How to Add a Subscribe Box to Your WordPress Blog
Iâ€™ve been SOOOO busy for SOOOO long working on Expert List Building with Alex, my biz partner and good friend, I grabbed the opportunity and great luxury to spend a few precious snippets of time recently to work on developing my other Blog in the Success Mindset and Law of Attraction areas – http://www.YourSuccessMasteryNow.com Â Â
Iâ€™ve been searching high and low for the ideal WordPress theme for my new Blog for quite some time now, with Alexâ€™s help also.Â Weâ€™ll give you a list of sites where you can get yours too, real soonâ€¦
I pretty much narrowed down my preference to a 3-column theme set up, with 2 columns to the right, allowing for the key focus to be great Content in the left hand column, with other important stuff, like your sign up box, and other information, in the right hand panels.
These preferences were further refined and reinforced after a great chat I had with Lynn Terry during our Lunch get-together last Tuesday during her short vacation trip to Australia – a fun and long lunch indeed!…
Here’s a pic with Lynn, Rob Anderson from Cagora, and me at last week’s lunch, taken by Photographer/Videographer Paul Young (Ed Dale’s main man on these matters).
Iâ€™m still searching for the best, ideal WP theme to suit my purposes.Â I may even have to get something customized very soon…
But, for the moment, Iâ€™m using Cutline, I feel I have a pretty good WordPress theme happening thereâ€¦ Â
As itâ€™s a new Blog, and I was planning to start blogging more actively there, the main thing was to get my subscribe box in there.
So, How Do You Get Your Sign Up Box onto Your Blog?
But, what I decided to do to get something happening quickly and simplify things, was to:
1.Â Go to my Autoresponder (GetResponse) and get/copy my subscriber/sign up code.
2.Â Go to my web editor which is NVU, and set up a table (210 pixels wide), and inserted my code.Â Then I added an appropriate headline and some brief intro copy to interest and entice.Â Prettied it up a little by adding a background color, played with font types and sizes, and tweaked anything required.
3.Â Then, I went to my Wordress Account.Â Via Dashboard > Go to Widgets > Sidebar 1Â or 2, wherever you wish toÂ insert your Subscribe Box > TextÂ > Add > and then when the new Text box appears on your right panel > add your Subscribe boxÂ html from your web editor > Rembmber to add your title in the header panel > Then click “Done” and make sure you “Save Your Changes” in the panel below.
Voila!Â That’s it!Â Go and see how it looks visually in your WP theme blog.Â You may want to go back and tweak it a little further.
Otherwise you’re set to go…
If you also have some tips, please do share them in the Comments section below this blog post.