March 15, 2018 at 10:11 am #217937
I am a new blogger. I do not know HTML code.
I would like to install two email subscriber forms, one as a pop-up and one in the footer.
I did some research and decided on MailChimp. I have signed up on their site and created a Pop-up Form and generated the code. I understood I was to paste this onto a blank page within WordPress. I opened an Add New page and pasted the code on the Text side and clicked Publish. No pop-up appeared on my blog (I checked it with another computer and a phone.)
I moved the page to Trash and went back and made some design changes I had decided on. MailChimp generated the new code, I pasted and published it as before and still, nothing happens.
I like the pop-up I designed. How can I make this work?
Or is there a better (easier) way to install subscriber forms.
MailChimp is looking pretty complicated as there will yet be the footer form and the email reply forms, campaigns and all that to follow.
I can't afford to hire a developer.
Thank you.http://storybrookelife.comMarch 15, 2018 at 10:29 am #217939ErikaParticipant
Take the code MailChimp gives you and paste it into a custom HTML widget through your WordPress customizer. You can place the widget anywhere on the homepage and the code should not appear. Depending on the timer settings of your popup, it should pop up once that amount of time has elapsed.
You can follow the same process for any other MailChimp HTML code. I hope this helps.March 16, 2018 at 8:21 am #217972
Thank you Erika ---
I greatly appreciate your help.
I put the Custom HTML widget on my Front Page and pasted the MailChimp pop-up code into it as you instructed.
I saw the pop-up once but I have been unable to see it again. I assume it is working but from what I understand it won't show up again for a whole year or until I clear the cookies from my computer? Is that correct?
I also installed the free MailChimp for WordPress plugin and used it to install a MailChimp sign-up form into my blog's footer.
I was disappointed that on setup there was no way to change the "Newsletter" title to something more fitting for my blog. However, I discovered I could change it in the widget after I installed it on my page. So all is good.
Thanks again for your help.March 16, 2018 at 8:31 am #217973ErikaParticipant
I just visited your site and I saw it too. I'm not sure when it will pop up again. That's controlled by your popup settings in MailChimp. Glad you figured out the footer newsletter too! You're welcome.April 6, 2018 at 5:34 pm #218716
MailChimp confirmed that it won't show again for 12-months or until the cookies are cleaned from a computer. That makes sense as pop-ups can be a nuisance.
Thanks again Erika. I have populated my blog with content since you had a look and I've had a lot of traffic for the first couple of weeks now.
If you have a further look I'd be interested in comments and suggestions. I like the clean look of your blog designs.
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