Before you do any major edits or additions, you should put your website in “maintenance mode”. This is so a visitor doesn’t show up half way through an edit and thinks there is a problem with your website. Please remember to take your website OUT of maintenance mode when you’re done. It’s very easy to do this and can result in a loss of visitors to your website.
The maintenance mode is brought to you via a plugin so to access this plugin you need to use the left menu of WordPress and click/ hover over “Settings” and select “WP Maintenance Mode”. From here you can activate maintenance mode which will effectively display a splash screen with a message rather than your website.
Even more importantly, don’t forget to take your website out of maintenance mode when you’re done. It’s very easy to forget and can result in a loss in visitors.