Do you want to use WPForms to add users to your Constant Contact mailing lists? With our Constant Contact integration, you can enable users to join your subscriber lists by submitting a form on your website.
In this article, we’ll show you how to add subscribers to your Constant Contact mailing lists via a newsletter signup form.
Before you dive into the tutorial below, you’ll need to install and activate WPForms on your WordPress site. Also, if you don’t already have a Constant Contact account, be sure to create one before you proceed.
1. Allowing WPForms to Access Constant Contact
Log into your WordPress site’s admin area and navigate to WPForms » Settings to begin the configuration for Constant Contact.
On the Settings page, click on the Integrations tab.
Here, click on the Constant Contact section to expand it. Then click on the Add New Account button.
In the options displayed, you’ll need to register WPForms with Constant Contact by clicking on Click here to register with Constant Contact.
After clicking the link, a window will open for you to log into your Constant Contact account. When you’re logged in, click the Allow button to give WPForms access.
Next, you’ll see your Constant Contact authorization code.
Copy this code into the Constant Contact Authorization Code field back in the WPForms Settings page.
For the Constant Contact Account Nickname field, you can use any name. It’s just for your internal reference and won’t be visible to your site’s visitors.
After you’ve filled in both fields, click the Connect to Constant Contact button to continue.
Once WPForms is done connecting your site to your Constant Contact account, a green success message reading “Connected” will appear.
2. Connecting Constant Contact with Your Form
Next, you’ll need to enable your Constant Contact integration for a specific form. For our example, we’ll be creating a newsletter subscription form.
Note: New to WPForms and not sure how to build your newsletter subscription form? See our tutorial on creating your first form.
Once you’ve customized your form’s fields, configured its settings, and are happy with how it looks, go to Marketing » Constant Contact.
Then click on Add New Connection.
This will cause an overlay to appear. Here, enter a nickname for the connection you’re creating. Once again, this is just for internal reference and organization purposes. Your users will never see it.
Next, choose any Constant Contact account you’ve integrated through your WPForms settings from the Select Account dropdown.
After you select the account you want to use, you can also choose a specific mailing list from that account to connect to this form using the Select List dropdown.
Note: All Constant Contact mailing lists must be created in your Constant Contact account. For more details, check out Constant Contact’s tutorial on getting started with lists.
Under the List Fields section, you’ll see all of the available subscriber information you can add to your Constant Contact mailing lists. Use the dropdowns next to each to select the corresponding field from your form.
The only field you’re required to fill is Email Address.
Connecting Additional Fields
To send additional entry fields to Constant Contact, you’ll need to map your form fields to the relevant fields available in Constant Contact.
Here are the fields that Constant Contact offers for your subscribers:
- Full Name
- First Name
- Last Name
- Job Title
Note: If you’d like to add users to your Constant Contact list based on their selections in your form, you can check out our tutorial on how to add a Constant Contact signup checkbox.
Once you’re done configuring your form’s Constant Contact connection, click Save at the top of the form builder.
That’s it! You’re now able to successfully create a newsletter signup form with Constant Contact.
Next, would you like to add extra protection against spam to your forms? Check out our tutorial on how to add reCAPTCHA to your forms.