Comments on: Do We Really Need More “Coming Soon” Themes and Plugins? http://www.themelab.com/more-coming-soon-themes/ We build High Quality, Good Looking Premium WordPress Themes that are Easy to Use and ready for just about anything. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:43:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Joe http://www.themelab.com/more-coming-soon-themes/#comment-23836 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:09:34 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=3317#comment-23836 I do like the coming soon plugin for the same reason as Rudd. Also I don’t see why we need multiple choices for a coming soon theme. They all say the same thing “coming soon”

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By: Rudd http://www.themelab.com/more-coming-soon-themes/#comment-23811 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:27:09 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=3317#comment-23811 I prefer to use coming soon plugin instead of coming soon. The difference between both of them is with plugin, you can tweak or edit your theme in the background without anyone seeing it, while if you use coming soon theme, you won’t be able to activate other theme and edit it.

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By: Ed Holtzman http://www.themelab.com/more-coming-soon-themes/#comment-23738 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:27:08 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=3317#comment-23738 I find the ‘coming soon’ functionality highly useful during the dev/design phase but I much prefer the plugin method as I can eliminate some steps from the workflow by developing on the live domain/server. With a coming soon/maintenance mode plugin I can develop the site using the theme I want in the end result with the site only visible to logged in users. That way I can develop in real-time and provide the client with a login so they can collaborate. When ready to launch, it’s as simple as disabling a plugin to “pull back the curtain” and launch.

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By: Darren http://www.themelab.com/more-coming-soon-themes/#comment-23737 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:15:19 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=3317#comment-23737 Interesting post Leland! I do think time could be better spent on other plugins/themes but at the same time, I don’t see any problem with theme/plugin developers building coming soon themes/plugins, I’d imagine as you did with your IceChimp that they’ve their own personal motives for deciding to make a coming soon theme.

We’d be stupid to think along the lines of “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”

As with most industries, I think WordPress developers “play it safe” so to speak. We need more crazy ideas!!! They’ll be the things we take for granted when they’re part of everyday life. I’ll always welcome new, incrementally better coming soon themes though.

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