In this guide, I will show Joomla users how to take their sites offline. I will also show you how to add a message to your front page for your visitors explaining why your site is offline or let them know when to expect it back online. You can begin using this guide by signing in to the admin panel of Joomla.
Opening Your Joomla Site Offline Settings Page
We will first need to open the site settings page to get started. There are two ways to open this page and I will show you how to do it both ways. The first way you can open this section is by clicking the Global Configuration button in the menu that loads when you log in as the admin. The Global Configuration page will load and you will be able to see the site offline page. You can also place your mouse on the Site menu and click Global Configuration in the menu that expands. That too, will redirect you to the page with the site offline settings.
Taking Your Joomla Site Offline
You should now be on the Global Configuration page. On this page, you should see the Site Settings box. If you do not see this box, look right above the settings and click the Site link. Then you will see your site settings box.
In this box, you will see the Site Offline option. To take your site offline, click the Yes field. Then you have the option of adding a message explaining to your visitors why your site is offline or when you expect it to be up again or whatever you would like to tell them.
To add a message, you will need to use the Offline Message field. You are free to use the default message that is already in there or you can delete it and use the message you want. Simply type your message in the field.
When you are finished, click the Save button at the top of your curso de joomla paso a paso page. The settings will then be saved and your site will go offline. To turn your site back on, you can come back to this page and click the No option in the Site Offline field. Click the Save button and your site will go back online.