If you own a website, particularly a Self-Hosted one, you might have come across times more often than usual when you have to put down the website on a halt for any reason whatsoever. It’s pretty much sure that you, as a website owner, desire to provide your audience with the best user experience possible and you work really hard to do so. But have you ever thought about the times when your website is not ready to be live to the world? What happens to the user experience during those times?

Believe it or not, if you do not take good care of the user experience at those times, you might lose a significant amount of loyal, returning visitors, let alone some new ones.

Additionally, you might have just started out with your website, and you might believe that it is not ready for the world to be seen, but you still want them to know that something is coming and for that, you want to have a coming soon page for your website.

Under Construction Page

Under Construction Page(UCP)

An Under Construction page is, simply put, a landing page where your potential readers are redirected during all those times when you have to hide your website for a while for different purposes.

It goes without saying that if your website is down, you probably would want to give your audience at least something right?

There are some things which you need to make sure are there in your Under Construction Page:

  1. A Short piece of text giving brief information about yourself or your company and/or services
  2. A subscription bar for interested users to receive a notification once your website is fully ready and live
  3. A contact form for people to start reaching out to you for inquiries
  4. Your social media links. It can be tedious to set up a website, but managing a social media page is much easier
  5. Your logo or your name

Now, you can create an Under Construction page

  1. all by yourself
  2. or you can rely on the better way out – Plugin all your worries out

Without talking about the first option, let’s focus more on what’s relevant and practical.

The best WordPress Plugin for creating an Under Construction Page

While there is a plethora of WordPress Plugins which can get the job of creating an Under Construction Page for you, the one which we found the most amazing and helping is, well, a plugin called Under Construction Page.

The Under Construction Page WordPress Plugin or UCP lets you create a Maintenance Mode Page or Landing Page in less than a minute. Yeah! you read it right – Less than a minute.

The best thing about the UCP WordPress Plugin is the beautiful designs it offers which make your Under Construction Page way lesser frustrating for your viewers.

Under Construction Page(UCP)
UCP Plugin design example

Features of the Under Construction Page (UCP) Plugin

  • One click Under construction mode – off / on
  • End date & time – automatically disable construction mode on a set date
  • Google Analytics Tracking ID – enable tracking via Google Analytics
  • Theme support – a new one is added with each update(Talking about the updates, the UCP Plugin gets frequent updates, and is compatible with almost all the latest WordPress themes, we tested it out on all of our websites, and it works just fine)
  • Custom CSS – adjust any part of the page to fit your needs
  • 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
  • Login Button – show a discrete link to the login form, or WP admin if you’re logged in
  • Social icons/links – Almost all the major Social media platforms are included, with amazing icons for each of them
  • Whitelisted User Roles – user roles who see the site, instead of maintenance page
  • Whitelisted Users – users who see the site, instead of maintenance page

Under Construction Page (UCP) Plugin – Some of the most amazing designs

You can have a look at some of the vast list of designs this WordPress Plugin has to offer you from the slide shown below

[metaslider id=1731]

How to install the Under Construction Page (UCP) Plugin?

Installing UCP is nothing too technical, if you know how to install WordPress Plugins, it is literally a cakewalk

  1. Open WordPress admin, go to Plugins, click Add New
  2. Enter “under construction page” in search and hit Enter
  3. Plugin will show up as the first on the list, click “Install Now”
  4. Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Settings menu

Or if needed, upload manually

  1. Download the plugin (Download link given at the end of the article)
  2. Unzip it and upload to wp-content/plugin/
  3. Open WordPress admin – Plugins and click “Activate” next to the plugin
  4. Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Settings menu

Under Construction Page (UCP) Plugin – final verdict

As said, there are many WordPress Plugins which might do the job for you, but if you can have such great a Plugin like the UCP, why settle down for anything less?

The UCP won’t have any adverse effect on your website performance whatsoever. It works on all the themes available, so even if you are thinking of changing your WordPress theme ever, you need not find some other Plugin as UCP will be compatible with the new one as well. It does not impact any other Plugin that you have already installed. The fact that you can schedule your website’s maintenance time makes this Plugin all the way more relevant.

And what’s the best part? 

It is absolutely free. All the features mentioned above won’t cost you a single penny making UCP a must have Plugin.

For more information about the Plugin, you can head to the official website of Web Factory (The developers of UCP) by following this link: Under Construction Page WordPress Plugin

You can download the Under Construction Page WordPress Plugin by tapping the button down below

Download Under Construction Page Plugin for free

If you happen to use this amazing WordPress Plugin, do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

You might also like to have a look at:

The list of the top 5 WordPress Plugins for Social Media Sharing