If you want to publish your site on your domain but still need to work on it before you fully launch, a good solution would be to set up an 'Under Construction' page. Doing this will allow you to convey a message to anyone that navigates to your site in the interim of finishing the design.
To do this, please follow these steps:
- Either create a new page or choose an existing page on your site that will be the under construction page.
- Make this page your homepage for the site. Click here for info on how to complete this.
- Set up this chosen homepage with the desired info
- Select Hide Navigation under the Page Settings in Design. This allows you to continue working on the other pages of your website without hurting SEO, or changing DNS records building a separate site.