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Collect Email Signups with an Ajax Form Widget for WordPress

ROS HODGEKISS - JAN 21, 2011

A ‘premium’ version of this plugin is now available. See our downloads page for details.

We’ve had a few goodies for WordPress get added to our Downloads page recently. From an addon to the popular Contact Form 7 plugin, to Campaign Press for resellers, there’s been plenty to keep fans of the popular CMS amused.

Despite the seeming abundance of addons for existing form plugins, there has been one thing missing – a standalone widget for adding a Campaign Monitor subscribe form to the sidebar of a WordPress-powered site. That was until the Campaign Monitor Ajax Subscription Widget for WordPress neatly filled this gap, providing a convenient way for designers to add a form to their site and for visitors to opt-in for email newsletters and announcements, without having to sit through an unnecessary page load.

This widget takes the pain out of setting up a subscribe form – all you have to do is add a form title, your Campaign Monitor API key and the List ID for an existing subscriber list in your account. The result is a simple form that collects names, email addresses and provides a simple confirmation message on signup.

In the next update, a shortcode will be provided so a form can be added anywhere on a WordPress page or post.

Many thanks to developer Lee Willis for sharing this awesome plugin for free – he’s also responsible for the VirtueMart plugin for Joomla! that we’ve also featured. You can install the Campaign Monitor Ajax Subscription Widget for WordPress from within the ‘Plugins’ section of your WordPress dashboard or via WordPress.org. To view more details and screenshots, visit Lee’s website.

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