Hide Site from Public View

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  • Melanie Rae Buonavolonta

    Can anyone help with a step-by-step?

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  • Nick Miners

    Hi Melanie, I'm afraid it's not currently possible to hide your site from view, but you could get around this by making all your galleries hidden and unlisted until you are happy with them. You could use a single gallery with just one image to ensure you have a nice front page, then when all your galleries are ready you can move them from 'Unlisted on Website' to 'Listed on Website' to present a full site in very little time.

    To create galleries that are unlisted, go to http://www.photoshelter.com/mem/images and click on the 'Unlisted on website' tab in the left hand pane. All galleries and images you add will be hidden by default. Once you've created the galleries and are happy with them, you need to make them publicly viewable - to do this, select each gallery in turn and click on the blue cog in the right hand pane, next to 'Visibility and Access' and set the drop-down menu to 'everyone'. Then simply click and drag the gallery thumbnail in the middle pane or the gallery name in the left hand pane over the 'Listed on Website' tab to make them appear on your website menu.

    If you are using a Beam template, you can use the Site Builder to customise your menu, i.e. to say which galleries you want to list and in which order.

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  • Jonathan Buckley

    I have always been mystified by this. I understand Nick's workaround for Melanie but I already have an established site which is used by clients on a daily basis. I would like to play around with some of the recently added templates but one can only have one template operational at a time. I can't suddenly hide hundreds of client galleries whilst I experiment. It would be great to be able to have a dummy site to tweak offline until ready to go live but I can't see any way of doing this other than by opening an entirely new account.

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  • Nick Miners

    Jonathan - PhotoShelter will allow you to preview the other Beam templates before you go ahead with the change, so you can get an idea of how it will look, but if that's not enough for you, then I'd suggest you get in touch with them at feedback@photoshelter.com with your suggestions.

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