I have complained about ActiveCampaign’s form builder for a while now. It doesn’t provide the design elements that you need to create a compelling form. But I found a new form builder that integrates directly with ActiveCampaign. It’s called Hustle and it is a free plugin available from the WordPress plugin repository.
The plugin is super easy to use, and lets you create pop-ups on exit intent, on page scroll and on the amount of time that a visitor has been on a page. A terrific plugin!
The video below is a step by step demonstration where I configure the plugin to use ActiveCampaign and create a popup for use on my development site.
Step-By-Step Configuration For ActiveCampaign Subscribes
For those that prefer to read instead of watch, here is the steps to configure the plugin with ActiveCampaign and create a popup. The plugin can be integrated with Aweber or Campaign Monitor. It’s just that I prefer ActiveCampaign and so the steps below focus on that platform.
Step 1 – Go to Hustle | Integration
Step 2 – Click on the plus sign to the right of ActiveCampaign under the Available Apps section.
Step 3 – Enter the ActiveCampaign App URL, the API URL and the API key and provide a name for the connection. I just called mine AC Sandbox.
Step 4 – I’m just going to create a simple, pop-up here. Click on the Create button and name it Monthly Newsletter.
Step 5 – Chose the template you like. For this demonstration, I selected the Newsletter Signup template.
Step 6 – Enter the content you want to display on the form.
Step 7 – Once you have entered all the content, click on the Emails button at the bottom right of the page.
Step 8 – On the Emails page, enter the fields you want to collect from the contact. Under Submission Behavior, enter what you want to happen once the contact submits the form. Do you want the contact to see a message or be redirected to a page? Under the section Automated Email, you can choose to enable the auto-responder but since you are using ActiveCampaign, you’ll probably want to use ActiveCampaign to send your auto-responder
Step 9 – Once you have entered all the content, click on the Integrations button at the bottom right of the page.
Step 10 – On the Integrations page, you will select the email marketing platform(s) you want to feed the subscription data to.
Step 11 – Click the Appearance button at the bottom. On the Appearance page, you will select the changes you want to make to the form to create an appealing design. Once you happy with the design, click the Visibility button at the bottom right.
Step 12 – On the Visibility page, you will select the pages you want the popup form to appear on. I selected the Sample Page.
Step 13 – On the Behavior page, you will select when and how you want the page to display. Do you want to have the popup appear when the contact tries to exit the page? Do you want the popup to appear after the contact is on the page for a certain amount of time? You will make these selections on this page.
For more details on how to configure the Hustle Pop-up, you can go to their website.
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