Do you use Brizy on your WordPress site? If yes, you don’t need to install a new maintenance plugin every time you want to turn your website into a maintenance mode when you want to make a major change such as redesign, implementing a new server configuration, or make a server migration. Brizy comes with a built-in feature to allow you to enable both maintenance mode and coming soon mode. In this article, we will show you how to enable a maintenance mode on your WordPress site using the Brizy built-in feature.
Brizy itself is a freemium page builder plugin. The feature to enable a maintenance mode is available on both the free version and pro version. You can download the free version of Brizy on the WordPress plugin directory. Install and activate the plugin to use it.
There are two steps to use Brizy to turn your WordPress site into a maintenance mode:
Step 1: Create the maintenance page
You need to create the maintenance page first before being able to use Brizy to turn your WordPress site into a maintenance mode. To do so, create a new page (Pages -> Add New) and edit it with Brizy by clicking the Edit with Brizy button.
You will be directed to the Brizy editor after clicking the button above. On the Brizy editor, click the plus button to add a new block.
Brizy actually provides tons of premade block templates. Unfortunately, there is no template designed specifically for a maintenance page. So, you need to create the page from scratch. Click Create your own to start creating the page from scratch.
To add design elements to the block you have just added above, you can click the plus button on the left panel. Drag the elements you want to add and drop it to the block you have just added.
You can add any element you want. There are over 20 elements offered by Brizy. To customize an element, you can click the element you want to customize. This will open the editing bar where you can set things like color, typography, alignment, and so on. You can click the gear icon on the editing bar to open the settings panel.
Continue editing the page. You can play around with the Brizy editor to get the result you want. Once done, click the tiny arrow icon on the bottom-right corner and click the Publish Page button to publish the page.
Switch back to the WordPress dashboard by clicking the hamburger icon on the bottom-left corner and select Go to Dashboard.
Step 2: Enable the maintenance mode
Once done creating the maintenance page, you can enable the maintenance mode and use the page you have just created. On the WordPress dashboard, go to Brizy -> Settings. Open the Maintenance Mode tab and choose the mode you want to enable on the Choose Mode option. Set who can access your site during the maintenance mode on the Who Can Access option and select the page you have just created on the Choose a Page option. Click the Save Changes button to apply the change.