Temporarily turn off security, maintenance and coming soon plugins

Deactivate security, maintenance and coming soon plugins until the theme install and setup phase is complete.

Common security, maintenance and coming soon plugins: 


  • iThemes Security
  • Sucuri Security
  • WordFence
  • All in One WordPress Security and Firewall
  • Defender
  • VaultPress

Coming soon and maintenance

Not sure if you are using a performance plugin?

The safest way to test is to deactivate all plugins except the ones required by the theme author.

  • Reference the list below for the theme that you are using.


  1. Yes - Awesome! Keep the plugin deactivated until you have successfully installed and setup your site.
  2. No - Okay, let's try "Boost your server settings" at the bottom of this article
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