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For this weeks WordPress Wednesday round is for those who had a great idea that you are wanting to use WordPress as the CMS you have done nearly everything on your startup check list such as purchasing a domain name, web hosting, installed the core of WordPress but now you are starting to build the site….

However it will take time and while you’re working on it you’d rather not have the world stumbling across a half finished site or (at worst) dismissing it before you even things off the ground.

So today’s post you will see a small collection of 8 free maintenance/coming soon plugins that comes in real handy to stop people stumbling across your site.

1. WP Maintenance Mode


The WP Maintenance Mode plugin will 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.  Only the admin of the site will have full rights to gets full access to the blog including the front end and you can use a date with a countdown timer for visitor information or set a value and unit for information. This plugin will works with WordPress Multisite installs (each blog from the network has it’s own maintenance settings).

2. Maintenance Page


Maintenance Page plugin allows you to quickly create a maintenance/coming-soon page. You can use this plugin whenever your site is down for maintenance, currently going any upgrade or is in development. Built in options panel to add logo, background image, social icons, color, subscribe field and many more.

3. Simple Maintenance


Simple Maintenance plugin can be easily installed to show a maintenance mode page. It allows you to maintain your site on the back end by displaying a temporary maintenance page on the front end.The plugin does not require any additional configuration or setup.

All you need to do is activate it and maintenance mode will be automatically enabled. It is very lightweight yet powerful. It uses the HTML5 layout which makes the maintenance mode page viewable from a mobile device.

4. Site Offline or Coming Soon


Once you’ve installed this plugin you can use it to enable/disable site offline mode. If Site offline Mode is enabled regular visitors of your site will see a maintenance mode page while you as an admin can make changes to your site.

A very useful plugin for users who want to display a “coming soon” page before their websites go live or run maintenance work by taking it offline.

5. Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode


The Minimal Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode plugin allows you to quickly and easily set up a Coming Soon or Launch Page for your website.It’s Simple + flexible and works with any WordPress theme you have installed on your site. Plus you have full control over the frontend of the website and can modify almost every aspect of it as per your preference.

6. Coming Soon CC


Coming Soon CC allows you to create an elegant coming soon or launch page quickly and effortlessly. Make your site neat and stylish while it’s under construction – work on your webpage when your visitors see an alluring landing page. Collect your visitors’ emails and let them know when your website is launched.

7. Launcher


Launcher is the perfect WordPress plugin for anyone launching a new product, website or service. Stun visitors with one of our beautiful, ready-made templates or create your own. Build anticipation with timers, contact forms and other promotional features.

8. Maintenance


Maintenance plugin allow WordPress site administrator close the website for maintenance, enable “503 Service temporarily unavailable”, set a temporary page with authorization, which can be edited via the plugin settings. Easy customize, good look on all devices. Add your logo, background image, select the desired color, add text. Extended version of the plugin includes more settings that appear after installation PRO extension plugin.


WordPress Wednesday – 8 Free Maintenance Mode and Coming Soon Page Plugins