Plugin Reviews

WP Construction Mode

Display a customizable Under Construction or Coming Soon landing page for all users except the admin. Perfect for developing on a live server!

31 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
Few Pro features work, hardly
By ,

I have the latest version of WordPress, and I paid for the Pro version of this plugin, probably the worst plugin I have purchased in the last 18 months.

Most features in the Pro version do not work. The moving background template doesn't work, so leaves you with the original template. The new features in that template do not work again, like google analytics, I had to hire someone to fiddle wit the code to make it work as it adds characters.

The mobile version looks awful, the buttons's positions are fixed and they fall on top of texts, resulting in distortion,

and the list goes on...

Well done and great support
By , for WP 4.3.1

It works well and is good looking, even if you are using the free version. I had a problem with the last update, and they have fixed it in just some hours, great work and good assistance!

nice plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

nice free plugin and excellent support

easy to use
By , for WP 4.3.1

nice free plugin, give it a try.

Sends "301 PERMANENTLY MOVED" header
By ,

This plugin will kill any SEO you have, because it sends a 301 PERMANENTLY MOVED header instead of a 503 Temporarily Unavailable header! DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU WANT TO RUIN YOUR SEO!

Brilliant. This is exaclty what I wanted. Easy to use.
By ,

I was trying to find something like Sitelock for Joomla, but for WordPress and this plugin is brilliant. Couldn't be simpler to use. I'm tempted to buy the pro version for some of the pro features like the day/hours countdown and the contact form.

Finally - one that WORKS!
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've tried several under construction plugins and had to quickly abandon them for one reason or another. This one is great because it is easy to use and it does a great job at the Free level. If I continue to enjoy this plugin, I will purchase the Pro version.

Works flawlessly
By , for WP 4.2.2

excellent plugin, does the job.

Edit: changed rating from 2* to 5* as got confused earlier as plugin didnt worked in chrome, i had Menu pointing to wrong subdomain. worked great in chrome/firefox both

Make sure you are logged out when testing
By Plugin Author, for WP 4.2.1

A comment/question I am getting a lot is "the plugin isn't working"

If Construction Mode is set to ON, then it is definitely on.

The plugin is programmed in a way that lets the admin/editor of the site to continue seeing the site normally, however anyone who is logged out will see the Under Construction mode as intended.

I built this plugin originally for myself, because I was developing many sites for clients on the live server and I didn't want google finding the site or anyone seeing it either until it was done, while I continued building the website. And figured there are many others who do the same that could use this plugin.

I have noticed a few negative (1 star) reviews resulting from this. Users are expecting to see the Construction Mode right away ( while logged in ). I regularly get this question too.

When testing, you can either click on Preview or open the site incognito, or log out then visit the site!

thank you

very bad plugin
By ,

this is a useless plugin. it does not do as it says on the tin.

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