Are you planning to revamp your website or make significant changes, but you’re worried about visitors accessing your site during this time? Worry not, because with the help of plugins designed specifically for this purpose, you can put your site under construction mode.
Step 1: Install and Activate the “WP Maintenance Mode” Plugin
The first step is to install and activate the “WP Maintenance Mode” plugin. This plugin allows you to create a custom landing page that your visitors will see when they visit your site.
Step 2: Configure the Plugin Settings
Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, it’s time to configure the settings. Go to “Settings” > “WP Maintenance Mode” to access the plugin’s settings.
Step 3: Enable the Maintenance Mode
Once you’ve configured the plugin settings, enable the maintenance mode by ticking the box next to “Enable Maintenance Mode” in the “General Settings” tab.
Step 4: Customize the “Sorry, We’re Under Construction” Message
The default message might not be sufficient for your visitors. Customize the message to suit your needs in the “Content” tab.
Step 5: Preview the Maintenance Mode
Before you go live with the maintenance mode, it’s a good idea to preview it first. Make any necessary changes until you’re satisfied with it.
Step 6: Disable the Maintenance Mode
Once you’re ready to take your site out of maintenance mode, go back to the “General Settings” tab and un-tick the “Enable Maintenance Mode” box.
Putting your site under construction mode isn’t a permanent solution. It’s important to keep your visitors informed about the status of your site, and when it’s likely to be back online. Follow the steps outlined in this article to put your WordPress site under construction mode, and disable the mode once you’re ready to go live again.