Tutorial – How to Create MailChimp Opt-in Forms – Adding a Second Form to the Footer

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We have one basic opt-in box working. We can dress that up later. The next thing I want to do is to add one to the bottom, to the footer, of every page. And so that’s actually really easy. I’m going to go into “Widgets” and here I’ve got my “Primary Sidebar” and my “Text”. Going to copy all this. And now I want to go into “Fat Footer 1” and put that in.

And if you want to know how I did the Fat Footers, this is the Genesis Dynamic theme. There are tutorials for that but, probably, your theme will be different and so you just want to be placing this into the footer template. But I’ve got that and so I’m just going to click “Save”. And let’s go down and click “Reload” here. And there it is. Again, not very beautiful, but it’s a start.

And if we wanted to make that look less weird, we could close this, I’m going to close this for tidiness. And here I’ve got “Email Footer” and so let’s take that out. And I could do – what I want, really, is a “Featured Post”, not a “Featured Page”. “Featured Post”. And so we could do one and let’s include the thumbnail and align it left. Show the title. And show “More Posts from this Category”.

That’s a good start and it’ll make it look a little bit more normal. This is obviously not directly related to getting your opt-in form done, so forgive me please. And we could add another menu, that would be lovely too. So we’ll do that.

And here’s a basic menu, and so I’ll click “Save”. And so let’s go over to the site and click “Reload”. And there you go. So it’s beginning to look like a real site. And that really is the fundamentals for getting the first two opt-in forms.

I don’t want to make this too long, but you’ve got one here and then you’ve got one in the footer, as well you know.

In the next opt-in form edition we’re going to add something to the main page because this is where you’re going to get like half your new subscribers.

So, anyway, thanks for following along. I hope there weren’t too many digressions. Good luck. That’s all you have to do today, is just get your two opt-in forms up and then get all those pages and that copy done. So there’s, you know, there’s enough to do. I will talk to you soon. Bye.

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