Have Your WordPress Blog In Maintenance Mode

Migrating from hosting providers or maintenance tasks that require leaving the blog in stand-by, so that visitors could not comment on or add data in the databases.This is a really tricky situation where anything could go wrong and everything has to be dealt carefully.The maintenance mode plugin adds a splash page to your blog lettting visitors know that your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front.

When the maintenance mode is activated, the following message is being displayed or a message of your choice which can be edited in the plugins options.



  • Unzip the archive and upload the files into your plugins folder (located at /wp-content/plugins/ ) or into a sub folder of the plugins folder.
  • Activate the plugin from your Plugins Tab.
  • Set the Plugin Options: Options-> Maintenance Mode (You can configure the message that appears when one is in maintenance mode and other things extra).

Maintenance Mode Options:


Download the Pluging from here.


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  1. David Reply

    I am having trouble finding where to put my site into maintenance mode. Any thoughts ?

  2. DeiMoS Reply

    I have problems, i’m using wp 2.7 and the maintenance mode only blocks the admin page, not the public page :S

  3. Alan Son Reply

    Can I also block access to full url paths? such as htto://domain.com/gallery/image1.jpg

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