Is there a way to disable the shopping cart and checkout in Magento?
The idea is to have the online store remain online but not allow purchases. Shop will be closed for a certain amount of time.
Yes, is possible to disable several modules that blocks the transactional features (maybe you will need some small customization to remove/hide some Call To Action).
Since Magento 2.2.x you won't be able to disable modules from backend but you can use the console.
Running something like:
bin/magento module:disable Vendor_Module
Where Vendor_Module is the full name of the module you want to disable.
Also, if you run:
You'll get the whole list of avaibale commands.
Thank you again - I really appreciate your time and support.
How do I find out what the actual "vendor_module" is called for the shopping cart?
In this case the module is (please run your test on another environment than LIVE):
bin/magento module:disable Magento_Checkout