Slim Maintenance Mode

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Simple and lightweight solution for scheduled maintenance. No settings page, just activate it and do…

Author:Johannes Ries (profile at
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:6.6
Plugin version:1.4.3
Added to WordPress repository:01-11-2014
Last updated:26-06-2024
Rating, %:100
Rated by:44
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Total downloads:106 769
Active installs:10 000+
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Slim Maintenance Mode is a lightweight solution for scheduled maintenance. Simply activate the plugin and only administrators can see the website.


  • No extra settings, just activate it, do maintenance work, deactivate it.
  • Alert message in the backend, when the plugin is active.
  • Works with any theme.
  • Support for the following cache plugins: Cachify, LiteSpeed Cache, Super Cache, WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache and W3 Total Cache.
  • Sends HTTP response status code 503 Service Unavailable, especially relevant for search engines.

Bug reports and Contributions

Bug reports and other contributions are highly appreciated. Please open an issue in the support forum.