I've long wondered if there was some way to have new entries on Craft default to "disabled" (i.e. offline). It seems like a preferable default state, so that you don't run the risk of accidentally publishing a half finished piece of content, but I've never been able to find a way to do it. Well, now I know:
- In the Admin CP navigate to Settings -> Sections and choose the entry type you want to change;
- In the Site Settings table, toggle the Default Status lightswitch to off.
Super easy and not sure how it's taken me this long to work out!