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Smart Maintenance Mode

Smart Maintenance Mode allows you to put your site under maintenance mode for others and you can see the actual developement of your site by allowing

11 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Does exactly what it says on the tin ;)
By , for WP 4.5.3

Great plugin.

One improvement suggestion: Make sure the labels match up to the checkboxes when selecting a user role, so you can click the label and the checkbox checks. You just need to wrap the text inside a [label for="role_administrator"] html tag :)

Does exactly what I was looking for!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I was looking for a plugin that would allow me to simply copy/paste HTML for an already created splash page using bootstrap. This plugin delivered with it's Custom HTML Content option. I simply uploaded the required files to a "splash" directory on my server (via FTP), updated my links to the css, imaged etc, and then pasted my code in! DONE!

100% my own custom maintenance mode page! Love it!

The Disable Maintenance Mode for your IP option is perfect for allowing clients to get past the maintenance mode page without having to log is awesome as well!

By ,

Custom HTML is very useful

Not Smart
By , for WP 4.3

You said it's a smart, try with a different name bro.
or improve your plugin.

Doesn't work
By , for WP 4.1.1

This is a great idea. As a "regular non technical user" it's useless, though. The user role functionality doesn't work at all and I'm not savvy enough to use the IP method which others have said works.

If you're somewhat tech savvy maybe this is for you. If you're hoping for all the functions to work and be able to use "user roles" keep looking.

By , for WP 4.1.1


User Roles Don't Work
By , for WP 4.0

I like the timer.. looks great, but once the plugin is activated, I can't see the front end unless I use the IP Range. The 'User Roles' feature doesn't work which is a bummer because I have several people that want to work on the blog and I don't have the time to keep updating IP ranges as we all move around.

By , for WP 4.0

Simple, updated to work on WP 4.0, using it right now whilst I update with new content and a new theme too!

Worked well for me.
By , for WP 3.9.1

Installed and worked well. I had a minor issue but the developer was quick to help.

Very nice and handy
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It a good thing that you have created this plugin.
Actually this is a very handy plugin for WordPress. As a developer I have put my site for a maintenance mode often and after using this plugin it made the work easier for me.

And one good thing is that you have provided an option to enable the site for IP based so ONLY I can see the modification.
Keep it up. :)

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