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Maintenance mode

Last Update: August 28, 2023

With Elementor’s Maintenance Mode, you can display a custom maintenance mode page to visitors, and send the right HTTP response to search engines.

  1. Create a ‘Maintenance’ Page Template from scratch, or use one of our pre-designed templates and publish it. Note: The template hierarchy needs to be set to Page and not Section or other options.
    image 18 Maintenance mode 1
  2. Go to Elementor > Tools > Maintenance Mode
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  3. Choose Maintenance in the mode selector
    image 19 Maintenance mode 5
  4. Select the User Roles that are able to access the website
    image 20 Maintenance mode 7
  5. Select the template you created in the dropdown selector
    image 21 Maintenance mode 9
  6. Save your changes and view the website from another browser or incognito mode to test your page.

Maintenance Mode Response Code

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 so by sending the temporary maintenance response (HTTP 503). This way, search engines know to come back a short time later to check again if the site is already online.

Note: The following 3rd party cache plugins are automatically cleared on every change in Maintenance Mode: 

  • WP Rocket (premium)
  • W3 Total Cache (free)
  • WP Super Cache (free)
  • WP Fastest Cache (free + premium)

(Read the complete Maintenance Mode post here)

Note: You will see a red button on your top WordPress bar with the text: ” Maintenance Mode ON“.

Tip: You can use the same process described here for ‘Coming Soon

Have more questions? We’re more than happy to assist.

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