In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to enable Maintenance Mode in Elgg 1.9Overview
Elgg 1.9 is now available in our servers. We strongly recommend to upgrade to the latest version because it has more features than ever, one of them being Maintenance mode, which allows admins to “turn off” the site for visitors when you do changes or upgrades to elgg.
1. Sign into your elgg network as an administrator.
2. Open the Administration Dashboard. Go to the menu “Administer -> Utilities -> Maintenance“:
3. To turn on the Maintenance mode, in the drop down box select “on“. You can also add a message for visitors letting them know that the network is under maintenance:
4. Save the changes and that’s it! The site will appear to regular users under maintenance: