't look like there is.

Play around with an .htaccess rule. Create a "disabled" web page and

ReWriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^blog.* /blog-disabled.html [L]

If you still need to get to admin,

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !wp\-admin
RewriteRule ^blog.* /blog-disabled.html [L]

You may want to consider search engine requests with a temporary redirect header

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !wp\-admin
RewriteRule ^blog.* /blog-disabled.html [R=307,L]

The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. Since the redirection MAY be altered on occasion, the client SHOULD continue to use the Request-URI for future requests.

The above are not working, copy and paste mod_rewrite rules and they are typed on the fly. The are intended as ideas for using mod_rewrite for a simple way to disable your blog.


 1:56 pm on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

There is a plugin (name escapes me but it should be easy to find) that will allow you to post a temp top page (all requests from non-admin users will be directed to this page).

Or did you mean remove instead of disable?


 7:17 pm on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone:

I do mean disable (as opposed to remove).

It appears there might be a few different ways to do this. so I will look through them.

Thanks again, everyone.


 8:55 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

If you host it.... move all files to a folder.... put a new index.php file up with "Under construction or whatever on it...

or just a redirect on top of the first php file the site loads.

I haven't used wordpress in a while.. these are random thoughts.


 4:08 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

The only problem with that is all the sub-pages in the blog/WP site will 404, see 307 above.


 6:03 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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