Cool Offline Page
The standard Joomla! offline page is a dead give away that you run a Joomla! site.
With my cool offline page you get a more sleak and professional looking page that looks like this.
To see the offline page demo click here.
Installing the offline page
Installing the offline page is easy, simply unzip the offlinepage.zip file and you will find 3 files inside.
Using FTP, browse to your current (front end site) template folder.
Please make sure that if files already exist then back up your old ones .
Now simply copy the offline.php into the root of the folder (see above), the offline.css into the css folder and the offline.png into the images folder.
Now if you put your site offline you will see the new offline page.
You will notice that there is no login box, all you need to do is make sure that you are logged into the frontend as an admin first.
If you wish to revert back to the normal Joomla! offline page, simply remove the 3 files via FTP.
Customizing the page
If you wish to create your own graphic for the offline page simply find the file offline.png can be viewed here and edit it in your favourite image editor, the background color of the graphic should be grey #1f1f1f
Cool Offline Page 1.0.4