In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to collect email subscribers with the Aweber WPForms integration. In this case, we’ll use WPForms to collect emails then they will be sent to our Aweber email list. You’ll also be able to enable a double opt-in or a double confirmation for all your email subscribers.
This form can also be used in the WordPress editor (Gutenberg) via a shortcode or block, and I’ll also show you how to use it on your Elementor website.
Note: the digits in brackets e.g. (00:02) indicate the minutes of that exact explanation in the video so you can easily jump to that section and follow along.
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Video: Aweber WPFroms Integration Setup Tutorial
What You’ll Need
For this tutorial, you’re going to need the Pro version of the WPForms plugin.
You’re also going to need an Aweber account with WPForms to be able to integrate your WPForms plugin with your AWeber account.
Otherwise, let’s get started!
Create a Form using WPForms
With your WPForms pro plugin ready, on your WordPress dashboard, go to WPForms > All Forms then click Add New to create a new form, you can choose one from the form templates provided and customize it (00:43)
Go to the Fields option;
Under Label select Simple, then check the Enable Email Confirmation option.
Under the Advanced Options, set Field Size to medium, check the Hide Labels option for the Name and Email, then add Placeholder Texts instead, that is; Your Name’, ‘Your Email’ and ‘Confirm your email’. Check the Hide Sub-Labels option too (02:06).
Give your form a name under Form Name, and you can also give it a description, you can also change the Submit Button text to ‘Subscribe” for example (02:26). And there are also some additional settings that you can edit to your preference, like enabling antispam, Ajax, etc.
You can enable the option to receive a notification whenever someone uses a form. However, let’s disable this option since Aweber sends a notification whenever someone subscribes anyway.
Under Confirmations; select Message for the Confirmation Type, then type in the message you would like your subscribers to see, for example; ‘Thanks for subscribing to my newsletter. Check your email to confirm’ (03:24)
Install the Aweber WPForms Integration Addon
Under the Marketing;
Go to the Aweber option. When you select AWeber. WPForms prompts you to install and activate an AWeber Integration for WPForms.
To do this go to your Plugins area, install and activate the WPForms AWeber plugin (03:57)
When you’re done installing your WPForms Aweber integration, back under marketing select AWeber and Add New Connection (04:06)
Give your connection a nickname, for example, ‘Newsletter’, and say Ok.
Create your AWeber Account and Connect to WPForms
After the integration is done, WPForms should be able to echo your Aweber account details from your newsletter, but before it does that, you need to first create an Aweber account and to do this:
On the dashboard go to WPForms > Settings, under Integrations select AWeber and click Add New Account (04:41)
Here, you’ll be able to link your AWeber account and synchronize your AWeber details to connect to WPForms.
Enter your details and click Connect to AWeber.
WPForms will now be able to echo your account details, that is; you should now be able to see and select your email list that is in AWeber (05:19)
So back under Marketing;
Select your email list.
Under List Fields, select Email for the Email option, under Full Name, select Name (Full), then click the Save button (05:38).
Add your WPForm to an Elementor Page
When you’re done setting up your WPForms and AWeber, go to Pages and open any page (go to the page and Edit with Elementor).
When your page opens up in the Elementor editor, click the (+) icon to add a new section, then go to your Widgets area and search for the WPForms widget and drag it to your section (05:57)
In the Edit WPForms area on the left, under Content > WPForms, select your newsletter opt-in form that you created (06:11), and when you preview, you should be able to see your form on your page with all the fields you set up.
You can use a shortcode and be able to display your form in Gutenberg.
You can also go ahead and do some styling and customization on your form.
If you’re satisfied with your form, click the update button to publish it, then go to your live page and test it out to make sure it’s working as it should.
Before a subscriber is added to your AWeber email list, they should first check their email and confirm their subscription. When you go to your AWeber under Subscribers you’ll be able to see the list of people who subscribed and when.
That’s how you can integrate WPForms with AWeber and be able to easily collect email subscribers to your AWeber account.
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