Easily create a maintenance mode page for your WordPress site.
Create a maintenance mode page and block all non-logged in users from accessing your site while you work on it.
Don't let work on your site without using this maintenance mode plugin. It will let your users know you are temporarily down for maintenance.
If you haven't launched your site yet, then you don't need to notify your users that you are working unless you want to use a coming soon page to collect emails. But once your site is live, you need to let your users know that you are in maintenance mode. The simple maintenance mode plugin give you the ability to let your users know you are in maintenance mode with a custom message provided by you.
The simple maintenance mode plugin sends all of you traffic to the maintenance mode page so your users won't see 404 messages or experience other problems while you are working on your site.
Don't use a canned message on your maintenance mode page. The simple maintenance mode plugin allows you a message that is appropriate for your down time.
The basic version of the simple maintenance mode plugin is good and will give you a basic maintenance mode page. But if you want something a little more professional, you should get the Simple Maintenance Mode Pro plugin. Here are a few reasons why:
Placing a countdown timer on you maintenance mode is as easy as checking a box and setting the start timer. The simple maintenance mode pro plugin does the rest.
You can choose a custom background color or background image so your maintenance mode page matches your site.