WordPress, as you all might know, is a free online blogging tool that was introduced in 2003. The open-source and powerful Content Management System (CMS) is based upon simple PHP linked with a MySQL database that is integrated on a web hosting service. It currently hosts over 60 million websites and hence, is standing as the most powerful and useful tool of its kind.
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Instead of just providing a website hosting service, WordPress also facilitated the use by providing certain themes, plugins, and widgets to customize your page the way you want it. With a total of over 24000 plugins, WordPress makes it really easy for you to maintain your website in an efficient and interactive way.
There are times when certain maintenance is going on your page, it is closed for some reason, or it is under construction. Well, WordPress allows you to handle the page in such conditions by providing easy-to-use maintenance, under-construction, and landing page plugins which save you from directly denying the website access to your viewer.
1) Ultimate Coming Soon Page
Ultimate Coming Soon page plugin allows you to add a custom offline page to your website. It works with any WordPress theme and you can also add your own HTML5 and CSS3. This plugin also allows you to collect emails from your viewers using FeedBurner. The authorized and registered users can however access your normal site and perform the construction/maintenance on it.
2) WP Maintenance Mode
WP Maintenance Mode is an easy-to-use plugin that provides you certain predefined themes that you can set for your temporarily unavailable website. You can set a different website appearance for the different types of users that view your website like the editors, contributors, authors and subscribers. You can also display a countdown timer on the page or design the new page yourself.
UnderConstruction is yet another useful tool to set up your website when it is offline. The registered users like the administrators can still view and manage the page but the simple viewers will be displayed an offline page.
4) Maintenance Mode
Maintenance Mode is a simple HTML-page solution to the issue. You can design the HTML that is to be displayed yourself. The theme support is not provided however. You can also keep certain pages of your website open and link to them in the main page along with the About and Contact page of your page that is by-default kept open.
Sets a Coming Soon page for the normal viewers of your website when it is under maintenance while the administrators have a full access to the website and can perform the various construction tasks to it as they desire.
6) Ultimate Maintenance Mode
The Ultimate Maintenance Mode plugin displays a screenshot of your website along with a 503 http error message that you can also replace with a customized theme.
7) Custom Coming Soon Page
Custom Coming Soon page is the ultimate plugin to use when your site has yet to be opened. You can set custom themed pages with a countdown also. Plus, you can add your social media contact details on the page.
8) 5sec Maintenance Mode Plugin
5sec maintenance mode plugin comes with 6 interactive and funny themed designs that you can set on your page when it is not to be viewed. You can also edit the page to your desires and add a countdown timer.
9) YITH Maintenance Mode
YITH maintenance mode allows you to set a customized page for your offline webpage. The plugin is easy to use and makes the enabling/disabling of your page pretty easy.
10) Radar Landing Page Plugin
With Radar landing page plugin, you can set a customizable offline web page to your website and also add a countdown timer to it. Plus, you can keep in touch with your viewers using the email service provided with the plugin.
11) WP Coming Soon
The WP coming soon plugin simply allows you to disable your website for the normal viewers and add a countdown timer telling when your site will be available normally again.
Maintenance allows you to carry out maintenance on your page, and at the same time, make the viewers view an offline customizable version of your website only if they are not the authorized admins.
13) Coming Soon Landing Page
This plugin adds a custom offline page to your website while you are busy altering it. However, only one user can access the original page for maintenance purposes.
14) Premium Coming Soon Page
This is a fairly attractive plugin that creates user-friendly offline pages and sets them to your website when it is not to be opened by general public. You can customize the landing page any way you like and also add a beautiful countdown timer to it.
15) ThemeFuse Maintenance Mode
ThemeFuse maintenance mode plugin gives you an option to choose between the various predefined themes that you can set to your website for the normal viewers. You can also display certain messages on the page and add a countdown timer to it as well.
16) Site Maintenance
This plugin sets a default 503 http error message to your website for the unauthorized and logged out users while the administrators can modify it the way they desire. It is a simple and straightforward plugin and does not allow you to set custom offline pages.
Gatekeeper like any other such tool allows you to render your page offline for the normal viewers. The authorized users can still view your page and perform the various maintenance or construction tasks while the others will be redirected to a specific offline page.
The Anticipate plugin makes you set an interactive offline web page to your website. The authorized users can log in and access the original website however.
19) Site Offline
Site Offline plugin allows you to redirect your viewers to a custom designed page when your real page is offline. The registered and authorized users can however, still go to the original page.
20) NetChillies Coming Soon
This plugin allows you to design a custom Coming Soon page from the various templates and redirect the viewers to that particular page when your site is down. The administrators have however, full control of the website while the normal viewers view a countdown timer and can also respond to you via emailing service provided with the plugin
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