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Under Construction Page Plugin Review

Under Construction Page Plugin Review 

Are you a website/blog/online business owner?

Then today’s review will definitely be of interest to you.

Today we come up to you with our first ever review of a WordPress Plugin. Yes, we’re with the review of the plugin called “Under Construction Page”.

Now in the case of this particular plugin, the name gives away most of what it does.

Under Construction page plugin review

But still, for the sake of it:

What does the plugin do?

Even gone through a period where something on your website is just not right?

Maybe the UI is completely messed up because of the new theme you installed or perhaps it’s just not working the way you want it to.

What do you do?

Get to work on fixing the website of course, but what about the visitors you get on your website during the aforementioned time frame where you try to figure out what the hell is wrong with your website?



Surely you don’t want them to use the broken mess of the website you have at the particular moment. So again, I ask you. What would you do?

You’d turn to the Under Construction Page Plugin. (Obviously. What else could I possibly talk about in the review of the product?)

Under Construction Page Plugin Review

Under Construction Page plugin is built for those times where you want to hide your website from the public eye. Being a website owner myself I know how badly bad press can affect your work. And unhappy customers is nothing other than bad press. Something you strictly want to avoid.’

 

The plugin provides an overlay on your website that not only lets the customer know that the website is not functioning quite as it was supposed to but also the fact that you’re currently stressing every sinew in your body trying to get it right. (Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit here. Maybe.)

Here are a few samples:

Under Construction Page Plugin Review

How to install the plugin?

Follow the usual routine:

  • Open WordPress admin, go to Plugins, click Add New
  • Enter “under construction page” in search and hit Enter
  • Plugin will show up as the first on the list, click “Install Now”
  • Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Settings menu

Or if needed, upload manually:

  • Download the plugin.
  • Unzip it and upload to wp-content/plugin/
  • Open WordPress admin – Plugins and click “Activate” next to the plugin
  • Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Settings menu

Features:

  • Under construction mode – off / on
  • End date & time – automatically disable construction mode on a set date
  • Google Analytics Tracking ID – enable tracking via Google Analytics
  • Theme – a new one is added with each update, test all available themes
  • Custom CSS – adjust any part of the page to fit your needs
  • Title – page title, for SEO
  • Description – page description, for SEO
  • Headline – main headline/title
  • Content – anything you need to display, from styled text to images
  • Login Button – show a discrete link to the login form, or WP admin if you’re logged in
  • Social icons/links – new ones are added with every update; let us know if we missed your favorite ones
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Google+
  4. LinkedIn
  5. YouTube
  6. Vimeo
  7. Pinterest
  8. Dribbble
  9. Behance
  10. Instagram
  11. Email
  12. Phone
  13. Skype
  14. WhatsApp
  15. Tumblr
  • Whitelisted User Roles – user roles who see the site, instead of maintenance page
  • Whitelisted Users – users who see the site, instead of maintenance page

The Verdict

An essential app/plugin for every website owner. Under Construction Page plugin is a simple, easy to use and FREE WordPress plugin that’ll make dealing with a broken/ faulty website as simple as flicking a button.

Really.

Also, the social buttons are a big selling point for me. The customers are directly led to your social networks where you can update them constantly on how the work is progressing.

Would give this plugin a solid recommendation.

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