How to Put Your WordPress Site in Maintenance Mode

by | Aug 30, 2018 | How To's | 0 comments

So you’d like to put your website on maintenance mode while you make some updates on your website? Great. Putting your site to maintenance mode gives the opportunity of displaying a user-friendly notice to your visitors that it’s currently under maintenance and to check back later instead of a broken website while you make any changes.

Let’s get started.

Installation and Setup

There are several plugins out there that’ll help push your site into maintenance mode. One of these plugins that we would recommend is IgniteUp – Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode that is available for free in the WordPress plugin repository.

On your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New and search for the plugin IgniteUp as shown below.

Install and Activate the plugin then IginiteUp on the WordPress sidebar.

Click Templates to select a template of your choice to display on the maintenance page. For instance, we’re going to select the Believe template to demonstrate.

Go ahead and click Activate. The page will refresh, go ahead and click customize on the the selected template.

You’ll now be redirected the the Options page as shown below where you may make adjustments to the content that’ll be shown on the Maintenance page.

Edit the content as to your preference and click Preview button to get a feel of how it would look like on the actual page. For more editing options such as including your social media icons, navigate to Common Options.

Once you are satisfied, navigate to General tab and Click to enable the “Coming Soon or Site Offline” and click Save Changes at the bottom. You also want to select Skip Page For Administrator so you won’t be seeing the Maintenance page while you’re logged in as an Administrator and working on the website.

That’s all! Once the plugin is enabled, you should see a page like the example below depending on the content you’ve entered.

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily put your WordPress site in maintenance mode.

Any questions? Drop it below and let’s have a discussion!

Have a nice day! 😎