Social media trends are ever changing and fast moving. Once you get on board with one trend, things change and we’re on to something else. With this movement, the push to grow your audience and grow your subscribers through building an email list. Places like MailChimp and Aweber have led the pack, but thanks to a new system call Convert Kit, many who are serious about growing their subscription base are jumping ship. We ourselves have just recently officially made the switch over and have been incredibly impressed. Most of those who use a Genesis based child theme find that using the Genesis eNews Extended Subscription widget not only makes it easier to coordinate their sign-up forms with their website, but also easier to implement whichever subscription service they are using.
Today we’re going to walk through how to integrate Convert Kit with the Genesis eNews plugin. First things first, you’ll need to download the plugin itself here or by searching for it in the plugin section of your site. You’ll also want to set up an account (if you don’t have one already) with Convert Kit. Once you do that, you’re ready to get started.
Create your form & form style
You can’t gather subscribers without a way to input their information. Creating a new form will allow you to gather new readers and offer the ability to embed this form anywhere on your site to up your numbers.
ConvertKit is going to offer two immediate options for your form styling and then you’ll get further selections based on your initial choose.
Integrate with widget
Within the Genesis Enews Extended widget, you’ll have 3 fields that are the most important to complete. See below.
Form Action Field
This is the URL for your unique form. What we specifically need to get is your unique form ID, which is simply a set of numbers. In order to find this, if you look in the address bar itself when editing your form, you’ll see your own ID.
If you’re using old forms, here’s the format of the form action link you’ll use. You’ll simply replace “12345” with your own unique ID.
If you’re using new forms, here’s the format of the form action link you’ll use. You’ll simply replace “12345” with your own unique ID.
For this, if you have the old form, you just need to add the text:
If you have the new form, add:
First Name Field
You’ll add the following regardless of which form you have:
Last Name Field
Leave this one blank.
All the other fields can be customized as you want or left blank.
All finished! Happy subscribing, friends!
This post was updated on 08/22/2018