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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.

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42 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Very useful
By , for WP 3.6

As said earlier:

Easy to setup, works as expected, just right amount of configuration options. Love it!

Thanks for this great plugin. :)

1 star
Plug-In Removed without Warning !
By , for WP 3.5.2

Deleting this plugin from the svn repository without any warning to current users is completely unacceptable. This does nothing to warn current users that activation of this plugin will render their website unusable and it also breaks access to this plugin's support webpages on the wordpress.org website. The support page for this plugin could only be found though a Google Search on the plugin's name.

I wold NOT recommend any of this author's plugins due to poor support.

4 stars
Confirming issue with 1.8.8 / 1.8.9 and recent WP 3.5.2
By , for WP 3.5.2

As mentioned by others, this is not playing well with the recent WP update - even though it's not actually being used.
If it's installed and ACTIVATED it causes the issue of slowing the entire site to near full stop (though most pages pretty much time out).
If it's installed and DEACTIVATED, everything works fine!
I've confirmed this with about a dozen sites.

This is a very useful plugin - especially when first building a site, but also when longer maintenance tasks are needed.
Thanks to the Developer for his great work & continued support of WP.

5 stars
great plugin, but appears to be issue w/ wp 3.5.2
By ,

This is a great plugin. Have used it for several sites. But I've been having some trouble today. Finally Hostgator rep and I figured out that my sites had come to a crawl because wordpress.cloudapp.net was down. The plugin was making calls and slowing it. Here's a good article:

http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/wordpress/wordpress-wp-maintenance-mode-plugin-slow-loading

I would still recommend the plugin. It's really a beautiful interface and look. Maybe just need to address the lines of code that are conflicting w/ the new WP.

Thanks for your work!!

1 star
Pages wouldn't load for logged in users
By , for WP 3.5.2

It displayed the Maintenance page if you weren't logged in. However, if you were logged in the web site request would time out with no response.

1 star
Plugin broke my site without warning
By , for WP 3.5

This plugin makes function calls, probably to some back-end server. Everything worked fine for a week or so, then bang - the lrss_check_update() call hangs, finally timing out after 120 seconds, essentially causing a 2-minute delay on the load of every single page. My apologies to the plugin creator, but this for this even to be possible is bad design and unacceptable.

5 stars
Nice Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

Nice plugin that does the job easy and quick : )

4 stars
Very usefull plugin, works well
By ,

Excellent plugin, works well.

I could give 5 stars if the countdown worked (or if some CLEAR explanation about was posted).

thanks !

5 stars
Great!
By ,

Easy to setup, works as expected, just right amount of configuration options. Love it!

5 stars
Easy to use
By , for WP 3.5.1

The plugin is easy to use. Thanks

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