Hi fellow bloggers!
Not only will this be another place to share your stories and wisdom, but I will also be using it as a way to share great blogging tips and products I’ve discovered. I know many of you ladies (and gentlemen!) are into blogging for the long haul, so I hope the information I provide becomes helpful. That being said, some recommended products may contain affiliate links, or come directly from my own web design business, Risen Upon Thee.
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Now, without further delay… one of my top blogging tips!
Three Simple Ways to Configure MailChimp with WordPress
Ok, it’s extremely obvious by now that I’m a big fan of MailChimp, but I also know a lot of bloggers use it. Therefore, I’ll keep sharing endless tips! 🙂
Configuring any third party mail service with your WordPress site can be challenging, or even a nightmare, if you don’t have clear instructions and/or aren’t a techie. Rest assured, if you are using MailChimp, there are multiple ways for a seamless integration–none of which will take much time or effort! You’ll be on your way to collecting subscribers in no time.
SIMPLE OPTION #1: EMBEDDED FORMS
Anywhere you can place a Text widget inside of your site, you can place a number of embedded forms that MailChimp offers. First, log into MailChimp and select Lists in the top left navigation. If you have multiple lists, choose the one you want to feature and select Signup Forms, as seen below.
Afterward, you’ll be brought to a screen that lists several kinds of forms you can implement. Choose the second option, labeled Embedded Forms. Next, choose whether you want the Classic, Super Slim, or Horizontal subscriber form on your blog. These appear as tabbed options and a preview of the form is displayed to the right.
Once you decide which embedded form you’d like to go with, copy the entire code beneath the preview and place it inside the Text widget WordPress offers. Common and effective places you could insert the Text Widget are in your sidebar or after each post, if your theme allows. Once the code is placed and you can see the signup form has generated properly (always test it, too), you’re good to go!
For two additional ways, please read the rest of the article at Risen Upon Thee!
Create Your Own Online Magazine eBook
Available Oct. 25th!
In this book I share all my knowledge about starting, growing and maintaining a successful online magazine. I’m so excited to share all I’ve learned! Even if you are just curious, I encourage you to check it out. Some topics that will be covered are:
✓ Starting & Designing an Online Magazine
✓ How to Find the Right Contributors
✓ Best Social Media Practices
✓ How Find Quality Free and Paid Images
May more Christian and/or positive message magazines fill the web!
Check out my Blogging Resources page for free and paid services I always recommend. Also, if you need more help organizing the tasks and posting schedule for your blog, check out the Ultimate Blogging Binder.