Drupal: Unpublish & Archive a Web Page

Unpublishing a Drupal page will hide it from the public until it is published again. You may use the following steps to disable or archive a web page that do not need to be displayed to the public, but you do want to retain the content for future reference.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log into Drupal

  2. Visit the published page that you want to unpublish.

  3. Click the Edit button in the lower right. 

    Buttons for View, Edit, and Revisions
    Buttons for View, Edit, and Revisions

     

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page editor and set the Change to: state menu to Unpublish & Archive and click Save.

    Change to the Unpublish and Archive status.
    Change to the Unpublish & Archive status.

     

  5. The yellow info bar above the page will show the new Moderation state: Unpublish & Archive

    Status of an Unpublished page.
    Status of an Unpublished page.

     

  6. The page is no longer visible to the public.

To republish the page, see: Drupal: Edit a web page

IMPORTANT - Disable Unpublished Pages:

If you Unpublish a Drupal web page, please also disable any left Site Menu items that are linked to that page. See Drupal: Edit a Site Menu (Left Navigation).


See Drupal: Edit a Site Menu (Left Navigation).