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How do I add a link for a mailing list to my blog?

  1. ellaquinnauthor
    Member

    How do I add a link for a mailing list to my blog?

    The blog I need help with is ellaquinnauthor.wordpress.com.

  2. WordPress.com provides a secure contact form that you can customize and place on a static page for this purpose.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  3. This is guide for creating links in blog posts and pages:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/
    This is the general link model:
    <a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>
    This is the visual result but as it's just an example it's not actually linked to a page:
    Highlighted anchor text here

    Enter the anchor text you want to link to first.
    Then use your mouse to highlight that anchor text.
    Next click the chain icon in the Visual editor and proceed to create the link.

  4. ellaquinnauthor
    Member

    I may not be using the right term. What I want is a place for readers to sign up for a mailing list.

  5. Then the contact form on a page is what you want. WordPress.com provides a secure contact form that you can customize and place on a static page for this purpose.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  6. ellaquinnauthor
    Member

    No. What I want to do is create a mailing list for my readers.

  7. ellaquinnauthor
    Member

    Like you can do with mailchimp.

  8. That is what the Contact Form is for, but it's more manual. I have used it to build a mailing list of over 800.

    NONE of the mailchimp, aweber, etc codes work here, because they are stripped out for security reasons. We generally recommend you put them into a Google Doc or something, then link to it in your sidebar text widget, or from a link in a custom header.

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