Get the most from your Websand Subscriber Form WordPress Plugin

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Getting your data from WordPress to Websand

Announcing the Websand Subscriber Form for WordPress.  If you are using WordPress, we’ve built a lovely little plugin to allow you to capture ‘audience’ subscribers into your Websand.

Use the plugin to add Websand Subscriber forms to any post, page, or sidebar within your WordPress website.

You can download the wordpress plugin via the WordPress plugin directory.

 

Your WordPress Plugin Options

You can either use the plugin as a widget and place it into your page structure.  Or you can use the shortcode websand (in [ ]) to place a form into a page or post like this.

 

No need to worry about your CSS.  As you can see, the form will automatically pick up the styling within your template.

 

Configuring the Websand subscription form in WordPress

Once you’ve downloaded the Websand subscription form activate the plugin from the Plugin directory

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You can then configure the settings from the Settings menu.   Settings >> Websand Subscription Form.

 

Main Settings

You will need to complete the following Main settings.  These are standard across all the Websand subscription forms you create.

Websand Account Domain

This is account name of your Websand domain.  So if your Websand domain is exampleco.websandhq.com enter exampleco into the box

 

Websand API Token

Enter your Websand API Token.  This can be found/generated from the ‘API Tokens’ page in your Websand instance.

 

Terms and Conditions URL

As part of the sign up, your subscribers need to agree to your terms and conditions and/or privacy policy.  This is going to become more and more important as data protection legislation changes.  Read more about that here.

Enter the URL of your terms and conditions page.  This will be linked to all the opt-in checkbox on all Websand subscriber forms on your site.

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Default Settings

These are settings that you can change for each Websand subscriber form you create within WordPress.  The settings here are your ‘default’ position.

 

Source Code

Enter a default source code for your signups.  This will assign a source code value to each person that signs up through your subscriber form.

Initially it’s a really useful way of understanding the volume of people that signup from different places.

You can configure a new source code for every Websand Subscriber Form you create. That’s dynamite information.   It will help you to understand who has signed up from each position, and allow you to configure the most relevant welcome message to your subscriber based on where they signed up.

But source code information is really powerful in the longer term.

It’s a great way to understand the total financial value of customers that sign up from certain places.  Once you understand it’s much easier to decide where you are going to spend the acquisition part of your marketing budget.   Trust me on that one.

 

Thank you URL

Welcome your new subscribers by redirecting them to a lovely thank you page when they sign up.  Enter the URL for your thank you page here.

 

Using the Websand Subscriber Form WordPress Plugin as a Widget

Select the widget menu from Appearance >> Widgets.  Look for the Websand Subscription Form

Pull your Websand Subscription Form into position, you can amend the Source Code and Thank You URL for each of the Websand Subscription Forms you create.

 

Where does my subscriber data go?

Any data that is collected from your Websand Subscriber Form WordPress Plugin will automatically be updated to the Audience within your Websand account.

Don’t worry if the person already, you won’t create a duplicate, but you will update their data.

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Now the clever bit.

Put a little bit of source code segmentation in place and then attach that to some automation.

As soon as their information arrives, your Websand account will send them your specially prepared and personalised Welcome Message.

Boom!  That’s another happy prospect closer to being converted to a new customer.  Your marketing is alive and well.

 

If you aren’t using Websand yet, don’t miss out.  Click here and get yourself all signed up.