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==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:
 
#* 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''' or '''www''', 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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