WP Maintenance Mode & Coming Soon

Description

Add a maintenance page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance, or add a coming soon page for a new website. User with admin rights gets full access to the blog including the front end.

Activate the plugin and your blog is in maintenance-mode, works and only registered users with enough rights can see the front end. You can use a date with a countdown timer for visitor information or set a value and unit for information.

Also works with WordPress Multisite installs (each blog from the network has its own maintenance settings).

Features

  • Fully customisable (change colours, texts and backgrounds);
  • Subscription form (export emails to .csv file);
  • Countdown timer (remaining time);
  • Contact form (receive emails from visitors);
  • Coming soon page;
  • Landing page templates;
  • WordPress multisite;
  • Responsive design;
  • Social media icons;
  • Works with any WordPress theme;
  • SEO options;
  • Exclude URLs from maintenance;
  • Bot functionality to collect the emails in a friendly and efficient way;
  • GDPR Ready;

Bugs, technical hints or contribute

Please give us feedback, contribute and file technical bugs on GitHub Repo.

Credits

Developed by Themeisle

What’s Next

If you like this plugin, then consider checking out our other projects:

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  • CodeinWP – CodeinWP stands for all-things-WordPress. From web design to freelancing and from development to business, your questions are covered.
  • DomainWheel – Free Short Website name generator, with the help of AI, for instant ideas.

Check-out our blog to learn from our WordPress Reviews and see other WordPress plugins.

Screenshots

  • Maintenance Mode Example
  • Maintenance Mode Example #2
  • Bot Example
  • Dashboard General Settings
  • Dashboard Design Settings
  • Dashboard Modules Settings
  • Dashboard Bot Settings

Installation

  1. Unpack the download package
  2. Upload all files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, include folders
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Settings page, where you can change what settings you need (pay attention to Exclude option!)

FAQ

How to use plugin filters

Check out our Snippet Library.

Cache Plugin Support

WP Maintenance Mode can be unstable due to the cache plugins; we recommend deactivating any cache plugin when maintenance mode is active. If you really want to use a cache plugin, make sure you delete the entire cache after each change.

Exclude list

If you change your login URL, please add the new slug (URL: http://domain.com/newlogin, then you should add: newlogin) to Exclude list from plugin settings -> General Tab.

Notice: wp-cron.php is excluded by default.

Reviews

3 October 2022
Update totally broke my site and it took me two days to figure it out.... since i had activated maintenance mode in order to troubleshoot. Do not use 2.5 if you don't like Gutenberg. Also, a heads up would have been nice. I will either go for another plugin or revert all updated versions. I had been using this for years, too bad.
29 September 2022
The 2.5 update was a mistake. I liked the plugin because it was simple and straightforward to use, but forcing everyone to create a separate maintenance mode page and even worse forcing everyone to install a blocks plugin is a deal-breaker for me.
29 September 2022
It forces you to use a specific block builder. Not recommended at all.
28 September 2022
This time update (2.5.2 or 2.5.0) is baddest. It became very inconvenient because the Maintenance screen had changed to a Page. As a result, front-end messages can no longer be conveniently edited. The default design shows the email form, which is annoying. Even if you choose the simplest design and apply it, the link to the SNS will be automatically displayed. They don't work without customization. Even though it is a plug-in that is installed and used in a hurry just before maintenance, the footwork is bad. This is a deadly change. Immediately after the installation finished, a "serious error" message appeared. When I moved to the dashboard URL, the display was fixed, but I was still worried. Also, when I installed it, maintenance mode was enabled without permission. This has never happened before. In the environment where the article list is set to Page, we also found a problem that the loading of the article data is hindered and the page becomes empty. This issue was resolved by disabling the Maintenance Mode plugin. If there is no improvement in the future, I will not use it anymore.
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Contributors and Developers

“WP Maintenance Mode & Coming Soon” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Maintenance Mode & Coming Soon” has been translated into 29 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WP Maintenance Mode & Coming Soon” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Change Log

Version 2.5.3 (2022-09-28)

  • Fix wrong template loaded when the current post template is empty.

Version 2.5.2 (2022-09-27)

  • Fix maintenance mode issue for previously logged users #321
  • Allow comments into exclude textarea so that you can comment on the IP addresses for location, props @joostdekeijzer
  • Fix PHP notice errors on specific scenarios #324
  • Fix Otter for saving subscriber entry

Version 2.5.1 (2022-09-08)

  • Fixes a bug which was causing error on some instances

Version 2.5.0 (2022-09-08)

  • New Feature: Adds compatibility with Block Editor or any page builder for building the maintenance mode page.
  • New Feature: Adds coming soon and maintenance mode starting templates.

Version 2.4.7 (2022-08-08)

Fixes

  • Fix login form display
  • Fix email collecting by the bot
  • Improve accessibility of the maintenance page thanks to @SophieWeb

Version 2.4.6 (2022-06-15)

  • Improve data sanitizations for custom css and contact module

Version 2.4.5 (2022-06-15)

  • Harden security and improve release process

Version 2.4.4 (2022-02-10)

Update dependencies

Version 2.4.3 (2022-01-27)

  • Change ownership to Themeisle

2.4.2 (18/01/2022)

  • Misc: 900 000 Active Installs Celebrations!
  • Misc: WordPress 5.9 compatibility
  • Fix: jQuery UI CSS theme reference from jQuery CDN
  • Misc: Text fixes in the dashboard

2.4.1 (20/07/2021)

  • Misc: WordPress 5.8 compatibility

2.4.0 (13/05/2021)

  • Design: add “Custom CSS” setting; Finally! 🙂
  • Design: add “Footer links” color setting
  • Design: add a list of available shortcodes under the “Text” editor
  • Bot: make {visitor_name} placeholder work in all messages after the visitor types his name
  • Misc: add [embed] shortcode for responsive video embeds; Compatible with YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion.
  • Misc: make the exclude mechanism work with Cyrillic characters
  • Misc: add wpmm_maintenance_template filter; It works the same way as the wpmm_contact_template filter, but for the maintenance template.
  • Misc: now you can override the contact email template too; Check /views/contact.php for more details.
  • Misc: better compatibility with translation plugins like Loco Translate
  • Misc: the image uploaders (from the dashboard) are now translatable
  • Misc: improve uninstall routine
  • Misc: add wpmm_delete_cache action; It is called after each setting change.
  • Misc: add support for cache plugins like WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache, Endurance Page Cache, Swift Performance Lite, Cache Enabler, SG Optimizer, LiteSpeed Cache, Nginx Helper;
  • Misc: remove wpmm_count_where helper function
  • Misc: code improvements

2.3.0 (07/12/2020)

  • Modules: add support for Google Analytics 4 measurement ID
  • Design: enable media buttons on wp_editor (now you can add images from the editor)
  • Bot: fix translation issue
  • Misc: add filters for capabilities wpmm_settings_capability, wpmm_subscribers_capability, and wpmm_all_actions_capability (the last one can be used to override all capabilities)
  • Misc: fix [loginform] shortcode redirect attribute
  • Misc: a few CSS & Javascript improvements
  • Misc: bump “Tested up to” version to 5.6

2.2.4 (20/05/2019)

  • bump “Tested up to” to 5.2.0
  • fix typo in Italian translation (it_IT)
  • Bot: add a note about how you can export the list of subscribers #195
  • Bot: add client-side sanitization to the input fields #176

2.2.3 (20/02/2019)

  • bump “Tested up to” version to 5.1.0
  • replace “wpmu_new_blog” action with “wp_initialize_site” action for WP 5.1.0 users because the first one is deprecated in the new version
  • small improvement to “check_exclude” method from “WP_Maintenance_Mode” class

2.2.2 (27/11/2018)

  • Google Analytics module: migrate from analytics.js to gtag.js + add ip anonymization #178
  • GDPR module: accept links inside texareas + add policy link target #188
  • add charset meta tag #200
  • fix PHP Notice: Undefined index: HTTP_USER_AGENT
  • add plural and single form translation for subscribers number (settings page)

Earlier versions

For the changelog of earlier versions, please refer to the full changelog.