Auto Maintenance Mode


Auto Maintenance Mode plugin is suitable for development sites, such as, or This plugin should NOT be used on a production site. Auto Maintenance Mode plugin can be easily installed to show a maintenance mode page automatically when you are away from your development site or when you log out.

The plugin does not require any additional configuration or setup. All you need to do is activate it and maintenance mode will be automatically enabled when you don’t do anything in your site for a pro-longed period (60 minutes at the moment). It is very lightweight yet powerful. It uses the HTML5 layout which makes the maintenance mode page viewable from a mobile device.

If you are looking for a maintenance mode plugin for a production site, you may consider simple maintenance plugin.


  • Clean HTML and CSS layout
  • Responsive maintenance mode page
  • No customizations required
  • Easier to manage as the maintenance mode is activated automatically when you are away from your site


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  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file ( on your computer
  4. Click “Install Now” and then hit the activate button


Can this plugin be used to display a simple maintenance mode page?


This plugin still doesn’t work, even if it is activated.

This plugin will enable maintenance mode only if there is any inactivity for a maximum of 15 minutes from loggeded-in users.

I still see my site, even though there is no activity from logged-in users for more than 15 minutes

Please check if you are using any full-page caching plugin. The web server may be serving cached pages and posts directly from the cache. This plugin works only if the request hits PHP / WordPress.


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Contributors & Developers

“Auto Maintenance Mode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Remove excessive tags for better compliance.


  • Fix for WordPress 5.7
  • Minor update for better compatibility with all HTTP versions.


  • Minor update
  • Updated FAQ
  • Remove an unused variable
  • Include a new screenshot


  • Minor update


  • Minor update


  • Minor changes


  • First commit