Add an opt-in form on your blog
Lesson 6 Module 2
Let's start by creating a simple email signup form and adding it to your blog.
Create a form
To create a form with ConvertKit, go to Landing Pages & Forms > Create new > Form > Inline
Choose a template, make your changes, and save.
Install the ConvertKit plugin
The easiest way to add the opt-in form you just created to your blog is with the ConvertKit WordPress plugin.
In WordPress, go to Plugins > Add New, search for ConvertKit, then install and activate the plugin.
To finish setting up the plugin, you need an API key and a secret key which you can find in ConvertKit by going to Account Settings > General.
Back in WordPress, go to Settings > ConvertKit and enter the API key and API Secret to connect ConvertKit to WordPress.
Add the form to a blog post
To add the form to your blog posts, you have a few options:
1. Add it inside of a blog post
To add your form to a blog post manually, you can add the appropriate [shortcode] wherever you want it to appear.
You can find the shortcode in your ConvertKit form by clicking on Embed > WordPress
2. Add it to the bottom of every blog post
In WordPress, go to Edit a blog post.
At the bottom, find the ConvertKit section and choose your form.
Note: You can also set a default form in Settings > ConvertKit so you don't have to set this on every post.
3. Add it as a widget in the sidebar or footer
To add it here, in WordPress go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the ConvertKit widget to the sidebar or footer.