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How to implement a 'fail whale' to graciously limit server load (Solutions for system capacity governing)

With our website, we want to make it so that if the site is about to go down, it instead displays a custom 503 (based on a server load limit set by us). Is there something that can handle this that is ...
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Redirect entire website to a single page

I need to redirect a whole WordPress site to a single WordPress page. A sort of maintenance mode, but the redirect has to go to a published WordPress page. Unfortunately, the maintenance page I need ...
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Is there a maintenance mode in Wordpress core?

If I want to put a Wordpress (3.2.1) site into Maintenance mode, is it still necessary to use a plugin? If so, is this a good option?
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Custom maintenance page

Is there a way to add a custom maintenance page from theme folder? I have the code for the activate maintenance mode but i can't get the styling.. function activate_maintenance_mode() { if ( ...
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Can plugins become obsolete?

I presume WordPress plugins are made by third parties. Do plugins have to be kept up to date with WordPress upgrades? Can plugins become obsolete? If they do become obsolete, say with plugins for ...
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How can I easily verify a core or plugin update has not broken anything?

I'm looking for ways to make updating WordPress less frightening for me. I created around 30 company websites based in WP in my career and I feel somewhat responsible for them in regards to security. ...
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Editing Pages that Have Already Been Published

Sorry for the simple question. I've published a page. Let's say that I now need to make changes to the page. Can I simply edit it, after it's been published? Or should I use a maintnenace mode? If ...
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Is it possible to us WP Core Maintenance Mode for short pause while a plugin runs?

I've written a plugin to manually (admin button push) delete several hundred posts that are created by another plugin. That other plugin creates posts based on an external API. I'm running into a ...
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Should I add sharing buttons using a plugin or directly in my theme files?

This question relates to plugins for Linkedin Share buttons, Twitter Tweet buttons, and Facebook Like buttons. These are for blog posts on a WordPress blog which is at a subdomain of a site that is ...
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Programatically switch page template?

I want to build a very simple toggle for taking my site down into a maintenance mode. To do that, I want to add a admin area to define a template that is the maintenance page, and allow that page to ...
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2answers
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How to limit WordPress pages during updates?

I will be doing upgrades to the design and content of my Wordpress site. During this time I only want the homepage to be available. Is there a good way to lock this down (through a plug-in, etc.). ...
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Plugin upgrade issue

I'm updating plugins installed on my wordpress site. However, for almost an hour, it's still doing maintenance mode. When I accidentally hit reload, I got BIG white screen of death saying: "Briefly ...
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How to Display Frontend CSS for Administrator only

I've been asked to restyle the css of a WordPress website frontend. The website can't be in maintenance mode while working on it as it must stay up and running all the time. I assume that if I can add ...
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How to handle support for a non-technical client [closed]

I am wondering how most WP freelancers handle general maintenance for their non-technical clients. A small to medium sized business may have someone with technical knowledge who can handle upgrades, ...
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How can I permanently cache or “archive” a WP blog without needing future maintenance

I have a client who has an annual complete makeover of their website design and content, but they still want their old sites available to view (each with that year's respective design/CSS). Once ...
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How to do big modifications to live site?

How do you make large site wide modifications to your live site without bringing it down? I don't have a team of web designers and will be doing this solo. But still need to keep the site up and ...
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How much maintenance is required to run a WordPress server?

I recently started a blog at wordpress.com, but I am considering moving to a self-hosted WordPress to get access to plugins such as MathJax and Markdown and probably several others I will discover ...
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What are the best practices for maintaining and deploying several parent themes?

I've been trying to commission a freelancer to make me a custom website and hit a roadblock when I said I wanted a parent theme. The freelancer strongly preferred to make a child theme based on his ...
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I'm hiding site with index.htm but now I can't get to index.php

I am trying to work on a new Wordpress-site on the web. I am 'hiding' the site by putting up index.htm in the home-directory so that visiters see this html with some text about 'maintenance' and not ...
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Custom Maintenance Page

I'd like to create a custom Maintenance Page for my needs, but not only when wordpress is updating. I just want to close my site for a period with all the necessarily status code sent. What is the ...
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Stuck on maintenance mode

I put my site in maintenance mode using this hook in functions.php, function activate_maintenance_mode() { //If the current user is NOT an 'Administrator' or NOT 'Super Admin' then display ...
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Htaccess maintenance page rules that actually work with WordPress?

I am trying to take my site offline for maintenance but only allow access to my IP address. However I can only ever manage to produce an internal server error. I don't understand how it exactly what ...
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Wordpress website homepage (only) stuck in maintenance mode

My website only shows the "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." message only on the homepage. Been stuck for two days, don't really know how to fix it. What did I ...
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Allow the access over wp-login.php

I created a maintenace template, and redirected to the folder where it is located via the functions.php file inside the theme folder; this is the code: function maintenance_redirect(){ if( ...
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Site Stuck in Maintenance Mode

My site is stuck with the "...site undergoing maintenance" error. The usually fixes have not worked (no .maintenance file to delete, plugins all check out) It seems that it is a problem with the ...
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How can I let users open the site for other visitors?

I'm a bit new to wordpress and php and I'm trying to create a site where users have the possibility to change the appearance of the index page for other visitors. This could perhaps be done with ...