July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Professional Mailchimp Sign-up/Opt-in Form for Wordpress/Blogger
Email marketing is an important option for both entrepreneur Blogger and Internet marketers. For email marketing's essential tools is email sending services. Awber, Mailchimp, Madmimi, Get response are very popular. In these email sending services Mailchimp is very good choice for no matter you are beginner or pro and of course it's free and have ability to send beautiful customized newsletters. For sending newsletter you will need to have a list what can be done by sign up form. Problem is there Mailchimp Optin/email subscription/newsletter sign up forms are very simple and looks a bit of awkward with our themes/templates, Right?
So reveling you from these boring-ness with sign up form here I publishing a homemade professional looking mailchimp sign up/subscription form. It's easy to configure and flat designed and it will easily match with any blogsites/websites. Let's see how it looks like and how to add it to your Blogger blog and wordpress sites and how to configure.

Professional Mailchimp Sign-up/Opt-in Form for Wordpress/Blogger 


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<!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form -->
<!-- crawlist.net form starts -->
<div id="optin">
<h4>Subscribe for Newsletter</h4>
<p>Join our mailing list, recieve new post update, learn pro tricks weekly</p>
    <form action="http://blogspot.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=0b55fc18f7e81c4baff2c9e57&amp;id=857e43dd4c" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank">
       <input type="text" size="30" value="Enter your name" name="FNAME" class="name" id="mce-FNAME" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;">
        <input type="email" size="30" value="Enter your email" name="EMAIL" class="required email" id="mce-EMAIL" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;">
                     <div id="mce-responses" class="clear">
            <div class="response" id="mce-error-response" style="display:none"></div>
            <div class="response" id="mce-success-response" style="display:none"></div>
        <div class="clear">
            <input type="submit" value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button">
     <h5><img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u0LjE0mzObA/U9D12x8PD4I/AAAAAAAAEqA/qdJKnbFgnTY/s1600/lock.png' alt='privacy' width="9" height="12"/>  We'll never spam or sell your email, 100% privacy gurrenty</h5>
<!-- crawlist.net form ends -->
<!--End mc_embed_signup-->
#optin {
    background: #f5f5f5;
    border: 3px solid #ccc;
    text-align: center;
    padding:8px 8px;
#optin h4 {
    font-family:"Segoe UI"; font-size:18px; font-weight:bold; margin-top:10px;}
#optin p {font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; }

#optin h5 {font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; font-size:10px; margin-top:7px; padding-left:42px; padding-right:42px;}
    #optin input {
        background: #fff;
        border: 1px solid #ccc;
        font-size: 15px;
        margin-bottom: 10px;
        border-radius: 5px;
        -moz-border-radius: 5px;
        -webkit-border-radius: 5px;
        box-shadow: 0 2px 2px #ddd;
        -moz-box-shadow: 0 2px 2px #ddd;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 0 2px 2px #ddd;
        #optin input.name { background: #fff url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9bxjPb2Mdr8/U9D13GCPqHI/AAAAAAAAEqE/kkpl2Ile0IY/s1600/name.png) no-repeat 10px center; padding-left: 35px }
        #optin input.email { background: #fff url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CdoXCXa27vc/U9D125NlYLI/AAAAAAAAEp8/sBDcoTCLSYo/s1600/email.png) no-repeat 10px center; padding-left: 35px }
        #optin input[type="submit"] {
            position: relative;
  vertical-align: top;
  height: 50px;
  padding: 0;
  font-size: 22px;
  color: white;
  text-align: center;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25);
  background: #f1c40f;
  border: 0;
  border-bottom: 2px solid #e2b607;
  cursor: pointer;
  -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 -2px #e2b607;
  box-shadow: inset 0 -2px #e2b607;
        #optin input[type="submit"]:hover{opacity:.7;}
            #optin input[type="submit"]:active {   top: 1px;
  outline: none;
  -webkit-box-shadow: none;
  box-shadow: none; }

How to add this widget in Blogger
  • First log in to your Blogger, select your Blog, 
  • Go to 'Layout' tab then click 'add a gadget'  
  • Select 'html/javascript' from pop up menu. 
  • Copy following codes and configure

How to add this widget in Wordpress
  • From dashboard hover mouse on 'Appearance tab', 
  • Then from 'appearance' menu select 'widgets', 
  • Then drag and drop 'Text' content box in widget area, 
  • Copy following codes and paste into 'text' box, 
  • For new dashboard click on 'Text' add it to sidebar 
  • And paste following codes and configure

How to configure
Configuring this form won't take a while, read on-
  • First log in to your mailchimp account, 
  • Select 'List' from side menu, 
  • Inside 'List' on your email subscriber list's very right part after 'stats' 
  • Click on dropdown menu, select, 'Sign up forms' from there.
Professional mailchimp Sign up form

  • Then Select 'Embedded forms'. 
  • When you are  into 'Embedded forms' 
  • From Classic sign up forms page's botton contains sign up forms HTMLcode, 
  • Copy all code and paste them on any txt file/word file (notepad)
Professional mailchimp Sign up form

  • And select the following link what shown as image and replace the link with my default link (pink colored).
Save your widget/gadget and take a look at your site, How it looking on your site, how it working or any trouble please leave with comment. More cool Mailchimp subscription form will release soon stay subscribed, Happy Email marketing :)


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