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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints by Heather R. Wallace

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Introducing Maintenance Mode

At some point or another there's going to come a time when you need to perform maintenance on your site. When that time comes, the functionality of your site will probably suffer in some way until the maintenance has been completed. This will leave your visitors confused and inconvenienced since they will have no idea that the problem is being caused by maintenance that you're performing behind the scenes. Rather than inconveniencing your visitors, instead, install the Maintenance Mode plugin, which can be found at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/maintenance-mode/.

With this plugin installed, a screen will be displayed that will alert visitors that your site is temporarily down for maintenance. While visitors will ...

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