Get Aweber and GetResponse plugins for Your WordPress Blog



The Aweber and GetResponse SlideUp plugin allows you to create a footer bar with either an Aweber or GetResponse opt-in box in it. It will “slide up” from the bottom and stay there, prompting users to sign up.

Because the controls are essentially the same, with Aweber’s having just a couple more options, we’ll just demonstrate the Aweber SlideUp here. The GetResponse SlideUp works the same way.


Step 1: Install the Plugin

Go to your Plugins tab and do a search for “slideup.” Install either the Aweber or GetResponse plugin, depending on which service you use.


Activate the plugin once it’s installed.


Step 2: Access the Plugin Settings

Scroll down on the left to the Settings tab. Click the drop down arrow and go to the plugin’s settings.


Step 3: Insert Hidden HTML Code

Copy and paste your Aweber or GetResponse form code into a text editor file. Make sure you don’t use Microsoft Word or any word processing program, but a text editor program that doesn’t add formatting.

Look for the code with the input type “hidden.” It should be right below the <form> code and above the rest of the code. This is the code that the SlideUp program needs to generate their own opt in box.

Copy this code to your clipboard.


Then paste the code in the plugin settings’ “Hidden Aweber Form Fields” box.


Step 4: Additional Options

The plugin gives you a few more options to customize the look and feel of the SlideUp.


Here’s what each of these forms do

  • Heading Tag Line: Puts a line of text directly above the email signup box.
  • Tracking Image URL: If you have a tracking pixel to track your opt in rates, put it in this box.
  • Header Image URL: This places an image to the left hand side of your slideup. It’s a good place for a logo of some sort. Make sure it’s not more than 35 pixels high.


Step 5: Save and Preview

Save your settings and reload your blog. You’ll see a footer opt-in bar slide up along the bottom.

It’ll look something like this:



That’s how to download the Aweber or GetResponse SlideUp, setup the code and configure its additional settings.

Get Started With Facebook Comments For WordPress



Facebook comments for WordPress allows you to put a Facebook comment box and a Facebook like box directly on your blog. Setting it up involves creating an app developer account, which can seem a little daunting at first, but really isn’t all that complicated.

Here’s how to setup Facebook Comments for WordPress.

Step 1: Install and Activate the Plugin


Search for the plugin under “Add New” in the “Plugins” tab. Install the plugin.


Activate the plugin.


Step 2: Creating a Facebook Developer Account


Click on “set your application ID and secret now” in the link that appears after activating the plugin.

Click on “Create a Facebook App.”


You’ll be prompted by Facebook to allow it to access your account. Click “Allow.”


Step 3: Creating a New App


Once signed into Facebook Developer, click “Create New App.”


Give your app a name. The public won’t actually see this, so it doesn’t matter all that much.


Click on “Web” in the left hand side navigation.


Enter the URL of the website you want your Facebook comments to show up on.


Upon hitting save changes, your Application ID and Application Secret will be displayed. Copy these.


Step 4: Entering Your Application ID


Go back into the settings for Facebook Comments. Paste your Application ID and Application Secret into their appropriate fields.


If you hit “Update” now, Facebook Comments for WordPress will go live.

Here are a few more important things to set before finishing up the installation.


Step 5: Basic Settings


Setup your basic settings, such as whether you want to display comments on blog posts (as opposed to just “Like,”) whether you want to count WordPress comments and Facebook comments together and such.


Step 6: Like Button Settings


Setup how the “Like” button on your site should look.



Step 7: Comments Box Settings


Under “Comments Box Settings” there are a few more settings you can set, such as how long the box is and whether to show only on pages, posts or both.



Once you’ve setup everything the way you want it, click “Update” and check your website to see how it looks. Congratulations! You’ve setup Facebook Comments for WordPress, which allows you to “Like” and “Comment” with Facebook’s system integrated into your blog.