Setting up the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin
Install and activate the Genesis eNews Extended plugin by Brandon Kraft.
The next thing you’ll want to do is go to Appearance > Widgets, and drag the Genesis – eNews Extended widget to the placement that you want your opt-in form to appear on your site.
Now is when you’ll start to customize what you want your opt-in form to say, and get it hooked up with your email list. First up, add the title and any content that you want to appear before your opt-in form. If you want an image to appear with your content, you can add the code below to the widget.
<img src=”IMAGE URL HERE“>
MAILCHIMP FORM ACTION + FIELD SETTINGS
To find your Form Action code for Mailchimp, you’ll want to login to your account and go to Lists > Signup Forms > Embedded Forms. You can copy and paste your HTML code into a text editor, and then you’ll want to find the code below.
The code that appears after that in the quotation marks is your form action code. You want to copy what is inside the quotation marks and paste it into the Form Action section of the widget area on your site.
Once you have your Form Action code in, you’ll want to add EMAIL for the Email field and FNAME for the First Name field to make sure that MailChimp knows where to put the information that your audience submits in these fields.
CONVERTKIT FORM ACTION + FIELD SETTINGS
The Form Action code for ConvertKit is actually just the url for your opt-in form. Once you’ve created a form in your ConvertKit account, you’ll want to replace the number in the code below with the number in your form’s URL.
You want to copy the updated URL and paste it into the Form Action section of the widget area on your site.
Once you have your Form Action code in, you’ll want to add email for the Email field and first_name to the First Name field to make sure that ConvertKit knows where to put the information that your audience submits in these fields.
Once you’ve added all of your information, click Save.