Table of Contents
- Installation and Setup
- Adding subscription widget to your sidebar
- Mail List Subscription Shortcode
- Trigger subscription form through any link
Installation and Setup
It's certain that WordPress is the most popular and powerful website and blog software. Millions of blogs and websites are powered by WordPress in these days.
Sendloop's WordPress plug-in makes it easy to add a mail list subscription form to your website or blog. You can easily;
- Add a mail list subscription link to the sidebar of your blog (or website)
- Add subscription form link to your blog posts and get subscriptions to separate mail lists
Installation of the WordPress plug-in is easy and takes a few seconds only. Simply follow these steps to complete the WordPress plug-in installation:
The Sendloop Wordpress plug-in can also be downloaded from here
- Login to your WordPress admin panel (Example: http://yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-admin/)
- Click "Plug-Ins" link on the left side bar:
- Then click "Add New" link under "Plug-Ins" menu as shown above.
- Type "Sendloop Subscribe" to the search field and hit the "Search Plugins" button
- On search results, click "Install" link next to Sendloop Subscribe plug-in and proceed with the plug-in installation
In a few seconds, WordPress will complete the installation of Sendloop Subscribe plug-in. Once it's installed, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins section. Click "Activate" link under Sendloop Subscribe plug-in:
Once plug-in is activated, plug-in will add a new left-side menu group called as "Mail List":
Now click "Mail List" menu item and then click "Settings" link. This is the section where you will configure your Sendloop Subscribe widget and link it to your Sendloop account.
The first thing that you need to do is to enter your Sendloop API key.
Help! I don't know where to get my Sendloop API key?
If you don't know your Sendloop API key, you can generate a new API key or copy one of your existing API keys inside your Sendloop account > Settings > API keys section.
Once you have your Sendloop API key, paste it to the text field and click "Connect" button.
Plug-in will try to connect to your Sendloop account. If connection is successful, plug-in will show you advanced setting options such as;
- Custom CSS styling
- Target subscriber list to add new subscribers into
Now, you should select the subscriber list you want to add new subscribers (on the sidebar subscription widget). Simply select any of your subscriber lists from the list and save your settings.
Heads up! You can create a new subscriber list through this page
Once your setup is completed, click "Save" button and save your settings.
Adding subscription widget to your sidebar
To add a subscription link to your blog/website sidebar, simply go to Appearance > Widgets section:
The Sendloop Subscribe widget can be found with the name of "Sendloop Subscribe Form" on the list of available widgets:
Now drag this widget to your sidebar:
Once the widget is added to the sidebar container, WordPress will show you the Widget settings for Sendloop. You can change the title, message, link text, add/remove icon/image to your widget.
Now, head over your blog and you will see the new Sendloop widget on your sidebar:
Once you click the subscription link, according to your Widget settings, plug-in will either show an overlay subscription form or open a new window and redirect you to the subscription form.
Heads up! You can customize the look-n-feel of your subscription form right inside your Sendloop account. More information on this can be found in this article.
Mail List Subscription Shortcode
Shortcodes are useful tiny commands that can be added into your post and page contents. These shortcodes will be replaced with their corresponding results.
Sendloop Subscribe plug-in has a handy shortcode which will let you to add subscription link to your blog posts. In this way, you can ask your readers to subscribe to your subscriber list if they are interested in learning more about your services. You can even classify your readers based on several factors by asking them to subscribe to different lists.
[sendloop listid=0 link_test="..."]Example:
[sendloop link_test="Interested in learning more? Click here to subscribe"]
In addition, you can add subscribe your readers to a different subscriber list other than the default one set in your plug-in settings page. This is useful if you want to segment your readers based on their interested blog post topics.
Simply add "listid" parameter to the shortcode and enter the ListID of the subscriber list.
[sendloop listid=40 link_test="Interested in learning more? Click here"]
Heads up! You can learn the ListID of a subscriber list inside your Sendloop account > Subscribers section.
Trigger subscription form through any link
You can also make any link to trigger the subscription form. For this, you only need to add "sendloop-form-trigger" class to the link:
<a href="#" class="sendloop-form-trigger">Click here to subscribe</a>