How to create a Email Submit or Subscribe box on WordPress?

How to create a Email Submit or Subscribe box on WordPress?

 So I was doing some SEO work on my blog and the tools that test your site for SEO-niceness look for a “subscribe to site” capability.  On a previous blog that was very easy to do and frankly I was a little surprised that WP does not currently have that capability. 

So off I went searching for answers.  I quickly realized that it was not automatic and it was going to require a little code.  Not to worry, it turns out there is a solution that is relatively easy. 

Google’s Feedburner is our solution.  If you do not have a Google account yet it is time to get one.  You will want one because there are many tools for the both the webmaster and the web marketer alike.

1. Go to Feedburner at http://feedburner.google.com/ and either create a new account or login to your existing account.

2.  Now find Publicize tab for your feed and then find Email Subscriptions service.

3.  Turn on the email subscriptions service if it is not already on.

4.  That process with now have created some code for you to use in your WP site.  Copy the “Subscription Link” code from the FeedBurner box by highlighting it and pressing ctrl c.

5.  Login to WP, and go to the Presentation > Sidebar Widgets for your blog

Create a new text widget and give it a name. Drag the text widget to the place you want the submit box on your site in the sidebar.

6. Click the icon in the upper right of the widget to edit, then paste the email code into the text area.

7. Save your work and then go to your blog to see the results.

Now this is cool.  Thanks Feedburner!!

waynem

About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
This entry was posted in Current Affairs, Misc, Web/Tech, Weblogs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to How to create a Email Submit or Subscribe box on WordPress?

  1. wpadmin wpadmin says:

    This is mostly a photo and business blog.. but what I can do is let you keep your comment there angelina and that has your url in it.. that is just as good as a link back.

    Thank you.

  2. matt best says:

    Can I perhaps repost this to one of my web pages on this subject matter? I’d link back to the unique, needless to say. Let me know by mail what you think.

Comments are closed.