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How to Add a Constant Contact Sign-Up Form

Note: This feature is only available for county websites
(Portal owners can request a MailChimp list by emailing ces_help@ncsu.edu)

Starting in August 2017, county websites have the ability to add a Constant Contact Sign-Up Form to their WordPress pages & posts. You can either add this form on a post by post basis (as you choose) or automatically add it to all existing (and future) posts. This new setting can be found under Site Settings > Constant Contact in WordPress admin. However, in order to do so, you must obtain the proper HTML widget code from Constant Contact first, so that you can paste it into WordPress.

How to get the Widget Code

  1. Start by logging in to your Constant Contact account: https://www.constantcontact.com
  2. From the menu, select ‘List Growth Tools
  3. On the List Growth Tools page, click ‘Create a Sign-Up Form
  4. Give your form a Name, Title, Description, and then select which lists you want your website users to be able to sign-up for. We recommended keeping the number of lists you choose to 4 or fewer (to make it simple for your users to decide). Click Continue.
  5. Choose which pieces of information you want each user to provide. At a minimum you need to ask for their email address, but you may also be interested in asking for their first name too. Click Continue.
  6. Click the trashcan icon to delete the logo (we don’t need a duplicate copy on the website). Click Finish.
  7. Find the Sign-Up Form you just created and click on the ‘Actions’ drop down next to it and select ‘Embed Code.’ A box will appear with the code you need to copy and paste into your WordPress Admin > Site Settings > Constant Contact page.

Optional Integration Steps

Once you’ve completed the steps above, if you selected “Automatically include this sign-up form on all pages and posts (including past posts)” you can now also link to a dedicated sign-up page (either on Social Media, from your Site Menu, or anywhere else you choose) using this url:

https://catawba.ces.ncsu.edu/email-me/

Note: Just be sure to swap out your county name in the url!

Written By

Photo of Mike VysockaMike VysockaBusiness and Technology Application Specialist (919) 513-3362 mike_vysocka@ncsu.eduExtension Information Technology - NC State University
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