Website administrators need to periodically maintain websites. On WordPress websites, administrators would regularly perform maintenance tasks such as update the WordPress core, update plugins etc. It is advisable that website administrators put the site on maintenance mode so that visitors are informed and also to prevent any transactions happening during the maintenance mode that can disrupt or break something.
In this short demo, we will be using a WordPress WP Maintenance Mode plugin to achieve the task. There are several plugins available for WordPress platform. We advise that you check them out, check the ratings and reviews, and use whatever plugin that suits your need.
This plugin will add a maintenance page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance, or add a coming soon page for a new website. User with admin rights gets full access to the blog including the front end.
Features of WP Maintenance Mode:
- Fully customizable (change colors, texts and backgrounds)
- Subscription form (export emails to .csv file)
- Countdown timer (remaining time)
- Contact form (receive emails from visitors)
- Coming soon page
- Landing page templates
- WordPress multisite
- Responsive design
- Social media icons
- Works with any WordPress theme
- SEO options
- Exclude URLs from maintenance.
Check out this video demo how to put a WordPress website on maintenance mode:
What other ways do you follow to put WordPress site on maintenance? Any plugins besides WP Maintenance Mode that you recommend? Please put it in comments.