Are you wondering how to add a Constant Contact form to WordPress? This post will show you how to add a Constant Contact WordPress form (in a simple way!).
Connecting Constant Contact to WordPress isn't simple. You'll be confused if you check their knowledge base to find an answer.
We get it. You want a simple explanation and an even more straightforward process.
This post will give you that.
In this post, you’ll learn how to use Constant Contact with WordPress. First, we’ll show you how to integrate Constant Contact with WordPress. Then, we’ll show you how to add a form, so you can worry more about building your Constant Contact email lists.
And, we’ll throw in a secret that will make adding a Constant Contact form even more effortless.
So, let’s dive into it.
How do I add a Constant Contact WordPress signup form?
Connecting Constant Contact to WordPress with your email service is never a straightforward process. The same goes for Mailchimp and Mailmunch.
But that’s why we’re here to break things down for you.
So, with Constant Contact, there are a couple of ways you can do this:
- Use Constant Contact’s plugin
- Use a powerful form builder
Imagine choosing a route to a destination.
Both ways will get you there, but one has detours and roadblocks. The other is an expressway to get you there quickly. We know what we’d pick.
But, we’ll explain both, so you can decide what’s best for you.
1. Use Constant Contact’s plugin
If you look at Constant Contact’s documentation, there are three ways you can add a form:
- Using the Constant Contact WordPress block
- Use Constant Contact WordPress shortcode
- Add it to the footer or sidebar
We’ll show you each of these.
Using the Constant Contact WordPress block
If you haven’t created a form using Constant Contact’s plugin, you’ll want to do that first.
Next, in your WordPress website dashboard, go to your post or page where you want your form shown.
Add a block, then search for Constant Contact. Then, you’ll select the form you want to show and add it to your post or page.
Use Constant Contact WordPress shortcode
Under your Contact forms, copy the shortcode next to the form you want to show.
Then, go to the post or page you want to use and add a block. Search ‘Shortcode’ and paste the code inside the text box.
Once you update the post, your form will show where you pasted the shortcode.
Add your Constant Contact form to a footer or sidebar
Go to the Appearance section of your WordPress dashboard. Here, you can select an area to show your Constant Contact form.
Select where you’d like to show the form, then add the Constant Contact form to the area.When you save the page, it’ll show the form in the selected area.
So, as we mentioned, adding a form can be easy with Constant Contact’s plugin.
But, there is a more straightforward way.
And, going back to our route analogy, it has better scenery along the way. Plus, you get more control over how your forms look.
And that is by using a powerful form builder (and we recommend one in particular, read on ??).
2. Use a powerful form builder ?
If you’re looking for subscribers to sign up, forms are essential. And form builders go the extra yard to make your forms stand out, while also saving you tons of time and hassle.
Many exist — WPForms, Ninja Forms, Contact Forms 7 (CF7), Gravity Forms, and more. But, not all have the same abilities.
That’s why we recommend using our plugin: Formidable Forms.
Connecting it with Constant Contact is simple. Plus, the customization options are top-notch ?.
Suppose you're looking for a solution to take your email marketing to the next level. In that case, you'll want to check out all Formidable offers.
Why use Formidable Forms for your Constant Contact forms
Where do we even start? There are many reasons. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
With our Business plan — which you can get for only $199.50 for an entire year — you get the following:
- Constant Contact add-on. Set up is made easy, which saves you time. Take that extra time to worry about writing an email, connecting your social accounts, or importing contacts.
- 150+ form templates. Don’t have the time to plan out every part of your form? Then use one of our beautiful pre-made templates to save you time.
- Drag-and-drop form builder. No code? No problem. With our drag-and-drop system, a baby could build a form that gets subscribers. It’s that simple.
- Visual form styler. Want to make your forms unique? Submit buttons, borders, text, and form fields — if you can click on it, you can customize it.
And these are some of the features that make Formidable Forms…well, formidable. But, it’s not all of them. Look at our complete list of features to see all you get.
Check out our Pricing page to purchase now and get started with awesome form building.
If you’re unsure, try it out for 14 days. If you don’t like it, get your money back. No questions asked.
Or, sign up for a free account and test out the free version of our WordPress plugin, Formidable Forms Lite.
How to add a Constant Contact form with Formidable Forms
Using a Constant Contact account with Formidable Forms can be done in two steps:
- Authorize Constant Contact forms
- Set up Constant Contact settings
Step 1: Connect Constant Contact to Formidable Forms
After you’ve bought and installed Formidable Forms, we need to set up authorization. Luckily, doing this only takes a few button clicks.
First, go to your WordPress Dashboard. Go to Formidable → Global Settings.
Click the Constant Contact tab.
Next, click Get Authorization Code. This will redirect you to Constant Contact, where you’ll log in.
After that, you’ll be taken back to the Formidable Forms’ settings page. You’ll see your authorization code. Click Update.
Boom. Step one is done. You’re rolling right along!
Step 2: Set up Constant Contact form settings
Create a new form, or go to a form you’ve already created. Next, go to Settings → Actions & Notifications and click Constant Contact.
Last, select your Constant Contact list and begin choosing the fields in your form.
If you’d like, you can add custom fields by going to Constant Contact → Contacts → Manage Custom Fields.
And that’s it! So, unleash your form-building power and capture those email addresses!
That’s how you can add a Constant Contact form to WordPress. You also learned how to supercharge your website with Formidable Forms, the best Constant Contact plugin ? .
If you’re looking for more information on how to upgrade your website, search our articles, tutorials, and guides for more details. Check out these beautiful WordPress form examples for some ideas. Or maybe you want use a plugin to make a Constant Contact popup?
And, if you’re looking to upgrade your website, search our knowledge base to quickly find answers to your email marketing questions.
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