14 Jun 2019
Experts advise any budding businesses and blogs to start compiling an email database from their first day online to engage and connect your readers or first-time visitors. The internet is a vast place so gently nudging visitors back to your site is one of the most powerful tools to increasing site traffic, user engagement, and converting visitors to customers.
Whether you’re announcing a new product, a sale, or a change in your products or services, newsletters always have the best engagement, reaching your audience personally. Having a nice email subscription form in an optimum spot can increase your subscription rate. And with our free WordPress plugin, Themify Builder, you can display sleek and modern newsletter subscription optin forms for free, anywhere you want, using the Optin Form module. Totally customizable, you can also choose to hide the request for a subscriber’s first and/or last name.
To help you get your email newsletters off the ground, Mailchimp has a free plan available for anyone sending an email newsletter for up to 2000 subscribers. This is great for getting your startup, small business, or personal blog off the ground. If you also need a few pointers on how to start making money from your blog look no further.
Alright, let’s get started with the tutorial!
Step 1: Sign Up
Sign up for a MailChimp account, and retrieve the API key.
- Go to your MailChimp Account > Extras > API keys > copy the API key from the bottom of the page.
Step 2: Plugin Your API
Go to your WP admin dashboard and paste the API key in your settings.
- WP admin > Themify > Settings > Integration API > Optin > Mailchimp > Paste the API key > hit Save
Step 3: Create Your Optin Form
Finally you’re going to drop in your newsletter optin form.
- Turn on the Builder, select and drop in the ‘Optin Form’ module
Select MailChimp under the list of Providers. You can opt to hide the First and/or Last Name fields, and once you’ve finished, hit Done. And don’t forget to Save!
Thank you for following another foundational tutorial. Feel free to send us any other tutorial requests by commenting below.