Locking / Hiding / Password Protecting Your Store
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Revision as of 07:50, 23 June 2021 by Shawn
Password protecting (or hiding) your store will lock it, and hide everything so you can continue setting it up. Some themes will also display a "Coming Soon" splash page.
Password protecting your store is a good idea while you are still adding products or designing its look and feel. This is especially important if you have set up a credit card and payment gateway but don't want to start accepting sales quite yet.
Your store can be password protected in the Preferences -> General Settings -> Password Protect Access to your Store section of your store admin.
Set the password, enter a message to display to visitors, and click the "Save Settings" button. Your theme may also have a section for styling your password page. Most allow you to set a background image.
When your store is ready to go, you can then simply un-tick the Use password protection option and click the Apply Settings button.