Unpublish a page

Admin users who have rights to publish Composer pages also have the ability to unpublish pages, removing the page and any sub-pages from the public-facing side of the website. Unpublishing will present the user with a 404 error on these pages, but the page content will remain in Composer.

Deleted pages can only be restored up to a year after they've been deleted. Therefore, unpublishing is the best option when a page may need to be re-used in the future. 

To unpublish a page, open the three-dot "More Actions" menu and select the circle backslash symbol. Add an optional comment in the window that pops up (so you remember why you made this page disappear) and select "Unpublish."  

Unpublish this page icon shown in bottom-right more actions menu

The status icon at the lower-right corner of the pages will now be yellow, for "unpublished."

Yellow status icon with Status Unpublished shown in more actions menu

In addition, the yellow status bar will be shown along the left side of the page tree.

Yellow status bar shown on left side of page tree

Note: Admin users with publish rights to a parent page but not its child pages will not be able to unpublish the parent page.

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