Blocking access to site for everyone but admin

Is there a way that I can block access to the customer side of the site for everyone but the admin?



I tried closing the site, and then hitting “preview” for some of the items but I still get the site is closed message.

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Is there a way that I can block access to the customer side of the site for everyone but the admin?



I tried closing the site, and then hitting “preview” for some of the items but I still get the site is closed message.

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Hi there!



Go to Administration → Settings → General

and find this field:


Access key to temporarily closed store. Use: http://www.company.com/index.php?store_access_key=key_value.:


Set your store access key, and close your storefront. After that your site will be available with the store_access_key value.