How to delete a Weebly site (2022)

By David Nge • Last Updated: March 04, 2022

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to delete a Weebly site in 30 seconds.

In this guide we'll go over:

You will be able to permanently delete your Weebly it or un-publish it by the end of this tutorial.

Let's dive right in.

How to delete an existing Weebly site

Note that when you delete a Weebly site, you will delete all the content (images, text, videos, etc) on the website permanently from your Weebly account.

It's recommended that you back up your Weebly site in case you wish to restore it in the future.

With that said, if you want to delete your Weebly site, first login to your Weebly account.

In your account dashboard, click the drop down menu on the top left.

Select a site in the Weebly dashboard
Select a site in the Weebly dashboard

You will see a sidebar with a list of existing Weebly sites you've created.

Select the three dot menu to delete site
Select the three dot menu to delete site

Click on the three dots menu (aka the more options icon) for the site that you want to delete.

Delete site button
Delete site button

Then select Delete Site.

You will see a confirmation menu. Note that if you delete the selected site you won't be able to restore it in the future.

Confirmation message to delete a Weebly site
Confirmation message to delete a Weebly site

Click Delete Site again to permanently delete the Weebly site.

Click Delete Site to permanently delete the site
Click Delete Site to permanently delete the site

You have now deleted the Weebly site and you'll be redirected to the Weebly dashboard.

How to unpublish a Weebly Site

Weebly allows you the option to temporarily un-publish your website and take it off the internet.

Unlike deleting a site, where you permanently lose all its content, un-publising a Weebly website temporarily disable the URL.

Here's what it looks like when you visit an un-published Weebly website:

The user will see a 404 Error — Page Not Found.

User will see a 404 page when visiting an un-published Weebly site
User will see a 404 page when visiting an un-published Weebly site

When you unpublish a website, you still get to keep all its content and you can always re-publish the website in the future.

To unpublish a site, first login to your Weebly account. Make sure you select the correct website and click Edit Site.

Make sure you are editing the right websiteSelect a site to edit from the Weebly dashboard
Select a site to edit from the Weebly dashboard

Head over to the site settings pages.

Head over to the settings page
Head over to the settings page

In the General tab, scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see an Un-publish Site button.

The un-publish button is at the bottom of the General settings page
The un-publish button is at the bottom of the General settings page

Select the Un-Publish Site button and you will get a confirmation message to un-un-publish the site.

Confirmation message to un-publish the site
Confirmation message to un-publish the site

Click Yes to un-publish.

You can confirm your site has now been un-published when you see the message: "The site is not currently published".

Successful un-publishing a site on Weebly
Successful un-publishing a site on Weebly

That's it!

You can always re-publish the website by clicking the Publish button on the top right corner.

Re-publish the site whenever you want
Re-publish the site whenever you want