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This is called Maintenance mode, one of the General Server settings on the Administration panel. It is often used during Forum Maintenance, or when installing or uninstalling forum modifications or themes.  
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Maintenance mode is one of the General Server settings on the Administration panel. It is often used during forum maintenance, or when installing or uninstalling forum modifications or themes.
==How to put the forum in Maintenance Mode==
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# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General.  Here is how to get there:
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==How to Put The Forum in Maintenance Mode==
#* Log into your forum and select "admin" from the navigation menu.
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# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General.  To get there, follow these steps:
#* From the "Configuration" section of the administration panel, select '''Server Settings'''
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#* Log into your forum and select "Admin" from the navigation menu.
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#* From the "Configuration" section of the administration panel, select '''Server Settings'''.
 
#* Choose the '''General''' tab.
 
#* Choose the '''General''' tab.
# Check the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode.'''  
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# Check the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode'''.
# Change the '''Subject for display Maintenance'''
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# Change the '''Subject for display Maintenance'''.
# If you wish, you may change the '''Message for display'''.
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# If you wish, you may change the '''Message for display''', so that all guests and members will see the message you have entered.
# All guests and members will see the message you have entered.
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# Select the save button.
# Then select the save button
 
  
==How to take the forum out of Maintenance Mode==
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==How to Take The Forum Out of Maintenance Mode==
 
# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General (see above)
 
# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General (see above)
 
# Uncheck the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode'''
 
# Uncheck the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode'''
 
# Select the save button
 
# Select the save button
  
==How to set Maintenance Mode without logging into the forum==
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==How to Set Maintenance Mode without Logging into The Forum==
 
# Log in to your forum's control panel
 
# Log in to your forum's control panel
# Go to your File manager
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# Go to your file manager
# Find the directory your forum's files are in. This could be '''public_html''', '''www''' or several other things, depending on your host.
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# Find the directory that your forum's files are in. This could be '''public_html''', '''www''' or several other things, depending on your host.
# Find the file '''Settings.php''', and make a back-up copy of it, just in case you make a mistake while editing it.
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# Find the file '''Settings.php''' and make a back-up copy of it, just in case you make a mistake while editing it.
 
# Open the file '''Settings.php''' for editing:
 
# Open the file '''Settings.php''' for editing:
 
#* right-click on the file
 
#* right-click on the file
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#* '''maintenance = 0;''' -- Out of Maintenance mode
 
#* '''maintenance = 0;''' -- Out of Maintenance mode
 
#* '''maintenance = 1;''' -- In Maintenance mode
 
#* '''maintenance = 1;''' -- In Maintenance mode
#* '''maintenance = 2;''' -- "Extra" Maintenance mode -- nobody can log in, not even administrators.
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#* '''maintenance = 2;''' -- Generates a white page
 
# Save the file by selecting '''Save Changes'''.
 
# Save the file by selecting '''Save Changes'''.
  
 
[[category:FAQ]]
 
[[category:FAQ]]

Revision as of 17:50, 31 July 2014

Maintenance mode is one of the General Server settings on the Administration panel. It is often used during forum maintenance, or when installing or uninstalling forum modifications or themes.

How to Put The Forum in Maintenance Mode

  1. Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General. To get there, follow these steps:
    • Log into your forum and select "Admin" from the navigation menu.
    • From the "Configuration" section of the administration panel, select Server Settings.
    • Choose the General tab.
  2. Check the box labelled Enable Maintenance Mode.
  3. Change the Subject for display Maintenance.
  4. If you wish, you may change the Message for display, so that all guests and members will see the message you have entered.
  5. Select the save button.

How to Take The Forum Out of Maintenance Mode

  1. Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General (see above)
  2. Uncheck the box labelled Enable Maintenance Mode
  3. Select the save button

How to Set Maintenance Mode without Logging into The Forum

  1. Log in to your forum's control panel
  2. Go to your file manager
  3. Find the directory that your forum's files are in. This could be public_html, www or several other things, depending on your host.
  4. Find the file Settings.php and make a back-up copy of it, just in case you make a mistake while editing it.
  5. Open the file Settings.php for editing:
    • right-click on the file
    • From the pop-up menu, select Code Edit or Edit
    • Select "edit" from the pop-up
  6. Find $maintenance in the file. Here are the settings you can use:
    • maintenance = 0; -- Out of Maintenance mode
    • maintenance = 1; -- In Maintenance mode
    • maintenance = 2; -- Generates a white page
  7. Save the file by selecting Save Changes.