A compelling coming soon page can make or break a website launch. It allows you to find out how interested potential users/readers are beforehand and when done right can help you build a community base of user emails and social follows prior to launch. There are a number of tools out there specifically for this purpose but one that caught my eye recently was Seed Prod’s Coming Soon Pro.
After seeing some examples of what the Coming Soon Pro plugin could do I decided to get the developer license and test it out myself. I’m going to walk you through the process I took over the course of about half a day to make what I think turned out to be a really attractive coming soon page for the WordPress version of my popular tumblr blog – The Astonishing Post. Below is my final result, but like I said, I’ll walk you through how I got there step by step starting with my initial download and installation.