Very Simple Website Closed



This is a very simple plugin to close your website on selected days of the week.

On selected days your website is closed and a custom page is displayed.

When to use:

  • Temporary close your shop because you don’t have time to manage your orders
  • Close your website on sundays because of religious reasons
  • Close your website for several days because of maintenance


This plugin will be removed from repository. Main reason is the small number of active installs.

You can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author.

How to use

After installation go to Settings > Website Closed.

Select days and customize the page that is displayed when website is closed.

A default notification will be displayed if title and content are not set.

Default colors are white (background) and dark grey (text).


Please take a look at the FAQ section.


Not included but plugin supports WordPress language packs.

More translations are very welcome!


Without the WordPress codex and help from the WordPress community I was not able to develop this plugin, so: thank you!



  • Very Simple Website Closed (dashboard).
  • Very Simple Website Closed (frontend).


Please check Description section for installation info.


Installation Instructions

Please check Description section for installation info.

How do I set plugin language?

Plugin will use the site language, set in Settings > General.

If plugin isn’t translated into this language, language fallback will be English.

Can I close a website permanently?

Yes, this is possible.

Just select all days and press save.

How can I set my local timezone?

It uses the timezone set in Settings > General.

How can I change font?

Plugin uses the font (font-family) of your theme.

Is website closed for administrators as well?

You can exclude administrators via the settingspage.

Can I preview the “closed” page?

Yes, this is possible.

You can activate the preview mode via the settingspage.

How can I make a donation?

You like my plugin and you’re willing to make a donation? Nice! There’s a PayPal donate link at my website.

Other question or comment?

Please open a topic in plugin forum.


Fantastic plugin!

This plugin just works fantastic, has a clean code, no hidden scripts, and has a very simple user interface. I would recommend this plugin If you are looking for a simple maintenance plugin or if you just want to close your website on a specific day, like Sunday, due to religious reasons.

Guido, keep up the good work!

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Contributors & Developers

“Very Simple Website Closed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Very Simple Website Closed” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Version 1.3

  • readme file: removed donate link
  • updated theme author info

Version 1.2

  • last update: this plugin will be removed from repository
  • main reason is the small number of active installs
  • you can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author
  • updated readme file

Version 1.1

  • best practice: removed closing PHP tag from most files
  • best practice: added newline at end of most files

Version 1.0

  • first stable release

For all versions please check file changelog.