Can I put a sign up form on my site without using the sign up form tool?

You can place a sign up form without using the sign up form tool. In this article, we will be reviewing how to use HTML code to connect a basic form to your AWeber list. 

While we do recommend using the sign up form tool, if you just want a basic form and don't want to use the sign up form tool, you can copy and paste basic form HTML onto your site, make a couple adjustments to it, and successfully add subscribers to your list. 

Note: Coding your form via HTML code would not allow for a traditional form split test. If you would like to split test you forms, please see the following article instead.

Step by Step Instructions

1. Copy the HTML Below.

<form action="https://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl" method="post"> 
<input type="hidden" name="listname" value="YOUR-UNIQUE-LIST-ID"> 
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="YOUR-THANK-YOU-PAGE"> 
<input type="hidden" name="meta_adtracking" value=""> 
<input type="hidden" name="meta_message" value="1"> 
<input type="hidden" name="meta_required" value="email"> 
<input type="hidden" name="meta_forward_vars" value="0"> 
<table> 
<tr>
<td>Name:</td><td><input type="text" name="name" value=""></td>
</tr> <tr>
<td>Email:</td><td><input type="text" name="email" value=""></td>
</tr> <tr>
<td align="center" colspan="2"><input name="submit" value="Subscribe" type="submit" /></td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>

2. Change the following lines of code:

<input type="hidden" name="listname" value="YOUR-UNIQUE-LIST-ID">


Replace "YOUR-UNIQUE-LIST-ID" with your AWeber unique list ID.

You'll also see a line that reads:

<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="YOUR-THANK-YOU-PAGE">


Replace "YOUR-THANK-YOU-PAGE" with the URL of your site that you want people to go to after they fill out your form. Make sure that you include the complete URL, starting with the "https://".

3. Install the HTML code anywhere between the <body> tags of your site.

Hidden Fields

Below is a guide of some of the hidden fields your form might contain. Fields marked Optional may be omitted, while all others are required.

Name Value Required or Optional
listname (unique list ID) The unique list ID the form will add subscribers to. Required
meta_required The name of any fields, separated by commas, you wish to be required and validated before a form submissions is accepted. The default value is email. Required
redirect The valid URL of the page you'd like subscribers to be sent to once they sign up on your form. Required
meta_redirect_onlist The valid URL of the page you'd like subscribers to be sent to if they sign up on your form after they're already on your list. Optional
meta_adtracking The ad tracking value you'd like assigned to subscribers who use this form Optional
meta_message The Follow Up message subscribers will first receive when signing up to the list. In almost all cases, this is set to 1. If you would like your subscriber to not receive Follow Up Messages, set this number to "1001". Optional
meta_forward_vars If set to 1, all of the fields submitted to add a subscriber to your list will also be forwarded to the redirect/thank you page using the GET method Optional

 

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