For a free plugin, the Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode — Coming Soon Page offers a ton of options to ensure your visitors will be excited to visit your website when it’s ready for launch. And you can get it up and running in a matter of minutes.
It doesn’t include a countdown timer, but it’s one of the most customizable options for everything else.
This plugin even has its own themes that can work well with the maintenance mode. However, you don’t necessarily need to use theirs, because it’s also compatible with any other theme in WordPress.
It’s a great choice for simplicity, ease of use (no CSS or coding required), and functionality.
After downloading the plugin, it’s effortless to get moving. Everything is on the page and organized by the following menu tabs:
There is also a tab to upgrade to the PRO version, which offers a lot more options for themes, SEO, design, email, and more.
Starting with the Basic tab.
Here you can enable Maintenance Mode, add Header Text, and Content.
You can set everything up accordingly and include whatever message is best for your viewers. It does come with default text as well, if you’re not sure what to include.
This article was written by Nathanael Fakes and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.