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Acacia: Coming Soon

Your Guide to Creating Elements of the Acacia Theme for WordPress


Acacia introduces a Coming Soon page which allows you to display a stylish page indicating that your site is either being worked on or under construction. This page includes a countdown timer, your logo, and an area for text you can use to share any information you would like to about the pending release.

You can also have users subscribe to a newsletter should you wish to email them and let them know when the site is up, as well as keep in touch to share regular updates and information.

How to Enable/Disable the Page

The Coming Soon page can be enabled or disabled from the Gizmos tab in Theme Settings. You can opt to create an override for this page, or enable it on your primary theme, accordingly. You can reach this option by navigating to Administration -> Acacia Theme -> Gizmos and turning Coming Soon Page on or off.

How to Make Changes

Making changes to the Coming Soon page will require you to access a file and make manual changes yourself. It is not as difficult as it sounds. All of the changes you might want to make to this page can be done by visiting /themes/rt_acacia_wp/comingsoon.php and altering its code. Some of the more common changes are listed below.

Countdown Timer

You can set the countdown timer by navigating to Admin -> Acacia Theme -> Gizmos and setting the date fields in the Coming Soon Page area of the page. The date you set here will be the date the countdown will expire.


There is a block of text under the countdown timer in our default page. This block of text is located on line 54:

<p class="rt-comingsoon-additional-message">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Rerum, minus, totam iusto eligendi quas tenetur natus illum at dolor nam officia facilis aliquid eveniet vero nihil laudantium ab numquam obcaecati.</p>

Just replace the text between the <p> tags with the information you wish to have displayed here. You can remove this line to have no text appear in this area at all.

Newsletter Subscription

The subscription field and button are a standard form found between lines 81 and 88.

                    <form class="rt-comingsoon-form" action="#">
                        <input type="text" onblur="if(this.value=='') { this.value='Email Address'; return false; }" onfocus="if (this.value=='Email Address') this.value=''" value="Email Address" size="18" alt="Email Address" class="inputbox" name="email">
                        <a href="#" class="readon">Subscribe <span class="icon-signin"></span></a>

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