Adding a email subscription box is one of the most essential activity while setting up your blog or website. But how to add a newsletter box in Genesis Child Theme, like I have added in Genesis News Pro Theme?
This question might bother you only if you have purchased any genesis child theme + Genesis Framework to give your website a ultimate professional look & feel. Or you might have heard too much of Genesis recently and read couple of good Genesis reviews to come to this decision.
Anyway, in this small Genesis customization tutorial series, I will help you to set up a email signup box in your Genesis theme. You might be looking for this topic with the following search terms
- How to add mailchimp signup form in genesis child theme
- How to add feedburner subscribe box in Genesis Framework
- Tutorial for adding a newsletter form in Genesis sidebar area
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Whatever is your query and whatever is your email subscription service either Google Feedburner, Mailchimp, Aweber, Getresponse etc, you can follow this tutorial and set up your email newsletter box in your Genesis child theme.
Steps To Add Email Subscription Form in Genesis Child Theme
This task we will be doing without touching the genesis child theme code with the help of a very helpful Genesis Plugin, Genesis eNews Extended plugin for email subscription box.
Go to your WordPress admin area and visit Add Plugin page. Search for this plugin and then click on the install button.
After that you have to go to your widgets area where in the sidebar you can easily add the newly installed Genesis eNews Extended widget box. Now you have to set up this plugin to work as per your need. You can find the similar widget in this website itself, where I kept only the email id field.
If you want to show name and surname field, you have to put the respective parameters in the eNews extended plugin. Here I am talking about Mailchimp form set up. You have to get the below information first.
Form Action: From your mailchimp dashboard get the mailchimp sign up form code and get the code mentioned under < form action = ” Copy the Text of this area ”
Email Field: EMAIL
First Name Field: FNAME
Last Name Field: LNAME
Put an header to show as form heading. You can also write some text before and after the form fields as well as per your need. In case you want to change the color and look of this form, you have to change the Genesis Style.css file and put your own CSS code there. It could be risky, in case you are not aware about how to edit Genesis child theme files from WordPress dashboard.
You may also want to check the last tutorial on how to change footer credits in Genesis child theme.
So, which email subscription do you use to capture users email id? Whatever is that, did you try Genesis eNews Extended plugin to set up a email newsletter form in your themes sidebar area? Share your experience and any further tips to make this tutorial more useful.