Maintenance Switch

Description

One-click maintenance mode

This plugin adds a button to the admin bar for toggling the builtin maintenance mode.

Core maintenance mode

A .maintenance file is generated and copied to the WordPress installation folder when turning on the maintenance mode.
A maintenance.php file is generated and added to the wp-content folder for custom HTML code.

Your custom maintenance page will also be active during the core, plugins and themes updates.

Special Features

  • set which roles can switch the maintenance mode

  • set which roles can bypass the maintenance mode on the frontend

  • set the entire HTML code used for the maintenance page

  • preview the maintenance page before saving

  • enable the theme file support, so you can create in each your themes a maintenance.php file to customize the maintenance page

  • restore all default settings

  • restore default HTML code

  • create/delete the maintenance file in the active WP theme

Translations

  • English – default, always included
  • French

Screenshots

  • A button is added to the admin bar for simple toggling in maintenance mode.
  • The "Display" tab of the settings page allow you to define the entire HTML code of your maintenance page, or use a custom file in your theme.
  • The "Permissions" tab of the settings page allow you to define which user roles can bypass the maintenance mode (to visit the website when maintenance mode is on).
  • The "Behavior" tab of the settings page allow you to change the http error code returned by the maintenance page.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘maintenance-switch’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select maintenance-switch.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  6. Navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Maintenance Switch’
  7. Adjust and save your settings

Using FTP

  1. Download maintenance-switch.zip
  2. Extract the maintenance-switch directory to your computer
  3. Upload the maintenance-switch directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  5. Navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Maintenance Switch’
  6. Adjust and save your settings

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FAQ

Can I set a counter for coming soon page?

The plugin allows you to set the entire HTML code of the maintenance page, you can implement a counter with css and js code.

Is my maintenance page HTML used during the core maintenance?

Yes, the maintenance.php file is used.

Does the plugin automatically detects the url login?

Yes.

Is it possible to customize page from my theme?

Yes, use the settings page to enable the theme file support.

Reviews

It works!

Testet on WP 4.5 and it works great. Nice Plugin, which option to insert complete HTML-site. TOP!

Excellent Plugin

Does exactly what is says it does, and it does it well and without error.

I particularly like the Maintenance button it adds to the administrative panel. Now there is no need to go into a plugin’s settings just to toggle maintenance mode on and off.

Thanks Fugu Design!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.0

  • Add a info link about moving to GitHub
  • Test for compatibility with WordPress 4.7

1.3.8

  • Adding an option for stoping to return 503 error code

1.3.7

  • Fix a bug of settings initialization

1.3.6

  • Fix a php in_array warning in admin display

1.3.5

  • Fix a php error in the admin

1.3.4

  • Fix a bug with migration of settings

1.3.3

  • Fix bug with data saving
  • Fix bug with HTML encoding
  • Fix bug with files generation
  • Fix a very persistent bug with settings migration

1.3.2

  • Fix a persistent bug with settings migration

1.3.1

  • Fix a PHP4 compatibility issue
  • Fix a bug with settings migration
  • Improve some styles

1.3.0

  • Improve performances
  • Implement WP Settings API
  • Adding reset features

1.2.2

  • Adding POT language file
  • Updating language files

1.2.1

  • Fix a bug with html code in preview page
  • Fix a bug when delete theme file after activating it

1.2.0

  • Improve the switch button appearance
  • Adding Maintenance page preview

1.1.8

  • Change the plugin description in admin area

1.1.7

  • Adding roles management for maintenance control
  • Fix a icon bug on the switch button

1.1.6

  • Adding omitted translations
  • Fix a bug about the HTML text config

1.1.5

  • Adding French translations
  • Improve the default HTML texts

1.1.4

  • Fix the bug to get IP through a proxy

1.1.3

  • Fix a ajax button bug

1.1.2

  • Fix a deactivation bug after updates

1.1.1

  • Fix a deactivation bug after updates
  • Adding the status management in database
  • Adding the ability to use a maintenance.php file in the theme

1.0.7

  • Fix a saving bug in the settings page

1.0.6

  • Fix a js bug with the “add my ip” button

1.0.5

  • Fix a php syntax error in config.php

1.0.4

  • Adding exceptions for IP addresses

1.0.3

  • Adding automatic detection of the login url

1.0.2

  • Ajusting the readme file

1.0.1

  • Fully rewritten with http://wppb.me/ boilerplate.
  • Adding activate and deactivate functionalities.
  • Fix switch button styles and actions from frontend.

1.0.0

  • A change since the previous version.
  • Another change.

1.0-alpha

  • First simple implementation of the main functionality