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.