failed attempts to embed html code into text widget from Vertical Response

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    Vertical Response generates an ‘opt-in’ mail form which integrates perfectly into typepad, but when i try to paste it into a text widget in my current template [Fjords04 1.0], it all shows up EXCEPT the button or email input box. i’ll put in the code below, if anyone has any ideas, i’d sure love the help. I love wordpress’ style better than typepad, but it’s SOOO easy there, i’d love to know what i’m missing here.. the blog itself currently shows the problem. thanks, todd,

    the html copied from a place where it DOES work…

    <form method=”post” action=”″ target=”vr_optin_popup” onSubmit=” ‘’, ‘vr_optin_popup’, ‘scrollbars=yes,width=600,height=450’ ); return true;” >
    <div style=”font-family: verdana; font-size: 11px; width: 160px; padding: 10px; border: 1px solid #000000; background: #FFFFFF;”> <span style=”color: #333333;”>Sign up for Newsletters and Upcoming Events</span>
    <p style=”text-align: right; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;”><span style=”color: #f00;”>* </span><span style=”color: #333333″>enter your email address, then…</span></p>
    <label style=”color: #333333;”>Email Address:</label>
    <span style=”color: #f00″>* </span> <br/>
    <input name=”email_address” size=”15″ style=”margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; padding: 3px;”/>
    <input name=”submit” type=”submit” style=”margin-top: 5px; border: 1px solid #999; padding: 3px;” value=”Done”/>
    <span style=”color: #333333″>Powered by VerticalResponse</span> </div>



    It’s a form plus inline sytle. Both are normally stripped from user input due to security concerns. Workarounds are to either provide a link to the subscription site if they have a landing page or use teh Feedburner method that’s suggested.

    Hope this helps,



    thank you drmike, can’t believe that quick response. it is clear. thank you very much for your help!



    Todd –

    Raj here from VerticalResponse. If you’re unable to include forms in your template, you can just link to the from the opt-in form directly (in your case: As a suggestion, you may want to add a ‘company logo’ to your opt-in form, so that it retains more of the look and feel of your wordpress site.

    Feel free to follow up with me about this: rajesh @ verticalresponse . com


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