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Shutdown Website


A plugin which on activation displays “Website is down for maintenance, Please try again later” to all non-admin users. The admin can still go around any part of the site with no problems and can log-into the admin area even if the plugin is activated.


  • Picture of the result of when the plugin is activated (the blue is due to my theme)


  1. Upload shutdown.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. When you want to shutdown the site activate the plugin


Can i still log into the admin area??


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