This article describes how to enable maintenance mode in WordPress, as well as how to customize the page that WordPress displays when it is in maintenance mode.
By default, when WordPress is in maintenance mode visitors receive the following message:
Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.
The most common maintenance mode scenario is when WordPress does an update. However, there may be times, such as during development or testing, when you want to manually enable maintenance mode. To do this, follow these steps:
<?php $upgrading = time(); ?>
As discussed above, WordPress displays a default “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance” message when it is in maintenance mode. However, you can customize the page that WordPress displays when it is in maintenance mode.
To do this, follow these steps:
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