How to Make Word Press site page inactive without deleting it

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I am building my site in WordPress. I built a page but I have decided to combine part of it with another page. I don't want to delete the original page as it took much time to create. I'd like to keep it for the future. Is there a way to keep it but make it inactive/invisible when the site is made live? Thanks.
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Alyssa K
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where does the INACTIVE page get filed?  I followed the steps and it is now in draft and now I don't see the file on the drafts page or on the pages?  

Hello Michelle, 

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it is unclear what is being asked here. Once a page is set to "draft", it will show in the drafts section of your posts. To clarify, WordPress posts are not stored as individual files, rather they are stored as entries in a database. In order to see the drafts stored on your site, you will want to review the drafts listed in your WordPress dashboard. I apologize for any inconvenience regarding this. 

Best Regards, 

Alyssa K. 

Alyssa K
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where does the INACTIVE page get filed?  I followed the steps and it is now in draft and now I don't see the file on the drafts page or on the pages?  

Hello Michelle, 

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it is unclear what is being asked here. Once a page is set to "draft", it will show in the drafts section of your posts. To clarify, WordPress posts are not stored as individual files, rather they are stored as entries in a database. In order to see the drafts stored on your site, you will want to review the drafts listed in your WordPress dashboard. I apologize for any inconvenience regarding this. 

Best Regards, 

Alyssa K. 

Michelle AP
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Hello,

Thank you for your question on unpublishing a page in WordPress. The easiest way to do this is to go into your WordPress admin and then "Edit" the desired page. Up in the upper right corner, there is a 'Status' that should currently be set to 'Published'. Click the dropdown there and you can change the status to "Draft". This will effectively remove the page from your site, but still retain it within WordPress for later use or republishing.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

where does the INACTIVE page get filed?  I followed the steps and it is now in draft and now I don't see the file on the drafts page or on the pages?  

Scott
Hello,

Thank you for your question on unpublishing a page in WordPress. The easiest way to do this is to go into your WordPress admin and then "Edit" the desired page. Up in the upper right corner, there is a 'Status' that should currently be set to 'Published'. Click the dropdown there and you can change the status to "Draft". This will effectively remove the page from your site, but still retain it within WordPress for later use or republishing.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M