How To Add An Opt-in Box At The Bottom of Your Blog Posts

You’ve seen it on all the big blogs, and you’ve heard it can boost your conversion rates… but how do you add an opt-in box at the bottom of your blog posts if you’re not tech savvy?

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You’re in luck because this video how-to will show you exactly how to add an opt-in box at the end of your wordpress blog posts, using a simple plugin that’s compatible with all the email marketing systems out there.

In the video I’ll show you how to set it up using any WordPress theme, and popular email marketing systems like Aweber and Mailchimp.

Video Tutorial: Add An Opt-in Box At The End of Your Blog Posts

UPDATE: Since recording this video, the plugin I was recommending has changed and we’ve since decided to recommend a different plugin entirely.

Here’s The Step By Step To Add An Email Signup Box Under Your Blog Posts

  1. Install the free “PopupAlly” WordPress plugin through the WordPress Plugins dashboard.
  2. Once the plugin is installed, login to your email list management system. That means Aweber, Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, and the like.
  3. Once there, grab the web form code in full raw HTML (that means not the Javascript version).
  4. Paste the code into a new “Popup” in the html slot for the opt-in code.
  5. Choose the style you want to go with for your opt-in box, and add in the header and any other text you want the opt-in to contain. You can also include a photo if you have something that depicts your opt-in freebie.
  6. Select the location you want for this opt-in box, it can be top of the post or bottom of your blog posts. Then hit save on your settings. That’s all you have to do to display your new opt-in box, whether you want it to appear above or below the blog post.
  7. You’re done! Optionally you can go in and create a custom style to really match the look and feel of your blog and web site, and it’s highly recommended.

Here’s To Having a Strong Call To Action!

Now it’s your turn to share, I’d love to know what advice you have for people who are creating their opt-in boxes to display below their blog posts for the first time… leave a comment below and give us your best tip!

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102 Responses to How To Add An Opt-in Box At The Bottom of Your Blog Posts

  1. At first I thought that Magic Action Box only supports Aweber and Mailchimp. Good thing to know that it also supports Getresponse and other autoresponder/mailing list providers.

    Thank you for this article, it helped reduce my learning curve on implementing an opt-in box.

  2. I followed this step by step and it just didn’t show up… not sure why. I already have a mailchimp form on my site, maybe that’s why? Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Hi Nathalie,

    Kindly wondering if you could show me how to make the Magic Box keep my
    opt-in box in the exact same format as on my e-mail responder page?

    Meaning the box I created on Getresponse is the exact same on my blog.

    With this tool, it’s not showing up in the same way.

    • Hey Luke…Magic Action Box takes over the design of your optin form. If you want it to display as it does in GetResponse you should copy and paste the javascript from GetResponse.

      Hope that helps…

  4. Great info, thanks!
    I was able to take the processed code and tweak it to my liking. I then added the code into another plugin I use to automatically add whatever I want to the Bottom of every Post. Works perfectly.

  5. I am not seeing anything – I followed your instructions – put in code from mailchimp etc – added in API key etc but all it does is update and doesn’t create any forms – is this because I don’t have the PRO version?

  6. AWESOME!

    You earned a new subscriber…this post is great.

    I followed the instructions and only have one little bug – anybody else seeing this?

    I have an extra box – not labeled – in my opt-in form.
    It looks like:

    Enter your first name:
    ( )
    Enter your email address:
    ( )
    [blank!]
    ( )

    I looked at the CSS code and nothing. I even tried adding an extra box – Last Name – in Mailchimp, but the resulting code in Magic Box now gives me 3 boxes PLUS the extra blank one.

    Any clues would be really helpful, just set this up for a client and can’t bend the CSS to my will or find a resolution :(

  7. Hi Nathalie,

    Great post. Could you shed in any light on the built in way of doing this in headway that you mention towards the end?

    Thanks,

    Louise

  8. Hi Nathalie

    You made it super easy for me to add an optin box to my blog and that too for free. Since morning i was looking for a solution on installing optin form and luckily i landed to your blog.

  9. Is there any way to get an opt-in form that automatically appears at the bottom of every post? I’m using Dynamik for Genesis.

    I don’t want to have to go back through the tons of posts I’ve written to manually add the action box to each of them.

  10. ya, your post give a great help to me, it’s worked very lot, I searched for adding comment box, in your post, I did as same as in your post, many many thanks to you Nathali

  11. Wow Nathalie, thanks for sharing this tip and this plugin. I was looking for some alternatives to Optin Skin and the other premium options and am really excited to find such a helpful post and video. Cheers!

    Nick

  12. Thanks for a great blog post Nathalie. I have seen a massive increase in subscribers when I introduced it on some of my clients commerce sites. Unfortunately the magic action box only works with wordpress. If you want a more universal solution I found Banatic Opt in boxes highly useful.
    There is a free version > http://banatic.com

  13. Awesome tutorial, your video really is a great easy to digest tutorial. I even sent this page to a potential client who needed help, but ended up not seeking to solution I provided.

    I was able to find this tutorial and give it to him, he solved his problem in just 2 minutes he said. Just came by to say thanks for the help :) Made me look awesome.

  14. Can you please clarify Natalie? Above the video it shows:

    UPDATE: Since recording this video, the plugin I was recommending has changed and we’ve since decided to recommend a different plugin entirely.

    What plugin do you recommend?

    Many thanks! LOVE your training :)

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