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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.

5 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
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No Splash Page
By , for WP 4.2.4

Configuring the plugin was easy, but it did not create the splash page. Either the instructions were not explicit enough or it doesn't work with the newest version of WP.

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

    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 )


    Just sends generic 503
    By , for WP 3.9.2

    Unfortunately the splash page doesn't work, and the plugin just sends a generic 503 HTTP response, so visitors see "The service is unavailable" and nothing else.

    So it's good to keep search engines from crawling the site during maintenance, but it's not very visitor-friendly. I suppose I'll give it a 2/5 because it does actually put it into maintenance mode, but it doesn't deliver as promised. None of the splash pages actually load.

    Conflicted with MySQL
    By , for WP 3.9.1

    For some reason MySQL (5.5.31 on Debian Wheezy) was crashing after a few minutes upon activating the plugin. Might be a conflict issue.
    Other plugin with similar functionality does not trigger this crash.
    Except for this everything seemed to be working fine.
    Also, it was mentioned before, not sure if leaving a link with icon by default is a good practice. Most of included CSS styles indeed aren't too attractive, yet default one is simplistic enough and looks fine.

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