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.
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.
Excellent plugin, works well.
I could give 5 stars if the countdown worked (or if some CLEAR explanation about was posted).
This is a very cool and nicely configurable plugin.
One bug fix needed:
site.php, line 95:
<?php bloginfo('url') ?>
<?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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