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Is there a way to disable non-primary sites on a multisite setup so that users are redirected to a 503 template?

I can't see any configurations that allow me to to this. All sites are either disabled or live.

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Seems like this is something you'd do from your .htaccess file or public index.php files for each of the non-primary sites you define.

For example if you have a public_html/index.php for your English primary site and a public_html/de/index.php for your German site, your German one would just header("Location: http://mysite.com/503"); to redirect.

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    That might work for some cases, but I think it's not a user-friendly way to disable a site. For example, I am working on a website that has various countries sites in a different language, and I want to create extra countries and add data to these countries. But I do not want these to be available in the frontend yet. Wouldn't be simpler if I could have a lightswitch that would disable it? – bzin May 7 '18 at 10:00
  • Did you find a way bzin? Agree, it needs a simple way to disable for non-logged in users, but logged in admins can see it, whilst its in development. The only way I can think of is in the layout file at the top, check if user is an admin, and if they are not redirect to a 404. If they are, they will see the site as normal. – Laurence Cope Mar 5 at 16:34

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