Configuring the Genesis Enews Extended plugin for Getresponse is easy when you know what to put into the fields. I’ll explain how to do that in detail in the following tutorial.
Setting up the Genesis Enews Extended widget requires that you’ve already set up a web form for your campaign in your Getresponse account. In order to use the email optin box provided by the Genesis plugin, you need to find a couple of lines of code from the HTML code for that web form.
Here are step by step instructions:
Step 1. Log in to your Getresponse account, click on the Webforms tab and choose the first option: Web Forms List. You should now see all web forms you’ve created in Getresponse. Choose the web form you want to use and click on the view source link on the right side.
Step 2. In the next view you need to scroll down until you see the box that contains the html code. Click on the Show HTML code button and you should see the HTML code.
Step 3. After that, click on the CSS Styles ON button on the bottom right corner to turn off the CSS. The box says Include CSS styles OFF after you’ve done that.
Step 4. Copy the code from the box and paste it into a Notepad or some another text editor.
Copying and pasting the html code into a text editor makes it easier to locate the code snippets you need to enter to the Enews Extended plugin fields. The next step is searching for the code to enter to the Form Action field of the plugin.
Step 5. Use your text editor’s Search/Find functionality to search for the word “action”. When you locate the line of code, copy the code inside the double quotes and paste it into the Form action field.
Next we’ll search for the code snippet to enter in the Hidden Fields field.
Step 6. Now we search for the word “hidden”. When you locate the line of code with “hidden”, copy the whole code – with angle brackets and all to the Hidden Fields field.
Step 7. Now let’s fill the rest of the fields. In the Email field you can simply enter the word email.
Step 8. Fill in the name fields. Because I only used one name field, I entered the text name to the First Name Field and left the Last Name Field empty. If you used other labels for the first and last names, you can find them searching for the word input in the html code. (Check image number 1 on top to see how I filled my own fields).
When you have filled in other fields of the Enews Extended plugin, press Save, refresh your browser and go see how the form looks.
Last but not least – Don’t forget to test your form to see that it really forwards to Getresponse.