Want to add a signup form to your WordPress site? Good news: it’s easy! In this post, we’ll show you how to add opt-in forms for WordPress in a few clicks.
Are you looking for a way to add sign-up forms in WordPress? If you want to collect email addresses, you’ll need some tools to get the job done easily.
Here’s the deal: there are actually a lot of different signup forms out there. There are newsletter signups, registration forms, and opt-in forms for mailing lists. They are all a little bit different - and they may require different tools to set up.
With that in mind, this post is going to show you a variety of different options. Here’s what we will cover:
- How to add a signup form with a WordPress form builder
- Adding a subscription form using an email platform
- How to add a registration form to your WordPress site
All of the above require one thing in common: a WordPress form builder. But that’s not the only choice. So we’ll show you a couple of other WordPress plugins you could use as well.
How to add a signup form with a form builder
If you want to add email subscriptions, you’re going to need a form builder. Actually, when it comes to form builders, there are 2 main options:
- WordPress form builder plugin (like Formidable Forms)
- Hosted online form builder (like WuFoo)
The difference may seem small, but actually, there are a lot of variables to consider. We’ve detailed them all in this post: Hosted online forms vs. WordPress form builders.
Long story short, you are better off using a form builder if you are using WordPress. The main reason is that you’ll keep your form data on your own site. Online form builders like Jotform actually store the data on their site.
That means you’ll be forced to build your email lists on their platform. Exporting the data is often difficult. Either that, or it’s a service you need to pay extra for.
Which WordPress form builder do you choose?
So which WordPress form builder do you choose? There’s no one solution for everyone. Sure, maybe we are biased, but we think Formidable Forms is the best choice by far. It doesn’t matter what we think though, which is why we wrote these comparison articles to help you choose:
- Formidable vs WPForms Compared
- Ninja Forms alternative: Formidable Forms
- Gravity vs Formidable Forms Compared
- Caldera Forms vs Formidable
We’ve worked hard to make Formidable Forms the best choice whether you need an email subscription form or a user registration form. Our plugin has a sidebar and footer widget built-in. This means all you need to do is create a form and add the widget to your site. Your signup form is complete!
Getting started with Formidable
Another great thing about Formidable Forms? The blog and the knowledgebase are full of helpful tips that make building whatever forms you need easy. What’s more, there’s a free version you can get started with.
Plus, we’ve got a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t love Formidable Forms, we’ll give you 100% of your money back! In case you are wondering, you can also use Formidable in combination with other plugins too (more on that later). For example, you can learn how to make popup forms in WordPress.
Getting started with any of Formidable’s premium plans is easy. Just install and activate the plugin after purchase and you’re set! Going premium unlocks a lot of bonuses, including our 100+ form templates. Included amongst them? Newsletter form templates, of course!
Formidable’s premium plans also unlock tons more form building features. You’ll get more form fields, form settings, and more add-ons. Our plugin is the most advanced yet easy to use form builder on the market. If you’ve ever inserted a shortcode into a blog post or page, you’ll be able to use it with no issues.
Adding a subscription form using an email platform
Want to know how to add a subscription form in WordPress using an email platform? That’s another option that can really work well. If you just want to add an opt-in form to your site, you might be able to do that with your email platform alone.
Of course, there are limitations when you are adding pre-built signup forms. Many email platforms don’t allow users to edit signup forms. So you could be stuck with just a name and email field.
Guess what? Formidable Forms has this problem solved too. So if you use a platform like MailChimp, for example, you just need to use our MailChimp add-on - and voila! You can send whatever information you want to MailChimp from custom-built forms on your site.
This is something we’ve written about for several email platforms that connect directly into Formidable. Have a look at the list of tutorials and articles below to see if your favorite email tool is included:
- How to add a MailChimp signup checkbox to your contact form
- How to add a MailPoet signup form in WordPress
- How to create ActiveCampaign WordPress forms
- Creating Constant Contact Forms in WordPress
- How to install AWeber opt-in forms in WordPress
- How to create forms for GetResponse in WordPress
- How to create a Campaign Monitor signup form in WordPress
All of the above are step-by-step guides on creating forms using email platform add-ons. Why limit yourself to sign-up forms with only 2 fields?
How to add a registration form to your WordPress site
If you’re asking how to add subscribe forms in WordPress, you might actually mean registration forms. After all, a registration form is a kind of signup form, isn’t it?
There are lots of plugin options to choose from when it comes to registration forms. Do you need to build a custom registration form for WooCommerce? Maybe you run events. If that’s the case, you may want to look into the best events registration plugins.
To be honest, though, it’s kind of the same thing that we’ve been talking about already. All you need is an awesome form builder plugin. We hope you choose Formidable. But don’t do it just because of that.
Do it because of our customizable user registration system! Using our system, you’ll be able to create login and registration pages easily. Our system allows you to connect these pages, so everything works well together.
You can choose to create a simple login form, or, create a custom login page using Formidable. And you’ll also be able to connect your registration process to WooCommerce, MailChimp, or whatever add-ons you install.
Adding a signup form is very easy with the right tools. Choosing the right tool is much more difficult. But once you’ve settled on something that works for you, it’s usually not a process that takes more than a few clicks.
We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s article. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stay glued to the Formidable blog for all things WordPress. Bye for now.
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