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Page not found for non-published pages

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Having the Page not found for non-published pages setting allows users to view pages even if they are not currently published. Usually this not desired as it does not allow you to hide pages from the live site such as a recurring campaign pages or content that is still in progress.

Check Logic

Constant Care for Kentico will ensure the Page not found for non-published pages setting is true (default)

You can manage your settings for this checkup in the Constant Care for Kentico admin settings.


Portal Sites

To determine what your site's Page not found for non-published pages setting is set to you can navigate to the Settings Application and then find the Content settings.

From there you will want to verify if the Page not found for non-published pages box is checked. It is the first setting in the first section of that page. We highly recommend keeping the setting on.

MVC Sites

This setting is not applicable to MVC sites (unless configured in custom code). For more information on this please visit the Handling 404 erros in MVC applications portion of the Kentico Xperience documentation or reach out to the Toolkit For Kentico team.

Not sure what to do?

If you are ever unsure about making changes to your site, we encourage you to reach out to your Kentico Xperience Gold Partner. If you do not have a partner, then feel free contact the Constant Care For Kentico team to get connected with an expert.