A closed for business or down for maintenance switch and sign for your Community

Kingphish posted 25th of March 2011 in Community Voice. 5 comments.

I was wondering what you folks do when you upgrade your respective Dolphin-based communities. Other communities, when they go down for maintenance have this professional message/webpage that notifies users/members that the site is down for whatever reason. Good example of one:




It would be a nice idea for Dolphin; integrated with future Dolphin versions (or as a mod provided its easy to install and the instructions are clear AND the developer is willing to disclosure compatibility with future versions) controllable via Administration Panel. For non-licensed versions, the page would branded (Boonex could put what it wants there). However, for licensees, the page would be flexible in that licensees would be able to change the message (e.g., under construction, down for maintenance, etc.). For high-quality mod, I believe that this could fetch a good price because its unique.


Also, the mod or the integrated technology would allow for the site owner/developer to work on the site without having to take down the entire site. It would also kick in automatically should the site go down because of site-related issues (versus server related issues).

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Great idea.... at least I thought so when I wrote this ticket 20 months ago:

So AlexT changed from minor to trivial? Huh.

Ok, so ... can a mod be made to do it?
I believe Deano has a mod that does this.
someone start a blog
with a list of wanted suff
and lets see how many are moving to Most wanted list after discussion :)
Below is the legacy version of the Boonex site, maintained for Dolphin.Pro 7.x support.
The new Dolphin solution is powered by UNA Community Management System.