PaperLaunch – Free "Under Construction" Template

Because the new year just started, I want to offer you a gift. I`ve built a new template which can be used for under construction / coming soon websites. Did you`ve recently bought a domain name but you don`t have the website finished? Use my template! I consider these kind of templates very important because they help you a lot. You can gather a list of email subscribers, you can get in touch with future clients and you can redirect the visitors to your social networks. I present you PaperLaunch!

PaperLaunch is a clean and unique under construction template, designed with attention to detail. There are 9 color schemes which can be combined with no more than 15 different background patterns.

The template is fully functional, being packed with a clean countdown for your launch date, a subscribe form for your email campaigns and a contact form which will put you in contact with your future clients.

PaperLaunch is easy to configure and comes with a well documented help file, which will assist you to set up the template in minutes.

Paperlaunch (3001 downloads)

Main Features:

  • Easy to configure jQuery Countdown
  • Ajax Subscribe Form
  • Ajax Contact Form
  • 9 color schemes
  • 15 background patterns
  • PSD Files Included
  • Valid HTML5 / CSS3



  • You may not claim intellectual and exclusive ownership to the template.
  • Do not provide the direct download link nor upload the template onto other servers for your own share. If you want to spread the words, just link to this article.
  • You may use it for your clientsโ€™ projects / websites.Unlimited number of projects.
  • In one words,you may use it as you want, but be a nice guy and remember me ๐Ÿ™‚ !
You might want to see my other template: RETRO – Under Construction Template

I thank you for visiting my blog and hope that the template will come in handy! If you have any question related to the template, drop me a comment below or contact me.

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Madalin Tudose

A web developer with a crush on SEO. Having my skin in the game of website development and digital marketing for more than 10 years already, you might consider me an expert. At least this is what people call me. Honestly, I HATE that term. I prefer to describe myself as a person who takes action and risks. I test every hypothesis, document every step of the process, and implement what works.

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  1. Rocky on January 27, 2012 at 5:44 am Reply

    Lovely Template! Pretty easy to use too!!

    1. Madalin Tudose on February 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm Reply

      Thanks man!

  2. Terri on January 30, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply

    It looks great but I tried to use this and got an error in wordpress:

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme install failed.

    1. Madalin Tudose on February 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

      Hi and thanks for downloading my template. The template is not a wordpress theme, is a HTML template, therefore it can`t be used on a an installed wp version.

      Just download the template and upload it on your server as it is.

      Let me know if works!

  3. Prodyot on February 20, 2012 at 9:44 am Reply

    Very elegant template.
    Very pleasing to the eyes too.
    Very good job.
    And,thanks for gifting it.

  4. Xevixeis on February 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Great template!
    I should leave the template name visible, giving credit in some way?
    Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Martynas on February 29, 2012 at 12:10 am Reply

    Hi Madalin
    amazing template dnone. I cannot make subscribe and contact form work,even if I change email inside php. Does it works in the demo you provided?

  6. Stephen on March 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm Reply


    That is a great template! However, i cannot get the contact forms to work. I have already tried to change permissions. Can you please help?

    Thank You

  7. Stephen on March 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm Reply

    I need help with the same thing!

    1. Madalin Tudose on March 6, 2012 at 1:24 am Reply

      @Stephen and @Martynas, the mail and subscribe forms work on PHP5. So please consider to check your server configurations to see if is using PHP5.

  8. Dilip on April 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm Reply

    Hi, am new to javascript & css i wanted to set the time like it will be opened by may1. I’ve tried a lot but i could not get it . could send me the code and as well as where to paste it.
    Thanking you,

    1. David on July 29, 2012 at 7:34 am Reply

      In the folder structure you should see a folder called, “js”. Open “custom.js”, see line 4:

      var austDay = new Date(“January 10, 2013 00:00:00”);

      edit the date and time as desired.

  9. Dyzk on April 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Pretty cooming soon template. have wordpress theme version for this template?

    1. Madalin Tudose on May 1, 2012 at 3:55 am Reply

      The wp version is unavailable, unfortunately. But thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Christian on April 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Great template!

    How would I make the phone number in the Contact form optional? Right now it’s required, and that isn’t necessary.


  11. Lorena on May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply


    It is very nice, I liked it. Please, can anyone tell me how I can delete the space there is before the logo. I mean, I want the logo to be all the way up the page. It must be in style file but…where exactly?

    1. bicou on November 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm Reply

      in #wrapper

      padding: 100px 0;

      padding: 20px 0;
      for exemple

  12. David on July 29, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

    Hi there. Great template! Really easy to use as described. I’ve got the countdown to work, but having problems with the subscribe form and the contact form. I’ve entered in the e-mail address in which e-mails are to be forwarded but no luck. If i press submit nothing happens, the logo appears showing the swirling circle but that’s it.

    Any ideas?

  13. Milad on August 20, 2012 at 1:41 am Reply

    Thanks For Sharing !

    Very nice project

  14. sagar on August 23, 2012 at 5:30 am Reply

    Hey template …all is working fine but wen i try using the subscribe and contact form it doesnt do any thing .. its shows and line ” [object XMLDocument] ”
    Any solution ??

  15. Dave on October 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Hey man, really appreciate this! for those who are looking, countdown timer changes made in ‘custom’ under js folder. and email details, ie where you put your email in to get sent to is in php folder. you have to change the email in contact and subscribe files


    thanks man! ๐Ÿ™‚



  16. Sami on October 13, 2012 at 6:47 am Reply

    Hi its a wonderful script.
    but i am getting these errors plz guide what 2 do:

    1. I get this error when some one tries 2 email:
    Warning: mail() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/zndevelo/public_html/php/contact.php on line 87

    2. i get this error when some one tries 2 subscribe
    Warning: mail() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/zndevelo/public_html/php/subscribe.php on line 51
    waiting 4 a repy.



    1. Madalin Tudose on October 17, 2012 at 2:23 am Reply

      Hi Sami. Usually, these errors are related to your server configuration. Contact your webhosting support for more details.Thanks!

  17. Jimmy on October 14, 2012 at 7:45 am Reply

    Hello! How can i make a cyrillyc in the subscribe and contact form? I need to type ciryllic symbols in the there, but when i do this i always getting “??????” to the email.

    1. Jimmy on October 17, 2012 at 4:06 am Reply

      look like i know the answer, i can add $headers to the script.
      $headers .= ‘Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1’
      I think it should works, but i will try it later. Anyway if u know the correct way help me.

  18. TotoSal on October 16, 2012 at 11:07 am Reply

    Nice Templates Admin . Downloaded

  19. aslam on October 21, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply

    awesome job keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚ ………

  20. anton gherca on November 19, 2012 at 4:55 am Reply

    hi. great job whit the template. thank you very much for making it available.

  21. sanca on January 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm Reply

    hi sir, thanks for share…

    but my confusion as to its time setting..

    How to setting times… thanks

    1. Madalin Tudose on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply


      the time setting can be found in “js/custom.js” line 4:

      var austDay = new Date(“May 28, 2012 00:00:00”);

      Change the date to another date and you`re ready to go!

      1. sanca on January 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm Reply

        thanks for your advicing, sir..

        your advicing very helpful…

  22. sanca on January 22, 2013 at 8:52 am Reply

    hi sir, how to input recaptcha into the contact form..?

    I need your more advice… ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. Peter on February 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm Reply


    I just loaded the template, modified it to German language, and it works fine. Thank you and good luck.


    PS: One small idea: is not defined, but it would be fine if someone want to / have to use a caption instead of a logo for his company.

    1. Peter on February 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm Reply

      Edit (the tag is lost in posting above). What I wanted to say:

      …One small idea: the tag h1 is not defined …

  24. OsCalar on February 19, 2013 at 11:30 am Reply

    Great template for some one who building website not complete.
    Thanks for share!

  25. spark on February 25, 2013 at 12:43 am Reply

    Hi Madalin ,

    I have to say, it’s a terrible great template, thanks for your wonderful job.

    but … I have a little confused, have you canceled the download link pls?

    I don’t find it.


  26. Peter on March 16, 2013 at 8:40 am Reply

    Hi Madalin

    I tried to use the conatct-form in other site, but something is wrong. It works only when I insert the entire code twice – the first code does not work, the second one works. I think that there is something hidden / switch off / double page -feature.

    Can you help me to extract the basic code?

    Thanks and regards


    1. Madalin Tudose on March 21, 2013 at 9:14 am Reply


      The form used is a premium contact form and you can get it from here:
      Thank you!

      1. Peter on March 21, 2013 at 9:23 am Reply

        Hi Madalin

        thanks for the info. In the meantime I found a perfect-flexible-formgenerator:

        It is in German, but the few words necessary to use it could be learned or translated with some dictionary.


        1. Madalin Tudose on March 21, 2013 at 10:46 am Reply

          Cool tool. Thanks for sharing it! Good luck with your project! ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Peter on March 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

            > Cool tool. Thanks for sharing it!

            Don’t thank me – I wrote only the link here. The Master of PHP is here:

            > Good luck with your project!

            Thank you. 90% are done and released. The rest will be organic growing.


          2. Madalin Tudose on March 25, 2013 at 4:33 am

            The website is built by you? I noticed you give it a go with HTML…why didn`t you try a CMS like WordPress? Is quite awesome to use it.

  27. Peter on March 25, 2013 at 5:11 am Reply

    Hi Madalin

    there seem to be a problem with discussion which have more postings – it becomes smaller and smaller, and there is no “Reply” button…


    1. Madalin Tudose on March 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm Reply

      Yeah, I know about the comment`s layout issue. I have in plan to implement a new commenting system but until then, the old one is what I got. Just write your comment where you can and I`ll know that it is from you. Thanks!

      1. Peter on March 26, 2013 at 3:15 am Reply

        Your question below: “The website is built by you? …”

        Yes, is built (better: filled) by me, using the fine template linked in the footer.

        I used classic HTML and no CMS because
        – I wanted to get practice with my editor and pure basic HTML
        – I wanted to avoid the initial effort for a CMS (learn the system, modify or integrate the templates, discussing which system is the best…). I think the volume of my site is not big enough to use a CMS


        1. Madalin Tudose on March 27, 2013 at 1:03 am Reply

          When you opt in for HTML or CSS, the size of a website matters. Yours is small at this moment indeed and I think you took the right choice. Best regards!

  28. Ezequiel on March 27, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    Hi, thanks for sharing! It looks awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    The contact us and subscribe forms are not working for me, I get the “ERROR!” message when I submit.

    Do you know what could be the problem?

    Thanks in advance,

    1. Ezequiel on March 27, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply

      Don’t worry, got it working, I had to use my domain email per the hosting request.

      Thanks again for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Madalin Tudose on March 28, 2013 at 6:02 am Reply

        I`m glad you solved the issue. Enjoy the template! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Michael Salas on May 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm Reply

    Hi, counter does not work. Why? What I can do?

  30. Jorge Rรกbago Vega on February 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Hi Madalin,
    I can’t make the suscribe and the contact to work correctly
    I changed the Email in the phps, but i don’t get any email when someone suscribes or contacts in the website
    Do i have to change something else to make it work?
    Please help me

    this is my website under construction

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