Under Construction, Coming soon or a launch page is a must for your wordpress site, if you are launching your new WP site or having a major overhaul or redesigning your existing site.
It’s really a bad user experience when visitor came from Google search finds only 404 error pages or even 500 internal server errors on your site, he will never think of returning back in future thinking your site is just a dump or not having any contents. In this situation Under Construction page is really helpful to keep your visitors informed about what’s going on.
Under construction page consisting RSS Feeds, E-mail Forms for collecting emails of your potential customers, as well as adding Twitter & FB fanpage is helpful to keep your visitors tuned with site updates. It helps you to build your sites presence before even launching the site. When your site is completed and ready to be launched you can inform them by sending email’s you have collected. And guess what? You already have your potential customers to get a nice bump in traffic on your site’s launch day.
So first of all you need a nice Under Construction theme for your Wordpres Site. Below I have listed 10+ best free wordpress under construction themes & some WP plugin’s to get you kick started for your new WP site. Themes are listed randomly & not in its chronological order, because these themes are so beautiful & responsive, I’m just unable arrange them accordingly.
Simply great looking landing page theme for wp, it allows you to keep your visitors informed while you are busy in building your new website. It supports few different color skins, twitter & facebook sharing, e-mail forms and countdown timer. Landis theme is available free.
PROS: Color skins, twitter sharing, facebook sharing, countdown timer, PSD files included, short code generator.
CONS: You need to sign-up before downloading.
Launcher is a free responsive wp theme integrated with social media. I loved the most creative part of this theme is the rocket launching effect, just mouse over on the rocket and see it getting started to launch. Theme also supports tablet & mobile layout, subscription box, countdown timer and yet easy to configure.
PROS: supports Mobile & Tablet layout, rocket launching effect, easy to configure, FREE for commercial and personal use.
CONS: you need to sign-up before downloading.
PlaceHolder is clean & responsive WP theme available Free to download. Supports functional countdown timer, integrated with social media support, facebook, twitter, RSS subscriber and email op-in form allows visitors stay tuned with your site updates. It also supports google fonts and 5 alternative color styles to choose from.
PROS: Typography support with google fonts, 5 color schemes, countdown timer, and social media support, available free.
CONS: Requires registration to download.
Delicious Under construction is free WP theme and available for free, theme also supports e-mail op-in forms, social media integration, clean black web design and a functional countdown timer.
PROS: Clean & black design, FREE for personal & commercial use, social media integration, e-mail op-in form, direct download available.
launchPad is a free responsive WP Theme from themeshaper. It supports easy theme options, feedburner integration, Email & RSS. It is licensed under GPL.
PROS: GPL Licence Free to mess with it, FeedBurner email & RSS integration, Direct download.
CONS: No social media integration, no Countdown timer.
BeBack is simple and elegant WP Theme, supports countdown timer, date to launch, progress bar, logo uploader, typography & available free to download.
PROS: launch Date, Countdown timer, Progress bar, free direct download.
CONS: No social sharing integration, no e-mail op-in form.
Timelaph is a sleek & dark wordpress theme, supports feedburner integration, e-mail op-in form, live theme customizer, custom layouts and color schemes. Timelaph is built with Upthemes Framework supporting multi language option, mobile & tablet layout and available free to use.
PROS: Feedburner integration, email op-in form, Free direct download
CONS: No countdown timer, no launch date, no progress bar, no social media integration.
Changing room is a twisted name for under construction or coming soon page it is a fully responsive WP theme, supports Feedburner integration for RSS feeds & e-mail op-in forms. Let your visitors know about, you are busy in getting dressed up in style for the fully revamped site launch.
PROS: Free direct download, new twisted name to coming soon tag, color switcher, text customizer.
CONS: Countdown timer not available.
Coming soon plugin allows you to add customized under construction page or coming soon screen to your visitors, while admin & logged in user can see fully functional site with applied theme. It allows you to fix bugs, nasty screen & any upgrades to your site without knowing your visitors by displaying any errors until you want to. With this plugin you can add countdown timer, email subscription forms integrated win feedburner and also supports social media integration.
PROS: Color scheme selector, countdown timer, social media integration, available free for commercial and personal use, direct download.
Just awesome coming soon template for WP by Templatic, It’s fully customizable text, colors, background image add product launch and much more where your imagination is limit.
PROS: Fully customizable, add social media integration, email op-in forms, free to use & download.
CONS: need to add coming soon plugin to display countdown timer.
Just another best under construction plugin by Themefuse, Features twitter & facebook integration, newsletter subscription, countdown timer, custom admin message, 11 customized backgrounds as well as you can add custom logo.
PROS: 11 beautiful backgrounds, social media integration, progress bar, free to use, direct download.
These are the best 10+ free wordpress under construction templates and plugins I found best to use for personal & commercial projects. Please feel free to comment below about this post, it help us to keep improving. Contact us if you find more of themes like this to be added in our future post. BEST OF LUCK! For your new WordPress Site Launch.