How to publish new site at once

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Hi everybody. I am working on a brand new site with many pages and I only want to go live once everything is implemented. How can I publish the whole site with all the new pages and content at once? Or do I really have to open up every single page and publish every single page one by one?

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Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
do you mean you edit pages and arn't approving them? im not sure there is an easy way to approve them all at once. usually you develop in a sub folder then just move it.
jordanlev replied on at Permalink Reply
jordanlev
I agree with Mnkras -- best off developing this in a sub-directory and then moving it to the right place when done.

Or you could set up a subdomain for it -- here's an older thread about that:
http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/chat/maintenance-mode-dur...
AndyJ replied on at Permalink Reply
I generally tend to develop on a test server that is not available to the outside world. Of course not everyone can do that.

Other things I do if the site has not been launched already are to password protect the root using .htaccess so only I can get in - or if the server shows index.html by default then I can put in a index.htm as a holding page while I work in the background...