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How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress (Updated)

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Do you want to make a GetResponse WordPress form? If you make it easy for your visitors to subscribe, you’ll grow your list a lot faster.

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

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How Do I Integrate GetResponse With WordPress?

You can easily integrate GetResponse with WordPress using the WPForms plugin.

WPForms is the best form builder for WordPress. It lets you build any kind of form for your website without writing any code.

WPForms also has a GetResponse addon that makes it super easy to build your form. Using WPForms, you can:

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All of the forms you make with WPForms are mobile responsive, which means they’ll adapt to the size of the screen they’re viewed on.

Having a mobile responsive form is super important when you want to capture as many leads as possible. One of the top complaints we see about forms is that they’re difficult to use, and you definitely don’t want to lose leads because your forms can’t be viewed easily.

So if you want the easiest and most flexible GetResponse WordPress forms, you need WPForms. Keep reading to see how easy it is to integrate GetResponse with your WordPress site.

How to Create a GetResponse Subscribe Form in WordPress

If you haven’t signed up for GetResponse, it’s a good idea to do that before you start working through this tutorial.

  1. Install the WPForms Plugin
  2. Create Your GetResponse WordPress Form
  3. Connect Your Form to GetResponse
  4. Configure Your GetResponse Connection
  5. Configure Your GetResponse Form Confirmation
  6. Publish Your WordPress GetResponse Form

Let’s start by setting up the WordPress GetResponse integration.

Step 1: Install the WPForms Plugin

The first thing you’ll need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. To use the GetResponse addon, you’ll need the Pro license or higher.

If you need help installing the plugin on your site, see this step-by-step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Next, go to WPForms » Addons

WPForms addons menu

Scroll down until you see the GetResponse addon. Click on the button to install it.

Install the GetResponse addon in WordPress

Now we’re set up, let’s go ahead and make your GetResponse WordPress form.

Step 2: Create Your GetResponse WordPress Form

To make it easy to set up the email marketing form, we’re going to use a template. WPForms comes with 1,800+ WordPress form templates.

Start by clicking WPForms » Add New.

Add new GetResponse WordPress form

The WPForms builder will open up on the setup screen. At the top, type in a name for your GetResponse WordPress form.

GetResponse WordPress form title

Next, scroll down and click on the Newsletter Signup Form template.

GetResponse WordPress form template

The form already has a name and email field, so you can go ahead and use it without changing anything if you’re happy with it.

GetResponse form builder

If you do want to edit the template, 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.

WPForms lets you map fields to your custom fields in GetResponse, so you could also capture data like:

  • Birthday
  • City
  • Company
  • Gender
  • Postal code
  • And more.

Keep in mind that you’ll get more conversions if your form has 3 or fewer fields. Check out this list of email marketing statistics for more details.

Before we move on, let’s talk about making your form GDPR compliant.

Adding a GDPR Field

If you have visitors from the European Union or the UK, you’ll definitely want to add a GDPR agreement. WPForms is one of the best GDPR plugins for WordPress because it makes it easy to control the way personal data is stored.

Before you add a GDPR field to your form, you’ll want to turn on GDPR settings in WPForms. You’ll be able to:

  • Disable user cookies
  • Disable user details, which includes IP addresses and User Agent data
  • Turn off entry storage.

GDPR agreement form settings in WPForms

If you haven’t already turned on GDPR enhancements, check out our full guide to adding a GDPR agreement to your forms and follow the easy steps.

Then all you need to do is drag the GDPR agreement field onto your form. You can click on the field if you want to change the words in the agreement.

GDPR agreement on GetResponse form

When you’re happy with your form, click Save at the top of the form builder.

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 3: Connect Your Form to GetResponse

Next, we’re going to set up the connection to GetResponse. WPForms makes this easy. You’ll just need to paste in a couple of keys from your GetResponse account to set up the integration.

Look to the left-hand side of the form builder and click Marketing.

Open the Marketing settings in WPForms

Now click GetResponse to open up the connection settings.

GetResponse WordPress form settings

If you see an option labeled GetResponse (Legacy) in the list here,  be sure to not to select it since it’s no longer supported. You’ll want to select the option simply labeled GetResponse.

Next, click Add New Account.

Add GetResponse account in WordPress

A box will pop up asking you to name the connection. Before you do that, click the link in the popup to open up GetResponse.

The GetResponse site open in a new tab, so you don’t need to worry about losing the progress on your form.

Open GetResponse account

Keep the WPForms tab open and switch over to the GetResponse tab. Log in to your GetResponse account if you’re asked to.

If you’ve created any API keys already, you’ll see them listed now. We’re going to create a new one for the connection with WPForms, so let’s click the blue Generate API key button.

Generate a GetResponse API key

Type in a name for the new API key and click Generate.

Generate API key for WordPress

And now copy the new key.

Copy GetResponse API key

Now switch back to the WPForms tab we were working on earlier.

Paste in the key and type in any name for your connection. The name you type here doesn’t have to match the name you typed in GetResponse.

When both fields have been filled in, click Add.

WPForms GetResponse connection

Now WPForms will ask you to give the connection a nickname. This nickname will be used to identify the connection in the form builder.

GetResponse connection nickname

We’re all set. In the next section, we’re going to walk through the rest of the options to configure the connection. If you want to tag your contacts, go back to GetResponse now and set up your tags so they’re ready to use in the next step.

Click Save to save your form before we move on.

Step 4: Configure Your GetResponse Connection

Now you’ve made the connection to GetResponse, WPForms will ask you to fill in some more settings. There’s quite a bit to look at, so we’ll split this into a few steps.

First, you’ll want to select your GetResponse account. 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 Account.

Select GetResponse account in WordPress

Now use the second dropdown to select Action to Perform. You have 2 choices here:

  • Create or Update subscriber
  • Unsubscribe the visitor from the list.

Unsubscribe or create GetResponse subscriber

You’ll see another set of options dropdown underneath. We chose to subscribe a new contact, so let’s look at the options you’ll see for that:

  • Select List – Choose the GetResponse list you want to add your subscriber to.
  • Subscriber Email – Use the dropdown to select the email field on your form.
  • Subscriber Name – Choose the Name field from the dropdown.
  • Tags to Add – If you have any tags set up in your GetResponse account, use this dropdown to select them.
  • New Tags to Add – If you want to tag the contacts from your WordPress form, type in your new tags here separated by a comma.
  • Day of Cycle – This field lets you add your contact to an autoresponder sequence, which is similar to a drip campaign. To learn more about drip email sequences, read our beginner’s guide to email automation.
  • Custom Field Name – Use this if you want to map any more fields from your WordPress form to GetResponse.

Click Save.

Now let’s take a look at what’ll happen once the form’s been submitted.

Step 5: Configure Your GetResponse Form Confirmation

Form confirmations are messages that are displayed 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.

To edit the confirmation message for your GetResponse form, click Confirmations.

GetResponse WordPress form confirmation settings

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.
  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.
  3. Go to URL (Redirect). This option is used when you want to send site visitors to a different website.

Go ahead and use the dropdown to change the confirmation type.

GetResponse WordPress form confirmation

All set? Click Save when you’re done.

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

Step 6: Publish Your WordPress GetResponse Form

Now let’s publish your GetResponse form in WordPress.

WPForms allows you to add your forms to many locations on your website, including:

Let’s take a look at the most common option: adding your GetResponse form to a WordPress page.

To start, click Embed at the top of the form builder.

Embed GetResponse WordPress form

And then click Create New Page.

Create new GetResponse form page

And finally, name your new page and click Let’s Go.

Create GetResponse WordPress form page

WPForms will create a new signup page and embed your GetResponse form. All you have to do is hit Publish.

GetResponse WordPress form preview

And that’s it! Now you’ve integrated GetResponse and WordPress using WPForms. Your brand new newsletter signup form is ready to use.

GetResponse WordPress form

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Next, Measure Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Now you’re getting more subscribers in GetResponse, you’ll want to measure the success of your list. Check out the top email marketing metrics that matter most.

You can also set up extra alerts. Check out this guide to sending an SMS notification when you get a new form entry.

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