Today we are here to teach you more about WordPress maintenance mode. According to the latest stats in 2020, WordPress has more than 60% market share in the CMS market and it powers more than 14% of the world’s top websites.
If you are running a WordPress site, you are in a big team. More than 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress. The major reason why WordPress is popular like this is because of its plugin availability. More than 55,000 plugins available on WordPress directory for different purposes.
What is Maintenance Mode in WordPress?
If you need to perform WordPress updates, implement changes to the site or fixing any security issues, you can put your site into maintenance mode instead of moving in to offline.
Using a Plugin
Turn on maintenance mode, you should install a plugin. You can find a lot of WordPress maintenance mode plugin from the directory. We recommend you to check the compatibility of the plugin before installing and activate it.
Maintenance Mode Plugin Features
We recommend you to choose a maintenance mode plugin that comes with templates, the option to add images, logo, email collection form and more. You should create a maintenance page with all the details enable you to capture information from visitors and connect with them.
Choosing the Best Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode
Better to choose a plugin where you can activate Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode in one click. If you put your site into maintenance mode or coming soon mode, choose a plugin with a newsletter signup feature built in to grab email address.
If you make major changes to your site, it’s always recommended to put your website into maintenance mode and it helps you your users don’t see a broken site.
If you are an expert in WordPress coding, you can force maintenance mode simply by putting a file called .maintenance in the same folder as your wp-config.php file. If you are a newbie to WordPress, it is better to choose a plugin to do the job. If you ever face 404 errors on your blog, check WP 301 Redirects plugin to manage all 301 redirects.