Before finding the Maintenace Mode wordpress plugin, I used to test the new updates on my demo blog before making any changes to my main blog so that if I get any error while update process, my readers can not see that error. But Maintenance Mode plugin is like my wish come true. It allows you to update your blog without any fear of losing your readers.
Your blog will look like this when you activate Maintenace Mode plugin :
Maintenace Mode plugin adds a splash page to your blog which lets your visitors know that your blog is currently under maintenance.
When you activate this plugin, you will get full access to your blog if you are logged in as administrator but it will show a message like this to your visitors “Maintenance Mode – SITE is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance. Please try back in 60 minutes. Sorry for the inconvenience”. You can also customize this message according to your requirements.
So from now onwards whenever you need to update your blog, just activate Maintenace Mode wordpress plugin before making any chnages to your blog.