SOPA Blackout

Adds temporary 503 status and customisable page on your site to automatically join webblackout day – 18th January 2012

Author:Toby Cox (profile at
WordPress version required:2.5
WordPress version tested:3.3.2
Plugin version:1.4
Added to WordPress repository:13-01-2012
Last updated:13-01-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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On the Tuesday 24th January 2012, the US Senate will vote on the internet censorship bill.

Whilst it is an American law, it has far reaching repurcusions for the web as a whole. Sites such as Reddit have said that on January 18th they are going to go dark between 8am and 8pm.

This plugin will let you join the cause. On 18th January your site will display a customisable page.

Search engine rankings will not be affected as the plugin sends a 503 status.