Jul 262011
WordPress Plugin Name: WP Maintenance Mode
Plugin URL:https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-maintenance-mode/

Plugin Author: Designmodo
WordPress profile: Designmodo
Plugin version: 2.3.0
Last updated: March 9, 2021 (1 month ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 5.7.1
Downloaded: 0
Rating: 5 (out of 5)


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 it’s own maintenance settings).


  • Fully customizable (change colors, 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.


Developed by Designmodo & StrictThemes – WordPress Themes


How to use plugin filters

See [GitHub Repo] (https://github.com/andrianvaleanu/WP-Maintenance-Mode) FAQ.

Cache Plugin Support

WP Maintenance Mode can be unstable due the cache plugins, we recommend to deactivate any cache plugin when maintenance mode is active.

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.


  1. Maintenance Mode Example

    Maintenance Mode Example

  2. Maintenance Mode Example #2

    Maintenance Mode Example #2

  3. Bot Example

    Bot Example

  4. Dashboard General Settings

    Dashboard General Settings

  5. Dashboard Design Settings

    Dashboard Design Settings

  6. Dashboard Modules Settings

    Dashboard Modules Settings

  7. Dashboard Bot Settings

    Dashboard Bot Settings

  8. Contact Form

    Contact Form

Other notes:

Latest Change log entry:

  • 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


admin, administration, coming soon, maintenance mode, unavailable

+ Jason's Comments

By the same plugin authors as BackWPup website backup plugin. The older and more popular Maintenance Mode 5.4 plugin had not been updated in over two years and was causing conflicts with the BackWPup Plugin.