[development] Put a site into maintenance-mode, but not for all...

Greg Knaddison Greg at growingventuresolutions.com
Tue Jan 6 14:23:22 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 6:25 AM, Jens Reinemuth <jens at reinemuth.info> wrote:
> Hi @all...
> i try to figure out how to put a live website into the maintenance-mode,
> but leave it fully accessible by a fixed IP-Range of developers so that
> bugs can be fixed and tested in a fully running site...

I've thought about this problem as well and created the Maintenance
Helper module:


It leaves the site accessible, but prevents users from logging in
unless they have a specific permission.  It could probably be modified
to take an IP range as an admin setting to determine who gets to login
as well.

I guess I should make a project page for it so it gets an issue queue
and we can discuss these kinds of things ;)  The concept was discussed
http://groups.drupal.org/node/10582 prior to building it which has
some good ideas on the field.


Greg Knaddison
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