ConvertKit Bloom Integration
While we wait for the official Bloom integration to be available, we’ve created a beta version for you. Here's how to add it to your website:
Start by downloading the zip file HERE
Note: If you have the beta version you will want to remove that one and replace it with this new version. This one will integrate directly with our forms where the beta version integrates with tags.
Before You Start
Firs things first: you will want to create a form in ConvertKit first. You will need this for connecting the Bloom integration.
Step 1: Install The Plugin
Open up your Wordpress website to install the plugin. Go to Plugins>Add New
Click Upload Plugin at the top
This will open up the files on your computer. Find the ConvertKit Bloom zip file and click upload. Time to install it!
Finally, after installing, simply click Activate, and you're done. Now you’re ready to connect it to your ConvertKit account.
Step 2: Connect Bloom & ConvertKit
You will find Bloom at the bottom, on the left-hand side, in the sidebar. Click ‘Email Accounts’.
Now it’s time to make some magic happen: Let’s connect Bloom to ConvertKit. Click ‘New Account’.
Click ‘Select One’ and a drop down menu will appear. Find ConvertKit, toward the bottom.
Give your account a name so you can easily find it, and enter your API code. That’s it!
The next section is all about designing your forms within Bloom.
Step 3: Create Your First Bloom Form
First things first! Before you can set up Bloom, you will want to create a new form in ConvertKit. Once that is done, move back to Bloom.
Start with creating a new Opt-in form in Bloom. You will want to select ConvertKit from the dropdown box, and select the form you want to connect to.
Step 4: Design Your Bloom Form
Now you can start designing your form!
Bloom will add your form automatically to your website using the settings you added, in Display settings. Once you’ve selected this, your form is live!
Keep in mind, if you’re using our Wordpress plugin, that you set that to ‘none’. This will prevent a double form from showing up on your website.
Voila! You’re all set to start using Bloom and design your opt-in forms!
Bloom version 1.2.3
Elegant Themes included ConvertKit support in Bloom version 1.2 (released 4-25-2017). With Bloom 1.2.3 (released 5-11-2017) customers noticed that the First Name field of signup forms was not being sent to ConvertKit.
Bloom is sending the name field as “first_name” which needs to be “name”.
If you are comfortable with modifying code you can edit this file. Be sure to deactivate the Bloom plugin before making the change.
And change line 123 from this:
'name' => 'first_name',
'name' => 'name’,
Now you can reactivate the Bloom plugin and run a test submitting first name and email through an optin form.
If you are not comfortable with modifying code you can contact ConvertKit support and we will assist you with the update.