Once you've set your website to live, only change the status of your website to "not live" again if it is absolutely necessary. This change can have a negative impact on your search engine rankings.
By default, your website is not live. Thus, visitors cannot access it and you can set up your website without the need to hurry. You as the merchant can always preview your website by selecting Preview your website in the top bar of the cockpit, for example, on the Dashboard view.
How to set your website live
- In the sidebar of the cockpit, select Settings > Website.
- Navigate to the Basics card.
- Under Website status, select if your website should be live or not live via the switch.
- Select Save.
By setting your website to live, you make it visible to the public. If you would like to sell products on your website, be sure to also activate the cart functionality.