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Code Freeze

Temporarily puts your WordPress site into a "read only" state. Useful on multi-author sites that are in the process of changing web hosts.

Code Freeze is a simple plugin that temporarily does the following while activated:

  • Disables adding/editing/deleting new content, media, themes, etc.
  • Disables installing/activating/deactivating/updating/deleting all plugins (except this one)
  • Disables new comments/trackbacks on all content items
  • Removes the QuickPress widget and notices to upgrade core or plugins
  • Provides notice to dashboard users that any changes will be lost
  • Provides generally "read only" access to the dashboard

These changes apply to all users (including admins). When deactivated, full functionality is restored. This plugin makes no database or site changes and has no settings. Simply deactivate/delete when no longer needed.

Activate this plugin on your old site when you're in the process of changing web hosts to prevent lost data due to delays in DNS changes, or as a simple short-term "lock down" for other reasons. Also can be network activated to apply to all network sites.

English only, but translation-ready. Edit the English language file (or create one for your locale) to change the text of the login or admin messages.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.19
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 60+


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