Our WordPress themes come with a built-in email gatherer. In other WordPress themes, they force you to download bloated newsletter plugins or make you copy/paste Mailchimp code. With the Subscriber List widget, we provide a simple out-of-box functionality to collect emails from your visitors. That’s it. The email addresses can then be exported as a CSV file and be imported into your newsletter software of choice.
- To set it up, first go to Widgets under Appearance and add the widget to the appropriate widget area.
- Enter a title, text and save. (Note: These fields cannot be left empty.)
- Additional settings for this plugin can be found under Subscriber List Widget in your dashboard.
Confirmation Page URL: When a visitor enters their email address, they will receive an email with a confirmation link. When they click it, they’ll be taken to whatever URL you enter in this field.
From Which Email Address: This needs to be your WordPress admin email.
Note: If you’ve noticed your messages are always going into the spam folder or taking hours to be delivered, or if you’re using a non-domain email address (like gmail/yahoo), we recommend installing this plugin. If using a gmail/yahoo address, make sure to select, “Tick to set the Envelope to the From.”
Subject/Body: These fields are for the email that subscribers will receive when they first sign up. You can put anything you want, but it’s a good idea to let the subscriber know that they need to click the confirmation link to be officially subscribed. If you leave these fields blank, default text will be used instead.
Once the subscriber is confirmed, their email will be listed under Subscribers. Click Export List below it to create a CSV to use in software such as MailChimp or Constant Contact. This widget was built for small lists (less than 500 emails), so please download and delete this list often!
Unconfirmed email addresses are stored in Temporary Email List. Delete them to save space.
Delete Current List: Click this to delete all emails from both lists. This option can’t be undone, so make sure you have a backup of your CSV before clicking.
Shortcode: To display a sign-up form in the body of a post or page, use the shortcode
[ little_subscriber_list_form ] (without the spaces).