Coming Soon Plugin for WordPress: are you about to create or maintain a page or a site? Or your site is temporary offline?
Let’s use a Coming soon & Maintenance plugin.
WHY A COMING SOON OR MAINTENANCE PLUGIN?
There are different reasons one may need a coming soon & maintenance plugin.
A coming soon plugin or maintenance mode plugin makes it possible to create a landing page that will be visible to the visitors, explaining that the site is under work and the content is coming soon.
In this way, you can start promoting the site, even while you are still building it. Some plugins allow you to collect emails as well.
When all is ready you may have had already traffic and subscribers to come back to.
WHAT IS COMING SOON & MAINTENANCE MODE PLUGIN?
Coming soon plugin for WordPress:
The Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode plugin allows you to generate a coming soon page on your website. The plugin is set up so that you can do this with a few clicks. It takes a few minutes to set it up and run it.
All of this while also collecting e-mails so people can be alerted as to when the content is available.
EXAMPLE OF COMING SOON PAGES
Your site may look like this while you create the actual pages:
Or like this
Or it may look like this:
There are over 100 themes available!
Here is a list of features explained:
There are over 100 themes that come with the PRO version. When you get the PRO Yearly and PRO Lifetime plans, you get 60+ Themes, with the Agency Lifetime Plan you have 120+ Themes.
In the Free version, you still have great themes to get going, here is one theme I tested for my own website:
I took this theme with the Free version of the plugin:
As you can see I could choose from one of the themes already available!
While you are building up the site and while in maintenance mode, the site can start ranking in Google.
With this section of the plugin, you can wite your own SEO Title and Meta description.
Rearrange position of the page elements to your liking – simple drag&drop
You can choose how to re-arrange the page within the plugin:
It is very easy, you can move the blocks of the coming soon page and make it look how you like. You see from the picture above, you can customize each section of the page, for example, move the email opt-in higher, the text down, change the text and so on.
- You can collect Emails with on your coming soon page. As you can see from the coming soon page I have created, there is the option to add a form and collect e-mails. In my case, I have set up Mailchimp. Each email collected will add automatically to my email list.
- The plugin is GDPR compatible, meaning you can comply with the European laws as to privacy
- Track visitors with support for Google Analytics, in fact, you can connect the coming soon page with Google Analytics and see what traffic is being generated:
- Are you upgrading to HTTPS? The PRO version of Coming Soon can redirect to HTTPS version of the site. This is a great feature, while you may start without an SSL certificate, after you may want to use one. This in order to improve ranking and avoid the annoying sign to your visitor which comes up when a site doesn’t have an SSL certificate. The ” this site is not secure” sign. This may scare away some visitors and give your site a bad impression. Again here there are no stops, the plugin support HTTPS.
- Inside the plugin’s dashboard, you can contact support directly – send a message directly to support agents, get a response ASAP if fact there is a whole support section:
In this section, you can easily open a ticket.
INSIDE MINIMAL COMING SOON & MAINTENANCE PLUGIN
You can start using Minimal Plugin for free.
Go to your WordPress Dashboard, go to plugins, then Add New and type: Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode.
It comes up right in top:
Click on Install now and then Activate.
Once you did that, you get the following message:
It says that you can find access to the plugin in Settings and then Maintenance Mode.
Let’s go to settings:
Click on Maintenance Mode, and there is the plugin dashboard where you can easily follow the instruction and start creating Coming Soon Pages.
Coming Soon Plugin for WordPress: There are 3 plans. Each comes with additional features and options. The best plan is off course the PRO, only $39 for the entire year. Or you can just pay once for a lifetime, with the Pro Lifetime plan.