WEBFI-WordPress-How to Put Your WordPress Site in Maintenance Mode

Are you looking to put your WordPress site in maintenance mode? Having your site in maintenance mode allows you to display a notice to your site’s visitors while you update or fix any issues rather than showing a broken site. In this video, we’ll guide you through how to put your WordPress site in maintenance mode.

For the first method we will be using the plugin ‘WP Maintenance Mode’ which can be found here:

With the plugin installed and activated you want to go under Settings, WP Maintenance Mode to set up the plugin’s settings and more importantly, activate the plugin when you want it to display the maintenance page.

In the design tab, you can modify what is displayed on the page for a visitor of your site to the design and message you want. In the modules, you can activate Google Analytics, add social links, set a countdown timer, and offer a subscription for when your site is live.

The second method to do this would be to use the Seedprod plugin found here:

This is a paid plugin so when it is activated it will take you to the page for you to input the license key for your site for it to work properly. With the license key added you can edit the settings under Settings, Coming Soon Pro where you can enable the plugin and the type of page you want active.

This plugin allows for greater customizations as well as pre-built templates to help you have a beautiful coming soon page for your site.

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  • TikTok bbyy on October 8, 2018

    Helpful tutorial

  • Taimi GameDev on October 9, 2018

    Hi, i just have a question, i design a page with visual composer and publish it, but when i again go to the edit page then
    elements are hide, i cant see any element that i use in a page. but when i load the site it display all edit that i did but not show in backend.
    can you please tell me what can i do ?

  • John O'Donovan on October 28, 2018

    Hi , so I made all of the changes and then went to the website and there weren't any changes made but back to a plain load of text, no pics, nothing ! So what did I not do ?

  • Sky Shazad on November 9, 2018

    Awesome and simple x

  • Urban Chains on November 29, 2018

    Great tutorial

  • Sunil Juyal on December 19, 2018

    very Helpful

  • VegasRock on December 31, 2018

    thanx for at great video .. ! I might add, it didn't work for me at first, kept saving the settings, but no changes in the browser .. well solution, you have to open your website in another browser to see the changes .. and when you log out of wordpress and restart your browser, the maintenance will appear as well.

  • Ibad Ullah on March 2, 2019

    hi, thank you very much for such helpful tutorial, i need your help in some cases, when you made the wordpress site in maintenance mode, after it the setting menu and plugin menu hided.
    my question is bring out from maintenance mode and how how to enable the setting menu and plugin menu when it hided. thank you

  • Dave Morgan on April 8, 2019

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  • Jino Jiwan on May 7, 2019

    How to deactivate it?

  • bhupesh giri on June 4, 2019

    i have activated that WP maintenance plugin but don't work why??

  • Branan Silvius on August 6, 2019

    So helpful and easy to follow! Awesome.

  • Libertee Fox TV on October 4, 2019

    Very helpful for starters !! Many thanks x

  • Alice Wilson on October 22, 2019

    this was great

  • Jill’s Comfort Zone on November 5, 2019

    This didn't work for me. I can still see my site when I go to it.

  • Gulzar Yousaf on November 18, 2019

    Hi, Thanks for a nice video tutorial. I was actually looking for something like putting a specific page on maintenance mode, not the whole website.

  • Chase Aldredge on March 4, 2020

    Why not the first one that says "Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedPod? It has over 3700 5 star reviews! The one you downloaded has 224 reviews at 4 star. I'm just curious.

  • R Tech Malayalam on April 2, 2020

    very searchable video… i got it… Thank You so much…. 😘😘

  • Andre on April 17, 2020

    Worked as Instructed. Thanks

  • Joshua Osadiaye on May 23, 2020

    Hello mine is not changing to the maintenance page I set up

  • Eleanor van der Hoest on June 12, 2020

    My designer who is no longer working on my site set this up. My question is can I access the site on a tablet or phone while it's in maintenance mode? Is there any way round this other than deactivating maintenance mode while I show the draft website to friends? I don't want to make it public yet, not ready. Thanks

  • Julio Guerra on June 27, 2020

    Thank you so much!

  • mm aa on July 4, 2020

    This was very clear and thorough. Thank you so much.

  • Vivek Kumar on August 29, 2020

    Thank you

  • Fran g on September 6, 2020

    If I have 2 webpages, how can I put on maintenance only one of them?

  • albert coquia on October 2, 2020

    yay! Gotcha big help

  • LeadDennis on October 21, 2020

    Thank you, this was very helpful.

  • Escape Your Cubicle on November 10, 2020

    There is a problem w this plugin. Once you Activate maintenance mode, once you DEactivate it again, the maintenance page stays. Cannot get rid of the maintenance screen even after I disabled the plugin. ?

  • Timi Boose on November 13, 2020

    Thanks – I think I did everything right – but when I go to my website, my messed up version is still there! I also tried adding my own background but it doesn't show up in the admin area – is it supposed to?

  • Robert Rawlinson on December 2, 2020

    Hi, can i just say what a great set of videos / tutorials, they have helped me immensely, keep up the good work

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  • Veronica lipscomb on January 1, 2021

    For whatever reason this did not work for mines. Yes, I followed every step she mentioned.

  • Austin Williams on January 9, 2021

    Thanks for the video. It was just what I needed, and was quick and easy.

  • Harmony Sanaa on January 29, 2021

    Worked perfectly! Thank you! 😃

  • destroyerofwords on February 3, 2021

    Manage-Settings-General tab-Privacy-choose "Coming Soon", no plugin needed.

  • kanan hasanli on February 18, 2021

    wow – thank you so much – best tutorial

  • Reyna N on July 19, 2021

    I did this last week today I checked my site from my phone and my homepage is showing up while I am still redoing it everything else shows up on maintenance mode so frustrating. Whats more frustrating is that I never took it off maintenance mode all I did was deactivate the jetpack plug in because my photos won't show up with it so frustrating any tips? 🙁

  • Themiya Jayakodi on August 20, 2021

    Thank you 😃 😃 😃 😃

  • Multiply Appliance Repair on October 8, 2021

    Figured my issue out in the first 57 seconds. Got right to the point. Great content. Thanks!

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