You may also enable or disable maintenance mode in Magento 2 when your site is down for maintenance, set up, installing a new theme, or fixing a security issue.
It may happen that your store is still in a staging environment or is down for maintenance. During this time, you may want to make it clear to the visitors that they cannot place orders.
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Once, you set the “Display Demo Store Notice” option to “Yes”, it displays demo store notice as shown below:
“This is a demo store. No orders will be fulfilled.”
Steps to Enable/Disable Demo Store Notice in Magento 2
- Log in to Magento 2 admin panel.
- Navigate to Content -> Design -> Configuration.
- In the grid, find the store view that you want to configure and click Edit in the Action column.
- Expand the HTML Head section, under Other Settings.
- Set the “Display Demo Store Notice” to your preference.
- Save the Configuration.
Enable the demo store notice to let people know that the store is not yet open for business, and remove the demo store notice once your store is ready to accept and process orders by disabling the demo store notice.
Store demo notice in Magento 2 is a notice bar displayed at the top of the page that notifies customers that their orders will not be fulfilled as it is a demo store. It states:
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If you want to go one step ahead and make the most out of the maintenance time period by showing off images/videos, subscription box, or coming up products, you may install Meetanshi’s Magento 2 Maintenance Mode extension that allows displaying a user-friendly notice to your users during the website is in the maintenance mode.
In all these above scenarios, you may simply enable or disable demo store notice in Magento 2 as per the requirements.
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Follow the stepwise method as shown below to set up demo store notice in Magento 2 store:
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Also, if you are offering software solutions like Magento 2 extensions, you may offer demo stores that visitors can use to understand the working of your software. Now, in these demo stores, you should make it clear to the visitors that no orders can be placed in demo stores.