The ConvertKit WordPress Plugin
Skip the coding and go straight for the ConvertKit WordPress Plugin!
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!
One thing to remember: this works for all .org WordPress accounts, as well as the .com Business accounts!
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):
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 copy 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.
Note: You can also find your API secret in your ConvertKit account by clicking "Show secret", and then pasting that as well into the WordPress plugin settings.
Then back inside your WordPress dashboard for your blog, go to Settings > ConvertKit and paste in your API key. Then click Save Changes.
3. Set a default form
Now on the plugin settings 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 category or post level (I'll show you that next).
Leave this set to "None" if you want to manually assign a form at the category level or on each post individually.
4. Adding a default form for a category
If you edit a post category you will see a box to set the ConvertKit Form for all posts in this category.
The form chosen here will override the default form chosen on the plugin settings page. If a post has multiple categories and each of those categories have a form assigned the form from the newest category will be displayed. Only one form will be shown.
Note: the theme may need to support this feature for it to show up.
5. 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 category form and 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.
6. Adding a ConvertKit form widget
You can also add a ConvertKit form widget to your sidebar, after an entry, or anywhere else it makes sense for your blog. Just drag and drop!
7. The results
Using this plugin you can easily choose a relevant form for each post. For example:
- When writing about design, choose a form that gives away a design sequence to all subscribers
- When writing about email marketing, select a form that gives away a sequence on increasing conversion rates
When Nathan writes about productivity, the form at the bottom of that post gives away his 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.