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Unpublishing a GitHub Pages site

You can unpublish your GitHub Pages site so that the site is no longer available to everyone using your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

People with admin or maintainer permissions for a repository can unpublish a GitHub Pages site.

GitHub Pages is available in public repositories with GitHub Free and GitHub Free for organizations, and in public and private repositories with GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, and GitHub Enterprise Server.

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Unpublishing a project site

  1. On GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. If a gh-pages branch exists in the repository, delete the gh-pages branch. For more information, see "Creating and deleting branches within your repository."
  3. If the gh-pages branch was your publishing source, your site is now unpublished and you can skip the remaining steps.
  4. Under your repository name, click Settings.
    Repository settings button
  5. Under "GitHub Pages", use the Source drop-down menu and select None.
    Drop down menu to select a publishing source

Unpublishing a user or organization site

  1. On GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Delete the branch that you're using as a publishing source, or delete the entire repository. For more information, see "Creating and deleting branches within your repository" and "Deleting a repository."

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