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Maintenance Offline Page Not Working

Posted on 2014-04-02
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I followed the instructions on http://drupal.org/node/195435, created my maintenance-page.tpl.php  and  maintenance-page--offline.tpl.php and put it inside the templates folder of my custom theme.

1) Putting the site in maintenance mode works, so maintenance-page.tpl.php works.

2) But disconnecting my database to test maintenance-page--offline.tpl.php didn't work.

Here's the error I get.
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Question by:sandshakimi
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by:Ryan Smith
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Drupal needs that database to serve pages, even offline pages.  If your DB will be down you'll have to create your own page in html or php and serve it by editing the .htaccess file.

maybe something like this.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule $ /maintenance.php [R=302,L]
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by:sandshakimi
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My understanding is that maintenance-page--offline is used specifically for database disconnects. That was it's purpose. Am I wrong? Otherwise, what's the purpose?
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Ryan Smith earned 2000 total points
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Your right.  The theme name might not be picking up in the settings file.  Your getting an error message about openomega which I think is your custom theme?  Maybe try it in a different theme and see if it works.

<?php
  $conf['maintenance_theme'] = 'themeName';
?>
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by:sandshakimi
ID: 39972760
Well, the fact that maintenance-page.tpl.php works, indicates that my $conf is correct.

I'm trying to figure out why maintenance-page--offline.tpl.php is not working.

For some reason, Drupal is not seeing it.
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