I know what it’s like to get started. As a blogger myself, I was in beginner’s shoes once. Starting as a new mom who hired a website designer, I quickly discovered that I wanted to make it easy, convenient, and simple for anyone to start their own boss babe empire or develop their passion.
Setup ConvertKit with Genesis eNews Extended Plugin
Building an email list can be very beneficial to your blog or business. This allows you to be in front of your audience and keep them updated on what is happening over at your site.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to ConvertKit. If you decide to purchase one of their plans, I’ll receive a small commish at no cost to you… mama’s got to pay the bills so thanks for your support.
I’ve worked with several different email marketing services since I started my site back in 2010. The one I highly recommend is ConvertKit. That is who I am using. I wish I would have started using them from the beginning (though I’m not sure if they were around back then ???? ).
If you are using one of our Studio Mommy themes… this tutorial will go over how to setup ConvertKit with the Genesis eNew Extended plugin. This plugin makes it really simple to connect your ConvertKit account to your site.
If you haven’t done so yet, head over to ConvertKit and sign up for an account. They also offer a free plan if you have less than 1,000 subscribers, to help get you started.
1. Create a Form
At the top, click on LANDING PAGES AND FORMS.
ConvertKit will give you 2 options to choose from. For this tutorial I’m going to chose a FORM.
This doesn’t need to be fancy. Your visitors will not see this form because we will be using your pretty subscribe box from the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin. Next chose an INLINE format shown in the photo below.
To keep it simple let’s chose the Clare template. Remember, your visitors will not see this template.
Take a look at the picture below. What we need to get is your unique form ID, which is simply a set of numbers. To find this, look in the address bar when editing your form, you’ll see your own ID.
Copy and save this number somewhere. You will need it later.
Change the title of the Form then click SAVE.
2. Setup ConvertKit with Genesis eNews Extended Plugin.
If you haven’t done so yet please install and activate the Genesis eNews Extended plugin. After you install the plugin, it’s time to setup ConvertKit with Genesis eNews Extended widget. Click on APPEARANCE >> WIDGETS. Click on GENESIS ENEWS EXTENDED widget and choose the widget section of your choice (like the Primary Sidebar or view your themes tutorial for widget placement).
Look for these 3 fields in the widget. These are the most important to complete. See the image below.
Here’s the format of the Form Action link you’ll use. You’ll simply replace “12345” with your own unique ID that we copied and saved above.
Form Action Field use https://app.convertkit.com/forms/12345/subscriptions (replace 12345 with your Unique ID)
E-Mail Field use email_address
First Name Field use first_name
All the other fields can be customized as you want or left blank. Click SAVE when done.