A Quick and Easy Way to Put Your WordPress Site into Maintenance Mode

Every now and then you may need to make your site inaccessible for updates to the core, plugins or themes. Perhaps you’re launching a few new products and want to push them all out at once. Ultimate Maintenance Mode is a quick and easy way to take your site down briefly for maintenance.

As you can see, it displays a screenshot of your website with an overlayed window and the reason your site is down. You can easily customize the message to be shown while your site is in maintenance:

Some of the features that make this particular plugin stand out include:

  • Works with any WordPress theme
  • Allows you to work on your site while non logged in visitors see the Mainenance Mode page
  • Automatically Creates a Screenshot of your Website
  • Custom Message
  • Returns a 503 http status header so search engines know your site is down
  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Multisite Support

Want to see how it looks on a live website? Check out the demo.

Ultimate Maintenance Mode is a companion to the Ultimate Coming Soon Page plugin, both of which are brought to you by SeedProd. Thinking about making some updates over the long weekend? Download Ultimate Maintenance Mode for free from the WordPress repository.