WordPress maintenance mode plugins can be effective in handling new under-construction websites. We have already published an article about best under construction coming soon WordPress themes to create a coming soon page.

It's always a good idea to put your website into maintenance mode while you are making changes so users doesn't see a broken site.

You can use a coming soon theme, but you may want to customize and make changes to the theme to fit your requirements, and the maintenance mode WordPress plugins become handy in such scenarios.

In this post, we will discuss the best maintenance mode plugins that you can use on your site while making changes.

Best Coming Soon WordPress Plugins

1. Under Construction Page

As the name suggests, Under Construction Page is a plugin that puts your site into maintenance mode quickly. The plugin is simple to get started, there is nothing complicated, and any WordPress user can use this plugin to make sure that their visitors don't see a broken site while updating your design.

It offers you a maintenance mode switch-off date and time, so it will automatically go offline. You will have some great looking themes for the maintenance mode pages, which you can further customize your CSS code if you wish to.

You have the option to put the title and description in for the SEO purpose by using Google Analytics. It is one of the most widely used and well supported under construction plugins for the WordPress CMS.

Under Construction Plugin

2. Elementor Maintenance Mode

Elementor is a website builder that offers you many features to create a site with a drag-and-drop interface, and the maintenance mode is just one of these features. If you want to create a coming soon maintenance mode page for your site, you can do that with a couple of clicks with the Elementor plugin.

If you are customizing your site, you can put your site in maintenance mode so your users can't see any changes you are making, but as admin, you'll still have access to the site. When you set Elementor's Maintenance Mode on, it will make your site tell search engines that your site is temporarily down for maintenance. It does this by sending a temporary maintenance response (HTTP 503).


3. Fancy WP Maintenance Mode

Fancy maintenance mode plugin will help you to set your site on maintenance mode quickly. It's a fully responsive plugin, so it will make the page look great on all devices. It offers you three different themes to choose from.

It comes with all the important options that are required in a maintenance mode plugin such as the countdown timer, progress bar, custom logo, custom background etc.

Maintenance Mode Plugins

4. Smart Maintenance Mode

Smart Maintenance Mode plugin is easy to handle and quick to install to set your site on maintenance mode. It comes with a custom progress bar that will help you to make your users understand how soon your site will be ready.

You can set custom maintenance mode title options, which will allow you to set up the details as per your requirement and you can set a custom description as well to give more details about your site to incoming visitors.

Maintenance Mode Wordpress Plugin

5. Coming Soon Landing Page

Coming Soon Landing Page is a premium Wordpress theme that offers you some stunning themes to choose from. It comes with ten pre-designed templates that are well customizable. It comes with social media options so you can build the hype before your site comes into life.

It offers you countdown timer and a number of different customization options. It comes with a number of different background options such as image, video, color, slider etc to make your site look modern.

The subscription option is another important option to make sure that you can start collecting emails. It offers you a third party email integration option to make things quick and easy.

Coming Soon Landing Page Plugin

6. WP Maintenance Mode

WP Maintenance Mode is a fully-featured responsive plugin that offers you a visual builder to create your page and manages the text, color, background of the page.

It offers you plenty of options such as contact form, newsletter subscription, social media icons, a countdown timer, etc.

WP Maintenance Mode

7. Maintenance Mode by SeedProd

Maintenance Mode by SeedPro is a high quality coming soon WordPress plugin that works perfectly with any theme of your choice. It's fully responsive and is created with HTML5 and CSS3 code to make it a high performing tool.

You can also use this plugin with a multisite setup as well as BuddyPress sites. The pro version of the plugin brings in some other amazing features onboard.

Maintenance Mode by SeedProd

8. Simple Maintenance

Simple Maintenance is an easy to use lightweight WordPress plugin that shows a maintenance mode page, all you need to do is to activate the plugin whenever you want to make any changes on your site.

It's a plugin is created with HTML5 fully responsive design, which means your page will respond to mobile devices quite beautifully.

Simple Maintenance

9. Slim Maintenance Mode

Slim Maintenance is another very simple plugin that doesn't have any complicated settings. You just need to activate the plugin when you want to make any changes.

While the users see the maintenance mode screen, as admin of the site you see the full site so that you can make any changes you wish.

Slim Maintenance Mode

10. Site Offline or Coming Soon

Site Offline or Coming Soon is a high-end maintenance mode plugin for WordPress that when enabled general users will see the splash page with your message, whereas the admin of the site will see the actual page to make your required changes.

It offers you some features to take advantage of incoming traffic while your site is in maintenance mode, such as setting up email subscription forms, putting links to your social profiles, customizing the look and feel as well as the message on the page.

Site Offline or Coming Soon

11. Coming Soon Page

The Coming Soon Page plugin helps you to create a highly customizable responsive coming soon page for your new site. If you are going to make any changes to your site that may take a couple of days, it's a good idea to show a coming soon page so your users understand that you are updating your site.

You can set a countdown timer to show the date and time when your actual site will be up for use. You can also set the email subscription form as well as social media profiles on this page.

Coming Soon Page

12. Easy Pie Maintenance Mode

Easy Pie Maintenance Mode is another extremely popular maintenance mode WordPress plugin with 30,000+ downloads that offers you four amazing themes to choose from, all of which are fully responsive to make your site mobile friendly.

You can add your logo and style to the header, messages or other text as per your requirement. You can add custom CSS to any of the pre-set themes if you'd like.

Easy Pie Maintenance Mode

13. Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode

Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode plugin offers a very simple yet powerful maintenance mode that helps you set up a coming soon or launch page for your website. It's a highly flexible plugin that works perfectly with any WordPress theme, and you can change every element of the theme as you wish.

Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode

14. Maintenance Mode

A very simple plugin to show that your site is in maintenance mode. This plugin helps you to get started instantly; there is no complicated settings to set your maintenance page.

You have the option to choose from four different responsive themes and can set a countdown timer, progress bar, etc. to spice up your page.

Maintenance Mode

15. Site Maintenance

Another very effective WordPress maintenance mode plugin that will put your site into maintenance mode by sending a '503 Service Unavailable' status to all unauthenticated clients.

Thus, it effectively inhibits search engines from both losing your site's existing content and indexing your maintenance page as well, so your site won't lose its rankings while it's out of service

Site Maintenance


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Originally published Apr 20, 2017 11:41:59 AM, updated October 18 2019