Since launching The WordPress Academy, this has been a common question. “How do I create a coming soon page?”

This is actually a really simple thing to set up, and it’s a great opportunity for you to start creating a buzz and gathering email addresses ahead of your website launch.

There are a few free plugins that can do this for you.

Things to consider:

  • It needs to match your branding
  • Help capture leads – ensure you have a sign up form on your page
  • Encourage social sharing – to help increase awareness and create a buzz it’s a really good idea to have options for people to share your site to social media channels

So what free coming soon plugins are out there?

Under Construction

Under Construction free coming soon plugin

Create an Under Construction Page, Maintenance Mode Page, Coming Soon Page or a Landing Page that takes less than a minute to install & configure

Colorlib coming soon & maintenance mode

Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode by Colorlib

Colorlib Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to create one of a kind coming soon and maintenance pages quickly directly from the Live Customiser. Easily work on your site while the plugin takes care of collecting your visitors’ email.

Countdown, Coming Soon — Countdown & Clock

Countdown builder – Customisable Countdown Timer
A very simple plugin to add countdown timer to your website.
Countdown timer allow you to create nice and functional Countdown timer just in a few minutes.
This is the best way to create beautiful Countdown for your users.

Seedprod Coming Soon

Create a simple Coming Soon Page, Under Construction or Maintenance Mode Page. Work on your site in private while visitors see a “Coming Soon” or “Maintenance Mode” page.

There you have it, my list of coming soon plugins you can use so that you can generate a buzz for your brand new website, and to start gathering email addresses from your visitors!