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Manage maintenance mode in the WordPress Toolkit – cPanel

Learn How to Manage maintenance mode in the WordPress Toolkit in cPanel. WordPress maintenance mode allows you to display a user-friendly notice to visitors while developing, updating, or resolving issues on your WordPress website. WordPress Toolkit provides an easy way to enable or disable maintenance mode using the cPanel interface.


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  1. WordPress Toolkit

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Domains section and click the WordPress Toolkit link.
    or
    In the search bar at the Top, type WordPress Toolkit and click on the result.

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  2. Maintenance mode

    Choose a site with the WordPress Installation you want to maintain.
    Click the toggle next to the Maintenance mode setting to enable or disable maintenance mode.

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  3. Maintenance mode enabled

    Click the Setup icon positioned on the right from the Maintenance mode toggle.

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  4. Maintenance mode Setup Window

    In the Maintenance mode Setup you can Customize the maintenance page:
    – Click the toggle to Restrict access to WordPress admin dashboard
    – Customize the screen template by clicking the Customize button.
    or
    – Restore the Default screen template by clicking the Restore Default button.

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  5. Maintenance mode Setup Window

    In the Maintenance mode Setup you can Customize the maintenance page:
    Screen Text
    – You can change the text displayed. Use HTML tags to format the text’s appearance.
    Timer
    – You can set up and switch on the countdown timer that will be displayed on the maintenance page.
    The timer is only meant to inform visitors about the estimated duration of the remaining downtime. Your website is not taken out of maintenance when the countdown is finished; you must do that manually.

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  6. Maintenance mode Setup Window

    In the Maintenance mode Setup you can Customize the maintenance page:
    Social Network Links
    – Provide or remove links to social network pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

    You Can preview the maintenance page before saving it by clicking the Preview button.

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  7. Maintenance Page Preview

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  8. Maintenance mode Setup Window

    After you have finished customizing the maintenance page and are happy with how it looks in the preview click the OK button to save it.

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  9. Disable Maintenance mode

    After you have finished editing the WordPress Installation you can disable the Maintenance mode by clicking the toggle next to the Maintenance mode.

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