2011-08-16 3:37 pm EST
Having an under construction page while working with WordPress is easy, because WordPress using php and not html.
When someone visits your site in their browser, index.html will always display first, and if no index.html is present then index.php will display. Since WordPress uses index.php, if you insert your own custom index.html page that shows your site as "Under Construction" that is the page that will load first.
Another advantage of this is you can still test your WordPress site out by going to the index page directly. For example, if your website is mydomain.com, if a visitor goes to mydomain.com then the "Under Construction" index.html page will load first. But if you type in mydomain.com/index.php, the WordPress site will load. Then once your site is no longer under construction, all you have to do is delete the index.html page and your site will be live!
If you want to just use WordPress to display the "Under Construction" you can just make a <a href="http://www.webhostinghub.com/support/edu/wordpress/101-getting-started/post-message">WordPress Post</a> that says that your site is under construction. As long as no other posts are made, the "Under Construction" post will always stay at the top of the page.
If you have any other questions about creating the Under Construction page, just let us know!
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