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How to add email subscription box to default post and page template?

  1. 2buildbacklinks
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    I would like to add a horizontal email subscription box to the post and page templates so that I don't have to add it manually in the HTML each time I create a post.

    The code is: <iframe src="http://www.theopenalgorithm.com/forms/horizontalform.html" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="" width="500">
    </iframe>

    How can I add this to the code so that it shows up below my posts and pages?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    The blog I need help with is www.theopenalgorithm.com.

  2. The blog you specified at http://www.theopenalgorithm.com does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

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  3. You can't use iframe on a wordpress.com site.

    There are widgets that do this for you.

    Go to your widgets page (found under "Appearance" in your dashboard).
    In the available widgets, there's a "blog subscriptions" widget.
    Drag that widget to the sidebar. Edit the title if you like. Save it.

    If you want to add rss feed subscription widgets, as well, that's also available, and you can choose which rss feed to display. (RSS feeds are always available on public wp.com blogs, so whether you have the widgets or links showing on your page or not, someone could still subscribe to your blog using rss feed.)

  4. Also, at least in some themes, below the comment area in individual posts, there are checkboxes for commenters to subscribe to either new posts or to comments on that particular post.

  5. @mmadfan - the blog in question is a WordPress.ORG install so they might not have the Widgets you mention on their site. Most of the Widgets we have here are specific to WordPress.COM. The supportbot's advice was correct - they OP needs to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software they are using.

  6. If you want to add an email subscription box to some other kind of thing to your wp.com blog -- like a newsletter -- try using a contact form (using the contact form shortcode) instead. You can add a radio button or something for the person to request to be signed up to the newsletter.

    If you want them to subscribe to another site via your wp.com site, just have a link to that site & then have a subscription option there. (It seems you have two sites? Your name links to wordpress.com, but it's not the same url as the one in your iframe code.)

  7. @auxclass I see -- I thought the question related to the site associated w/ OP's name. He'll have to go to wp.org support & ask about plug-ins.

  8. @mmadfan -- Where can I find the contact form shortcode for wordpress.com sites?

    I have the email subscription on my blog page, but want to add radio buttons to additional communications. Any insight is appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance for your time and help!

  9. @meghanpaul
    There are full directions here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    It has a lot of flexibility.

    I recommend keeping it on a separate page & having a link to it on your sidebar, since I once tried to have a little one in my sidebar & it was inundated w/ spam (which wp.com does not forward to you, but you have to clear it out of the "Feedbacks" area on your dashboard -- that's also where your other message are kept even after they're send on to your email address).

  10. @meghanpaul
    Please allow us to be clear. On this forum we provide support only to those who have issues with free hosted WordPress.COM blogs. The contact form and special in house widgets for free hosted WordPress.COM blogs are not included in self-hosted WordPress.ORG installs. If you want support for a WordPress.ORG install then you must go here to get it > http://wordPress.ORG/support/

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