For my October Challenge, one of my goals is to figure out how to create an "in-construction" webpage that my domain points to while I build out my main website.
On my "in-construction" page, I also want to have an email capture form.
My plan is to use WordPress for my blog platform and I have BlueHost as my hosting service.
Here are my questions:
1) Anyone have any tips/ideas/suggestions for how I learn:
2) Anyone have any favorite mailing lists that they like that they can recommend?
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Great to see you here posting again.
I appreciate your friendly help and outreach to other people, too. (And so do they, of course!)
I'm not sure exactly how this is done in Wordpress but in most blog systems you can "set" a specific page or post to appear as your main home page, even though it is not.
So your "under construction" page is actually a page on your site.
You build your real home page and then, when ready, change the redirects from the construction page to point to the "real" home page instead.
Anyone handy with Wordpress that can offer more specific suggs to Lleslle here?
As for email programs, that's worth it's own separate discussion. Can you start one so we can help you better with that separately?
Thanks for your kind comments! It's nice to be back posting again. :-)
Thanks for the tip too about having the email program question be in a separate discussion. Will definitely kick that off in another thread soon.
Hi Lleslle How you know I'm a Spanish speaker..but I want to help you. If you have a wordpress installations under your hosting.
You can set up a static page en wordpress, while you work in the finish version of your site. Only you must to go Reading Setting, and then in the "Front page display" section select "A static page (Select below)" In front page you must select the page you want to set as default.
Before this step, you have created the page you want to set as home page .... this you can do it from the PAGE option, Add Page.
That is all.
I Hope that helps and above all I hope you understand me.
PS: youtube video tutorial about this http://youtu.be/4-LbtPekf5c
I LOVE step-by-step instructions and the youtube video tutorial was great to see too! Thank you for sharing.
Okee-dokes, it looks easy enough, I hope. :-) I'll let you know how it goes!
WooThemes has a plugin called WooDoJo that is a bundle of plugins (kind of like Jetpack is), and it has a maintenance mode in there where you can turn the maintenance mode on/off. It will also give you a place to put some text and I think you can use html in there so if you have a opt-in form it might accept the code for it.
I have looked at several of these. If you search for "maintenance" or "coming soon" in the plugins directory on wordpress.org you'll see plenty of options. Just make sure you check that it is compatible with the latest WordPress version (3.6.1 at this time).
Here is the link to the WooDoJo plugin: http://www.woothemes.com/woodojo/
Hope this helps,
This looks pretty awesome too because I'm seeing that there are some options. I'm definitely going to play around with a maintenance mode on/off plugin as well because maybe that's what I should use rather than building out a special landing page. Hmmm. GTK (Good To Know)!
Also, funny sidenote: Now I know what Jetpack is. I saw that and avoided it like the plague because I didn't know what it was and I didn't want to break anything. Now I know it's a bundle of plugins. Heh, heh! Oh, yes, I still have a lot to learn. :-)
Let ya know how it goes!
I actually use jetpack on only one website. No particular reason. I just usually find plugins that have better options. Plus, for some of those you have to have a wordpress.com user/pass which is fine, but if you don't login to your account for a long time they delete it I think.
I know you are going to start a new conversation on e-mail programs. However Mailchimp has info on a launch page that they recommend that can capture e-mail address and put them into your Mailchimp acct (I use Mailchimp) You can have a look here: http://blog.mailchimp.com/wordpress-plugins-for-mailchimp/ It is called Launch and is for WordPress.
Who else has ideas for Lleslle.