No matter how great your web host is or how good looking your site looks, you will have to take it down for some maintenance from time to time. Whether it is making changes to your tables, changing your theme, re-organizing your content, or dealing with malware inserted into your site, it is always nice to give your visitors a heads up on what you intend to do on your blog. Maintenance Mode is a handy WordPress plugin that lets you inform your visitors about your site maintenance schedule.
Maintenance Mode allows you and your admins to work on your website without disturbing your readers. Your readers will see a note about your maintenance plan and the time you expect your site to be back up. Your admin do have access to all the functionality on your website even when you are in this mode.
You have the option to define when you feel your website will be back up. You can also customize the message displayed on your website. Want only certain people to have access to your front or back ends when your site is in maintenance mode? Just choose the appropriate restrictions to get on with this. Users of this plugin can define specific paths to be accessible in this mode (e.g. your RSS feed).
If you are planning to do some work on your website and don’t want to disturb your visitors, the Maintenance Mode plugin can get the handle the job.