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Custom Code

In some instances, all modules that are available with Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode PRO may not be enough. That’s why we have included the option to add custom code.

Whether you want to style the page into more details or add something to the header & footer, you can do it.

Please double-check any custom code you enter in the Advanced Settings. Any typos or mistakes will affect the appearance of the page.

Custom CSS Code

If you want to style the coming soon page into very details, you will need to work with custom CSS. Find selectors you want to modify, write the CSS code, and save changes.

Write only the CSS code, and please do not include the <style> tags. Code is placed in the page’s <head> tag.

Custom Head Code

The code will be outputted before the closing <head> tag. This time, make sure you include <style>, <script>, or any other tags as the code is outputted as-is, without being wrapped in any tags. If you are not sure how this works, leave it empty.

Custom Footer Code

The code will be outputted before the closing <body> tag. Make sure you include <style>, <script>, or any other tags as the code is outputted as-is, without being wrapped in any tags.

Custom code settings

Send no-cache Headers

When you start working on your coming soon page, Facebook and other social media sites will create a custom preview when this page is shared via social media services. If you would like to avoid this, turn on the “Send no-cache Headers” option.

Normal visitors won’t notice any differences with the option enabled.

no-cache Headers

Disable Coming Soon Toolbar Menu

When you install the plugin, it will create an icon on your WordPress toolbar (a bar on top of the screen that’s usually visible while you’re logged in). This icon will always show the status of your coming soon page, as well as hold a few important links you will need when working with a coming soon page.

If you do not need the icon, you can quickly remove it by turning on the “Disable Coming Soon Toolbar Menu” option from the Advanced settings.

Coming Soon Toolbar Menu

Force SSL on Coming Soon Page

Sometimes, even when you have a valid SSL certificate, people may still land on the insecure version. By enabling this option, you can redirect people to the secure version (https) of your coming soon page. The redirection only works for the coming soon page; not for the entire site and not for the preview.

DO NOT enable this option unless you have a valid SSL certificate installed. Check if you do by opening your site via the HTTPS protocol –

Force SSL

Enable WordPress Rest API

Allow WordPress REST API calls while Coming Soon mode is enabled.

wordpress rest api

Export, Import & Reset Settings

Sometimes, you will need to reinstall the plugin or maybe even transfer the entire website. In cases where you would have to delete the plugin and lose settings, Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode PRO has got you covered.

Also, in case you need a fresh start, you don’t have to bring each and every option back manually. You can just reset settings, and everything will be exactly as it was after you installed the plugin for the first time.

Export Settings

To export settings, please:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Coming Soon PRO -> Advanced
  2. Scroll down and click the “Export Settings” button

export settings

The plugin will generate a text document with a unique name and date of creation. You will need this file when you decide to import settings back to the plugin (on the same or new domain).

All settings are exported except license details. You can safely transfer (export and then import) settings between different domains/sites.

Import Settings

When you decide to import settings, please:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Coming Soon PRO -> Advanced
  2. Scroll down and find the “Import Settings” button
  3. Click the “Choose file” button and search for an export file (i.e.,: comingsoonwp-com-2018-03-15-coming-soon-pro.txt)
  4. Select the file and click the “Import Settings” blue button

import settings

All settings are imported and overwritten except for the license details.

Reset Settings

If you would like a fresh start, you can simply reset settings. Just navigate to Settings -> Coming Soon PRO -> Advanced and scroll all the way down. Click the “Reset Settings” button.

Please note that by clicking the button, you will revert all settings (except license details) to their default values. There is no undo.

Reset Settings

Reset Stats

If you want to reset only statistics collected by the plugin, click the button and confirm.

Reset Stats

Overwrite WordPress default maintenance page

When updating WordPress themes or plugins, your site becomes unavailable for a short period of time. Instead of showing errors, WordPress prepares a simple maintenance page telling people that the update is underway.

If you want to write a custom message for this purpose, turn on the feature and quickly edit the maintenance content.

How to Overwrite WordPress Default Maintenance Page?

  1. Go to Settings -> Coming Soon PRO
  2. Open the “Advanced” tab
  3. Scroll down and click on the icon
  4. Write the title & content of your new maintenance page
  5. Save changes

Now, if someone stumbles upon your site while you’re doing quick updates, the new page will be shown instead of the default one.


Documentation didn't help? Contact support!

Customers who purchased and have a valid PRO license - contact our support via the contact form built into the plugin or use the general contact form. If you're using the later method please include your license key in the message or contact us via the email address used when purchasing. This speeds things along.

Using the free version? We have you covered too. Head over to the forums. First look at older threads and if you don't find anything useful open a new thread. Support is community-powered so it can take some time to get an answer. If you need premium support this second - upgrade to PRO.