Adding an Under Construction page
Posted by - NA - on 02 November 2011 05:07 PM
Adding an Under Construction Page
We have a lot of clients ask about how they can set their sites up as "Under Construction", while they work on their content :)
With a Flash template, this is very easy:
First, remove the 'entry links' on your splash page via your sitezadmin > Edit Site menu and Section Content tab > Edit Splash page.
To remove them, simply remove the content from both the link and link text fields.
Then, add a custom message for your visitors to the 'Additonal Info / HTML field, and add some sort of "Under Construction" image (this can be just about anything you would like!)
SAVE your changes, and the result will be similar to this:
PLEASE NOTE: While this will stop MOST visitors, it is still possible to access your site using direct links, such as www.yourdomain.com/site, etc.
If you would prefer to upload a file, you can do so via FTP.
We have a free Under Construction file available at http://portfoliositez.com/UnderConstructionindex.html (simply pull the page up, right click, and save!)
Once you have downloaded the file, you will want to access your template files via FTP.
You will want to change the name of your default splash page from index.php to something like index.phpORG, then upload this file, and rename it index.html :)
This will stop visitors, and will still allow you to access your sitezadmin!
When you are ready for your site to be available online again, you will need only delete the index.html file, and rename the original index file back to index.pho!
If you have additional questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!