Using web forms to subscribe a site visitor to a mailing list

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Add a mailing list subscription option to a standard webform

Often you want to offer customers the option of also subscribing to your newsletter when contacting you through a webform. This is easily accomplished through Business Catalyst's intuitive webform builder.

First off, make sure you have a mailing list created. For information on creating mailing lists, take a look at Creating a mailing list .

With the targeted mailing list already created, open the Webforms Section in your Admin Panel (Admin > Site Manager > Web Forms) and either open an existing webform or create a new one. This will open up the webform builder.

As you've already seen in the Webforms Panel article, you can just choose what fields or modules to include in the webform through a simple click. Access the List Section and choose the list you want to subscribe the users to.

Note: You can add more than one subscribe to list field on the webform.

Create a mailing list subscription form

After you've created a mailing list, you may feel the need to immediately add an option to subscribe to this list without going through too much hassle. Business Catalyst not only makes this real easy, but quick too:

  1. Select E-Mail Marketing > Mailing Lists, and click the name of a list.
  2. From the Actions menu, select Add Subscribe Box to a Web Page.
  3. Click a page in the tree view.
  4. Place the cursor in the content editor where you want to insert the form. From the 1-Click Insert menu, select Insert: Subscription Box for this Campaign.
    Business Catalyst inserts the sitemap's HTML into the page.
  5. Click Save or Save & Publish

Check BC Gurus for a video-tutorial on mailing lists

BC Gurus - Mailing lists