How to Put Your WordPress Site in Maintenance Mode

How to Put Your WordPress Site in Maintenance Mode

Do you want to put your WordPress site in maintenance mode? Maintenance mode allows you to display a user-friendly notice to your visitors instead of a broken site during website maintenance. It allows you to safely perform maintenance tasks while making sure that people who need access can still access the site. In this video, we'll show you how to put your WordPress site in maintenance mode.

SeedProd is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to create completely custom Coming Soon pages, Maintenance Mode pages, 404 pages, and even full marketing landing pages. If you're interested in purchasing SeedProd you can find it using the page below and get a discount using our code WPBVIP.

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For SeedProd, once you install and activate the plugin, you would navigate to SeedProd, Pages, and click the 'Set up a Maintenance Mode Page' button. You will be given the choice to select from a premade template and we would recommend selecting one of the pre-built pages to customize.

SeedProd has a drag and drop page builder where you can customize any object you like, including changing text, location of elements, or resizing elements. Once you have set up the page how you wanted, click the save in the top right. Once your maintenance page is set up, SeedProd allows you to activate the page under SeedProd, Pages using the toggle beneath Maintenance mode.

If you need a simple alternative solution, then we would recommend the WP Maintenance Mode plugin found using the link below:

Once you install and activate the plugin you can find its settings under Settings, 'WP Maintenance Mode', and from that settings page you have the option to activate the maintenance mode page, allow bots to crawl your site while it is in maintenance mode and many other useful customization settings depending on how you want the maintenance page to work with your site.

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Timestamps:
00:00 how to put your wordpress site in maintenance mode
00:43 how to install SeedProd and use maintenance mode
01:48 how to design a maintenance mode page for your wordpress website
04:44 set up maintenance mode using wp maintenance mode plugin

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14 Comments

  1. Md Shoeb on June 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Sir my website show troubleshooting what the problem and debugging

  2. Ruwan Wlr on June 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Hey Christin, please do a tutorial for 404 pages also, or give the video link if you already have one. Thanks for this.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 14, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      We will certainly look into tutorials for that 🙂

  3. Desh Deepak on July 4, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Hey Christin, My website show 408 conflict error. How can I fix it? If you’ve any tutorial please provide link.

  4. Patrick Ribbsaeter on August 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    very nice… you saved me.. thank you

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on August 11, 2021 at 12:15 pm

      You are most welcome

  5. marcos freitas on August 24, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    thank you!!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on August 25, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      You’re welcome!

  6. THENUJA DULWANA on October 14, 2021 at 4:09 am

    thank you aunty for this tutorial

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on October 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      You are most welcome

  7. 1 2 on October 23, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Hi, i cant seem to find it in plug ins?

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