Coming soon landing page is indeed a great way to get subscriber before the launch of your new site and I shared list of the best plugins which help you to create coming soon landing page on a WordPress blog. Of all the options I researched, I selected SeedProd plugin. There is a free option for the plugin which you can download from the official WordPress repo over here, and since the pro version offered much better features, I spend $24.65 to get the pro version of this plugin. If you are wondering what are the features of pro-version, below image is your best guide: (Click on the image for full preview):
This is indeed one great premium plugin for launching soon landing page, but before you purchase it; read the complete review and decide if these are the features you are looking for or not. For me, this WordPress plugin is working great and so far the conversion is great.
How to Install and configure Seedprod WordPress plugin:
You can purchase the plugin right now which will cost $24.65 with coupon code “GET15OFF”.
On the payment confirmation page, you will get your license key and download link to the pro version of the plugin. Click on download and save the plugin on your desktop.
Now, Install and activate the plugin on the website where you want to show the launching soon page. Click on Settings > Coming soon pro and enter your license key, which will enable automatic update of the plugin. Now, you need to start configuring the plugin to add Launching soon page on your homepage.
On the settings page, you can start customising the text and don’t forget to enable the status to “Enable Coming Soon Mode” at the top.
Email Subscriber list:
I use Aweber for managing my Email list, and you can select your Email newsletter service from the form settings. You also have an option to save the Email subscriber to the database, but I highly recommend you to use an Email marketing service. You can test drive Aweber for $1 only from this link. Click on drop down from the settings, and select Aweber; now click on Authorize App to configure Seedprod to use Aweber for capturing Emails.
Don’t forget to create an Email list on Aweber to use with your new Website. You can follow this quick guide to learn creating an Email list on Aweber.
Along with this, you can also add share buttons, add links to your social-media profile to further spice up your coming soon page. If you have your graphics ready, you can use that also for giving the custom look to your design.
SEO Settings and Analytics Integration:
If you are launching a professional website or membership site, I suggest you to keep everything perfect from day one. Seedprod plugin let you add SEO values and also you can quickly integrate it with Google Analytics. All the configuration can be done on the Settings page, and even without any technical skills you can configure it. If in doubt, feel free to ask me via comments.
Responsive design is activated by default and if you need to add any header or footer script, you can do the same from Settings > Advanced. There are ample amount of options to configure and customise. At the price tag of $25, this is the best Launching soon WordPress plugin you can get. You can also upgrade to develop version which will let you use the Seedprod plugin on any number of WordPress sites. You can also use this plugin as a maintenance mode plugin, which will ensure you make most out of your site down time or maintenance time.
Here is how my site looks after 10 minutes of configuration:
I also verified the design on mobile site, and it looks pretty sleek. You can check it yourself at http://Shoutuniversity.com (Open in a new tab).
Over all I found Seedprod to be an excellent plugin for a non designer like me to create a coming soon page within minutes of time. If you have a domain which you are planning to use in coming days, I would highly recommend to have a launching soon page and get your first few Email subscribers and Social media following before the actual launch. Here is a video review of Seedprod Pro plugin:
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