Extend the Coming-Soon page customizer options

As soon as a WordCamp gets a website, a default “Coming Soon” page is set up. This page has a title, date (if already approved), introduction and forms to subscribe to news or contact the organizers.

As a WordCamp organizer, you can only set a “Accent Color” as well as a logo and a background image. The introduction text is static and it’s translatable. So if you use the correct website language, it will show the introduction in the corrent language.

Unfortunately, you can’t change the introdcution text and you can’t add anything to it. The current english string is as followed:

[WordCamp NAME] is in the early planning stages. In the meantime, you can subscribe to updates above, or contact the organizers below to get involved.

Let’s say you have a local WordCamp with a language other than English and you want to have some translation of the introduction text. Or you already have a website for an upcoming WordCamp but there is still a current one to come up. Than it would be helpful to be able to change the introdcution.

So I would suggest to add a new Customizer settings that enables a WordCamp organizer to set a custom intoduction text. They could just copy the current text and add some additonal lines. It could look like this:

Screenshot of the new Customizer setting for the Coming Soon page

So as soon as the textarea has text, it will replace the default introduction text. If no text is set, it will fall back to the (translated) default introduction.

What do you think about it? Do you think this is a good idea? Do you even have more settings you would wish to have in the Customizer for the Coming Soon page?