When it comes to generating sales or obtaining leads online, having an effective landing page for your website is critical. While there are some great outside tools or services you can purchase to create landing pages, for WordPress sites there isn’t a built in process for generating them. However, with the Landing Page Cat plugin, you get just that—a super quick and easy way for you to create a professional looking landing page for your WordPress website—for free.
You can download the plugin directly from the WordPress.org plugin repository on your dashboard.
Overview of Landing Page Cat
Landing Page Cat comes in both a free and premium version of the plugin. The free version is fine if you’re only going to need one landing page for your site. If you plan on having multiple products or services for your audience, or you’re an internet marketer that needs to work on multiple websites, then I would suggest you consider investing in the premium version. It’s much less expensive than some of the other WordPress landing page tools on the market.
First Hand Look at Creating Your Landing Page
I was very impressed by how easy it is to create a landing page with the Landing Page Cat plugin. The process is very intuitive, and you can use one of the included page backgrounds or add your own customer background. Here’s all you need to do to create your professional looking landing page in WordPress.
Download and Activate the Landing Page Cat plugin. Specify the following settings:
You can replace your home page with your landing page or use a specific URL. You must already have created a page to use a specific URL.
Specify Call to Action:
Email Opt In, Button to Drive Traffic Elsewhere, or None
Layout and Content
Use an included background image or upload your own.
Adjust opacity to make it lighter or darker.
Body or Descriptive Text
Email Address Field
Button Text and Colors
Add Text After Button
Connect your landing page to your email marketing provider such as AWeber or MailChimp.
Set you Email Status Messages
Save and Preview Landing Page
And that’s all there is to it! So you can see how easy it is to create a professional landing page in WordPress with this plugin.
What Do You Get with the Premium Version?
As I mentioned, while the basic free version of Landing Page Cat is fine for those that only need a single landing page, the premium version of the plugin gives you additional features that can benefit serious internet marketers. The premium version also includes:
Welcome Gates – You can set things up so that when someone visits your website for the first time, they are taken to your landing page.
404 Pages – You can create custom landing pages when your user encounters a 404 Not Found situation.
Thank You Pages – You can redirect your visitor to a special Thank You page after they have signed up for your offer.
Google Analytics Integration – With the premium version, you can also track your landing page conversions with Google Analytics.
There are three different levels of the Landing Page Cat premium version:
The cost is very reasonable compared with other WordPress page builders.
Whether you use the free or the premium version, Landing Page Cat is an excellent way for WordPress site owners to easily and quickly create professional looking landing pages that can help boost your conversion rates.