So the question comes up every once in a while of how to hide a site while it is under construction. After all, none of us really want to have people looking at our dirty laundry. As is so often the case, there is a plugin for that.
I wish I could remember where I picked this tip up so that I could give credit where it is due. There is a plugin called WP Maintenance Mode. If you need it, I have previously created a guide on how to install WordPress plugins.
WP Maintenance Mode quite simply replaces your home screen for some period of time. By default, it replaces it with this:
This is everything good in a plugin. It is simple and effective. What more could you want?
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