How to Hide a Page

Learn how to hide a page inside of your Showit design!

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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

This article details how to "hide" an entire page within Showit. If you're looking to hide canvases or elements in your design check out this doc instead.

Note: The ability to hide a page differs from the unpublish feature. While hiding a page can prevent a user from locating a page while keeping that page live, the unpublish feature will remove a page from your live site, or prevent it from becoming live upon publish.

Why Hide a Page?

There are three common use cases for hiding a page in Showit:

1) You want to have a page that is only available to people who you have sent a unique link to.

2) You want to launch your site but hide your blog as it's not quite ready.
3) You have a limited time offer you want to hide the page for when it expires.

How to Hide a Page

The video below will quickly run you through your options and best practices for hiding an entire page in Showit from your visitor's view.

New Feature 06/22/23: You can now turn off page publishing to remove a page from your live site. You can find out how to do that in this article here.

You can also utilize redirects in Showit to point traffic away from one page to another.

Note: While choosing this 'ask google to ignore' setting will help the page be "hidden" there are some variables to account for. If the page was previously live it likely won't be ignored until google's next routine scan of your site content to update its records. Also while this setting is a request that a search engine ignores the page these settings are optional for search engines to follow. Following these steps will help but doesn't guarantee with 100% certainty the page will be completely hidden or immediately hidden from search results.

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