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).
Which version of Magento are you using?
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