When you are planning to launch a new website, product or company it is often wise to publish a pre-launch page on the same domain. This not only notifies the public of when you plan to go live as many include count down timers, but it builds a buzz around your brand/product/company launch and also allows you to collect the email address of potential customers.
Many of the ‘coming soon’ wordpress themes below highlight their email opt-in fields as well as social icons to increase the connection between your company and potential customers. This is bar better than just having a blank page or using some very simple under construction design which has no functionality allowing users to interact and engage. There have been many examples of these pre-launch pages collecting thousands of email addresses before the main site goes live.
So, here are the the best under construction and coming soon wordpress themes. We hope you find one that you like and works well for you or your business.
Deploy is a single page landing theme which has Twitter, MailChimp and Contact Form 7 integration elements included so you should have no compatibility issues. If you don’t have a MailChimp account you can easily use the WP Opt-In plugin which the theme author has also integrated into Deploy. The stylish countdown clock can be changed easily and there is also international .mo/.po files included making language changes very simple. There are 3 background color options (dark, light & wood).
Caelus is a single page theme that has 2 main designs – one a single page landing design for app promotions and the other a single page coming soon design which we have shown above. The design shows a large timer and encourages visitors to leave their email address to get notification of when the theme will go live.
Time To Meet
This is a stylish under construction website theme with fill screen image background and flat style UI elements. It is minimal and highlights the email capture box to increase newsletter opt ins from potential customers. The design is responsive and you can change the color scheme, image background slideshow and fonts in the admin area. The documentation will show you had to do this quickly.
Solostream’s Parkit is a simple “Coming Soon” landing page theme. It can be used as a teaser site design for unfinished websites or upcoming new products. Parkit allows capturing of email addresses and other contact details of site visitors. It has a countdown timer so visitors know how long they have to wait until your site or product is ready. The Coming Soon message can be customized and as well as the Thank You message part. Parkit has integrated support for Google Analytics and Social Network sharing.
This is a free theme from MyThemesShop and has an easy to edit countdown timer in admin area, social icon buttons and a subscription box. It is fully responsive.
Launchville is a simple one page holding page which keeps your audience informed of when your new site will be ready by showing a large countdown timer. There are also plenty of social links to keep connected to your potential customers. It has a full screen minimal and clean design, responsive layout, unlimited colours and integrated email subscription service.
Created with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, Working is a ‘Coming Soon’ wordpress theme that allows you to add several images on the holding screen which is a bit different to most of the under construction themes. All the main elements can be changed in the admin area and the theme has a responsive layout for mobile devices. MailChimp email subscriber is integrated and it comes with all layered PSD files. All in all, a goo option for a coming soon website template if you want to showcase several images.
Blend Coming Soon WordPress theme has a countdown timer, portfolio pages, email and subscription pages, custom posts, splash screen and comes with 58 layered PSD files for you to customize if you wish. It has more options and style variations that the majority of themes in this category so you should take a look if you need a bit more functionality in your holding page.
Felice - Free Theme
Felice is a well designed free theme designed for holding pages when a website is under construction. Its is suited to ecommerce or craft related websites. It has a progress bar, several theme options and adapts to screen size through its responsive framework.