How do I add WordPress site visitors to a GetResponse list?

Once you’ve installed the GetResponse for WordPress plugin, you can add visitors to your site or blog to your GetResponse list by:

  • adding GetResponse forms anywhere on your site and within your blog posts,
  • adding an opt-in box to comments and registration forms to add site visitors to your list.
  • add an opt-in box to Contact Form 7, BuddyPress, and Ninja Forms forms.

Adding GetResponse forms in WordPress

With the GetResponse for WordPress plugin, you can you can start adding GetResponse contact forms in WordPress. The plugin allows you to:

  • use the GetResponse Form Widget to add forms to your site (in the sidebar, footer, and below the header),
  • use a shortcode to add a form to a post.

Using the widget to add forms to a site

1. In the Widgets tab, locate the GetResponse Form Widget.
2. Drag it to where you want it to appear in the sidebar, footer, or header. (Or click it, select where you want it to appear, and click the Add Widget button.)
3. Select a form and specify its layout and placement (Note: The WordPress layout is available only for legacy web forms.)
4. Click Save.

Adding the shortcode to add forms in a blog post

To add a contact form to blog posts, you need to place a tag wherever you want the form to appear. The tag might look like this:

[grwebform url=”PUT_WEBFORM_URL_HERE” css=”on/off” center=”on/off” center_margin=”200″/]

To add the tag,

1. Find the place within the post where you want to add the form.
2. Select a GetResponse form from the dropdown. Optionally, you can define the format by adding some small modifications in the form HTML code string:

  • CSS: Set this parameter to ON to display the form in the GetResponse format. Set it to OFF to display the form in the standard WordPress format. This works only for legacy forms.
  • CENTER: Set this parameter to ON to center the form. Set it to OFF to align the form to the left.
  • CENTER_MARGIN Set this parameter to change margins (element width) [Default size is 200px]
  • VARIANT Set this parameter to customize form variant, allowed values: A-H. Variants can be set in your GetResponse panel. This option is not allowed for legacy forms.

3. Click Update when you’re done.

Note: The plugin is designed for use on WordPress pages due to specific WordPress requirements. If you use the HTML code instead of the plugin integration, your form design may show snippets of the code. The JavaScript code from your GetResponse account should not be used on WordPress. We can provide support only for forms placed on WordPress pages using the plugin.

Enabling people to sign up to your list when they register to WordPress

GetResponse for WordPress lets you add WordPress visitors to a GetResponse list when they register on your WordPress site. To enable adding visitors upon registration,

1. Select the Adding contacts tab within GetResponse for WordPress.
2. Go to the Add Contacts upon Registration section.
3. Change the Status to Enabled.
4. Select the list to which new contacts will be added. If there’s an active autoresponder in the list, you can select to add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle.
5. Optionally, edit the text you want to appear next to the subscription checkbox and select the default subscription option.
6. Click Save Changes.

Note: If you’re using the built-in integration with Contact Form 7, Add Contacts upon Registration is not available.

Letting people sign up to your list when they leave comments

With GetResponse for WordPress you can add new contacts when they leave a reply. Here’s how to do it:

1. Select the Adding contacts tab within GetResponse for WordPress.
2. Go to the Add Contacts from Comment section.
3. Change the Status to Enabled.
4. Select the list to which new contacts will be added. If there’s an active autoresponder in the list, you can select to add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle.
5. Optionally, edit the text you want to appear next to the subscription checkbox and select the default subscription option.
6. Click Save Changes.

Note: Visitors who are not logged into WordPress have to enter their name and email address to sign up to your list. If they are logged in, they only need to check the box to subscribe to your list.

Using built-in integrations with BuddyPress, Contact Form 7, and Ninja Forms

BuddyPress

To use this built-in integration, make sure you’ve installed and activated the BuddyPress plugin first (otherwise, it won’t appear within Subscription settings).

To add contacts to GetResponse from BuddyPress, you’ll need to enable the subscription checkbox to the registration form. Here’s how to do it:

1. Select the Adding contacts tab within GetResponse for WordPress.
2. Go to the section called Add contacts via BuddyPress user registration form.
3. Change the Status to Enabled.
4. Select the list to which new contacts will be added. If there’s an active autoresponder in the list, you can select to add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle.
5. Edit the text you want to appear next to the subscription checkbox and select the default subscription option.
6. Click Save Changes.

Contact Form 7

This built-in integration lets you add people signing up via Contact Form 7 are added to your GetResponse list when they check the opt-in box. To use it make sure you’ve installed and activated the Contact Form 7 plugin first (otherwise, it won’t appear within Adding contacts).

Here’s how to edit your contact form template:

1. Paste the following snippet into the contact form template. Customize the call to action to suit your brand identity and encourage people to sign up.

<label>
[checkbox signup-to-newsletter id:signup-to-newsletter class:signup-to-newsletter "Sign up to our newsletter!"]
</label>

2. Change the name of the email input field to:

<label> Your Email (required)
    [email* email] </label>

3. Save the changes and add the form to your WordPress site.

Ninja Forms

You can add an opt-in box to your Ninja Forms you’ve added to your pages in WordPress. When someone fills out a form, they can be automatically added to your GetResponse contact list. To add the box, you’ll need to edit your form settings within the Ninja Forms plugin.

Here’s how to enable adding people signing up via Ninja Forms to your GetResponse list:

1. In the GetResponse plugin, select the Adding contacts tab within GetResponse for WordPress.
2. Go to the section called Add contacts via Ninja Forms.
3. Change the Status to Enabled.
4. Select the list to which new contacts will be added. If there’s an active autoresponder in the list, you can select to add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle.
5. Go to Ninja Forms>>Dashboard and click the form to which you want to add the opt-in box or start building a new form. Make sure that the form includes the Email and Name fields. If you want to use the First Name field, the Field key value starts with firstname_.
6. In the form builder, click the Add field icon in the bottom right to open the fields drawer.
7. Single-click or drag the Single Checkbox field to where you want it to appear in the form.
8. Edit the field Label to the call-to-action you want everyone to see.
9. Expand the Advanced section. For Checked calculation value, enter 1. For Checked calculation value, enter 0.
10. Expand the Administration section. Then, change the Field key value to signup-to-newsletter to enable passing the contact information to GetResponse.
11. Click Done to save your changes.

For help creating and configuring Ninja Forms, please go to Ninja Forms help resources.

Want to start using ecommerce data and track site visits?

If you use WooCommerce, you can use our built-in integration to:

Our plugin also lets you track visits to your site and send the data to GetResponse.