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==How to put the forum in Maintenance Mode==
#REDIRECT [[Maintenance mode]]
# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General.  Here is how to get there:
#* 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.
# Check the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode.'''
# Change the '''Subject for display Maintenance'''
# If you wish, you may change the '''Message for display'''. By default, this is<br />
Okay faithful users...we're attempting to restore an older backup of the database...news will be posted once we're back!'''
# All guest's and member's will see the message you have entered.
# Then select the save button
==How to take the forum out of Maintenance Mode==
# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General (see above)
# Uncheck the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode'''
# Select the save button
==How to set Maintenance Mode without logging into the forum==
# Log in to your forum's control panel
# Go to your File manager
# Find the folder 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.
# 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
# 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;''' -- "Extra" Maintenance mode -- nobody can log in, not even admin.
# Save the file by selecting '''Save Changes'''.

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