Constant Contact is a popular email marketing tool that is simple to use, offers clean navigation, and helpful features. For many, it's a good alternative to the very popular MailChimp. If you're happily using Constant Contact, we can help make life even easier.
Integrating apps with your forms means there's less work for you. You can ensure that Constant Contact has all the information that you collect through your WordPress forms, without any manual input.
The main benefit to using this integration is that you can add new leads from your Formidable forms straight to Constant Contact. You can then use this data to in email marketing campaigns, welcome or onboarding emails and so on.
There's no need to manually copy all your form data over to Constant Contact.
Doing everything manually is an inefficient method, and is prone to errors or lost data along the way. Integrating is a handy, time-saving alternative.
So, if you want a way to build Constant Contact forms in WordPress, we'll show you a fast and easy way to do it.
Step 1 - Set up Formidable Forms on WordPress
The first step to get set up is to download, install and activate Formidable Forms on your WordPress site.
This is easy to do in a matter of minutes. Start by visiting your Account page on Formidable Forms. There you will find the option to download the plugin.
Head over to your WordPress dashboard → Plugins → Add New → Upload Plugin → Choose File. Select your newly downloaded Formidable Forms zip download and upload it to WordPress. Make sure you activate Formidable and grab your License key from your Account page to finish the setup.
Step 2 - Set up Constant Contact on Formidable Forms
When Formidable Forms is activated, go to Formidable → Add-ons in your WordPress dashboard. Here, you'll find a range of different add-ons to activate. Find the Constant Contact WordPress plugin and click Install.
Step 3 - Authorize Constant Contact to link to Formidable Forms
The next important part of the set up process is to build the link between Constant Contact and Formidable Forms. You will need to give Formidable API access to your Constant Contact account so that you can start sending contacts.
To do this, go to Formidable → Global Settings → Constant Contact. Click the 'Get Authorization Code' link. From here, log in to your Constant Contact account and you will be taken back to FormidableForms.com.
You should see an Authorization Code there. Simply copy and paste it in the Authorize Code box on your Formidable Forms Settings.
Once you've seen a 'Connection Successful' message, you're all set up and ready to start using Constant Contact forms in WordPress.
Step 4 - Set up Constant Contact form settings
You can begin using Constant Contact forms for WordPress by creating a new form in Formidable. If you've already got a contact form you'd like to use, simply go to edit that instead.
When you have a form ready, go to Settings → Actions & Notifications and click on the Constant Contact icon.
Here, select the Constant Contact list that you would like to use to link up with this form.
All that's left to do is match the form fields up so that everything is transferred correctly between the two apps. For example, you'll need to match the Email field with Email Address.
Once you've matched up the fields, save your form. Be sure to submit a test submission to ensure that everything is working as you would expect before you go live with the forms.
Step 5 - Publish your Constant Contact form
You should now have a fully working link between Constant Contact and Formidable Forms. That means you can start collecting leads through your sign up forms and they will automatically be sent over to Constant Contact.
To start collecting leads to build your Constant Contact email list, you'll need to publish your form on your WordPress website. This could be on a contact page, landing page, or through a sidebar widget.
Step 6 - Start collecting leads through your WordPress forms
Now that everything is set up, the hard part begins. You now need to get new visitors to your forms in order to collect their email addresses and contact information.
To get leads through your forms, think about improving form conversion rates and boosting website traffic. You can start by employing analytics to get insights into your performance and what can be improved.
We hope this tutorial has helped you to save time and improve efficiency overall. Using apps in tandem can save so much hassle and get the very best out of each tool. We also offer integrations with other useful apps such as ActiveCampaign, HubSpot, MailChimp and Salesforce.
If you would like to access any of our handy integrations, we have plenty to choose from. Formidable Forms also has a huge range of built-in form builder features designed to boost your website's effectiveness.