Text widget – adding HTML code

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    I’m trying to add html code into the text widget that would let our visitors sign up for an autoresponder series. I’ve entered the code for the typical “opt in” box, but it’s not showing up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?




    Please provide the exact text you are trying to put in the text widget. You can place this inside back tics and then it will display in the comments here. The back tic key is to the left of the number 1 key.

    If you are trying to set up an interactive situation this will not work using a text widget. Also be aware that the wordpress programming for security reasons will strip out all forms, styles, frames, embeds and javascipt.

    P.S. The theme that has a contact page template is called Blix.



    Thanks for the reply. I see from your post that what I’m trying to do won’t work. I’m trying to put in coding for a web form that has input fields and from what you’ve said, this will all be stripped out. Basically, I was trying to include a form where people can give us their name and email address and will be added to an autoresponder we have on AWeber. I’ve just changed our template, but haven’t looked at the Blix one yet.

    Here’s the code I was trying to put into the text box:

    <center><form method="post" action="http://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_web_form_id" value="1709116709">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_split_id" value="">
    <input type="hidden" name="unit" value="nextbestsellers">
    <input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.aweber.com/form/thankyou.html">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_adtracking" value="blog1">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_message" value="1">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_required" value="from">
    <input type="hidden" name="meta_forward_vars" value="0">
    <table border="1" bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
    <tr><td colspan=2><center><strong><font face="Verdana">Sign up to receive cutting edge inside information on the next big books to hit the market.</font></strong>
    <tr><td>Email:</td><td><input type="text" name="from" value="" size="20"></td></tr>
    <tr><td>Name:</td><td><input type="text" name="name" value="" size="20"></td></tr>
    <tr><td align="center" colspan="2"><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Sign me up!"></td></tr>



    That won’t work, but you could do a text widget with your email static and then anyone wishing to subscribe could email you. I have that at the top of my blog, and spammers haven’t caught on to it yet (thank god).



    Just for reference, forms are stripped due to security concerns. Yours is a perfect example since it leads off site and there’s no way security can be guanteed by WP.com staff.

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