Yesterday we wrote an article about possible issues while changing WordPress theme, before you proceed to make changes in your site, it is always a good idea to put it on maintenance mode so that your users doesn’t see a broken site.
You can do it manually by creating a custom under construction or maintenance mode template. However, it is not possible for all users to create their own templates and you will need help from maintenance mode WordPress plugins
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Maintenance Mode WordPress Plugins
Site Offline or Coming Soon
A great maintenance mode WordPress plugin which will be really helpful while you are making some changes to your site. You can use this plugin to enable/disable site offline mode.
If Site offline Mode is enabled regular visitors of your site will see a maintenance mode page while you as an admin can make changes to your site.
WP Maintenance Mode
A perfect maintenance mode WordPress plugin, it adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. User with admin rights gets full access to the blog including the front end. So, while your users looks at the splash page you can continue working on the site.
A superb maintenance mode plugin which will allow WordPress site administrator close the website for maintenance, enable “503 Service temporarily unavailable”, set a temporary page with authorization, which can be edited via the plugin settings.
Ultimate Coming Soon Page
The Ultimate Coming Soon Page plugin allows you quick and easily set up a coming soon or launch page for your website. This is another perfect free WordPress theme to put your site on maintenance mode.
This plugin works perfectly with any WordPress theme. Anyone who isn’t logged in to your site will see the coming soon page, while you or any other logged-in staffers can access the site as normal.
A very easy to use premium maintenance mode WordPress plugin, install it in just a few steps, configure the settings & you’re good to go. It’s also included a custom progress bar, so you can keep your users posted.
Fancy WP Maintenance Mode
Fancy WP Maintenance Mode, another superb premium maintanence mode WordPress plugin. It adds a splash maintenance mode page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.
Logged in administrators get full access to configuration and the blog including the front-end.
CGC Maintenance Mode Pro
CGC Maintenance Mode Pro is a plugin for WordPress that is designed to make it extremely easy to safely perform upgrades and maintenance on your site.
While the site is under maintenance mode, general users are sent to either a WordPress page, external URL , or custom template. Authorized users, specified by IP, are permitted to see the site as normal.
Coming Soon / Maintenance mode Ready!
A superb quality WordPress plugin which gives you a professional and simple way to setup launch page, the Coming Soon / Maintenance mode Ready! works with any theme on any hosting.
Easy configure and customize coming soon, under construction page when site have updates or changes. Add images to gallery, upload video for background, set countdown, choose permissions for user, config subscribe email form.