Taking sites down for maintenance

You may occasionally want to take your site down for maintenance to perform server upgrades or update areas of your site such as templates or third party components and etc. The task of taking your site down or placing it into maintenance mode is simple in Evo.

To take your site down for maintenance:

  1. Open the Evo Admin Interface.
  2. Select the "Tools" tab and then choose "Configuration" from the available menu options.
  3. When the Configuration page has loaded, choose the "Site" tab on the page.
  4. Scroll down to the setting entitled "Site Status" and choose the "Offline" option.
  5. Click the "Save" button.

At this point, your site is now offline and visitors will see the Site Unavailable page - see below for information on how to set this page up. You can easily make the site online again by following the options above but selecting "Online" in step 4.

Setting a Site Unavailable page

To set your Site Unavailable page, follow these steps:

  1. If you haven't already, create a Evo document that contains the information that you want site visitors to see when the site is offline. When creating this page, set the "Hide in Menu" option to Yes and make sure the page is published.
  2. Open the Evo Admin Interface.
  3. Select the "Tools" tab and then choose "Configuration" from the available menu options.
  4. When the Configuration page has loaded, choose the "Site" tab on the page.
  5. Scroll down to the setting entitled "Site Unavailable Page" and enter the ID number of your page in the textbox.
  6. Click the "Save" button.

Your Site Unavailable page is now setup, ready for action!

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