Date: 11/8/19 2 Minutes To Read
Now we’re getting to the exciting part of the journey. In the previous article in the series you learned about installing WordPress. You’re almost ready to start building your site. But before we get there, you need to create a maintenance or “under construction” page. It’s like a screen to cover your site until it’s ready for launch.
A maintenance or “under construction” page lets you develop your site behind the scenes and launch it only when you’re ready.
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WordPress Maintenance Page Plugins
Alternatives To Plugins
Why Use a Maintenance Page?
Your site is new. This means you haven’t built up significant traffic yet. You can use this easy time to your advantage. Build your site in the background before launching it to the public.
Also, while your maintenance page is up, your site is not being crawled by search engines. This means your site is invisible until you’re ready to launch it. If search engines start crawling your site before it’s complete, they will be saving a poor, underdeveloped version of your site. This is not good for your future rankings. You want to only release your site when you think the world is ready for it.
In the next article, you will learn about choosing a theme for your site.