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WP Maintenance Mode

Adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. Full access to the back- & front-end is optional.

55 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
2 stars
Just sends generic 503
By , for WP 3.9.2

Unfortunately the splash page doesn't work, and the plugin just sends a generic 503 HTTP response, so visitors see "The service is unavailable" and nothing else.

So it's good to keep search engines from crawling the site during maintenance, but it's not very visitor-friendly. I suppose I'll give it a 2/5 because it does actually put it into maintenance mode, but it doesn't deliver as promised. None of the splash pages actually load.

5 stars
easy to use
By ,

Very easy to use plugin, I hope we'll get some useful updates very soon :)

5 stars
Very useful plugin!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Everything works just fine!

5 stars
Nice plugin
By Plugin Author, for WP 3.9.1

Nice plugin, works very well now. We'll add a few features in a few weeks!

2 stars
Conflicted with MySQL
By , for WP 3.9.1

For some reason MySQL (5.5.31 on Debian Wheezy) was crashing after a few minutes upon activating the plugin. Might be a conflict issue.
Other plugin with similar functionality does not trigger this crash.
Except for this everything seemed to be working fine.
Also, it was mentioned before, not sure if leaving a link with icon by default is a good practice. Most of included CSS styles indeed aren't too attractive, yet default one is simplistic enough and looks fine.

3 stars
Good
By , for WP 3.9.1

Good plugin, but have a lot to get better. Counter not working with wp 3.9.1. Most styles are very child like ... need to mature. Need it´s own configuration screen, apart from plugins interface. But it´s a good one, solves an important problem. Oh! One last thing. To put links at the front end to the developer site (with icons!) is very unfair. Why on earth the developer customer will care about a wp plugin dev site? They don´t even know what is wordpress. Ads should be restricted to the back end.

5 stars
Just what I needed
By , for WP 3.9.1

I was looking for a temporary maintenance notice for my new wordpress site and I found this one to be ideal. I have been testing it on a localhost installation first before uploading it to my actual site. It does the job well

4 stars
basic good :)
By ,

The plugin provide a simple way to turn on maintain mode on yoursite. It will be better if you focus more in template and setting page

5 stars
Very easy to use & Simply works
By , for WP 3.9

Many thanks for the author as the plugin is simply work "out-of-box".

5 stars
Excellent
By , for WP 3.9.1

I've used this plugin on four sites (WP 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 & 3.9.1) and it works perfectly! Thank you very much for this plugin!

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