Recently I wrote a post requesting a “parked” theme be created that received a pretty good response. Many of the comments actually pointed me to an existing WordPress theme known as LaunchPad, which the author advertises as a parked theme.

While this isn’t exactly what I meant by a parked theme, I think that it is a great free WordPress theme that I figured I would share with everyone. The basic idea of this theme is to be a placeholder before your launch your blog.  When you buy a domain and plan on launching a website, you put this theme up while you work on building your blog. Once ready, just replace this theme with your blog.

LaunchPad

As you can see, it is a very clean and simple design that includes a button so people can subscribe via RSS or e-mail  so that they can start getting updates once the website is launched.

  1. Toni says:

    Here’s a good alternative if you don’t want to use WP:
    http://LaunchSoon.com

    You can also check out some cool designs from the gallery:
    http://launchsoon.com/gallery.php