The Avada Maintenance Mode is an integrated way to hide your site from the public while you are building or updating, removing the need for another third-party plugin. Combined with the choice of templates, and the ability to customise your Coming Soon or Maintenance page, this feature is very handy indeed. Read on to discover all there is to know about this feature, and watch the video below for a visual overview.
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You can find Maintenance Mode on the sidebar under Avada > Maintenance > Maintenance Mode, or from the Avada dashboard at Maintenance > Maintenance Mode. Either link takes you to the specific page in the Avada Global Options.
If you run the Avada Setup Wizard when first installing Avada, you will also find an option to activate the Maintenance Mode there. As you can see from the screenshots below, if you import a prebuilt site, the option is on the last page when you are completing the setup, and if you are setting up a new site, you will find Maintenance Mode under Features To Activate, on the Content page.
Maintenance Mode Options
Once the Maintenance Mode is enabled, you will find a range of options with which to control it. These are located at Avada > Options > Maintenance Mode.
Mode – Set your site to Maintenance Mode to take it offline temporarily (status code 503), or to Coming Soon mode (status code 200), taking it offline until it is ready to be launched.
URL Redirect – If set, this option will redirect users without access to the URL given. Enter with protocol (e.g. https://).
Page Template – Select an Avada Library template for the Maintenance or Coming Soon page.
User Role For Access – Select the user roles that should be able to access the site when. NOTE: Administrators will always have access.
Exclude – Exclude parts of your site like feed, pages, or archives from Maintenance or Coming Soon mode. Add one slug per line.
Page Title HTML Tag – This will also be used in the default page template. Leave empty for default title.
Robots Meta Tag – Decide whether the Maintenance or Coming Soon page should get indexed by search engines. Choose from Noindex/Nofollow or Index/Follow.
Maintenance Mode Page Template
This option controls the appearance of the Maintenance mode page. There is a Default Template, but this is a very basic page which just shows that the site is in Maintenance Mode, or Coming Soon.
For full control of your Maintenance Mode however, you can save any Avada Builder layout as a Page Template into the Avada Library, and these templates can then be selected for your Maintance Mode / Coming Soon page.
These templates can have any content / design you wish, and might incorporate an Avada Form, a background image, or any other content you wish to display. There are also some prebuilt examples inAvada Studiofor quick implementation.
Below you can see an example of a Coming Soon template.