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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.

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4.1 out of 5 stars
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Very good and useful
By , for WP 4.0.1

Just one thing to add to the next version is full access to whereto place boxes (text, countdown, mail..)
Or maybe I missed where to access that.
Anyway, work fine!

Surprisingly ~ responsive mode is broken.
By , for WP 4.0

Using one of the supplied background images, if you reduce the screen size to
Tablet (e.g. Apple iPad 2-3rd, mini) i.e. Size: 768x1024 (Portrait), Ratio: 3:4, or smaller, the page presentation is completely broken.

By , for WP 4.0

Well this plugin is almost fine, except few things:
- It will be greate if there will be a setting for "contact us" button border/font color and size.
- Disable registrations for new users (remove button on /wp-login)

Hope i'll see changes in the next version!

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.



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...

basic good :)
By ,

The plugin provide a simple way to turn on maintain mode on yoursite. It will be better if you focus more in template and setting page

Works Well...Needs one more little thing though
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Works well in multisite! As a feature request though, it would be good to have a link at the top to ACTIVATE it. As it is, there's only a link at the top to deactivate it. So to activate it on multisite (not sure about single installs) you have to navigate to Network Admin, Plugins, Scroll Down, down, down, down, if you have a lot of plugins, and then activate it.

Otherwise, great.

Oh, forgot one thing: Dear Developer, if you made a pro version for multisite, I'd buy it! But it would have to be able to do like, 'Main Blog Up, Sites Down. Sites Down, Main Blog Up' stuff. There was another plugin that attempted to do this, but failed. It didn't work at all and the developer just gave up on it. It's the only plugin in his repetoir and it's been abandoned. Cheers.

Confirming issue with 1.8.8 / 1.8.9 and recent WP 3.5.2
By , for WP 3.5.2

As mentioned by others, this is not playing well with the recent WP update - even though it's not actually being used.
If it's installed and ACTIVATED it causes the issue of slowing the entire site to near full stop (though most pages pretty much time out).
If it's installed and DEACTIVATED, everything works fine!
I've confirmed this with about a dozen sites.

This is a very useful plugin - especially when first building a site, but also when longer maintenance tasks are needed.
Thanks to the Developer for his great work & continued support of WP.

Very usefull plugin, works well
By ,

Excellent plugin, works well.

I could give 5 stars if the countdown worked (or if some CLEAR explanation about was posted).

thanks !

Cool, has one bug, and not useful during manual upgrade
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a very cool and nicely configurable plugin.

One bug fix needed:
site.php, line 95:
Change this:
<?php bloginfo('url') ?>
to this:
<?php echo site_url(); ?>

Otherwise, the countdown timer won't work, if your Site Address isn't at the root of your site (i.e. if need to use /wp/wp-includes...).

And, you can't fully rely on this plugin for any serious WordPress maintenance (such as a manual upgrade), because the plugin is part of WordPress and thus requires WordPress to be in a functional state. An all-purpose solution would involve an .htaccess rule that temporarily redirects to a static HTML files, thus not depending on WP at all.

But, if you have to do it within WordPress, this plugin is great!

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