This plugin is in maintenance mode, meaning we no longer develop new features or actively support it. Sorry.
This plugin adds various sign-up methods to your WordPress website, like sign-up checkboxes in your comment form and a sign-up form to show in posts, pages or widget areas.
Use Mailchimp for WordPress instead. It’s free & so much better.
This plugin works with almost all third-party email marketing services including Mailchimp, CampaignMonitor, ConstantContact, YMLP, Aweber, iContact, PHPList and Feedblitz. With the right configuration settings, you can make this plugin work with any newsletter service around.
- Add a “sign-up to our newsletter” checkbox to your comment form or registration form
- Easy customizable Newsletter Sign-Up Form Widget
- Embed a sign-up form in your posts with a simple shortcode
- Embed a sign-up form in your template files by calling
- Use the Mailchimp or YMLP API or any other third-party newsletter service.
- Works with most major mailinglist services like Aweber, Constant Contact, iContact, etc.
- Compatible with BuddyPress, MultiSite and bbPress.
Most of your commenters will be interested in your newsletter as well. This plugin makes it extremely easie for them to subscribe to your mailinglist. With the sign-up checkbox, all they have to do is check it and the plugin will subscribe them to your mailinglist.
You can also add the sign-up checkbox to your WP registration form, your BuddyPress registration form, your MultiSite sign-up forms or your bbPress new topic and new reply forms.
Easily configure a sign-up form and show it in various places on your website using the sign-up form widget, the
[nsu_form] shortcode or the
nsu_form() template function.
You can set your own messages and even choose to redirect the visitor to a certain page after signing-up.
- Upload the contents of
newsletter-sign-up.zipto your plugins directory.
- Activate the plugin
- Specify your newsletter service settings.
- That’s all. You’re done!
- What does this plugin do?
This plugin adds various sign-up methods to your WordPress website, like a sign-up checkbox at your comment form and a sign-up form to show in various places like your posts, pages and widget areas.
- What is the shortcode to display a sign-up form in my posts or pages?
- Where can I get the form action of my sign-up form?
Look at the source code of your sign-up form and check for
<form action="http://www.yourmailinglist.com/signup?a=asd123".... The action attribute is what you need here.
- Where can I get the email identifier of my sign-up form?
Take a look at the source code of your sign-up form and look for the input field for the email address. You’ll need the
nameattribute of this input field, eg:
<input type="text" name="emailid"....
- Can I let my users subscribe with their name too?
Yes. Just provide your name identifier (finding it is much like the email identifier) and the plugin will add the users’ name to the sign-up request.
- Can I show a sign-up form by calling a function in my template files?
Yes, use the following code snippet in your theme files to display a sign-up form.
- Can I use this with Mailchimp?
You can, but we recommend using Mailchimp for WordPress instead.
Contributors & Developers
“Newsletter Sign-Up” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
2.0.9 – Dec 5, 2019
- Fix code styling to adhere to WordPress’ coding standards
- Add the plugin to GitHub: ibericode/newsletter-sign-up
- Update tested WordPress version
2.0.8 – February 14, 2019
Maintenance & updated compatibility test with WordPress 5.0.
2.0.7 – August 30, 2016
- Fatal error on configuration helper page.
2.0.6 – June 20, 2016
Minor maintenance round. Removed obsolete HTML5 option, as 99.9% of browsers support this now.
2.0.5 – February 19, 2015
- Updated all links to use HTTPS protocol
2.0.4 – October 4, 2014
- Minor code improvements and WP 4.0+ compatibility.
- Prevent direct file access
- Fixed broken link to settings pages after widget form
- Improved: better stylesheet loading, encouraged browser caching
- Improved: Some UI improvements
- Improved: better default checkbox CSS
- Improved: better default form CSS
- Improved: UI improvement, added some HTML5 to settings pages
- Improved: Code improvement
- Improved: Config extractor
- Fixed: not being able to uncheck “Use HTML 5” on form settings page
- Added: compatibility with bbPress, you can now add a sign-up checkbox to the post new topic and post new reply forms.
- Fixed: not being able to uncheck “add to comment form” in checkbox settings
- Fixed: compatibility with other plugins who use a ‘functions.php’ file (like GDE).
- Fixed: spam comments not being filtered
- Added: HTML 5 form fields (option)
- Added: Validation texts (option)
- Fixed: last update broke template functions
- Added: navigation tabs in back-end
- Improved: Code refactoring, less memory usage
- Improved: Admin panel clean-up
- Fixed: YMLP API
- Added: Translation filters to form shortcode output
- Added: Translation filters to checkbox label
- Added: SPAM Honeypot to sign-up form to prevent bot subscribers
- Removed: paragraph tags around hidden fields
- Improved: automatic guessing of first and last names.
- Removed backwards compatibility for v1.6 and below
- Removed unnecessary code, options, etc..
- Improved: Code clean-up
- Changed links to show your appreciation for this plugin.
- Fixed W3C error because of empty “action” attribute on form tag.
- Added notice for Mailchimp users to switch to my newer plugin, Mailchimp for WordPress.
- Further improved the CSS reset for the comment form checkbox
- Improved CSS Reset for comment checkbox
- Improved enqueue call to load stylesheet on frontend
- Fixed notice after submitting widget form (undefined variable $name)
- Fixed %%IP%% value in widget form
- Added debugging option. When
_nsu_debugis in the POST or GET data it will echo the result of the sign-up request.
- Improved Improved HTML output for forms
- Improved code indentation
- Added OnBlur attribute to form input’s. Default value now reappears after losing focus (while empty).
- Added replacement value’s for additional data (
- Fixed: The plugin now works with PHPList again. Thanks ryanjlaw.
- Fixed: Hidden inputs are now wrapped by a block element too, so the form output validates as XHTML 1.0 STRICT.
- Added: Ability to turn off double opt-in (Mailchimp API users only).
- Improved: Various CSS improvements
- Fixed: Actual fix for previous two plugin updates. My bad, sorry everone.
- Fixed: Bug after submitting comment or registration form.
- Fixed: Bug where you coudln’t configure mailinglist specific settings (like MC API).
- Added: add subscribers to certain interest group(s) (limited to 1 grouping at the moment). (Mailchimp API users only)
- Improvement: Slightly better code readability
- Fixed notice on frontend when e-mail field not filled in
- Fixed provided values for First and Lastname field for Mailchimp when using both.
- Improvement: Huge backend changes. Everything is split up for increased maintainability.
- Improvement: Better code documenting
- Improvement: Consistent function names (with backwards compatibility for old function names)
- Improvement: Only load frontend CSS file if actually needed / asked to.
- Added: Added CSS class to text after signing up
- Added: Added option to automatically add paragraph’s to text after signing up.
- Added: Added option to set default value for e-mail and name field.
- Added: Option to redirect to a given url after signing-up
- Added: More elegant error handling.
- Fix: “Hide checkbox for subscribers” did not work after version 1.5.1