This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Site Offline or Coming Soon


Use this plugin to enable/disable site offline mode. If Site offline Mode is enabled regular visitors of your site will see a maintenance mode page while you as an admin can make changes to your site. A very useful plugin for users who want to display a “coming soon” page before their websites go live or run maintenance work by taking it offline.

Site Offline Plugin Features

  • Easily activate maintenance mode for your website.
  • Display customized message to visitors while your site is undergoing normal/scheduled maintenance.
  • Perform maintenance work on the back-end and front-end while logged in as an administrator.
  • Admin dashboard notice. This allows the admin to easily notice when the site is in maintenance mode.
  • The login screen will show a “site offline” message when you keep the site in offline mode.
  • Responsive coming soon/site offline page

Site Offline Plugin Usage

Once you have installed the plugin you can enable “offline/maintenance mode” in the plugin setttings (go to Settings->Site Offline Mode from your WordPress Dashboard).

a) Site Offline Plugin Options

This section contains a textarea which allows you to customize the page that your visitors will see when your site is offline. You can customize the message as well as the look and feel of the page.

For more advanced features be sure to check out our premium version of the plugin, WordPress Site offline/Coming Soon Plugin

Site offline/Coming Soon Premium

  • Responsive maintenance page
  • Social icons to link to your profiles (Example: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Subscribe users to your MailChimp list
  • Automatic countdown to show your users when the site will be up
  • Customizable background (change colour/image)
  • Customize the page title and header
  • Display a login form so users can sign in with their WordPress account credentials
  • Ability to set HTTP 503 error in the header. This will tell search engine crawlers that the site is undergoing maintenance and the downtime is temporary
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Display your own logo and header image
  • Create a gallery of images which will automatically slide in the background
  • Easily add HTML content to your coming soon page

Check out the coming soon pro plugin


  • Site offline Plugin settings


  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file (
  4. Click Install Now and then activate the plugin


Installation Instructions
  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file (
  4. Click Install Now and then activate the plugin
Can this plugin be used to perform maintenance work on my website in real time?



June 1, 2018
I was searching for a super basic offline mode plugin, without all the 'pro' bullshit like flashy templates and silly options, just an enable button and a textfield for the template, this is the first plugin that does just that.
May 15, 2017
This plugin makes my admin login page unavailable too. So there is now way I deactivate this plugin through my admin page. All I had to do is deleting this plugin directory inside wp-content/plugin through cpanel. Thank's for the hint to sameerchavan review.
March 16, 2017
Yet another plugin that hasn't been maintained. Simply does nothing on the latest version of WP.
March 1, 2017
IF you activate this plugin and logout as admin, there is no way to get back to site. Even your wp-admin login page does not work. This is a one way suicide. You need to login to file manager using Cpanel and delete the plugin directory. Do not install this plugin.
October 13, 2016
Man, I was excited to use this plugin when I randomly found it. My website is currently under maintenance, thought this plugin would work. After clicking the radio button saying (yes) for Enabling , I visited my site and nothing had changed. I give it a 1 star simply because it did not work for me.
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Contributors & Developers

“Site Offline or Coming Soon” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Coming soon plugin is now compatible with WordPress 4.4.


  • Coming soon plugin is now compatible with WordPress 4.3.


  • Updated the site offline check logic to be more robust.


  • Added an admin dashboard notice for when the site offline/maintenance mode is enabled.
  • Fixed some minor HTML errors in the admin interface.
  • Separated the site offline enable/disable button section in the admin interface.
  • Added the messsage “The Site is Currently in Offline Mode” to the admin login screen (when the feature is enabled).
  • Added an option to reset the site offline message box content to default.
  • Updated the default message for when the maintenance mode feature is enabled.


  • Plugin now sends the correct header status when a website is in maintenance mode


  • Plugin is now compatible with WordPress 3.7


  • Plugin is now compatible with WordPress 3.6