Editor’s Note: For those of you who can’t afford a premium plugin like SeedProd, we recently released a beautiful free theme called Launch. Comes with MailChimp and Live Customizer integration.
Are you working on the new WordPress website? Has a page soon? You want to learn how to create kicking page coming soon with minimal effort? You’re in luck, that’s exactly what this post covers.
(If you don’t know what’s coming soon, and you have a WordPress site you’re working on, you’re not ready to show it to the public, let me explain why you need it.)
Why is the good side important soon? Simply put, a good early page (also known as an early page) will allow you to start creating followers before you finish your site. Before you create enough content, or before your developer completes all aspects of your site, or your designer completes his or her final edits.
This means you can start marketing for weeks, if not months, before you wait for the site to finish before you try to get people to notice your new site.
The reason it’s important is that it allows you to build a sequence that will help make your actual launch much more efficient. If you manage to get several hundred people to register in anticipation of your site, then when it is finally released, many of them will feel encouraged to share your launch on social media, or even tell their friends about it in person.
Instead of trying for weeks or even months to keep track of what’s already active on your site, it can help you immediately place your new site on the map.
Set up your amazing site soon
After installing the plugin, go to the page settings and get acquainted with the interface. While it may seem a little intimidating at first glance, don’t worry, it’s simple and intuitive once you get used to it.
1. Activate e-mail registration
One of the first things you should do is scroll down to the form settings and change the “Save Subscriber To:” option to any auto-reply provider or email list you use. (If you don’t have one yet, you can start for free with MailChimp or GetResponse).
This step is important. If you don’t offer visitors who stop by your new site a way to get notified when the site actually starts working, there is a chance that they will return after you. do The start-ups are quite slim.
The purpose of the site, which will be available soon, is to allow you to start marketing effectively already in the development phase of your new website, and simply showing that something is coming soon is not really that effective.
This process will soon move your site from a nice placeholder to an extremely useful marketing tool.
2. Add your logo, if you have any, and write a copy
Now move a little up to the content settings and write a title and a copy. (At this point, if you’re not exactly an experienced copywriter, or you really don’t know what “copywriter” means, other than the Mad Men guy being one, you may want to do a little preparatory work. You can learn about copywriting through this detailed articletake a course or go the old-fashioned way and read a few books).
While design is essential to a good site that will be available soon, it will be useless if what is actually written on it does not surprise your visitors and inspires them to sign up to be notified when your site launches.
3. Design, design, design
The great thing about SeedProd is that you can quickly get amazing results. Without knowledge of any code and barely literate MS Paint.
It does this through a simple but powerful design interface.
You’ve seen the amazing example above, but here are a few more examples of what can be done, including the end product of my own efforts:
Are you still inspired? Good.
First, let’s activate the standard theme. Navigate to the design settings, simply click on the standard theme and then save the settings. Let’s take a quick look now and see what your site looks like soon.
Okay, it looks a little better, but with a white background, it looks really bland.
One thing we can do is find a suitable background image.
Which image you should look for depends on which website you are creating. I chose a pretty Zen image of growing sprouts because the page I had in mind for this particular page soon was about growth.
Keep in mind that you want to avoid using images that require a source (that you give them a link back to their site when using their work). On a page that will be available soon, an outbound link to a photographer will only distract your visitors from what you want / need to pay attention to. And you don’t want to use the work without properly attributing the source without permission, only to have your web host remove your site due to a legal complaint from the photographer.
But don’t worry, images that do not require any authorization can be obtained for free. My favorite websites include: Unsplash, Gratisography, a Pixabay, where I found an image that I used for my upcoming page. While this site works great for some bloggers, others may not be able to find what you are looking for. They just don’t have as many photos as some of the larger pay-per-view markets, and search features are often less intuitive or powerful.
After selecting your image, you need to go back to the design settings, below the background settings and upload it and set it as a background image. Let’s take a look and see what it looks like. It looks better, but we’re still not quite there.
One of the simple things to make your site look cleaner and more professional soon is to change the background color of the container to match the background image, or even make some of the content opaque or invisible.
I like my background image a lot and I think it tells itself quite well what my site will be about, so I definitely don’t want to hide an important part behind the color box. But I don’t think the text will be so easy to read if I go with 100% invisibility, so I’m opaque. Scroll down to the content settings to open the color picker. The bar below is the level of opacity.
If you find that writing is quite difficult to read, which happened to me, you can reduce the opacity and choose a lighter color if you prefer dark text on the page, or choose a darker color if you prefer light text.
Depending on the image and content of the page, you may want to reposition the content or round the corners of the container. To do this, simply scroll to the Container section in the design settings and change the position of the container or change the value of the boundary radius. If you want visible curves, you should give at least 20+. (The images below have a value of 60.)
Another great aspect of SeedProd is that it allows you to freely choose from lots of amazing fonts. If you want to use it professionally to your advantage, you should read it font pairing wizard.
Once you choose the fonts, you can look again. Finally, I used a font called Miltonian for the title and then the standard open sans for the main text for contrast.
Progress bar vs. countdown
The great thing about having a countdown is that knowing that a lot of people are patiently waiting to launch your site can have a real boot-to-the-rear effect when you need it most, helping you move mountains and somehow meet deadlines. One of the problems is that you obviously can’t predict the future, and if you run into a problem that can’t be resolved in time, you’ll need to let your followers know that the launch date has been postponed.
For a progress bar, you can either just maintain the score of your progress, or proceed automatically, or set it to automatically adjust the progress by setting a start and start date. You can find both of these options in the page settings.
You can also create maintenance pages
One of the many great things about the SeedProd coming soon pro plugin is that you can also use it to create a great-looking maintenance page that you can use once your site is up and running. And with a powerful design interface, you can easily make it look great.
Some sites and applications that have high customer / user loyalty require time and energy to build their 404 error pages and maintenance pages, and continue to brand, often with humor (examples). Adding a little pizza to a maintenance page that is related to the atmosphere of your site can be a good idea.
The maintenance page uses the same interface as the soon-to-be-prepared page, so after launching the page, simply edit and then activate maintenance mode if necessary.
Bypass function Url
To show a potential client what your site looks like without turning off coming soon, you can create a bypass URL that allows you to see and experience the real site without interfering with the coming soon page.
You can also create landing pages
Do you feel like a pity, or even a waste, knowing how to easily create a great looking landing page and then can’t use it once you run it? Don’t worry, there is also a landing page mode where you set the plugin to display only the landing page on the page of your choice. Found in advanced settings.
All things, SeedProd Coming Soon Pro is a powerful plugin that not only allows you to create amazing sites that will soon look like, but also site maintenance and even landing pages. On the other hand, if you are looking for a complete landing page solution, you should check out the guide to the best landing page plugins.
Are you launching a new website soon? Are you going to build an amazing site for that soon? Let us know in the comments.