Use ConvertKit with your WordPress blog

Getting your email opt in forms into your site can be annoying. Usually it involves editing your code directly and copying and pasting code. Then if you want to change your form, you need to copy and paste the code over again. That's annoying even for people who know how to code, let alone those who never want to touch HTML.

I'm happy to announce that you can now add ConvertKit forms to the bottom of any page or post on your WordPress blog without ever having to deal with code. Just install the plugin, add your API key, and select a form!

Go to the WP Plugin Directory to download the official ConvertKit WP Plugin

I use this plugin heavily on my site and have collected over 3,000 new subscribers since installing it. Here's an example of the forms it generates (rotated so you don't think it's a real form):

Let's walk through setting up the plugin.

1. Download and Install

Find the plugin in the WP Plugin Directory and install it.

2. Add your API Key

Next you need to sign into your ConvertKit account and generate your API key. This is what will allow the plugin to securely access your ConvertKit forms. Once signed in visit the Account page and copy your API key.

Then back inside your WordPress blog go to Settings > ConvertKit and paste in your API key and Secret API key (screenshot below outdated). Then click Save Settings.

3. Set a default form

Now on the plugin settings page you can choose one of your forms to act as a default form for all posts. This will make that form appear at the bottom of every post in your blog, unless it is overridden at the post level (I'll show you that next).

Leave this set to "None" if you want to manually assign a form to each post individually.

4. Adding forms to individual posts

If you edit a post on your blog you will find a new box added below the content editor for the ConvertKit plugin. Any form chosen here will override the default setting on the plugin settings page. You can choose any ConvertKit form that will be shown just on this post. Or you can choose "None" if you don't want this post to have a form.

At anytime you can choose "Default" to use the default form chosen on the plugin settings page.

5. The results

Using this plugin you can easily choose a relevant form for each post. When I write about design I choose a form that gives away a design course to all subscribers. When I write about email marketing I use a form that gives away a course on increasing conversion rates. And finally when I write about productivity the form at the bottom of that post gives away my Productivity Manifesto.

You can use the plugin to install landing pages onto your site too. Watch the video below as Val walks you through those steps:

This plugin—combined with your ConvertKit account—is the best way to capture subscribers with forms relevant to each post. If you don't already have a ConvertKit account, sign up here.

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