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Taking the website temporarily offline

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There may be occasions when you will make your Joomla! website completely unavailable to visitors for a short time. There is a simple switch in the Administrator back-end that enables you to take your website offline very quickly. It can be returned to service at a later time just as easily.

To take your Joomla! website temporarily offline

  1. Log in to Administrator back-end. To learn how to do this read: Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end.
  2. Click on the Global Configuration button on the Administrator Control Panel.
  3. Find where it says Site Offline and change the radio button from No to Yes (see the screenshot below).
  4. You can also change the Offline Message if you want to give your visitors some explanation about why your website is unavailable.
  5. Click on the Save or Apply toolbar button.
  6. Visitors to your website will now see a page with the Joomla! logo and your offline message.

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To put your Joomla! website back online

  1. Log in to Administrator back-end. To learn how to do this read: Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end.
  2. Click on the Global Configuration button on the Administrator Control Panel.
  3. Find where it says Site Offline and change the radio button from Yes to No.
  4. Click on the Save or Apply toolbar button.
  5. Your website will not be back in service.