If you are looking for creating a coming soon page for your WordPress website then it means you are about to start your blogging venture. Coming soon or under construction pages are a great way to let people know about your blog in advance.

We have tested several plugins but sharing only two which seems to be the best coming soon plugins with great features.

old style coming soon page

Instead of showing a boring message, a contemporary coming soon page, in general, should have an interesting layout and design. To stand out, make sure to integrate following properties:

A Branded Under Construction Page

Sell your brand right from start. Make use of your logo, branding color palette and shapes even before launching your website. It will boost your visitors interest.

Adding a Countdown Timer

Running a timer is an attractive way to inform your visitors about your website launch date. Showing countdown time will let them stay tuned until your website launch.

Writing a Custom Message

Communicate with your visitors with a useful message which boosts their interest to must visit your coming up website. It could be a call to action, an amazing offer or even a video.

Give them sort of a teaser instead of revealing all details about your blog.

Integrate Forms to Communicate

A coming soon page with a contact or an email form is a great way to let interested visitors subscribe to your website or blog. It will help you collecting emails right from the beginning and keeping your visitors in loop.

see some good examples at design school canva.

WordPress Plugins to add Coming Soon Page

Now let’s discuss two free WordPress plugins to make a fantastic coming soon page from scratch.

Coming Soon by Supsystic

This plugin has a very easy drag-and-drop builder to create any type of layout you want. Free and Pro templates available.

coming soon supsystic

  • The plugin settings will be available from the dashboard menu item.
  • Under Plugin Mode, enable Coming Soon Page and select a template.

supsystic coming soon settings

  • After selecting the template, you need to edit it according to your needs. You will be able to add your logo, background image, multiple custom messages, countdown timer and an email form supporting Aweber, MailChimp, and other email services.

If you are visiting your website front-end and wondering why the plugin is not working then you need to log out first to see the page. Administrators will always see the original front page.

Here is a quick video tutorial from Supsystic:

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Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd

This is the second plugin with 400,000+ active installs with very good ratings. It doesn’t have as many features as the first one but still a very popular choice.

coming soon page seedprod

  • The plugin settings will be available from the dashboard menu item.
  • Under General, check Enable Coming Soon Mode.

wordpress enable coming soon mode

  • Rest of the settings can be set under Page Settings.

See a video tutorial on how to use this coming soon plugin:

Once you are ready to launch your website, simply disable the plugin.

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Conclusion

We hope you find this article helpful. Use any of the above free plugins to impress your visitors by creating an awesome coming soon page in WordPress.

Best of luck with your blogging venture and keep visiting learningcms for more WordPress tutorials.

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