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 is an area where you can add keywords, a meta description, enable search engines, and more. It’s nice that they’ve also included an area to enable Google Analytics Tracking ID.
It’s impressive how this plugin has its own themes available.
There are free and PRO themes to choose from. As mentioned, you don’t need to include one of their themes to get this plugin to function, however, these themes were designed to function with the plugin so it’s aesthetically pleasing.
When designing your page, they make it easy to upload a background and foreground image. You can upload your design or use theirs.
The email settings are available with everything else. It’s also extremely simple to incorporate MailChimp or another email service.
Once added, you can include an opt-in form so that your visitors can be contacted with updates.
Your opt-in form can be edited specifically to your liking. And as you can see, you’re given plenty of options to choose from.
You can also get into more advanced settings, which include adding custom CSS and more.
However, we chose to keep it simple.
As you can see below, we added our very own Dev Man and used their default background. This is just a simple example of what you can do with this plugin.
This plugin has a 5-star rating from well over a hundred users, so don’t just take our word for it that this is a nice and easy coming soon option.
Despite missing a timer option, this plugin has everything else you’d want to support your website before you’re up and running.
Keep reading the article at WPMU DEV Blog. The article was originally written by Nathanael Fakes on 2020-02-26 22:55:27.
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