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WP Maintenance Mode switching off by itself (33 posts)

  1. med
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've been using the plugin for a while now, and have put my website into maintenance mode for a longer period of time (complete re-launch, will be working on it for a couple of weeks). I've put the plugin into countdown mode and it is always activated. However, every other morning, when I log in to work on the page, the plugin is deactivated. There are no other users on the page, so nobody else could possibly deactivate it except for me (which I have not done). I currently have no idea why this happens. Are there known issues with other plugins?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-maintenance-mode/

  2. Frank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Its not possible. Only an manual deactivaten, an bug in the code, that WP deactivate that or an change via FTP on the plugin is an possibility.

  3. Frank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    also it is possible via access on database; maybe this one.
    Also can other plugin an plugin deactivated, but i dont know about an plugin, to do this.

  4. med
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, it happened again this morning. The only plugin I can think of which may interfere with WP maintenance is the BackWup plugin. I've only been using it for 3 weeks now, and it backs up twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays). All other plugins have been installed alongside WPMaint. for some time now, so don't think they really interfere with it.

  5. Ryan Cowles
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you try contacting your host? I ran into a similar problem awhile back -- The plugin kept deactivating itself (and actually the plugin folder from wp-content). It turned out our host (WP Engine) had a security script and for some reason the plugin triggered it. It might be worth looking into that as a possibility.

  6. crazymotha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had this same issue too and I have BackWPup. I know BackWPup can disable the Maintenance Mode if you have the option "Set Blog Maintenance Mode on Database Operations" checked in your Job settings. Once the backup Job is complete it will turn off Maintenance mode.

  7. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think, that BackWPup have a option to support this plugin. If the backup run, than active it the WP Maintenance Mode plugin. Maybe this plugin have a bug - I will ask the author, is a good friend and team member.

  8. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have exactly the same problem. I've used this plugin many times before, but now it's turning itself off frequently. I haven't even been able to identify a pattern unfortunately. Even though the settings say that it's activated ("True") - I have to click the update button next to that to make it work again. I also have BackWPup installed but I have not told that to enable maintenance mode during operations. Would be grateful for any ideas - in the meantime, it's forcing me to spend more time getting my new site up!

  9. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update: I think my problem is fixed. When I updated to the latest version of the BackWPup plugin the other day it wiped my settings (grr) and I hadn't gotten around to re-entering the information. I did it earlier though and, since then, the MM plugin has been behaving normally and not turning itself off. I have no idea how these plugins interacted like that.

  10. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update #2: It's not fixed. The plugin just turned itself off again and made my unfinished site live. Again.

    Frank - what's going on?

  11. crazymotha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, same here. My site isn't finished either and it keeps turning itself off too. Very frustrating. I really like this plugin.

  12. James Sharp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Strange - I am also running into the same issue using WP Maintenance Mode | Version 1.8.6

    The present site is currently under development and I have set it in maintenance mode (and verify that it is working). The last two days it appears that the site somehow goes live and doesn't stay in maintenance mode. Based on the comment regarding BackWPup - i deactivated it and will look into it more. But would appreciate it if anyone has found a solution regarding this.

  13. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Recently this issue has been pretty random for me, but I also noticed that BackWPup was taking something like 3 hours to backup my (small) site. It was getting stuck on compressing files using ZIP, so I changed the compression method to TarGz to see if that changed anything. Since then, backups take around 3 minutes and my MM plugin doesn't seem to be failing like before. For all I know (I'm not really a dev) this is just coincidence, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

  14. ukando
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The same problem I have. Even without touching any of plugins. Please sort it out, as this is a good plugin, and we just have a weird thing happening - it switches off by itself, but in settings shows that it's activated.

  15. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok - my problem is back. I haven't changed anything and MM has been fine for days. But it turned itself off again this morning.

    Why has this thread been marked 'resolved' when it clearly is not?!

  16. Lawn Dude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have loved using this great plugin, but is not working, is not accepting any configurations, using it on more than one site at this time and the same for all. Will not accept a specific return date, keeps wanting to
    publish the 'back in 60 minutes'.

  17. ukando
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Agree. The problem still exists and not resolved as marked in the topic.

  18. James Sharp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is very strange - i have to constantly check it see if the site went live. This plugin used to work flawless for quite some time. Now it appears that something happened - and I'm concerned because the site is under construction and can not be live.

  19. D'artisan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been experiencing this problem on several sites I've been developing too: no change to the setting, it still says it's on, but it's not. I've been logged out & the site is viewable. I'm not sure why this thread is marked 'Resolved' as there's no resolution here that I can see!

    By the way I'm using BackWPUp as well, but I have no idea if it's actually that is actually what's causing this or not.

  20. James Sharp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree with D'artisan

    I'm not sure why this thread is marked 'Resolved' as there's no resolution here that I can see!
    .

    We also have BackWPUp installed, however there is NOT a scheduled backup and based on prior information in this thread I deactivated it to see if that was the issue or conflict. We are still experiencing this and would appreciate any input in order to resolve this issue.

  21. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Current is the problem, that we not can retrace the problem.
    All tests on different installs have not this problem.
    I will test it more and more this problem, but current is my settings always fine and the splash page is active.

  22. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think we have found the bug. BackWPup clean up the database after a backup for more performance etc. and clean also the entry for active maintenance mode. The next version will fix this.

  23. Peter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's great news. Thanks Frank!

  24. James Sharp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm glad you were able to locate the bug. Thanks for the updated information! We look forward to your next version update :-)

    Can you let us know when we can anticipate this new update?

  25. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think, that we update this two plugins in the next view days; not longer.

  26. duncaninspectionservices
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maintenance mode also turns off for me several times a day. I have been just simply logging back in and resetting it. I do not have BackWPup installed.

  27. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please can you check, after the plugin deactivate it, how is the value of the item in tabel options: wp-maintenance-mode-msqld.

    Also can you send a screenshot of settings. I can't find a problem. The plugin checks only this one entry in the database. Is value 0, then is the maintenance mode inactive, in all other strings or values is the mode active.

  28. bebopheuloula
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    Same problem here ...
    The plugin switch off few hours after his activation
    I tried a lot of parameters combination but the problem is still there.

    For informations i use this plugins :
    Better wp security
    NoSpamNx
    P3
    Wordpress SEO
    Maintenance mode

    I've used BackWPup but i just desactivate it to try
    I will tell you if it works

  29. Frank
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please can you check, after the plugin deactivate it, how is the value of the item in tabel options: wp-maintenance-mode-msqld.

    Also helpful: Do you use the plugin in a single install or Multisite; if MU, you have network wide active or only in a blog?

    Thanks

  30. bebopheuloula
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin is used in a single (and new) install
    I've installed it to have a "soon" landing page.

    Please can you explain "how is the value of the item in tabel options: wp-maintenance-mode-msqld"

    I don't know how can i help you, is it in the plugin options or in the sql base ?

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