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Drop-ins are files designed to replace, add, or enhance specific WordPress core features.

A limited set of drop-ins are provisioned for all WordPress environments on the VIP Platform by VIP MU plugins:

No other drop-ins can be added to a WordPress site. If a drop-in is added to an application’s GitHub repository, it will be ignored by the environment.

Maintenance mode

The Automattic-authored “Maintenance Mode” plugin is the suggested alternative to the commonly used maintenance.php drop-in. The Maintenance Mode plugin can make a site temporarily inaccessible to public traffic until site maintenance is complete. A customized page template and messaging can be served to users while the plugin is enabled.

Last updated: September 26, 2023

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