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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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55 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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

5 stars
This plugin offers flexibility, utilty and great support
By ,

I used this plugin recently and was very happy with the ability to customize the display page and enable disable specific viewing of pages. The author is very attentive to updates and inquiries. Thank you for this great WordPress plugin!!

5 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.5.1

Does exactly what it should

5 stars
Very useful
By , for WP 3.5.1

Useful when testing themes and plugins and it has lots of templates to choose from

5 stars
Works Well
By , for WP 3.5.1

I often use the plugin

5 stars
very useful
By , for WP 3.5.1

Best wordpress plugin for website maintenance. Thanks

1 star
Plugin does not work
By , for WP 3.5.1

Plugin deactivates itself for no reason, leaving the site open to the public.

4 stars
Cool, has one bug, and not useful during manual upgrade
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a very cool and nicely configurable plugin.

One bug fix needed:
site.php, line 95:
Change this:
<?php bloginfo('url') ?>
to this:
<?php echo site_url(); ?>

Otherwise, the countdown timer won't work, if your Site Address isn't at the root of your site (i.e. if need to use /wp/wp-includes...).

And, you can't fully rely on this plugin for any serious WordPress maintenance (such as a manual upgrade), because the plugin is part of WordPress and thus requires WordPress to be in a functional state. An all-purpose solution would involve an .htaccess rule that temporarily redirects to a static HTML files, thus not depending on WP at all.

But, if you have to do it within WordPress, this plugin is great!

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