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Creating a landing page

You can create a landing page for a visually striking way to convey important information or make announcements on your site. Creating a landing page is great for:

  • "Coming soon" or "Under construction" pages
  • Newsletter signups
  • Product reveals
  • Unique 404 error pages
  • Wedding announcements

Before you begin

Domains that aren’t connected to a site have parking pages. These show the domain, but don’t support pages or lock screens.

Option 1 - Use a lock screen

If you add a site-wide password, people who visit your site will see a lock screen. The default style is light gray with minimal text, but you can customize it to turn it into an on-brand landing page. This gives most visitors a general page to find, and anyone with the password can enter it to view the site's other pages.

This option is available for trial and paid sites, making it ideal for a "Coming soon" or "Under construction" page when you're still working on your site.

To use a lock screen as your landing page:

  1. Set a site-wide password.
  2. Design your lock screen. For example, you can add text like Coming Soon or Under Construction.
  3. Share the password with anyone you want to preview your site.

Here's an example of a lock screen used as an Under Construction page: 

Option 2 - Use a page

For a more customizable option without password-only access, you can use a page. For this option, your site must be paid and set to Public. This option is great when you have an existing site and want to draw attention to an important update, new product, or newsletter signup.

The pages you can use depend on your site's version.

Layout Page with a single section

You can add a Layout Page with a single section to create a simple and eye-catching landing page. To use a Layout Page for your landing page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click +.
  2. Click Blank Page, then click Edit on the page.
  3. Click + and select Add Blank +.
  4. Add text to the Text Block, or add more blocks.
  5. Click the pencil icon.
  6. Click Background to add a background image or video, or click Colors to select a background color.
  7. Hover over Done and click Save.
  8. Upgrade to paid service, if you haven't already.
  9. In the Site Availaibility panel, select Public to publish the page.

Hide header elements

If you want to prevent visitors from navigating elsewhere on your site, or if you want the content in the page section to stand alone, you can hide most header and navigation elements.

Keep in mind:

  • It's not possible to hide your site title or logo
  • This affects your whole site

To hide header elements:

  1. Click Edit on the page, then hover over the header and click Edit Site Header.
  2. Click Elements and switch the toggles for ButtonSocial Links, and Cart off.
  3. Hover over Done and click Save.
  4. In the Pages panel, move all your pages to the Not Linked section, including your landing page. This prevents them from appearing as navigation links.

Cover Page

Cover Pages have built-in tools for adding imagery, text, branding, and calls to action to a standalone, full-bleed page.

To use a Cover Page as your landing page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click +.
  2. Add a Cover Page.
  3. Upgrade to paid service, if you haven't already.
  4. In the Site Availaibility panel, select Public to publish the page.

 

Layout Page

Layout Pages are the standard page type for your site, where you can add all types of content with our built-in blocks. To use a Layout Page as an Under Construction page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click +.
  2. Click Blank, then click Edit on the page.
  3. Add text to the Text Block, or add more blocks.
  4. Click Save after adding your content.
  5. Upgrade to paid service, if you haven't already.
  6. In the Site Availability panel, select Public to publish your site.

Landing pages as homepages

If you want your landing page to be the first thing visitors see when they come to your site, set it as your homepage. If you created a "Coming soon" or "Under construction" page, hide all your other pages from visitors by disabling them.

Landing pages and SEO

Lock screens hide the site from search engines automatically, but if you’re using a page, search engines might index the page so it can appear in search results. To hide the page from search engines, use a "noindex” tag

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