How to Setup Subscription Forms in Newsletter

Posted OnDec 24, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The fifth step of the Newsletter WordPress plugin will show you how to configure and edit the subscription forms, which will help you collect the subscriber data you want to have, as well as enable you to translate every single button and label.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On your Dashboard, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and choose Subscription Forms from the dropdown menu underneath the Newsletter plugin.


Step 3) To create a subscription form, you need to configure them so that you capture all of the data you need from the subscriber. In the Main Profile Fields, you can set which fields are mandatory (including first name and last name) and the error message that appears if the subscriber enters the wrong details.


Step 4) The next field is Sex/Gender, where you set the field to make it easy for the user to put whether they are Mr. or Mrs. (amongst others) and male or female.


Step 5) You can change the Button Labels on the profile page. The default is to have Subscribe in text, but you can insert a URL to make it a graphical button.


Step 6) The Privacy check box can be enabled or disabled, and the label can be changed to suit your needs. This is basically where a user agrees to the privacy rules of the site.


Step 7) The Extra Profile Fields can be set to give more options for subscribers, and can be set to show up on profile pages or subscription forms.


Step 8) The Preferences are on/off choices to give subscribers more choice as to what they receive from you. You can then use these preferences to target users with specific emails that will be of use for them. For example, if a user says they don’t want to know about new products, you don’t have to lose them to the unsubscribe button, you can simply send them what they want to see instead.


Step 9) The Form Code panel shows the HTML code for your form. You can copy it and use it as a point of reference for a custom form.


Step 10) The Form Style can be edited to suit the look of your theme. Change the subscription form and widget style using the options provided in the boxes, including white, neutral, widget-neutral and grey.


The next step of the guide will focus on How to Create and Send a Newsletter.


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