How to install a WordPress under construction or coming soon page in 2021

Last updated August 10, 2021

This time we’ll be learning how to install a WordPress under construction and coming soon page so you can develop or upgrade your WordPress website without other people viewing your work in progress.

We’ll be using the amazing, free and well supported Under Construction plugin from WebFactory. This is our favourite coming soon plugin and one that we use frequently.

Here is an example of the end result of what you will see after you follow this guide:

You can also view the video version of this guide at the bottom of this post.

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Step 1: Install and activate the Under Construction plugin

Login to your WordPress website and install the Under Construction plugin through the WordPress admin area. This installation process is covered in more detail in the video below.

Step 2: Set the correct plugin settings

Once the Under Construction plugin is installed you can jump into the plugin settings through the top of the page under the new “Under Construction” menu item.

Choose your coming soon page template:

Navigate to the “Design” settings tab of the plugin and choose a template you want to use, there are lots of beautiful free templates that come with the Under Construction plugin and don’t be afraid to preview and experiment until you find the design that looks great for you.

Once you have done that you can navigate to the “Content” settings tab, scroll down and change the headline and page content to the text you want to use:

It is always a great idea to add your contact details to the page so people can contact you while your website is under construction.

After you’ve set these basic settings you are ready to go! Head over to the “Main” settings tab and activate the under construction / coming soon page you have just created.

That’s it! You now have an under construction page that people can view. When you are not logged in to your website you will see the coming soon page. (other website visitors will still see the under construction page though).

View the video guide:

Thanks for checking out this guide. Let me know your questions in the comments.

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