Note: Hidden pages are still visible to someone with the direct link, such as yoursite.com/contact.
Move your cursor over your navigation bar and select Edit navigation. When the black box pops up, find the page you want to hide and click on the little eyeball icon next to it. Click Save. For example, if you wanted hide your “Contact” page, here’s how you would do it:
Hint: If you’re making changes to an important page that you can’t afford to have hidden, try making a copy. You can hide and work on the copy while the original page stays live for your visitors. When you’re ready, delete the “original” and replace it with the updated page. Be sure to rename the copy with the original Page Title so that you don’t lose your URL.
Simply log in to your Jimdo website and go to Settings > Website > Under Construction Mode. Activate the Under Construction Mode by clicking the On button.
Once this is activated, you can choose to add a contact form so visitors are able to reach you while your site is offline. You can also customize the text that appears on your Under Construction page.
Before you flip that switch, keep in mind that taking your site offline can have an impact on your SEO. If your site is brand new, you have nothing to worry about. But if you have an existing site that's already appearing in search results, your ranking could take a hit if your site is offline for too long.
Here’s how you do it:
In the Settings menu, go to Website > Password Protected Areas.
Note: Different Jimdo subscriptions provide different numbers of password protected areas. JimdoFree users can create one password protected area. JimdoPro customers can create 5 password protected areas. JimdoBusiness customers can create as many password protected areas as they like.
Basically what you’ll do here is manually replace your homepage with an “Under Construction” page, so that when people visit your website address, they’ll see this notice rather than your site’s regular content. Here’s an example:
When you’re done with your renovations, un-hide your normal pages and delete the Under Construction page by clicking on the trashcan icon.
Visit our Support Center for more detailed instructions on adding an Under Construction page.
First, sign up for a new JimdoFree site. Once you’ve opened the site, you can choose the same template that you have on your “real” Jimdo site, and then you can experiment with moving around the elements, seeing how different fonts or colors look, etc. It's not possible to automatically copy over your entire "real" website onto your test website, but you can manually upload important content to experiment with.
Once you're done, you can delete your test account, or just keep it for the next time you want to use it.
I recommend this method if you’re thinking of trying out an entirely new look for your site, but you’re not sure what you want quite yet. It's a nice, commitment-free way to try some new techniques or templates. If you like what’s on your test site, you can implement it on your real site. If you don’t, no harm no foul—nothing on your real site has changed.
Note: If you simply want to preview new templates, you can do that on your "real" site. Use the Template Selector to quickly try out different templates—as long as you don't hit "Save," everything on your site will stay the same.
Content Editor at Jimdo
Maggie joined the team to craft the voice of Jimdo for all products and marketing channels. In her previous work, she edited for organizations covering the environment, cities, and sustainable business. When she's not adding serial commas, you can find her camping with her husband, cooking, and reading New Scientist.