In today’s vastly improving technology we have so much at the tips of our hands. We have email opt in forms that seem like they just appear without doing any real work. So in this post, I’m going to help you get your email opt in forms added so that you can begin collecting emails from your WordPress blog.
Types of Forms
When adding forms to a WordPress blog, you have a choice of whether you want to have a pop up form, embedded form, or in the case with Drip, a slide out form. This will work with WordPress as well. However, if you choose the free plan, it may be more difficult to integrate Drip into the free blogs.
The email provider we will be using today is Drip. This is mainly because that’s who I’m using for emails these days.
…and I absolutely love them!
Here’s how simple it is to add opt in forms to WordPress using Drip.
at the onset, you are telling drip you would like to add a form to your blog. That part is quite simple.
You’ll get a pop up similar to what is pictured above. I’ve gone ahead and typed in the name ‘Test form’ as well as added a tag for those that submit the form. In this case, I’ve added “Blog_visit” as the tag.
In real world situations, you’d probably place a tag describing the form purpose, such as “Best PDF download for my program”.
Next, you’ll need to decide what is the form type that you want to add to your WordPress blog?
In this example, you see that the popup form is selected. However that is not the only choice.
Different Types of Drip Forms
- Exit -Intent Popup Form
- Side Tab Form (slide in)
- Embedded HTML Form (visuals have vastly improved)
after making the selection of which form you what to add to your blog, simply click the create form button.
Subsequently, you will see a screen that looks like the photo above. This is where you will customize the look and feel of the form.
You’ll start off by choosing the fields you would like to collect from your soon to be subscriber.
After you have customized this, move on to the design portion of the form.
Designing Your Form
As you can see, this process is literally holding you to each step and helping you design the form by using colors, font sizes on the Style tab. Then on the text tab you are able to choose a title for the Form as well as a description.
Lastly, as you can see you are able to choose an image which Drip suggests that it be at least 300px wide. In my photos, I aim to upload an image that is (300px wide by 450px tall) so that it fills up the area that is meant for the image.
Choosing When The Form Pops Up
The next part of creating this form is to tell Drip what the behavior of the form will be. As you can see there’s a time delay, after scrolling to a certain point in the blog, or on the click of a link or button or via the JS API.
What Do You Want The Form To Do?
Lastly, you’ll need to tell Drip how to proceed once the form is submitted. It’s as simple as that to insert a form to a WordPress blog. This can be done on each blog page or assigned to a certain tag that you create on your blog, The sky is really the limit here on how to apply each form.