This will show you how to add a coming soon page to WordPress that allows you to have a landing page while you create your sparkling new site in the background.
Only logged in users will be able to see the work-in-progress. Everyone else will see the coming soon landing page.
This plugin would also work as a temporary maintenance page.
How to add a coming soon page to WordPress
1. Install the Ultimate Coming Soon Page plugin.
Navigate to Plugins >> Add New and enter ‘Ultimate Coming Soon Page’ into the search field.
After activation, go to Settings >> Coming Soon.
2. Configure your temporary page.
In the Settings section you can upload a logo image, add a headline, compose a description using the core WordPress editor, and even add some custom HTML such as your Google Analytics code. You could also add your Mailchimp subscription form code.
In the Style section you can choose fonts for the header and body copy to match your branding or blog design, customize your background (with a nice noise effect), as well as text shadows.
3. See the results and enable the plugin.
Click on Preview at the top to see the effect of your work.
Make sure that the plugin is enabled at the top of the page and click the Save Changes button.
Now the public will see your new coming soon page while you tinker away on your brand new awesome WordPress website!
Questions? Let us know in the comments.