How to Put Drupal 7 in Maintenance Mode


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

Step 1

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

Step 2

  • 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

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

Step 4

  • 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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