This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Lock Out


This plugin will allow you to put your website into Lock Out mode to prevent access while you preform upgrades or maintenance on your site. Includes the ability to upload a pre-made html file for use as a placeholder page while in lock out mode or build your own online. The login page is still accessible and will allow only the user role you set to view the site normally while in lock out mode.


  • Lock Out Settings


  1. Upload the lock-out directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set the options in the Settings Panel


Somethings gone horribly wrong and my site is down

Some settings may alter your .htaccess file which, though unlikely, could cause this problem. If this happens, remove the plugin from the wp-content/plugins directory and remove or edit your .htaccess file to fix your site. If editing, remove the rules located between #Lock Out and #End Lock Out

Contributors & Developers

“Lock Out” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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