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Creating an Under Construction page

You can add an Under Construction or Coming Soon page to maintain your web presence and build anticipation while you work on your site. Use a Cover Page, Lock Screen, or Regular Page depending on the layout you want to achieve.

Step 1 - Build the Under Construction page

Option 1 - Use a Cover Page

Cover Pages are simple and eye-catching, and they make great Under Construction pages. Cover Pages have built-in tools for adding imagery, text, branding, and calls to action in a standalone, full-bleed page.

Here are two examples of Cover Pages used as Under Construction pages.

Tip: Create a form in the Action section of the Cover Page builder to collect email addresses before your site launches.

Option 2 - Use a Lock Screen

You can design a custom Lock Screen to serve as an Under Construction page while still allowing select visitors to access your site. Like a Cover Page, the Lock Screen features built-in tools for adding imagery, text, and branding.

You can use a custom Lock Screen with a site password or a homepage with a page password.

Here's an example of a Lock Screen used as an Under Construction page. It contains a general message for most visitors, while also containing a password field to allow select access.

Option 3 - Use a Regular Page

For a more DIY approach, you can use a Regular Page. This may be a good option if you want to use blocks or add custom code.

Here's an example of a Regular Page used as an Under Construction page. It includes an Image Block, two Text Blocks, and a Social Links block:

Step 2 - Set the homepage

After building the page, you can set it as your homepage so it's what visitors see when they visit your domain.

In the Home Menu, click Pages. Hover over the page title, and click the next to the title to open Page Settings.

In Page Settings, scroll down and click Set As Homepage.

Note: To learn more, visit Setting a Homepage.

Step 3 - Set page passwords

You may want to set page passwords for all pages except the Under Construction page while you work on your site. This restricts access and prevents search engines from indexing them.

To learn more, visit Setting a page password.

Step 4 - Move other pages

To make the Under Construction page the only visible page on your site, drag and drop other pages to the Not Linked section in the Pages panel. You can also move the Under Construction page to the Not Linked section to remove it from navigation menus.

We recommend this step if you use a Regular Page as your Under Construction page.

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