posted this on June 20, 2013 09:16
This is a guide to configure the newsletter form.
We are using MailChimp to configure our newsletter form, but there are a lot of services and plugins you can use. If you have a doubt if your service/plugin can work or not, feel free to ask us.
Great, but how do you get it to show up on a page in your website?????????????? You left out the most important part, this is NOT helpful.
After follow you instruction nothing happen? Check list name in mailchimp no have email that i subscript
I have followed the instructions and when I have introduced a new e-mail in the form on the maintenace page and I send, then Mailchimp page appears and asks me to re-enter all fields. Where I'm lost in your instructions?
Let's take it easy on Nicola guys. There's documentation all over this site.
If you're having trouble getting the form to display on your site, watch the video in this tutorial and then simply use the shortcode: [newsletter_form] where you want your form on your site.
Any onfo on how to configure the newsletter int he POPUP? the first line has "newsletter url" what URL is it referring to?
you probably added the wrong Email name field.
> Great, but how do you get it to show up on a page in your website?????????????? You left out the most important part, this is NOT helpful.
If you are simply using the Maintenance Mode plugin there's no way to do that. If you are using one of our themes you can use the shortcode [newsletter_form] or a widget if there's one
> Any onfo on how to configure the newsletter int he POPUP? the first line has "newsletter url" what URL is it referring to?
It refers to the form action, the step 14. But this is not for the Maintenance mode plugin. Please open a ticket in the proper area if you need help on this!
"Please open a ticket in the proper area if you need help on this!"
I did. PLease see my multiple replies, threads and responses.
How would I set up the newsletter form with a Constant Contact account?
i found this tutorial about how to create the form with Constant Contact: http://support2.constantcontact.com/articles/FAQ/4682?q=form&l=en_US&fs=Search&pnx=1
You can create the form, then when you get the code, you will be able to follow our tutorial, the code is at most the same.
Hello ! i think the mailchimp sit changed their design so it's not corresponding... anyway i managed to make it work, not so difficult. Just the "Email" field name (in the maintenance 'newsletter' setting tab must be set to 'EMAIL' uppercase, if not it doesn't work... ! hope this help.. :)
HI guys, here are the screenshots for the latest version of mailchimp
Any insight on using aweber in this newsletter form. Or would I be better off just creating my own sign up form there and using that?
Hi there - i have followed to the letter the signup from the here and from the documentation that came with the theme (brilliant documentation btw so far). When i try the newsletter out in the site it simply brings me to a mailchimp page that says blank email fields help!
Hi I have tried mailchimp but found it not to my liking and decided to go with a plugin called wysija which can be found here http://www.wysija.com/ and http://wordpress.org/plugins/wysija-newsletters/
@ricky7106 : did you write "EMAIL" in capital letters in the Email field name ? I had the same problem and I resolved it like that !
The CAPITAL EMAIL fields is what fixed it for me too, its not stated this way in the documentation - thanks
I get the "Blank email error" message when i try to subscribe to my newsletter, im running out of ideas of what can cause it..
I've been searching for a couple of hours on how to get MailChimp to work with this popup. Thanks for the instructions Nicola - worked perfectly!
I'm having a similar problem to ricky7106 and colchonesdensueno
While testing that Ive got it all working properly I add an email address into the newsletter opt in field on my home page then when I click enter it redirects me to a mailchimp page but the problem is
I have to re-enter my email address. Is there anyway I can link this so my customers dont have to add their emails address twice?
I'm having the same problem as zebragroup.
On submitting my e-mail on the newsletter form, it goes to an external mail chimp newsletter sign up page. This is what I really don't want. I want my website to be as sleek and direct as possible. I don't want my customers having to enter their e-mail twice and be redirected from my website on to one they have most likely won't know of or trust. (unless they run their own business/website of course)...
Is there anyway to change this? Thanks in advance for your help and a happy new year too!
My newsletter form is not working either. It goes to an external MailChimp sign up form. I tried to use capital "EMAIL" as described above but that did not work for me. Is there any other solution?
Help greatly appreciated,
Im having the same problem with external mailchimp form! Any updates?
Ok, under Appearance - Maintenance Mode - Newsletter - Email Field name I have the word EMAIL and just now added quotation marks "EMAIL" and this has fixed the problem of having to input your email address twice. It still links me to a mailchimp page but you can brand this page so not too bad.
Will the maintenance mode plugin work with Gravity forms? If so, does anyone know how to extract that action URL from the Gravity Form? Gravity Forms will provide form data right within WordPress, preventing me from having to go outside of WordPress to set up a MailChimp account.
Themefuse maintenance mode plugin does otherwise collect email addresses without using mailchimp, but I don't want to be forced to display a Twitter profile. Maybe that will work for some other folks.
i think i did all that was mentioned here but i get this error: Warning: array_map(): Argument #2 should be an array in .....wp-content/themes/sistina/theme/yit/Contact_Form.php on line 303
what is going wrong
I have followed all the suggestions on here and am not having any response from my newsletter form - it doesn't even click through to a Mailchimp form. Has anyone managed to get to the bottom of this?
After my last post in this support thread, I've discovered solutions to many of mine and other peoples problems. First of all, I have my newsletter now working in tandem with my pre-launch plug in and I've tested it out on my Celestino theme on the back-end of my Wordpress and both are working successfully. You can see my website at http://www.frofresh.com/...
Most of the technical problems have already been addressed above, so for the likes of "vicksm" and Roger you may wish to contact me, and I can try to help you the best I can... Feel free to do so at exclusivo[at]live[dot]co[dot]uk...
For those of you who wish to eradicate the annoyance of MailChimps double opt-in system, then can I suggest the following service: http://www.yourmailinglistprovider.com?a=2H0UHK
Switching from Mail Chimp (which was working fine bar the annoying double opt-in) to YMLP has given me a huge increase of subscribers noticeable on the first day of the switch over. I had Mail Chimp working since my launch which was the 15/01/14, two and a half weeks later I switched over. Before with Mail Chimp I was averaging 0.7 people a day subscribing (about 3 people a week). Afterwards, YMLP has increased my newsletter to 27 (a difference of 24 new subscribers in less time and an average of 1.7 a day - 12 people a week)... So in two weeks, I've seen a huge increase. Obviously, I'm not boasting about my newsletter figures but I'm very impressed with what the single opt-in has done for me. Also, it's important to note my visitor numbers have been slowly decreasing since it's launch. On launch day I had 24 people visit the site. Yesterday (16/02/14) I had 11 people visit, 3 of those people signed up according to my YMLP account. You can see how successful it's been for me.
YMLP offers a trial account, and then a free account you switch over to after you've tested about 30 emails I believe. The free account is adequate for any website starting up. I've had my account for just under two weeks now and setting it up has been a breeze in comparison to Mail Chimp, all of your newsletters are completely customisable, and I've been playing around with each setting a number of times trying to configure a great way to engage my newsletter subscribers. With all the trial and errors I've had between friends, I'm definitely going to write an article on my newsletter experience when my website launches lol. It's actually been quite fun - surprisingly.
To those that actually want the double opt-in, that's still available at YMLP, it's actually more customisable than Mail Chimp. You can make it direct to one of your web pages instead of Mail Chimps, and the user won't actually have to leave your website at all, unlike Mail Chimps. My friend, who I had test out my original Mail Chimp newsletter said he didn't like the fact it went to a website he hadn't heard of, and if it was for another website he said he would not have subscribed to my newsletter. When he told me that I instantly looked for a new newsletter solution. YMLP was one but I've heard Aweber are a good solution too. Though you have to pay for that right off the bat, and in comparison to YMLPs paid plans, it's very expensive.
Anyway, just to re-iterate points made by other people before me: make sure your action URLs are correct, and make sure that all of the field names correspond with that of the newsletter service provider. For example, with YMLP, my email field name is something random like "YM20" I believe... Again, if anyone wishes for me to help them, I'd be happy to, and will try my best to solve your problems. Feel free to e-mail me.
I hope I've helped any of you who have read this, and just to be clear I'm willing to help anyone who asks. Make sure to e-mail me with the subject of "YITHEME NEWSLETTER" so I know what it's addressing! Again, I highly recommend YMLP (http://www.yourmailinglistprovider.com?a=2H0UHK) to all of you. Just to be clear as well, I don't like to deceive people so please know that my link is an affiliate link. Therefore, if you go for the pro account, I believe I do get a commission which will be very nice for me, and thank you if you do go through my link. You don't have to go through my link of course, and I still fully recommend YMLP. You can join them as an affiliate too, but I would urge you to give them a go before you do. I've been working on my newsletter night and day for the past two weeks since signing up and I love their set up, it's very quick and easy.
Really hope I've helped,
Many thanks for taking the time to put this post together. It's great to have an alternative to the double opt-in of Mailchimp and really interesting to see your stats.I'll drop you a line, as I've tried YMLP as well, and it's still not working for me.
It's my pleasure Vicky.
After switching from my trial account to the free account, I soon realised that I can only have the single opt-in on a paid account. So I'm going to be investing in a paid plan in the next couple of weeks, once I get some more work done for my website. I can't wait to see the difference in conversions over the next couple of weeks. I'll make sure to report back here with my findings, see if the Mail Chimp statistics were one-offs.
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