Add a "Subscribe to Newsletter" widget to your WordPress powered website that will insert your contact in one of your dotMailer Address Book
|Author:||Ben Staveley (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.0|
|WordPress version tested:||4.9|
|Added to WordPress repository:||16-08-2010|
|Total downloads:||6 700|
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Adding the form to your website
Selecting an address book
Click on screen options
Reordering address books
The plugin will appear as 'dotMailer' in your left-hand menu
Changing address book visibility
Select 'Enable accessibility mode'. 'Add' links will appear on inactive widgets and 'Edit' links will appear on active ones
If you already have v1 installed, a message will pop up in the admin area of your WordPress account informing you that a new version is available. Simply update from there.
If you don’t already have v1, log into your WordPress account and follow these steps:
- Go to ‘Plugins’ in the left-hand menu
- Select ‘Add New’
- Search for ‘dotmailer Sign Up Widget’
- Click on ‘Install Now’
- When installed, click on ‘Activate Plugin’
The plugin will appear as ‘dotmailer’ in your left-hand menu.
For more detailed information on installation, find it at (https://dotmailer.zendesk.com/entries/23228992-Using-the-dotMailer-WordPress-sign-up-form-plugin-v2#install)
Q. My site is hosted by WordPress.com. Will the plugin work for me?
A. No. The plugin can only be uploaded to the installed version of WordPress (WordPress.org), not the hosted version (WordPress.com).
Q. Can I select more than one address book to sign contacts up to?
A. Yes you can. This latest version of the plugin allows you to put addresses into multiple address books.
Q. Can contacts who have previously unsubscribed from my mailing lists re-subscribe through the plugin?
A. Yes they can.
Q. My contacts are not appearing in my address book. Why is this?
A. Check you have followed the installation steps correctly and that your API email and API password appear exactly as they do in your dotmailer account. Remember that the API email is automatically generated and should not be changed.
Q. I can’t drag and drop the widget from the ‘Available Widgets’ area. What should I do?
A. There is an alternative way. Click on ‘Screen Options’ in the top right-hand corner and select ‘Enable accessibility mode’ which appears over to the left. ‘Add’ links will then appear on inactive widgets and ‘Edit’ links will appear on active ones. Clicking on ‘Add’ will allow you to choose where you want to place the widget on your page.
Q. Can I send the user to a custom Thank You page after subscription?
A. From plugin version 3.4 it is possible. You can find the redirection options under the Redirections tab in the plugin dashboard. Here you can set up 3 options: * No redirection (default): the user will stay on the same page where a short message will be displayed about the result of the subscription * Local page: you can select a page from your website that will be your dotmailer Thank you page * Custom URL: with this option you can redirect your user wherever you want to. If you choose this option, please use a valid URL starting with “http://” or “https://” here.
Q. How can I insert the dotmailer form into my posts and pages?
A. From plugin version 3.3, you can use the [dotmailer-signup] shortcode to show the form inside the post’s content. Shortcode parameters (works only when you use the form with a shortcode):
showtitle=0 – Hide the title of the widget
showdesc=0 – Hide the description under the title
redirection=”URL” – Redirect the user to a custom URL after successful submission
Example: [dotmailer-signup showtitle=0 showdesc=0 redirection=”http://www.example.com”] (will show the form without a title and description and will redirect the user to http://www.example.com on success)
- Mod: PHP7 support
- Mod: Redirection url is always followed regardless of validation result
- Fix: endpoint discovery error where region ID > 1
- Fix: small calendar display issue
- Mod: the plugin is rewritten using the dotmailer REST (v2) API
- Add: endpoint discovery added – now your API calls use your regional API URL
- Fix: a few small layout fixes
- Fix: position of the shortcode output wasn’t correct in the previous versions
- All strings from ‘dotMailer’ are changed to ‘dotmailer’ due to a branding change
- Add: Redirection options in plugin admin, now you can redirect your users to a Thank You page after subscription
- Add: redirection attribute for the shortcode, which lets you use redirections locally from your form shortcodes
- Add: Now you can add the dotMailer form with the [dotmailer-signup] shortcode to your posts and pages
- Fix: Wrong input type in forms (String) changed to (text)
- Fix: Some code cleanup
- Fix: Now the user stays on the same page instead of being redirected to the home page after submission
- Fix: Remove warning in the widget if no contact data was saved into the DB
- Fix: Version number confusion
- Mod: Now initial default messages are saved automatically to the database during plugin activation, so users need one step less to set it up properly.
- Mod: Now user settings are not deleted on plugin deactivation. Settings are only deleted if you uninstall the plugin.