The ConvertKit Wordpress Plugin
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.
With our Wordpress plugin you can 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!
We use this plugin heavily on the ConvertKit site and have collected over thousands of new subscribers since installing it. Here's an example of a form on our ConvertKit blog (this is a screenshot):
Let's walk through setting up the plugin.
1. Download and Install
Step one is to download the plugin and upload it to your WordPress admin panel.
Browse to the zip file and upload it directly to your site. Once it is uploaded click the "activate plugin" link.
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 got to Settings > ConvertKit and paste in your API key. Then click Save Changes.
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. Adding a ConvertKit form widget
A new release for November 2016, you can now add a ConvertKit form widget to your sidebar, after post area, or anywhere else it makes sense for your blog! It's strikingly simple, just drag and drop!
6. 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 sequence to all subscribers. When I write about email marketing I use a form that gives away a sequence on increasing conversion rates. And finally when I write about productivity the form at the bottom of that post gives away my Productivity Manifesto.
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.