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Posted on December 19, 2017 at 6:55 am by

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Best Under Construction WordPress Plugin

A under construction page or maintenance mode page are useful when setting up your website or doing a upgrade on your website. 

Thankfully there has been plugins created that are free and make the process of adding these maintenance or construction page easy. These plugins more with extra features and themes that help visitors to your site.

Let’s have a look of the top under construction WordPress plugins (in no particular order).

Under Construction

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Create an Under Construction Page, Maintenance Mode Page or a Landing Page that takes less than a minute to install & configure. This plugin won’t waste your time! UCP is simple, fast, efficient & user-friendly with  great designs.

Features

  • Under construction mode – off / on
  • Automatic End date & time – automatically disable construction mode on a set date
  • Google Analytics Tracking ID – enable tracking via Google Analytics
  • Over 25 Themes available
  • Title – page title, for SEO
  • Description – page description, for SEO
  • Headline – main headline/title
  • Content – anything you need to display, from styled text to images
  • Social icons/links

Coming soon & Under Construction Maintenance page

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Nice and easy to setup Coming soon / Under Construction and Maintenance plugin will help you in creating amazing and animated Coming soon page with all needed features.

Coming soon plugin features responsive design and will adapt to any device, you can setup background slider with overlay pattern and opacity. You can easily alter animated text on the coming soon page and use the built in count down timer, subscription form and more.

Features

  • Responsive and modern design
  • All section editable from plugin options panel
  • Countdown timer
  • Animated coming soon text messages
  • Background slider with pattern overlay and opacity
  • 16 Background slider animations to choose from
  • Solid color background mode
  • Option to turn on/off any section
  • Preloader
  • Live Preview (you can preview your Coming soon page without the need to log out or use another browser)
  • 300+ Google fonts
  • Font icons included
  • Built it Subscription form
  • Option to add MailChimp or any other Sign-up form
  • Coming soon admin bar notification
  • Translation options included

WP Maintenance Mode

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Add a maintenance page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance, or add a coming soon page for a new website. User with admin rights gets full access to the blog including the front end.

Activate the plugin and your blog is in maintenance-mode, works and only registered users with enough rights can see the front end. You can use a date with a countdown timer for visitor information or set a value and unit for information.

Features

  • Fully customizable (change colors, texts and backgrounds)
  • Subscription form (export emails to .csv file)
  • Countdown timer (remaining time)
  • Contact form (receive emails from visitors)
  • Coming soon page
  • Landing page templates
  • WordPress multisite
  • Responsive design
  • Social media icons
  • Works with any WordPress theme
  • SEO options
  • Exclude URLs from maintenance

Maintenance Mode

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The Maintenance Mode is very simple and it’s using WordPress’s wp_die() function which is core function of WordPress, which makes this plugin feel and work as a part of WordPress core.

There is settings page under “Settings” in the main wp-admin menu where you can enable maintenance mode or change content using WYSIWYG editor so you can also add pictures, links etc.

When activated and logged in as admin, you can see website as usual, rest of the users / visitors can see maintenance mode. You can see the maintenance mode as admin in preview mode using preview link on the settings page or simply open website in private mode or different browser to double check if it’s enabled and working.

There is also indicator in admin bar that changes colour to red when maintenance mode is enabled.

Features

  • Simplicity – Built to be as simple as possible. Easy to use.
  • Customisable – WYSIWYG available in full glory. You can add images and other media including links and pretty much everything you can do with WYSIWYG. Text / Code tab is available too for custom markup.
  • Works on mobile – Because of it’s simplicity, maintenance mode works very well on mobile devices.
  • NO ADS – No ads. Seriously.
  • NO PAID UPGRADES – No paid upgrades. Seriously.
  • Updates – Regular updates and maintenance.
  • Support – Support button available
  • Compact – It’s developed to be as compact as possible.
  • Role Control – User Role control is available since 2.0
  • Optional widgets – Optionally add widgets above and/or below the content
  • Optional style sheet – Optionally add a custom style sheet
  • Preview – Preview button available
  • Optional ability to add code snippet – Optionally add a code snippet to the page.
  • Support for Analytify plugin – If you use the Analytify plugin, you can automatically insert the Google Analytics tracking code.

Site Offline Or Coming Soon Or Maintenance Mode

Site Offline Or Coming Soon Or Maintenance Mode

Create an Under Construction Page, Maintenance Mode Page or a Landing Page that takes less than a minute to install & configure. This plugin won’t waste your time! UCP is simple, fast, efficient & user-friendly with  great designs.

Features

  • Turn On With A Click Of A Button
  • Responsive Design
  • Clean Retina
  • Build with Bootstrap
  • Html5 supported
  • Works with any WordPress Theme
  • Css3 Animations
  • Countdown Timer
  • Logo customization
  • Background Image Supported
  • Unlimited color Scheme
  • Contact Info Display Option
  • 4 Social Profile Integrated
  • Flexible and user-friendly setup
  • Live Preview option
  • Clean and well documented
  • Translation Ready, i18n Support
  • Easy disable the section that you do not need
  • Cross Browser Support

Wrapping up

There is a good choice of cool plugins available that helps to get the must from under construction page or maintenance mode page. They all offer great features to help your website while its under construction.

Please feel free to leave a comment below if you are see or using any other under construction WordPress plugin and would like to recommend them or if theres any other questions you like to ask!

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