We all have to do maintenance on our websites from time to time.Â You can’t just upload a new theme or add new plugins when your site is live. The better option is to enable the maintenance mode and give your visitors an idea about what’s really happening on your website. The Ultimate Maintenance Mode for WordPress helps you bring your website down in a graceful fashion.
Ultimate Maintenance Mode shows a screenshot of your website but displays a message to let your visitors know your site is down. It returns a 503 HTTP status header so search engines know your website is down. Custom error messages are supported. The message is only shown to your non logged in visitors. This works for multi-site portals too.
The Ultimate Maintenance Mode is pretty straight forward to use and lets you bring your website down gracefully. There is a lot to like about this plugin.