If you are doing annual upgrading of your website in WordPress or doing some other changes and you don’t want to bother your visitors when you are upgrading, you will need to apply under construction or maintenance mode. You can do it manually by putting your custom under construction template or you can do this via under construction or maintenance mode WordPress plugin. In this article, I’m going to discuss Top 10 WordPress Under Construction or Maintenance Mode Plugins.
Under Construction Page
Under Construction Page is a simple & completely free WordPress plugin that will help you create an Under Construction, Maintenance Mode or Landing Page. It lets you use professionally designed templates and social icons so you can be sure that your page will look stunning and appealing to your visitors.
You can put your site under construction with a simple click of a button, and you can set it up in less than five minutes! Everything’s in the reach of your hand and user-friendly.
There are plenty of customization options you can play with; add content, end date & time, connect your page with Google Analytics, whitelist users and user roles, and do so much more with this fantastic plugin. Please see the full review of Under Construction Page to see all the amazing features it offers.
Ultimate Coming Soon Page
Ultimate Coming Soon Page helps you to easily integrate launch page or coming soon page for you website. It has buddypress support, multisite support, stretch background image to cover the entire browser, visible to only non logged in users, Google fonts integrated, ability to collect emails with FeedBurner and also works with all WordPress themes.
Creates a Soon Online Page (coming soon) that is visible by all not logged in WordPress users. It is very useful for new sites that are under construction!
Ultimate Maintenance Mode
Ultimate Maintenance Mode is very simple and easy to use. The plugin returns a 503 http status and retry header to tell search engines that your site is down.
Maintenance allows you to take WordPress website down from public view. You can hide thins when you are running an upgrade and making it only accessible to the users with login credentials. The plugin also has a portion to add your custom message that will be shown to the public when site is down.
Site Maintenance puts the site into maintenance or under construction mode just by sending a 503 service unavailable status to the public. So, the plugin stops search engines to crawl your site content.
underConstruction is useful for developing a WordPress website on a live server. So the world won’t know what you are doing.
WP Coming Soon
WP Coming Soon has the feature to add a countdown clock in your coming soon page.
WP Maintenance Mode
You can use a date with a countdown for information the visitors or set a value and unit for information. Also you can add urls for exclude of maintenance mode.
With Gatekeeper WordPress plugin, visitors can either be redirected to an existing coming soon page or you can replace any WordPress page as an offline page.
Site Offline or Coming Soon
Site Offline or Coming Soon WordPress plugin can restrict regular visitors to view your site when you are developing or upgrading your website.