Slim Maintenance Mode

Description

Slim Maintenance Mode is a lightweight solution for scheduled maintenance. Simply activate the plugin and only administrators can see the website.

Features

  • No extra settings, just activate it, do maintenance work, deactivate it.
  • Alert message in the backend, when the plugin is active.
  • Works with any theme.
  • Support for the following cache plugins: Cachify, Super Cache and W3 Total Cache.
  • Sends HTTP response status code 503 Service Unavailable, especially relevant for search engines.
  • Available in seven languages: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish.

Bug reports and Contribution

Hints, bug reports, translations and other contributions are highly appreciated. Please visit the plugins github page.

Credits

Slim Maintenance Mode is developed by Johannes Ries.

Screenshots

  • Maintenance message for website visitors in English
  • Maintenance message for website visitors in German

Installation

  1. Download the plugin and unzip the zip-file.
  2. Upload the folder slim-maintenance-mode to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress every time you need the maintenance mode and deactivate it as soon as work is done.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin and unzip the zip-file.
  2. Upload the folder slim-maintenance-mode to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress every time you need the maintenance mode and deactivate it as soon as work is done.

Where are the settings of the plugin?

There is no settings page. This plugin is designed to be small and simple.

Can I change the content of the maintenance page?

This is only possible by directly changing the plugin file respectively the localization file.

I found a bug. How can I get in touch?

Please comment an existing or create a new issue on the plugins github page.

I made a new translation. How can I submit it?

Please create a pull request on the plugins github page.

Reviews

Nice plugin

Simple, easy, effective.

The code shows that the plugin clears any caches a site might be using, which is important.

nice one

Better to use this one than to edit .htaccess or functions.php
Im gonna use this one for my personal blog.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.3

  • Added support for the WP-Rocket Cache plugin
  • Changed the way to get directly to the plugin deactivation from the note in the backend

1.3.2

  • Fixed a bug which caused problems in multisite environments

1.3.1

  • Russian translation

1.3

  • Fixed a bug which caused problems, when loading translated strings
  • Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Fixed the FAQ

1.2

  • French translation
  • Spanish translation

1.1

  • Several corrections and enhancements of the information texts
  • Added two screenshots
  • Polish translation

1.0

  • Initial version
  • Support for the following cache plugins: Cachify, Super Cache, W3 Total Cache
  • German translation