Subscribe Form module overview
Use the Subscribe Form module to enable visitors to subscribe to an email list or to collect email addresses for your own use. See the list of supported email subscription services at the end of this article.
The Subscribe Form module displays a simple form with five parts:
- Name (can be displayed or hidden; if displayed it's a required field)
- Email address
- An optional Terms & Conditions checkbox, for which you can customize the terms and the checkbox label.
- Subscribe button
- An optional Google reCaptcha checkbox
See the Related Articles for more information on how to implement the checkbox.
Here's an example of the Subscribe Form module as used in the Sign Up content template included with the Beaver Builder plugin. An example of the Terms and Conditions checkbox has been added to the template. If you enable this option, it's mandatory that users select the checkbox to submit the form successfully. If they don't, they receive the message "You must accept the Terms and Conditions."
This template consists of a single row with two columns. In the left column there's a Photo module for the envelope image, and in the right column there's a Text Editor module for the text and then the Subscribe form beneath that. In the template, the fields and button are stacked, but you can also display them inline, which means the fields and button are laid out horizontally for a more full-width presentation, for example in a ribbon top bar banner.
Notifications and confirmations
Email notifications depend on the service and your account settings there. For example, if you connect a MailChimp account, once the subscriber clicks Submit, MailChimp takes over and sends an email with the subject line what is configured in MailChimp. The list owner doesn't get notified of the subscription unless that notification is configured in the Mail Chimp account.
On the other hand, if you choose Email Address as the service, you have to supply an email address that the subscription information will forward to. In this case, you receive a notification with the subject line in the Subscribe Form Signup field, but the subscriber doesn't get a notification by default. That's something you'd have to configure in the email account that you're forwarding to, such as setting up an autoresponder.
You can choose whether the person who submits the form gets a confirmation on screen, and if so, whether clicking the button sends that person to another URL or displays the confirmation message in place of the form. You can also style the button label (the default label is Send), add a button icon, change the button color, and so on.
The Subscribe Form module supports a connection to the following services:
- Campaign Monitor
- Constant Contact
- Email Address
This choice sends the subscriber name and email to an email address of your choosing. You must then handle it in that email account--for example, set up an autoresponse to the subscriber, set up an email filter to channel the subscribe emails into a special folder, add them to your contact list, and so on.
- Godaddy Email Marketing
- iContact Pro
- Mad Mimi
Note: You must have the MailPoet plugin installed for MailPoet to appear in the list in the Subscribe Form module.