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How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

by Lindsay Liedke on Aug 23, 2018

Do you want to grow your GetResponse email list? If you want to give site visitors an easy way to sign up for your email list, adding a GetResponse signup form to your WordPress website is the first step.

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a GetResponse subscribe form in WordPress so you can build your email list.

Step 1: Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

The first thing you’ll 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.

Next, go to WPForms » Addons and find the GetResponse Addon.

Install and activate the GetResponse addon.

getresponse addon

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

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

Newsletter Signup Form Template

WPForms will create a simple newsletter signup form.

Here, you can add additional fields by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel. Then, click on the field to make any changes. You can also click on a form field and drag it to rearrange the order on your GetResponse subscribe form.

Newsletter Signup Form Preview

One important form field to consider adding to your GetResponse signup form is the GDPR Agreement field.

This form field helps you create GDPR compliant forms by giving your site visitors an explicit way to agree to you storing their personal information and sending them email marketing materials.

GDPR Form Field

To change the default language of the agreement field, all you have to do is click on the field to make changes.

If you do add the GDPR Agreement field to your subscribe form, you’ll need to go to WPForms » Settings and click on the GDPR Enhancements checkbox.

GDPR Enhancement Features

When you do this, you’ll enable the GDPR enhancement features WPForms has available for you to make complying with GDPR that much easier.

In fact, you’ll be able to:

  • Disable user cookies
  • Disable user details, which includes IP addresses and User Agent data
  • Access the GDPR form field for your WordPress forms

Once you’re done customizing your form, click Save.

Now, we’ll take a look at how to configure the GetResponse settings so you can connect your signup form to your newsletter service.

Step 2: Connect Your Form to GetResponse

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

marketing settings

Next, click Add new Connection.

add new connection

A box will pop up asking you to name this connection.

Connection Nickname

Enter any name you want since this is for your reference only. Then, click OK.

On the next screen, you’ll need to authorize GetResponse to connect to WPForms.

You’ll be asked for your GetResponse API Key, which you can get by signing in to your GetResponse account.

Then, go to Your Profile » Integrations & API » API. Click Generate API Key.

generate api key

Give your API Key a name for your reference. This is helpful if you have more than one GetResponse account and you need to manage them all from this one location.

Once you add an API Key name, click Generate.

api key name

Next you’ll see the API Key that’s generates for that API Key name.

api key

Copy it and paste it in the WPForms forms editor.

getresponse api in form editor

You can give your GetResponse account a nickname too if you want. Click Connect.

Once the connection is created, you’ll want to connect your form to your email list in GetResponse. This is where all your subscriber information will go when site visitors subscribe.

To do this, just choose the list from the dropdown menu labeled Select List.

Next, connect the email form field by choosing it from the dropdown menu to connect it to GetResponse too. This is the only way the email address of a subscriber will go to your GetResponse account.

email dropdown

If you want additional information sent to your GetResponse account, such as the subscriber’s name, choose those form fields from their respective dropdown menus.

Click Save.

Now let’s take a look at how to configure your subscribe form’s settings.

Step 3: Configure Your Subscribe Form Settings

To start, go to Settings » General.

WPForms General Settings

Here you can configure the following:

  • Form Name. Rename your form here.
  • Form Description. Give your form a description.
  • Submit Button Text. Customize the copy on the submit button.
  • Spam Prevention. Enable the anti-spam honeypot feature to prevent spambot submissions. This feature is automatically enabled on all WordPress forms. If you decide to use another form of spam prevention, unclick this option.
  • GDPR Enhancements. If you enabled the GDPR enhancements in step 1, here is where you can disable the storing of entry information and user details, such as IP addresses and user agents, in an effort to comply with GDPR requirements.

When you’re done, click Save.

Step 4: Configure Your Subscribe Form’s Notifications

Notifications are a great way to send an email whenever a form is submitted on your website.

WPForms Notifications Settings

Unless you disable this feature, whenever someone submits a subscribe form on your site, you’ll get a notification about the submission.

If you use smart tags, you can also send a notification to the user when they subscribe, letting them know you received it and will be in contact shortly. This assures site visitors their form has gone through properly.

For help with this step, check out our documentation on how to set up form notifications in WordPress.

Adding to this, if you want to keep branding across your emails consistent, you can check out this guide on adding a custom header to your email template.

Custom Email Header

Step 5: Configure Your Subscribe Form’s Confirmations

Form confirmations are messages that display to site visitors once they subscribe to your email list. They let people know that their form has been processed, and offer you the chance to let them know what the next steps are.

WPForms has three confirmation types to choose from:

  1. Message. This is the default confirmation type in WPForms. When a site visitor subscribes, a simple message confirmation will appear letting them know their form was processed. Look here for some great success messages to help boost customer happiness.
  2. Show Page. This confirmation type will take site visitors to a specific web page on your site thanking them for subscribing. For help doing this, check out our tutorial on redirecting customers to a thank you page. In addition, be sure to check out our article on creating effective Thank You pages for boosting customer loyalty.
  3. Go to URL (Redirect). This option is used when you want to send site visitors to a different website.

Let’s see how to set up a simple form confirmation in WPForms so you can customize the message site visitors will see when they submit a form on your site.

To start, click on the Confirmation tab in the Form Editor under Settings.

Next, select the type of confirmation type you’d like to create. For this example, we’ll select Message.

Confirmation Message

Then, customize the confirmation message to your liking and click Save when you’re done.

For help with other confirmation types, see out documentation on setting up form confirmations.

Now you’re ready to add your contact form to your website.

Step 6: Add Your GetResponse Form to Your Website

After you’ve created your GetResponse subscribe form, you need to add it to your WordPress website.

WPForms allows you to add your forms to many locations on your website, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.

Let’s take a look at the most common post/page embed option.

To start, create a new post or page in WordPress and then click on the Add Form button.

Next, select your contact form in the modal popup and click Add Form.

Add Form

Then, publish your post or page so your contact form will appear on your website.

Final Subscribe Form

And there you have it! You now know how to create a GetResponse subscribe from in WordPress so you can start building your email list and working on your email marketing strategies.

If you want, you can add a GetResponse signup checkbox to any of your website’s forms, which will help you grow your email list even faster.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.

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Comments

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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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