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I'm running version 13.0.4, and occasionally put the site in maintenance mode for updates.  Granted, being in maintenance mode does display a small label on each page, but what I'd really prefer is to simply display a splash page with no access at all during maintenance mode time periods.

I could go into my template and code one, but being an IT person by trade and thus natively lazy, I thought I'd see if someone had perhaps already invented that wheel.

Feedback welcome.

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I'm sure there's a more elegant way to do this, but here's how I handled it.

Create a splash page to your liking--I captured the HTML from my existing page so the look and feel are the same.  Save it in your webroot with a name like "maintmode.html."

Add this bit of code at the bottom of tng_begin.php

if (($tngconfig['maint']) && ( ! $allow_admin )) {
          header("Location: https://www.houseofbyrd.com/gen/maintmode.html");

That's it. Now non-admin  users will get the splash page or the standard maintenance page, and admin  users that are already logged in will be unaffected.

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Philip Roy

Nice! This was something I was keen to see improved a couple of years ago...

My site isn't that active, but if I need to do some major work, I just do this to give people a heads up in advance...


<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css">  
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>  
<script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.3/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>  

<div class="alert alert-warning alert-dismissible fade show" role="alert">
  <strong>Site Maintenance Planned</strong> - The site will be offline at 5pm NZ for 30 minutes whilst I do some maintenance on the site. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Cheers, Phil.
  <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-label="Close">
    <span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span>


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