Offline Page
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How to Take Your Joomla! Website Temporarily Offline

There may be occasions when you will make your Joomla! website completely unavailable to visitors for a short time. There is a simple switch in the Administrator back-end that enables you to take your website offline very quickly. It can be returned to service at a later time just as easily.


To make your Joomla! website unavailable to visitors, replacing it with a simple message, do this:

  1. Log in to the Administrator back-end.
  2. Click on the Global Configuration button in the main Control Panel or System → Global Configuration in Joomla 3.x.
  3. There are so many configuration options that they need to be divided into separate groups or tabs. The Site tab, it should be the default first view displayed, if not click on the tab.
  4. Find where it says Site Offline and click the Yes button in Joomla 3.x.
  5. Optional: Change the Offline Message to give your visitors some explanation about why your website is unavailable.
  6. Click the Save toolbar button to implement the new settings:
    • The Save toolbar button will save your changes and but leave you in Global Configuration.
    • The Save and Close button will save your changes and return you to the Administrator Control Panel.
  7. You should see a message confirming the settings have been changed.

Troi GmbH

CTO > Product Manager | Nov 2012 - ...

/Keeping Deadlines
Keeping Deadlines
Transition from stagnant project to Private Beta release in less than a year. Realistic prospect for product release date.
/Velocity Increase
Velocity Increase
Increase in SCRUM velocity from an average of 3 User Stories per Sprint to 9 User Stories per Sprint, while maintaining personnel numbers.
Position change to Product Manager (and Product Owner)
Take-over of role of product owner after one year in the company for the next major release of the software with an undisclosed seven-figure budget.
/International Customers
International Customers
Essential assistance for sales-department in sealing the contract with one of the top-five advertising agencies in the world, for the first time opening the doors for Troi GmbH to the international market.
/Process Automation
Process Automation
Implementation of automatized systems in order to increase personnel performance, customer satisfaction, greatly reduce work-load and instate strict processes, raising productivity by 400% while maintaining personnel numbers.
Stability in human resource numbers with average customer growth of 30%/month while simultaneously raising customer satisfaction from 4.0 to 1.2 (scale from 6.0 to 1.0), which is the highest the product Troi ever had.
Involvement in first implementation of agile software development using SCRUM.
First implementation of documentation (WiKi) procedures in the technical division.
As Technical Manager