How to setup a holding page

A holding page is a temporary front cover for your website (usually displaying your logo and some 'coming soon' text).

It's used in case you're not quite ready for your website to go live yet or want to take it down for a period of time (for whatever reason).

Here's an example of a holding page...

When you activate your website's holding page if any visitor goes to a page on your website they won't see the normal page, they'll see the holding page that you setup.

The holding page can be deactivated by entering a password (set when configuring the holding page). When viewing the website click the padlock icon that appears in the bottom right of the screen.

Setting up your holding page

Select 'themes' from the left menu and then 'holding page'.

Click to switch the holding page on (as shown on the screenshot below).

Upload your logo or image that you'd like to display on your holding page by clicking the 'choose file' button and selecting the file from your computer's hard drive.

If you want to display some text beneath your logo/image then you can enter this in the 'holding page text' area.

Enter a password so you can unlock the holding page. This password will not be encrypted by our system so please don't use a 'sensitive' password here (such as one that you use on other websites or your ShopWired account password).

Once done, click the 'save changes' button.

Turning off your holding page

When you want to display your normal website's pages (and turn-off the holding page) then simply click the switch to turn it off and click the 'save changes' button.