How to Put Drupal 7 in Maintenance Mode

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When you’re updating your Drupal site, you’ll need to put it into Maintenance Mode so that no problems occur for you or visitors.

Here’s how to turn on Maintenance Mode in Drupal 7:

Step 1

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  • Go to “Configuration” then “Maintenance mode”.

Step 2

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  • Make sure the “Put site into maintenance mode” box is checked
  • Enter the message you want visitors to see during the interruption.
  • Click “Save configuration”.

Step 3

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  • You’ll now see a message saying “The configuration options have been saved”.

Step 4

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  • You will be able to browse around your site without problems but visitors who aren’t logged in will see the message above.
  • If you log yourself and can’t get back in, just add /?q=user after your site address and you’ll be back to the user login page.

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  • Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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Jenn

Halleluja!

Adil Adeel

Great ! Short quick and clear. Thumbs up !

Meera

wish everything was this simple 😉

Cypher

Nice ! Short and informative !

SaudF

Step 4 before Step 3? xD

I can’t read .. the numbering was not okay. ;p
I’m just kidding 🙂 Thanks alot!

steve

Ooops, thanks SaudF. Good spot.

siyaram vishwakarma

does maintenance mode affect google indexing ?

Nick

Yes, it does. Google won’t be able to index any of your sub pages.

sadam

How to Solve this problem?

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My Own WebSits is currently under maintenance. We should be back shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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