Stop google from seeing my site until its ready?

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Thanks Guys, is there a way of preventing a wordpress site from being seen by google until I have completed the whole site, maybe with .htaccess ?

I have found something on google about running it only locally on my computer , but that sounds a bit complicated ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Power Solutions
    Dashboard ==> Settings ==> Privacy ==> Ask search engines not to index this site.

    You should seriously think about your level of knowledge and skill and what you are trying to do.
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  • there is no way to stop google now, when it has already seen your website..:-p....but you can create an under construction page so that if somebody visits your website, it gets a notification of under construction. if you need any assisstance skype me...
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  • Profile picture of the author frenchsquared
    very simple, add this line to the top of your pages. Like in header.php
    <meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' />

    Google will ignore your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
    And/or install WordPress › Maintenance Mode « WordPress Plugins - that way, only you (as admin) will be able to see the front-end.
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  • Profile picture of the author pandadoodle
    Run your site off line do all the development you need and when your ready export the content and import it online.

    While your working off line create a simple page with some content in that is relevant to your product and or service that way google has something there to find and has already visited your site making it easy to get your site indexed once you put the final product live.
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  • Profile picture of the author infinitewp
    Create robots.txt in your index folder and add the content according to you site structure.

    Below is the sample content

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /Architext/
    Disallow: /~
    Disallow: /stats/
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