What is this stuff?
Addons are custom features that you can add to your Vanilla forum. Addons are created by our community of developers and people like you!
Will it work on my Vanilla Forum?
These addons are for people who downloaded and set up their own Vanilla forum. Compare your downloaded version with the version requirements on the right.
If your Vanilla forum is hosted at
VanillaForums.com, this addon may already be installed there.
We review addons to make sure they are safe and don't cause bugs. An addon is considered to be "Vanilla Approved" once our review process is complete.
Current version is
, released 12 June.
Closed For Maintenance
Warning! This community-contributed addon has not been tested or code-reviewed. Use at your own risk.
January 23 Downloads
1,443 File Size 13.8K
This addon is a
plugin. You need to extract it to your
/plugins folder to install it.
Maintenance plugin for Vanilla 2, allows you to close your site to do maintenance
When you enable this plugin it will allow you to "close" your forum as you upgrade or make changes. You can customize closed.php to be whatever you want to be shown.
If you have any issues with redirect change line header to redirect to direct path ie: '
Now when in Maintenance mode, a bar will show to remind you to turn off the plugin. When you disbale the plugin, visitors can access the site again.
GitHub Repo Note: Be careful not to sign out with plugin enabled or you have to go back and remove it from the plugins folder to get back in as admin. This is made for someone to upgrade or make small tweaks and reopen the forum.
0.1 Initial Version
0.3 New Version From Scratch
0.4 Small Change for URL
0.5 Compatible with Vanilla Version 2.1b1.
0.6 Small bug fixes
0.7 New Name for clarity
0.8 Better description
0.8.1 Make it clear it's released as GPL 2
0.8.2 Code Clean up