Site Closed notes and queries

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10/20/2012 4:02:03 AM
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Site Closed notes and queries

While upgrading to 2.3.9.3 I used the "site closed" functionality, which I think is great, and in passing I noted a couple of things.

1.

When the site is closed, an anonymous user can still visit and use the Sign In page, but no others. It doesn't seem to matter much, but seems inconsistent, because presumably sign in is just as likely to fail as other pages if the site is in the middle of an upgrade process.

2.

In Admin > Site Settings > Security

Set the site to closed, then click "Edit Closed Message" > edit the message > Save

We are kept on the same page, meaning we have to navigate to Admin > Site Settings > Security again and reset the check box. Or we can click Back, but people are usually nervous of that in an editing context.

Perhaps the message could be edited in a popup?

10/20/2012 6:57:47 AM
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Re: Site Closed notes and queries

1. The Sign In page must still be accessible or even admins could get locked out when a site is closed, we don't know who is an admin until they login and the site is only closed to the public. Some people use that feature while the build their initial content before launching the site and may need to login and logout many times.

However it should be noted that really any or all pages could be broken during upgrade including the closed page. As mentioned on this thread it should work ok for most upgrades but there are upgrade scenarios where even that page can break such as when there are schema changes to mp_Sites table which makes it impossible to even check if the site is closed until the upgrade script finishes.

2. I'll ponder that, maybe I'll make a separate page the includes only the checkbox and the edit message.

Best,

Joe

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