Super Simple Site Offline


Site offline plugins are made awesome again with this piece of code. While most site offline plugins are bulky, intrusive and annoying this one is as light as a feather and has no paid options. The nav item is neatly tucked away within the settings menu so it feels like it is part of WordPress.

Super Simple Site Offline contains the following features:

  • Simple enable and disable button and settings page.
  • Custom background, display text and logo for the ones who have a logo.
  • A redirect option for if you want to close a site and make sure all the trafic is forwarded to the new site.
  • Put a form below or in your message using shortcode to gather emailadresses or other things.

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  • Some of the options you can work with all neatly tucked away under the settings tab.
  • Even some custom CSS, and header information and Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager magic is possible.
  • Select your logo and enjoy a classic WordPress view.
  • If you want a background image, no problem! Branding is really simple.


  1. Upload the unpacked folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the settings menu and activate the offline mode.


Can it do a redirect?

Oh yes it sure can! The best redirect you’ve ever seen.

Does it work with shortcodes?

Oh yeah! Now it does! Thanks to Bill P. Thanks for the idea!

How customisable is it?

At the moment you can edit the background image, logo, text and css. Custom HTML will be a future feature. But for now it’s perfect as a quick and simple solution.

Is half of it unusable because I have to pay?

No. The entire thing is free and it will be in the future.

What about foo bar?

To answer to foo bar dilemma. We still don’t know how the foo hit the bar. But 42 is always the answer as far as I’m concerned.


نومبر 27, 2020
Being simple and efficient is rare these days. This plugin does what it needs to do and nothing more. You can easily customize it to your needs too. Highly recommended!
ستمبر 4, 2020
It's super simple and the developer is terrific. In the previous version the message presented was simple text and I wanted a form for people who were interested when I actually launched to be able to notify me. Within a very short time he added the ability to include a form in the underconstruction/off line message and it works great. it is as easy as the rest of the plugin. Great little plug in, works as expected and thanks Rik for taking my suggestion and doing it so quickly. It saved me alot of time. Bill Pennock Squaretree Software and (in development)
جُلائی 7, 2020
Simple and effective. You must use a "page" for your home page if you use Genesis Theme. Widgeted home pages aren't hidden, simple to switch to any page you choose in Settings/Reading, leaving all your widgets as they are. Return later to re-activate and switch Home Page back to "Most Recent Posts" and widgets kick in. Plugin is very easy to use and allows for your own creative wording and images. Excellent.
جنوری 28, 2020
Works as it says it does. Nothing fancy but you can customize a message. Redirect the website. There are some display options and custom CSS. I would recommend this plugin. Thank you to the author!
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  • Fixed an escape bug (thanks @pattihis)
  • Tested up to 5.7


  • Added a way to check for bugs and keep track of running instances.
  • Added a notification about WP Audit
  • Cleaned up the install/uninstall functions


  • Added shortcode support to the message field
  • Added some extra sanitisation for safety
  • Fixed a undefined variable issue


  • Tested for WP 5.5


  • Tested for WP 5.4


  • Small link in footer fix

1.7 – 1.7.4

  • Added some headers
  • Added a documentation link
  • Added a template
  • Removed some grammar errors

1.6 and 1.6.1

  • Problem solved with open ended php files (gave errors at header level)
  • Problem solved with some style and image files.


  • Some small fixes and new artwork


  • WordPress 5.3 ready and tested


  • Landing page HTML tag fix
  • Added some extra themes


  • Gui fixes


  • Added languages
  • Some small fixes


The full release!
* Added different themes for the offline page.
* A preview button so you can check it out when you are logged in.
* Google Analytics or Tagmanager code.
* Added the classes to the CSS edit box for your convenience.


  • Some stylesheet fixes for when the plugin is not activated.
  • Changed a couple of labels on the admin -> settings -> offline page to make it neater and more convenient.


  • Initial release.

Up to 0.7

  • Lots and lots of updates that happened on my own server but didn’t take the time to write them down.