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Activate or deactivate maintenance mode

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Install the maintenance mode plugin

You can activate maintenance mode on your WordPress website using the WP Maintenance Mode plugin. This plugin allows you to add a customizable maintenance page that lets visitors know your website/blog is down for maintenance. Only registered users with sufficient privileges will be able to interact with the WordPress application while maintenance mode is activate.

TIP: It’s recommended to activate maintenance mode when performing administrative operations such as upgrades or backup/restore tasks.

To install and activate the maintenance mode plugin, follow the steps below:

  • Install the “WP Maintenance Mode” plugin. Refer to the plugin installation page for detailed instructions.
  • Log in to the WordPress administration panel.
  • Browse to the “Plugins” menu page and select the “WP Maintenance Mode” plugin.
  • Activate the plugin by clicking the “Activate” link.

    Activate maintenance mode plugin

Activate maintenance mode

  • Log in to the WordPress administration panel.
  • Browse to the “Settings -> WP Maintenance Mode” page.

    Maintenance mode settings

  • In the “General Settings” section, switch the “Status” to “Activated”.

    Activate maintenance mode

  • Click the “Save Settings” button.

Maintenance mode will now be active on your WordPress site. Verify this by browsing to your WordPress website, where you should see a page similar to the following image:

Maintenance mode in action

Deactivate maintenance mode

Once you complete your maintenance operations, disable maintenance mode as follows:

  • Log in to the WordPress administration panel.
  • Browse to the “Settings -> WP Maintenance Mode” page.
  • In the “General Settings” section, switch the “Status” to “Deactivated”.
  • Click the “Save Settings” button.

Maintenance mode will now be deactivated on your WordPress site.

Last modification March 14, 2019