Enable Maintenance Mode using WordPress Toolkit

This guide will explain how to enable maintenance mode in cPanels WordPress Toolkit, this will prevent traffic from accessing a site and is often used when updating e-commerce sites to prevent orders being lost

TL;DR Maintenance mode can be enabled via cPanel > WordPress Toolkit > Enable Maintenance Mode


To complete this will require having a cPanel account with a WordPress site installed and the site has been added into WordPress Toolkit, to do this here is a guide for How To Scan & Add a Site into cPanel’s WordPress Toolkit

How to enable maintenance mode using cPanels WordPress Toolkit

Step-by-Step Guide

1/ Search for WordPress Toolkit

In cPanel search for ‘WordPress Toolkit’ in the top right search bar and click on WordPress Toolkit from the search results

2/ Click Maintenance Mode

Inside the WordPress Toolkit interface in the Dashboard tab, click on the switch to enable maintenance mode

3/ Maintenance Mode Enabled

Maintenance mode will now be showing as enabled in WordPress Toolkit

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Maintenance mode will now be enabled on the site and will prevent any traffic from accessing the front end of the website