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How to see which sites use my installed plugins (wordpress multisite)

How can I (easily) determine which of my wordpress sites are using a given plugin, on a Wordpress Multisite install? Let's say I have 1,000 wordpress sites on a Wordpress Multisite install. I have 100 ...
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Best Way to Enter Maintenance Mode Programmatically

I need the site to be in maintenance mode while I complete a cron job within a plugin. I have solved this by creating a ".maintenance" file in my plugin directory and using the following ...
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I have a snippet to redirect all users to a maintenance page. How do I exclude users with admin role?

I have a snippet that redirects all users to a maintenance page. How can I tweak it to All users except admin users? <?php add_action( 'template_redirect', function() { if ( is_page( 4848 ) ) {...
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Does using WP-cron make the site slower for the user?

Forgive my "beginnerness" in this matter but I have 2 options to trigger a heavy task (massive update on users' properties to solve an issue between 2 plugins that weren't meant to cooperate)...
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Maintenance mode excluding site administrators

I want to set the site into maintenance mode without using a plugin so that anyone who accesses the site who is not a site admin will see a "sorry site under maintenance" page. I created a ....
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Manage Admin permissions by URL GET parameters

I have a site which requires a lot of maintenance - hence I plan to give those tasks away to some acquaintance ppl. They need to have access to some submenus of plugins which do not implement proper ...
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Is it safe to delete from db orphaned posts i.e. whose post_parent no longer exists?

I inherited a couple of WP + WooCommerce shops with roughly 30,000 products for sale each, and a wp_postmeta which is over a million lines. The former webmasters ran away. In an effort to clean up old ...
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Setting maintenance mode via REST API

Is there a way to set a WP site to maintenance mode via REST API?
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Making an under maintenance page (without using plugins)

There are a bazillion plugins that does this. And every time I use one, I end up spending hours trying to style the message (and logo and background) to fit the styling of the page. So I was ...
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Change role in maintenance mode

I'm using https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-maintenance-mode/ . I need to test the wp-admin page with different user roles while in maintenance mode. When I switch to a different role than admin ...
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Quickly Maintain/edit 100+ WordPress Forms on multiple websites

Does anybody know a solution or smarttrick to maintain lets say 100+ forms on wordpress websites from 1 main location. So lets say i have 500 websites with the exact same contact form and i would like ...
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How to programmatically put wordpress in maintenance mode

I used this code for several years now: add_action('wp_loaded', 'check_maintenance_mode'); function check_maintenance_mode(){ global $pagenow; if(defined('IN_MAINTENANCE') && ...
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The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions

I was updating my plugins, after one plug in update went a bit wrong my site was stuck in maintenance mode, the solution I found online was to delete the .maintanence file, which I did. But straight ...
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Possible to stay on Version 4?

The recent security Update to WP 5.0.1 also brough an update with Version 4 to 4.9.9. I got a clients project which where build on swamp land ages ago. Every Update is Hoping nothing will happen. ...
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How can I add a title to this 'maintenance mode' function?

I use the function below to manually trigger temporary 'maintenance mode'. function maintenance_mode(){ if ( !current_user_can( 'edit_themes' ) || !is_user_logged_in() ){ wp_die('<img src="/...
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Enable a Coming Soon Page while the rest of the site is accessible

I am working on a feature that will be available in the future. How can I create a coming soon page while leaving the rest of the page accessible by visitors?
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wp_redirection_404 table has grown to 7GB

The company I work for has an enterprise Wordpress site that was acquired from a different company. I don't know if there was a past hack or if it's just accumulated spam or what, but the ...
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Changing the WP CLI cache folder

As a highly concerned hosting company owner I am using WP-CLI to update plugins, themes and wp core of my clients. Updating WP-Core find /home/*/public_html -name "wp-admin" -execdir /home/wp core ...
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Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute. This message is shown to subscriber and general user

I am receiving message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." When i normally browse the url. Wordpress version (4.7.4) If i log as administrator and browse the site ...
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Is it good practice to remove redundant plugins and themes?

Is it good practice to remove all of the plugins and themes that are redundant? Also, if so, why is it good practise to remove them?
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Could a higher number of registered image sizes affect performance?

This question is related to this one, but is a bit different. In the layout (archive page) for a Wordpress project I'm working on right now there's a couple of image sizes that do not appear anywhere ...
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Wordpress website keeps loading the maintenance page

I was developing a new WordPress website so i added this function at the end of the "functions.php" file to redirect all users to a /maintenance-mode page in my website except me(My IP-Address): ...
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A SINGLE Post Giving an "Under Maintenance" Message

There is no hidden maintenance file to delete, the entire website is working fine except for 1 post. The post URL gives the message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a ...
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Can I update themes without enabling maintenance mode?

I would like to update only themes in my WP without enabling maintenance mode. Is it possible?
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Coming soon pages with rest of site in maintenance mode

I already created a custom plugin but am officially stuck! I need to create coming soon page that: Includes option to sign up for newsletter Link to privacy section Thank you page after signing up ...
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Under which circumstances is the .maintenance file not deleted?

When WordPress does plugin/theme/core updates, it creates a .maintenance file which temporarily puts the site in maintenance mode. Sometimes this file does not get deleted and users are locked out of ...
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.maintenance and maintenance.php also in multisite install?

I would like to customize the standard maintenance page which gets shown during plugin updates. For single sites the process is clear to me. Putting a maintenance.php into /wp-content. But how does ...
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Why would a Wordpress site go into maintenance mode without me doing anything?

This morning, my Wordpress site went into maintenance mode without me having updated anything, and stayed there for about 10 minutes. What could have caused this? I have automatic security updates ...
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is .maintenance file still valid for putting WP in maintenance mode?

I see that upon upgrades the .maintenance file is deleted, if present. Is it still a viable/correct way to put WP in maintenance mode?
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How to maintain wordpress site blogs in production and staging?

I work as a website admin in my company. We are selling digital products using WooCommerce. We wanted to have staging and production in order to avoid any site down. So in staging we use to create ...
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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Redirect Visitors to a Temporary Maintenance Page

To prevent my visitors from seeing a broken version of my site during maintenance, and to give them a heads up on the updates, I would like to redirect them automatically to a temporary maintenance ...
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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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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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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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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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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 theme ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.). I'...
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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 back-...
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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 i'...
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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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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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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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