Plugin Reviews

WP Maintenance Mode

Adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. It's perfect for a coming soon page.


124 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Plugin Locks Admin Out of WordPress
By , for WP 4.0

I installed the plugin and activated it.
Made my settings including activating it and saved settings.
Opened a new browser session and hit the page to see if plugin works -- I got Site Undergoing Maintenance (perfect !)
Went back to initial browser and hit the page to see if plugin works -- I got the site's home page (perfect !)
Logged out of WordPress as Admin.
Hit the site again -- I got Site Undergoing Maintenance (perfect !)
Tried to log back into WordPress as Admin and I cannot. Keeps going back to login page.

Closed browser and re-opened browser - still can't login.

Now what? Help !

I then FTP'd to server and deleted plugin -- still can't login.

Not a good plugin if you ask me...

It Works
By , for WP 4.0

It Works as advertised, It should be grate if I can only add my company logo, but is good.



Great Little Resource
By , for WP 4.0

Works like a dream and even the free version looks very professional. I LOVE it!

Just one improvement would be a preview option to avoid having to log-out to see your results?
Many thanks for a superb piece of software.

easy to use
By , for WP 4.0

Plenty of options nicely organized. Works fine with WordPress 4.0 and multisite.

Not as good as I'd hoped
By , for WP 4.0

While it does work:

    • there's no text editor, so the font size is huge & you can't change the font color.
  • the heading puts way too many blank lines after it & before the body of the text

  • when you center one line of text, it centers everything & you have to go back & re-align it
  • while I'm not a website coder, it looks like the coding on the back end isn't great, as it puts the align code before every line of text instead of just putting the align code once at the beginning of the start of the text & then a close tag at the end.
  • HTH

    easy to use
    By , for WP 4.0

    Nice plugin, I like the new features.

    Latest Update by new owners has major problems
    By , for WP 4.0

    I recommend that all previous users of WP Maintenance DO NOT UPDATE this plugin to latest version by the new plugin authors.

    WARNING - if you update to Version2.0.2, any site you have closed via this plugin will become visible. You will need to reset and save your settings to re-enable Maintenance Mode.

    I have now removed the latest update from all sites where I previously used this plugin and reverted to the latest version by the previous plugin author (Version 1.8.11).

    Though the plugin had not been updated for some time, that version continues to work for me without problems.

    By contrast the updated version has number of serious bugs IMHO. For example the very useful Backend Role & Front End Role settings appear to be entirely unreliable.

    Nice plugin, but i missing things...
    By , for WP 4.0

    Plugin is good.
    But me missing:
    - a Background repeat function with uploaded Image
    - a place for my logo
    - a admin Login

    The previous Version i liked more than this!
    ( previous Version = 5 Stars )


    Like a dream!
    By , for WP 4.0

    Works great, easy as can be setup, looking way better than the average UC page

    Nice - for english
    By , for WP 4.0

    It works ok on my fresh install.

    But i alternate between english and spanish - this plugin does not!

    this will suck when i hand over control to my spanish colleagues...

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