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ss maintenance enable

Enables the maintenance mode that SlickStack supports out-of-the-box by placing maintenance.html under the public root folder /var/www/html and then purging all caches for extra surety. This feature can be used anytime you want to completely block access to your frontend, including the WordPress admin (WP Admin) area. Absolutely all incoming HTTP requests to Nginx will be presented with a maintenance message.


  • runs ss-maintenance-enable bash script

Alternative commands:

  • ss maintenance on
  • ss maintenance enable
  • ss main enable
  • ss main on

Related commands:

  • ss maintenance disable
About the Author

Jesse Nickles

Jesse is the lead developer for the SlickStack project and also for HoverCraft, the accompanying free WordPress theme. He has been customizing WordPress for both personal websites and SEO clients for over 15+ years, with a focus on simplicity and longevity.


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