adding constant contact newsletter subscribe
I am trying to add a newsletter subscribe box to my blog and have to go throught these motions but i have no idea where to start to even find the HTML source code.
1. Decide where you would like to place the features
2. Open the HTML source code on your website
3. Copy the HTML below and paste it into your site’s HTML
4. Save and refresh the updated HTML
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we do not have a wordpress feature to get readers to subscribe to our blog. however, if i’m not wrong, feedburner offers this service. you need to head over there, sign up and get the code. then paste the code into a text widget for it to appear in your sidebar.
is this what you’re trying to ask? because i’m not sure what you’re asking for…
1. You can put it in a post, in the sidebar (using a text widget) or on a page.
2-4. If you’re going to put it in a post or page, then go to your dashboard -> write -> post (or page depending on where you want it). Paste the given code in there. Then publish. If you want it in your sidebar, then to to dashboard -> presentation -> widgets. Drag a text widget to the sidebar box. Click the icon with the three little lines on it. A pop up box will open. Paste the given code in the box. Click the x to close the pop up. Then save the changes (button is under the available widget box).
All that said, it would help to see the code you’re trying to use. Java script/flash/iFrames are all stripped out due to security concerns. So if you do what I said above and it’s still not working, post the code into a forum post putting it between backticks (`) which is the button next to the 1 (at least on my keyboard).
i dragged a text widget up and placed the code into it but the actual box to place the email didn’t work. i had the wording for it but no box or sign up button.
(`<!– BEGIN: Constant Contact Basic Opt-in Email List Form –>
<table border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”3″ bgcolor=”#ffffcc” style=”border:2px solid #000000;”>
<td align=”center” style=”font-weight: bold; font-family:Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:12px; color:#000000;”>Join Our Mailing List</td>
<td align=”center” style=”border-top:2px solid #000000″>
<form name=”ccoptin” action=”http://ui.constantcontact.com/d.jsp” target=”_blank” method=”post” style=”margin-bottom:2;”>
<input type=”hidden” name=”m” value=”1101578739494″>
<input type=”hidden” name=”p” value=”oi”>
<font style=”font-weight: normal; font-family:Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:12px; color:#000000;”>Email:</font> <input type=”text” name=”ea” size=”20″ value=”” style=”font-size:10pt; border:1px solid #999999;”>
<input type=”submit” name=”go” value=”Go” class=”submit” style=”font-family:Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:10pt;”>
<!– END: Constant Contact Basic Opt-in Email List Form –>
<!– BEGIN: SafeSubscribe –>
<img src=”http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/safe_subscribe_logo.gif” border=”0″ width=”168″ height=”14″ alt=”” vspace=”5″/>
<!– END: SafeSubscribe –>
Forms are stripped from WordPress.com blogs. You won’t be able to use that code at all. I don’t believe there’s an automatic newsletter function for WordPress.com blogs, although there is one for WordPress.org self-hosted ones. The best suggestion I have is a Contact Form in one of your static pages that invites people to leave you their emails to sign up and you can email them the blog contents manually. Or use the Feedburner one suggested above.
I agree with raincoaster and have found two links for you.
email updates feedburner
instead of using their widget (which doesn’t work, as explained above, try this:
open your last newsletter, and use the “forward email” link at the bottom, and forward it to yourself.
open the forwarded version, and it should have a “subscribe me” link somewhere in it.
copy that link, and put it in your sidebar.
Ooh, that’s dead clever. That should totally work.
Hi. I’m not sure why it worked for me but I was able to copy some code and get my Constant Contact Newsletter sign up box onto my sidebar. Go to my blog and check it out. If there’s something more I can offer in the way of helping let me know.
for anyone who would like to know
instead of using the templates they give you on constant contact you need to go to buttons or text which is in the same wizard and make a different sign up . the boxed signups won’t come up on wordpress.
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