How To: Close Your Storefront

There are times when you don’t want anyone to access your store: for example, you’re working on some changes and don’t want the customers or search engines to see the work in progress.

To close the storefront, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Administration panel, go to Settings → General.
  2. Tick the Close storefront checkbox.
  3. Fill in in the Access key to temporarily closed store field.


You can use the access key to view the closed storefront. If your site is available at and you entered secret in the Access key to temporarily closed store field, you will be able to access the closed storefront by the following URL:

Tick the Close Storefront checkbox under Settings → General, then specify your access key to be able to view the closed store.
  1. Click the Save button.


The store will be closed during the upgrade process. You will need to open it after the upgrade is completed.

Closed storefront