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, LiteSpeed Cache, Super Cache, WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache and W3 Total Cache.
  • Sends HTTP response status code 503 Service Unavailable, especially relevant for search engines.

Bug reports and Contributions

Bug reports and other contributions are highly appreciated. Please open an issue in the support forum.

Screenshots

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

Installation

Install Slim Maintenance Mode like any other plugin directly from your plugins page.

Activate the plugin through the plugins page every time you need the maintenance mode and deactivate it as soon as work is done.

FAQ

Where are the settings of the plugin?

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

How can I change the content or layout of the maintenance page?

This is not intended by design. Please use another solution if you want a custom maintenance page.

How can I submit a new translation?

Please visit the plugins page at WordPress Translate.

Reviews

April 30, 2021
Just the way I like plugins, simple and effective. But I find it weird that something like this is still not part of the WP core.
January 13, 2021
There's nothing to talk about here: it works, it is simple. Just set up a maintenance mode and do your work.
December 23, 2020
Not much to say about this plugin. In some scenarios simplicity is the key. If you don't want a full blown maintenance plugin with all those images in your media library or if you do not want to spend time for configuration, this is the plugin you need.
September 11, 2020
Nice with a really simple plugin that does what it does and nothing else. Using it for a staging site right now. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Slim Maintenance Mode” has been translated into 8 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Slim Maintenance Mode” into your language.

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Changelog

1.4

  • Disable Web feeds (e.g. RSS, Atom) when the plugin is active

1.3.7

  • Added support for the LiteSpeed Cache plugin

1.3.6

  • Fix for a problem which occurs when DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT is set true.

1.3.5

  • Added support for the WP Fastest Cache plugin

1.3.4

  • Opening the plugin to WordPress Translate

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