Simple Dotdigital integration with WordPress
Earlier this month we released an update to one of our WordPress plugins – now called “Dotdigital for WordPress”. This plugin provides merchants with a set of tools to capture email addresses and mobile numbers for contacts and bring them into Dotdigital.
Here are some examples of how you can get started with our plugin.
Classic sign-up widget
With our new “Dotdigital Signup Form” block, you can use the block editor to position a simple sign-up form wherever your theme permits – in a widget area alongside your content, or on any page or post. Use custom CSS to seamlessly align with your site design.
By default, we’ll reload the same page on submit – but you can have it redirect to a different page, or even a completely different website, if you prefer. With our very latest version, you can now opt to submit the form via AJAX, so users see a success message directly below the form, right after clicking ‘Subscribe’.
Capture more detail
Your use case may require capturing more information. Our lists and data fields come into play here, providing added flexibility to construct many different types of form.
Embed a survey
As an alternative to using the plugin configuration, you can now embed any of your Dotdigital surveys, landing pages and forms into your WordPress layouts using the block editor. With this approach, all the form fields are arranged and designed in Dotdigital – you simply select the form you want from a select element, inside a block.
Of course, with form options in Dotdigital, you can route sign-ups into specific lists in your account, or enroll contacts into a program.
Capture mobile numbers in a popover form
Dotdigital surveys, landing pages and forms can be set as popovers, with an option panel to tune the presentation of the modal on your website. Again, use the WordPress block editor to create timely promotions in seconds.
This is just a small selection of examples of what you can achieve with our Dotdigital for WordPress plugin. All of us in the engineering team here at Dotdigital are excited to see many more uses on your websites in the months to come.
Learn more about how to install and use Dotdigital for WordPress in our support documentation.