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WP Maintenance mode – our first FREE Plugin now available!


Free maintenance WordPress plugin

We are pleased to announce our first plugin, available for free download on WordPress.org. WP Maintenance Mode is a plugin that should be used as a placeholder for your upcoming website (if it’s under construction), or for scheduled maintenance while the site is not available.

View the Live Demo here.

The plugin has a lot of useful features, like the time counter up top, which shows you the time remaining until the site reopening. Also, the cool progress bar animation gets the center attention, with very detailed and modern design. In the lower part we have added a few handy features, like Twitter integration, Newsletter sign-up and a zone where you can enter your own custom message to better inform your users of the state of the project.

WP Maintenance mode comes with a great variety of backgrounds created by us, but it can be customized with any background image or color you’d like to better fit you site’s design. The plugin works with WP 3.1 and is not exclusive to our wp themes, so you can use it with your current installed theme that you have on your website.

Now, enough with the talk: download it from here and give it a shot

written by themefuse


  1. chili, March 16, 2011

    love it nice work!

  2. chrismccoy, March 16, 2011

    very nice ;)

  3. Hans, March 17, 2011

    Great plugin, looks awesome. Sometimes it shuts down wordpress admin. How can you change between the backgrounds?

    • Dimi, March 22, 2011

      You can change the background very easy from the admin panel of the plugin. Only need to upload one of the 11 bg that you can find the the bg folder or use one of your own.

  4. deus62, March 21, 2011

    Great stuff. Works great on two sites I’ve shut down in order to fuse them together. No glitches at all. Thank you!

    • Dimi, March 22, 2011

      Thanks a lot. Glad you like it

  5. Daniel R, March 21, 2011

    thank you guys! I love this!

  6. Steve, March 25, 2011

    How do we turn it on? I installed it but there doesn’t seem to be any readme file to tell me how it is turned on when I am working on my site??

    tia – Steve

  7. Justin S., March 25, 2011

    I have installed the plugin, and activated it; however, it is still showing the website (one of your themes) I am building. Could someone help me understand what I am doing wrong please.

  8. darkmuzo, March 26, 2011

    I’m using the latest wordpress 3.1 and its not working on my site either… http://www.ararum.co/galleria/

    btw: this is a great plugin hope it works on my site..:(

  9. darkmuzo, March 26, 2011

    BIG THANKS! It’s already working..:) Sorry for inconvenience… ur great guys!.. :-)

  10. Dimi, March 26, 2011

    Guys, we’ve created a dedicated support forum for our plug in. Please post questions and issues there. It’s hard to track and give support here in the comments. Thanks a lot for the understanding.

  11. Brandon, March 31, 2011

    I uploaded the plugin and fixed the settings, but it doesn’t seem to work. All other plugins are off.

    • Bican, April 4, 2011

      Empty the page cache…logout then reload home page and see the magic !

  12. Bican, April 4, 2011

    Now I use this on my blog…(first i used Anticipate) but this is FREE and better.

    Quick tip: Add Facebook Link (like Twitter)

  13. Mel, April 14, 2011

    Brilliant plugin – super easy to use, just had to deactivate and then reactivate to get it going, but it’s great.

  14. Ann, April 22, 2011

    It isnt working. I am getting this error message: “The plugin Themefuse-Maintenance-Mode/tf_maintenance-maintenance-plugin.php has been deactivated due to an error: Plugin file does not exist.”

    • Bogdan, April 22, 2011

      Hello Ann, please provide more details about how you installed the Plugin in our dedicated forum here: http://themefuse.com/forum and our support team will help you out in no time. We can even install it for you, to troubleshoot the issues.

  15. claire, May 13, 2011

    I installed themefuse Maintenance Mode to my wordpress direct site and after this I can not login to my Admin Dashboard. I can not even find my admin login page. Can anyone help me?

  16. Liverpool Football Blog, May 30, 2011

    I just want to say thank you for creating such a great looking plugin.

    It really gives my website a professional feel and builds anticipation for potential visitors.

    Keep up the good work.

  17. Nenad Zivanovic, June 6, 2011

    Awesome guys! Thanks a lot!

  18. ShadowBJ21, June 16, 2011

    Great work …. thanks a lot for that nice and helpful freebie!!!

  19. Isi, July 21, 2011

    Can’t download the plugin or even find it. The link just redirects: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

    • Bogdan, July 21, 2011

      it should be up in a short while. We’ve updated it and now it’s getting reviewed again, so it’s a matter of time before it gets re-enabled by WordPress on their site.

  20. Asshu, July 26, 2011

    Here it is : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/themefuse-coming-soon/

    But I don’t understand why the old one was removed and the need to create with a new one

  21. gnarlycrumb, July 26, 2011

    Let me begin by saying, great plugin! Not complaining just feedback.

    I just updated the plugin today and noticed two things:
    1 – it completely removed the logo I had from the uploads folder (in fact the whole folder is gone). No biggie really, I put the logo in my theme where it should have been in the first place but seemed strange that you would just delete the upload folder and break existing installations.
    2 – after fixing the logo, I noticed a white line in the background. turned out if I replaced middle_bg.png with the previous version’s it went away. might want to double check that file.

    Thanks again. This plugin is great for building a site on a live server!

  22. Jairo, August 8, 2011

    Can Some one tel me how to set fullscreen image with the plugin WP Maintenance mode

    • Bogdan, August 15, 2011

      Please head over to our Support Forum (themefuse.com/forum) and provide more details about the issue you’ve encountered with our plugin.

  23. Fripp, August 23, 2011

    How I can I disable it when the maintenance has done?

    I dont see any obvious disable button as other plugin have.
    I deactivated it but nobody can see my website any way.

    THANKS in advance!

  24. Max, August 23, 2011

    go to plugins menu and find there the Themefuse Maintenance Mode plugin and click on Deactivate. When the plugin is deactivated please deactivate all cache plugins you have. If the maintenance page would still be visible (but I don’t belive it would) then remove the plugin.

  25. Rob Smith, September 8, 2011

    I’m using the plugin which is fantastic and I like the way it doesn’t apply with an admin/reg. user (should post that in the features in the plugin directory!) however I’m using it with WP3.2.1 and IE 9. and it doesn’t load the last tweet?

  26. darmazie, November 21, 2011

    Thank you so much guys

  27. Raj Mehta, January 13, 2012

    Awesome plugin just installed on my website today

  28. Brandon, January 22, 2012

    I downloaded the ThemeFuse Maintenance Mode plugin and activated it, but nothing happens. Except when I switch browsers, then it says the page is broken and my site won’t load. Suggestions?

    • Bogdan, January 23, 2012

      please post your issue with as much details as possible here, on our dedicated forum area: http://themefuse.com/forum/themefuse-maintenance-mode/

  29. Sam, February 10, 2012

    How do i remove the twitter button????

    • Max, February 12, 2012

      remove this code from tf_maintenance-maintenance-page.php file:



  30. Harold Read, February 12, 2012

    Great plugin, but I don’t see anyway to change the email address link.

    • Max, February 12, 2012

      sorry but I’m not sure what email link you mean. If you mean the one for newsletter, then there isn’t a field for this. Emails are saved in database and you can see them in plugin settings.


    • NVS, August 5, 2012

      So how do you get the emails out the database? Once the site is back up, I don’t want to see the emails that I’ve already responded to. ???

  31. Soulfulwriter, February 24, 2012

    Beautiful plugin.

    I just want to know how to change the days, hours, minutes, etc. in french. I used the method here but no success : http://themefuse.com/forum/themefuse-maintenance-mode/translation-background-tabs

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    • Soulfulwriter, February 24, 2012

      NEVER MIND. It worked on the second trial.
      Again great job. I’m thing of buy yours themes for my clients.

      Have a good day.

  32. Fitryan Wisnu, March 22, 2012

    Im sure Im gonna need it..grab it!

  33. BrianV, May 9, 2012

    The scripts are not safely included. Which causes lots of JS errors on my website. See: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_enqueue_script


  34. nixonvirtual, November 6, 2012


    I am desperate. I posted this in the support forum for this plugin but realize I may not receive a response there so have to bring it here. I am currently locked out of my site. I’ve used this plugin for several months and this hasn’t happened before.

    I activated the plugin, was working on my site but had to reboot. When I came back, I could not log into wp-admin and now can’t do anything. I would appreciate it very much if you would kindly reply . . . soon! Thank you in advance.

  35. nixonvirtual, November 6, 2012

    Okay, I FTP’d in and renamed the folder to take it offline. There’s got to be a better way and I’d appreciate an explanation and some help. Thank you again. I do expect ot hear from you soon.

  36. nixonvirtual, November 6, 2012

    Additionally, on the Settings page, I can no longer select the HTML tab under content and there’s nothing showing under VISUAL. Seems something’s just broken and there doesn’t appear to be an upgraded version or a fix. What is going on with this plugin?

    • Max, November 6, 2012

      please add this question to support forum or send a mail with the problem to support@themefuse.com, please add there wordpress installation link, username and password from wordpress dashboard and I would help with this problem.


  37. Balaji, March 14, 2014

    Once the background finished in my wordpress, how to de-activate the theme fuse.


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