The easiest way to disable a Page, Post or other content on your WordPress website is to set the status to Draft. There are a few of ways of doing this but the easiest way is from the WordPress Page or Post index. In this tutorial we will use Posts, but the method is the same regardless of the content type.
Disable a Page or Post by Setting Status to Draft
Login to your WordPress Dashboard
Navigate to the post Index Page and access Quick Edit
To make this change, your user will need to have the relevant WordPress permissions level.
From the Dashboard select Posts > All Posts
Navigate to the post required, hover over the title. This will expose the Quick Edit menu
Select Quick Edit
Change Status to Draft
Important to remember:
Your post may still be indexed by Google or linked to by other sites on the internet. We recommend setting up 301 redirects to point the URL of the old page to a new location.
Article published 28th April 2022
Last modified 02nd November 2023