Are you ready to take down your Wix site from the internet? Maybe it’s time for a revamp or you’re just not getting the traffic you hoped for. Whatever the reason, unpublishing your website can seem like a daunting task. But fear not! In this article, we’ll guide you through step-by-step on how to unpublish and delete your Wix site with ease. Plus, we’ll even show you how to remove your site completely from the Wix platform if that’s what you desire. So let’s get started!

How to unpublish your site

Unpublishing your Wix site is simple and straightforward. First, log in to your account and navigate to the “Settings” tab on the left-hand side of the screen. From there, select “Site Status” and click on the dropdown menu under “Site Availability.” Here, you’ll see two options: “Public” and “Unpublished.”

Select unpublished, save your changes, and voila! Your site will no longer be accessible to visitors. However, keep in mind that search engines may still have cached versions of your website available for a period of time.

It’s worth noting that if you’re using a custom domain name with your Wix site, unpublishing it won’t automatically cancel or release that domain name. You’ll need to manage this separately through your domain registrar.

Additionally, if you want to temporarily remove access without fully deleting it altogether, you can use password protection instead of unpublishing it entirely.

Now that we’ve covered how to unpublish our Wix site let’s move on to how we can delete it completely from their platform.

How to delete your site

Deleting your Wix site is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few clicks. However, it is important to note that once you delete your site, there’s no way to recover it or any of its content.

To delete your Wix site, simply log in to your account and navigate to the dashboard of the website you want to remove. Click on “Settings” from the left-hand menu and select “Delete Site” from the options provided.

Wix will then ask you for confirmation before deleting your site. If you’re sure that you want to proceed with deletion, click on “Delete” again.

After successfully deleting your Wix site, consider removing all data associated with it from other platforms such as search engines and social media sites.

It’s important to note that if you have an active premium subscription plan with Wix when deleting a website, make sure to cancel automatic payments before proceeding with deletion. Otherwise, charges may continue even after removal of the website.

How to remove your site from the Wix platform

If for any reason, you’ve decided to completely remove your site from the Wix platform, it’s important that you know how to do it correctly. Removing a site from Wix will delete all of its content and data permanently.

To remove your site from the Wix platform, go to your dashboard and click on “Site Actions.” Then select “Delete Site” from the drop-down menu. You’ll be asked if you’re sure that you want to delete your site; click on “Delete” again if you are absolutely certain.

Once the deletion process is complete, there’s no way to recover any of your data. So before clicking on “Delete,” make sure that there isn’t anything else that needs to be backed up or saved somewhere else.

It’s also worth noting that deleting a free account won’t release an email address associated with it unless specifically requested by contacting customer support.

Removing a website from Wix is a straightforward process. Just remember that once deleted, everything associated with it will disappear forever so proceed with caution!


Unpublishing your Wix site doesn’t have to be a complicated process. As we’ve outlined, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure that your site is no longer visible on the web or in the Wix platform.

Whether you’re looking to temporarily unpublish your site while you work on updates or you want to permanently delete it, following these guidelines will help make the process smooth and stress-free.

Remember though, before taking any action on your website’s status, it’s important to first consider if this is something that aligns with your business goals and objectives. If so, feel free to follow our step-by-step guide above and get started!

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