Trying to do some changes to your WordPress website without showing it live to your users? Put your site in maintenance mode to let your visitors know your website is under maintenance.
As the WordPress administrator, you do the changes on your website even if you put it in maintenance. You will get to see the live changes done whereas your users won’t be able to see it.
In this guide, we will show you the easy way on how to put your WordPress site in maintenance mode.
Use a Plugin
This strategy utilizes another famous plugin WP Maintenance mode. It permits you to easily arrange a straightforward maintenance mode.
The first thing you need to do is install and initiate the WP Maintenance Mode plugin.
After the installation and activation, you can locate the plugin page in Settings > WP Maintenance Mode to do the configuration.
In the plugin screen, you will directly be in the Generals tab. It is where you can activate and deactivate the function of the plugin. You can also set which user is allowed to edit either backend or frontend.
The second tab is the design. You can set the tab title, the heading, and the content. Font color is also an option. You can also add a background design to make the maintenance mode page look nice.
The most important function of this plugin is it has a countdown timer, and a newsletter signup option. Put a countdown timer so that your visitors will know when the estimated time that your website will be up.
Enable also the newsletter option also to let your visitors know that your website will be up
The other tabs are Manage Bot and GPDR options where you can do more advanced functions.