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.

PMC Lockdown


Sometimes you don’t need (or want) to shut down the entire frontend of the site during maintenance. Unlike the default WordPress maintenance mode, this plugin allows your site to stay running.

  • Any non-Administrator will be logged out
  • Comments will be closed (disabled) on all posts

This plugin does not interact with, prevent, or override WordPress’s maintenance mode. It’s complementary.

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None yet!



  • Updating installation instructions to note settings location. Props convissor
  • Adding maintenance message to login screen. Props convissor


  • Fixing potential bug, before a user is logged out making sure explicitly that PMC_LOCKDOWN is defined.


  • Initial release

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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