Today during the meeting the idea was floated to consider temporarily taking down the website as we replace it with a new frontend. We would have a clear ‘under construction/maintenence’ notice that pledging and auth is down until we can connect the functional backend with the new frontend.
This approach would unblock iterative development of the front end, and that is a high priority to solve.
We could also have both sites running via a subdomain or similar and use redirects to go back to the older site as needed, updating the redirects as the new frontend gets finished.
Please take the time to think about the ramifications and issues so we can discuss this constructively.