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'''Putting your forum in Maintenance Mode In or Out'''
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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:
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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'''
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#* Choose the '''General''' tab.
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# Check the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode.'''
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# Change the '''Subject for display Maintenance'''
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# If you wish, you may change the '''Message for display'''. By default, this is<br />
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Okay faithful users...we're attempting to restore an older backup of the database...news will be posted once we're back!'''
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# All guest's and member's will see the message you have entered.
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# Then select the save button
  
1. Log into your admin panel for you forum.
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==How to take the forum out of Maintenance Mode==
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# Go to Administration > Configuration > Server Settings > General (see above)
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# Uncheck the box labelled '''Enable Maintenance Mode'''
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# Select the save button
  
2. Go over to '''Configuration.''' Hit that and it's will pop up a list of thing's you needed.
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==How to set Maintenance Mode without logging into the forum==
 
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# Log in to your forum's control panel
3. Go down to '''Server Settings.''' That also pop up a list of thing's you needed too.
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# Go to your File manager
 
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# Find the folder your forum's files are in. This could be '''public_html''' or '''www''', depending on your host.
4. You will see '''General.''' Hit that. It's will bring you up on the right screen you needed.
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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.
 
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# Open the file '''Settings.php''' for editing:
5. You will see a box of '''Enable Maintenance Mode.''' Check that box. If you don't check that box. It's won't go into '''Maintenance Mode.'''
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#* right-click on the file
 
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#* From the pop-up menu, select '''Code Edit or Edit'''
6. Leave the '''Subject for display Maintenance''' alone if you wanted.
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#* Select "edit" from the pop-up
 
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# Find '''$maintenance''' in the file. Here are the settings you can use:
7. Then you will see the '''Message for display. See the quote below they have as a message
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#* '''maintenance = 0;''' -- Out of Maintenance mode
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#* '''maintenance = 1;''' -- In Maintenance mode
  Okay faithful users...we're attempting to restore an older backup of the database...news will be posted once we're back!'''
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#* '''maintenance = 2;''' -- "Extra" Maintenance mode -- nobody can log in, not even admin.
 
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# Save the file by selecting '''Save Changes'''.
8. Change the message as you wish
 
 
 
9. All guest's and member's will see the message you have put there.
 
 
 
10. Then go down to save and hit that. Then you is all site.
 
 
 
'''Note -- If you want to take the forum out of Maintenance Mode'''
 
 
 
1. Redo step's 1 to 4
 
 
 
Plus put up the new step five from here.
 
 
 
5. You will see a box of '''Enable Maintenance Mode.''' Uncheck that box. If you don't uncheck that box. It's will stay into Maintenance Mode.
 
 
 
6. Then go down to save and hit that. Then you is all set.
 
 
 
'''Here is a other way you can take it in or out of Maintenance Mode without logging into your forum.'''
 
 
 
1. Log into you C-panel
 
 
 
2. Once you are in C-panel. Go to your '''File Manager.''' 
 
 
 
3. When you get into you '''File Manager.''' Go to '''public_html or www.'''
 
 
 
4. Go down to '''Settings.php file''' and  do a left click on your mouse on your file.
 
 
 
5. A screen will pop up. You can go to '''Code Edit or Edit.'''  
 
 
 
6. Whatever you have pick a screen will pop up on your screen. Go down and hit '''edit.''' It will open the file you want.
 
 
 
7. You will see '''Maintenance Mode''' in that file. That what you needed.
 
 
 
8. Found '''$maintenance = 0;''' Now 0 means it is out of '''Maintenance Mode.''' And 1 means is in '''Maintenance Mode.''' And 2 means is nobody can't see your forum or log in. When you go on your site, user and guests. They will see your Display Message.
 
 
 
9.  Hit '''Save Changes.''' You will be all set.
 
 
 
'''Note -- Do a back up first on that file.'''
 

Revision as of 06:26, 9 September 2011

How to put the forum in Maintenance Mode

  1. 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.
  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. By default, this is

Okay faithful users...we're attempting to restore an older backup of the database...news will be posted once we're back!

  1. All guest's and member's will see the message you have entered.
  2. Then 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 folder your forum's files are in. This could be public_html or www, 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; -- "Extra" Maintenance mode -- nobody can log in, not even admin.
  7. Save the file by selecting Save Changes.