This is probably the best WordPress maintenance mode plugin for budget-minded people because the plugin is totally free! Of course, it doesn’t offer that bunch of premium features, but if you are looking for a barebone set of options for a simple coming soon page in WordPress, it should suffice.
The plugin’s toolkit provides all basic customization and marketing options for placing your website into the maintenance mode:
- Customizable background image (place your custom image), texts, colors and fonts.
- Ability to set a Countdown timer.
- Email subscription form to capture emails of your visitors.
- Support for WordPress multisite (manage multiple websites independently).
- Support for social media icons.
- Chatbot feature aimed at interacting with visitors to get them to subscribe to updates at the end (quite a unique feature, actually).
- Ability to exclude custom login URLs from the maintenance mode.
The configuration process shouldn’t be a hassle since plugin’s interface is quite self-explanatory.