Personalise the WordPress maintenance page

Every time you update your WordPress site, the website will show the maintenance message to visitors.

Unfortunately the default maintenance page is not so pretty. What can you do about that?

Simple! Just design an HTML page as you like with the message that the website is under maintenance and it will come back soon.

Use the file name


for this page and upload it to your



The next time you will update your WordPress installation that page will be served to your visitors.