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How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

by Courtney Robertson on Jul 21, 2016

Do you want to grow your GetResponse email list? Adding a GetResponse signup form in WordPress is an important step.  In this article, we will show you how to create a GetResponse subscribe form in WordPress so you can build your email list.

GetResponse for WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Once you have installed WPForms, go to WPForms » Addons and find the GetResponse Addon.

Install and activate the GetResponse Addon.

Add GetResponse optin form

Once your WPForms GetResponse addon is active, you need go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.

Add New WPForm

On the setup screen, you need to name your form and select the Newsletter Signup Form template.

Create a Newsletter Signup Form

WPForms will create a simple newsletter signup form.

You can add additional fields by dragging them from the left column to the form. You can select the fields on the preview side of the screen to customize them or to rearrange their order.

Newsletter Signup Form Preview

Once you’re done, make sure to save your changes.

The next step is to configure the GetResponse settings, so you can connect your signup form to your newsletter service.

Create a GetResponse Newsletter Signup

To connect your newsletter signup form to GetResponse, go to Marketing » GetResponse.  

When you click Add New Connection, a box will pop up asking you to name this connection. Enter a name and click OK.

GetResponse Form New Connection

On the next screen, you will be asked for your GetResponse API Key.  You can get this by signing in to your GetResponse account.  Then go to Your Profile » Account » API Keys.

GetResponse API

Copy and paste your GetResponse API Key into WPForms.  Then confirm by clicking Add New Connection.

GetResponse Add API Key

After you have placed your key into WPForms, you will be presented with options to configure this form with your newsletter lists.

When you have configured these settings, save your form.

Adding GetResponse Subscribe Form

Now that your form is created, we need to make it visible for your website visitors.

WPForms allow you to add your forms in several locations from your blog posts, pages, and your sidebar (widget-ready areas).

First let’s take a look at the most common post / page embed option. Start by creating a new post or page in WordPress and then click on the Add Form button there.

GetResponse subscribe form in WordPress

Next, you need to select your newsletter signup form in the modal popup and click Add Form.

After that simply publish your page and view it.

Published MailChimp Newsletter Optin Form

Now you’re all set. We hope this article helped you create a GetResponse subscribe form in WordPress. You might also want to check out our tutorial on how to add an email subscription checkbox to any WordPress form. (The tutorial is for MailChimp, but it’s easy to do with GetResponse as well.)

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    1. Hi Sohan,

      The API key is required to connect the WPForms addon on your site to your GetResponse account, and so must be in place for this to work. The API key is sort of like the password + link to ensure that you’re connecting to the right account and have permission to do so, so that extra setup step helps to keep your GetResponse more secure.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

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