Do you want to connect AWeber with WordPress and add an AWeber subscribe form to your WordPress website? Building a bigger email list is a great way to keep in touch with your followers, promote your business, and build long lasting relationships that will lead to more sales.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create an AWeber subscribe form in WordPress.
Step 1: Create an AWeber 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 st
ep guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.
Next, go to WPForms » Addons and find the AWeber Addon.
Install and activate the AWeber addon.
Once your WPForms Aweber 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.
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 AWeber subscribe form.
One important form field to consider adding to your AWeber 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.
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 decide to add the GDPR Agreement field to your subscribe form, you’ll need to go to WPForms » Settings and click on the GDPR Enhancements checkbox.
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 connect your signup form to your newsletter service.
Want to get more followers fast? Check out our post on how to do WordPress giveaways.
Step 2: Connect Your Form to AWeber
To connect your subscribe form to AWeber, go to Marketing » AWeber.
Next, click Add New Connection.
A box will pop up asking you to name this connection.
Enter any name you want since this is for your reference only. Then, click OK.
On the next screen, you’ll need to authorize AWeber to connect to WPForms. To do this, click the link labeled Click here to authorize.
First, you’ll need to log into your AWeber account to give WPForms access and get the authorization code.
When you do, your authorization code will pop up.
Copy and paste the authorization code into the section labeled AWeber Authorization Code in WPForms. You can also give your account a nickname if you want.
Once the connection is created, you’ll want to connect your form to your email list in AWeber. This is where all your subscriber information will go when site visitors subscribe.
To do this, choose your email list from the dropdown menu labeled Select List.
If you want additional information sent to your AWeber account, such as the subscriber’s name, choose those form fields from their respective dropdown menus.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 subscribe to your email list.
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.
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 AWeber Subscribe Form to Your Website
After you’ve created your AWeber 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.
Then, publish your post or page so your contact form will appear on your website.
And there you have it! You now know how to create an AWeber subscribe from in WordPress so you can start building your email list and working on your email marketing strategies.
Once you form solid relationships with your new subscribers, you might want to consider adding a form to your site so you can find out more of what your subscribers want from you. To do this, check out our easy to follow tutorial on how to create a survey form in WordPress.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.