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Joomla administrators / webmasters may want to make changes to their Joomla website without their users being able to see them take place, or they may want to perform generic maintenance tasks related to their Joomla based website. This tutorial will provide a quick look at how to enable maintenance mode for Joomla 3.x based websites.

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What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

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  • Access to your Joomla based website’s administration area.

Step 1 — Logging in to your Joomla administration area

The Joomla administration area is accessed by typing /administrator after your website’s URL. Suppose if your website is hosted at you can access its administration area by using You should see the following login screen at that page:

Step 2 — Navigating to Global Configuration and enabling maintenance mode

Once inside the administration area, you will see a navigation column on the left side of the page. Find and click Global in that column:

You should see the Joomla global configuration page, which will contain the Site Settings listing:

Click Yes next to Site Offline. A few additional options will appear, which you can choose to your own liking:

  • Offline Message. You can choose whether to not display any messages on your maintenance screen, display a custom message, or display a default message.
  • Custom Message. If you want to specify a custom message to your visitors, you can specify it here.
  • Offline Image. You can upload a custom image for your maintenance screen to make it look more user-friendly.

Once you are satisfied, click the green Save button at the top-left part of the administration area and your website will be put into maintenance mode:

All that remains is to check out how your website looks. Let’s visit our Joomla website:

Success! Maintenance mode is active and we can proceed with website modifications / website maintenance. Once we are finished, simply log back into your administration area and select No next to Site Offline to disable maintenance mode.


We learned how to enable/disable maintenace mode on a Joomla 3.x based website. Additional information on this feature, including support for legacy versions, is available at the Joomla documentation

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