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Ability to close site to public/member access for maintenance procedures

We will need to export the entire membership list and purge many listings with undeliverable email addresses. It will then take a brief period of time to delete the existing list and upload the corrected one. Is there some sort of "Temporarily Closed for Maintenance -- Please Try Again in 15 Minutes" procedure for this?

WA replied "Unfortunately, we do not have this feature. For now, you would have to do this either at night or earlier in the morning. But this sounds like a good idea and I would suggest to add it to our Wishlist so other people could comment and vote for it." So here it is.

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      • Becky ParsonsBecky Parsons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please add this feature!!!!

        We will need to have our website down for an entire weekend while we upgrade our theme. I very much need the ability for a construction message and the ability to revise it in case the site will be down longer than anticipated.

      • Chuck PenaChuck Pena commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I suggested the following and was told to post it here. Build a temporary first page to open on entry into website but have a system command that will not allow navigation off of this page. The program already has a first page setting so that part is done. Problem I found since the suggestion. The program has a built in decision to always present expired members a renewal page (no ability to override). This would override the temporary setting of the whole website going to the maintenance page. I believe the solution to this problem is to eliminate all no control decisions by the program. I'm very new 30 days so maybe I miss understand these (no override situations).

      • Jackie Clark - ONZLJackie Clark - ONZL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like this facility also. We are changing templates and changing the entire navigation structure, so would be good to have 'maintenance mode' page function like Wordpress does.

      • DBPDBP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please! Also useful. We will need to switch themes and install numerous customizations and would like to take the site down briefly to do so.

      • colinsheadcolinshead commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi

        Currently it is not possible to suspend a site whilst major changes are being carried out; that is replace the site for a while with a 'site undergoing maintenance' message. This would be a useful feature to avoid user annoyance during major updates.

        Would need to be effected by an administrator 'switch' to make site live or not, and 'maintenance message would need to be programmable.

        All the best

        Colin

      • Nancy ScanlanNancy Scanlan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I would like it also.We are still playing with the database, and it would be good to be able to prevent members from changing anything while we are tinkering with some fields.

        Currently I am able to shut down on my Joomla site, and Apricot is integrated into the Joomla site through widgets. So I can shut down the main site and people can't get in that way. But because every so often people get bounced into the Apricot site (like if they are clicking a link in an email), I would like to be able to shut it down also, since I know there are aways those who will see the ahvma.info Apricot site at some time instead of ahvma.org, and go experimenting.

        And this is one reason I am keeping the Joomla site instead of migrating everything to Apricot.

      • iantiant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this would be useful. We are contemplating a change of theme for the entire site. Although this change is quick there will be a knock-on effect to all pages due to differing page sizes. It would be good to go offline while this is checked out and corrected.

        Regards,

        Ian

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