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Use of Gravity Form as email optin form in sidebar & below the post

  1. aum302
    Member

    Hi,

    I would like to use Gravity Form as email optin form both in sidebar as well as below the post. I am using MailChimp. Pls let me know how to achieve this.

    Also, if there is any step-by-step tutorial in this regard pls let me know.

    Thanks.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday May 14, 2013 | Permalink
  2. tushar
    Member

    Hi,
    You can have the mail-chimp and Awber plugin add on of gravity forms which will help you.

    Thanks
    Tushar

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday May 14, 2013 | Permalink
  3. David Peralty
    Administrator

    There is no tutorial for this kind of thing as of yet. You can include the form in both places without much issue. All my best!

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday May 14, 2013 | Permalink
  4. aum302
    Member

    Thanks for your response.

    However, as I am a new user of Gravity Forms can you pls tell me how to do it or at least suggest a resource that provides step-by-step directions in this regard.

    Would appreciate your support.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday May 17, 2013 | Permalink
  5. The first thing i'd say is I wouldn't recommend displaying the SAME form multiple times on a page. It can cause some strange behavior depending on features and functionality you may be using. Especially when implementing more complex features that utilize JS. That doesn't mean you can't do it, it just means that it's possible you may encounter strange behavior.

    There is no step by step tutorial that explains how to do everything you have asked. You've asked a few different questions so each one of them have their own documentation associated with how to do what you describe.

    If you would like to display a form in a widget then you'd simply add the Gravity Forms widget to the sidebar and configure it's settings just like any other widget.

    If you want to display a form below a single post then you would simply insert the Gravity Forms shortcode to display the form you'd like to display at the bottom of the post content when creating the post.

    Here is documentation on how to embed a form in a page or post using the shortcode:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Embedding_A_Form#Page.2FPost_Editor

    If you want to display a form below EVERY SINGLE post globally and therefore don't want to actually put the form shortcode within the page or post content itself then you would need to edit your theme and implement displaying the form using a PHP function call.

    Here is documentation on how to display a form using a PHP function call within a theme:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Embedding_A_Form#Function_Call

    Now please note. When displaying a form via a PHP function there is more involved. You need to also enqueue the necessary styles and scripts. This is handled automatically when displaying a form via a shortcode, but not when doing so with a function call because of how WordPress enqueue functionality works.

    Here is documentation on how to make sure you enqueue the necessary CSS and scripts for a form when displaying it via a PHP function call within your theme:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gravity_form_enqueue_scripts

    As for MailChimp, you would integrate MailChimp using the MailChimp Add-On. The documentation for the MailChimp Add-On explains how to implement MailChimp on a form. You can find it's documentation here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/MailChimp_Add-On

    The documentation covers the questions you asked and the main documentation can be found here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gravity_Forms_Documentation

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday May 23, 2013 | Permalink