Umbraco Maintenance Manager V8
So I had a little spare time on my hands recently (like most of us have at the moment), and I decided I would look into fixing up a really useful plugin, written by Kevin Jump, called Maintenance Manager which was written for Umbraco 7, so that it would work with Umbraco 8.
The main purpose of this plugin is to be able to take a Umbraco website offline and show a custom page to users, with the ability for backoffice users to still access the site while being logged in (this can be toggled on and off in the backoffice).
So I spent an afternoon last week getting this working for Umbraco 8.6, which I managed to do successfully, and created a pull request to the original package source on GitHub.
Kevin Jump went one step further after my pull request, and added a pretty cool new feature which allows for the content to be frozen, to stop editors changing the content while enabled.
The Umbraco 8 version of Maintenance Manager (v2.0.0) is currently available in the Umbraco packages area:
This can be installed via the packages tab in the backoffice of your Umbraco installation.
Someone on Twitter has also requested an update which allows for a single site in a Umbraco multi site to be disabled.
I’m wondering how this works in an instance where there are multiple websites managed from the same backend. Can you stop sites selectively or all sites go down?— Jose R. Guay (@jrguay) April 22, 2020
I am currently working on this update:
I will make a pull request to the original repo once it is complete, I plan on making this work by retrieving the domains from the top level node for each site, although this may not cover all circumstances, so I may change this.