How to add ways for users to subscribe
There are several ways that you can gather Postmatic subscribers:
- Postmatic Optins: Postmatic's built-in Optins package includes four styles - Popup, Welcome Bar, Bottom Slider, and After the Post.
- Postmatic Widget: Postmatic's native widget can be used in your sidebar.
- Shortcodes: Use shortcodes to display a subscription form in a post, page, or elsewhere.
- Template Tags: User template tags within your theme files (not in a page or post).
- Caldera Forms: Add Postmatic site subscriptions to your site using Caldera Forms (free).
- Gravity Forms: Add Postmatic site subscriptions to your site using Gravity Forms (paid).
One way to add subscribers is by using Postmatic Optins, our responsive, lightweight, and beautiful opt-ins package. There are four design options to choose from: Popup, Welcome Bar, Bottom Slider, and After the Post. There are also 7 different optin styles so you can seamlessly integrate the forms into your site.
Read this article for more information on how to enable Postmatic Optins.
The primary method of allowing people to subscribe to your site is in most cases by using the built in Postmatic widget.
From your dashboard go to Appearance > Widgets. On the widgets screen, under Available Widgets, you’ll find a new widget - Postmatic Subscribe. Drag the Postmatic Subscribe widget to your desired sidebar. You can choose the title for your widget and add some description text. You can also choose whether or not you wish to collect names along with emails. When done, click on Save.
Below, you can see how the widget will appear on your blog.
Postmatic comes with a shortcode which will allow you to display the subscribe form within a post, page, or otherwise. You can find out how to use the shortcode here.
If your theme is not sidebar-enabled or you would like to place a Postmatic subscribe form in other places, you can do so using a template tag:
<?php the_widget( 'Prompt_Subscribe_Widget', array( 'title' => 'Widget Title', 'collect_name' => true ) ); ?>
This tag must be used within your theme files and not in the content of a page or post.
Caldera Forms is a free WordPress plugin that integrates with Postmatic for creating advanced subscription methods.
Gravity Forms is a paid WordPress plugin that integrates with Postmatic for creating full featured subscription forms.