How do I place a sign up form on a WordPress.com page?
Due to the limitations of WordPress.com it is currently not possible to place a signup directly onto those pages.
Even if you cannot place a form directly onto your Wordpress.com page there is nothing stopping you from adding a link to the AWeber hosted version of a form to your page. With this option you will be able to place a link anywhere on your WordPress.com site that will take subscribers to a version of your sign up form that is hosted by AWeber. In these instructions we will place that link into the sidebar of a WordPress.com site.
Before continuing you will want to be sure you create a sign up form. Once the sign up form is created you will want to get the URL for the AWeber hosted version of your sign up form.
Not sure if you have a WordPress.com page? See the differences between the .com and .org versions of WordPress.
Step by Step Instructions
- Log into your WordPress.com dashboard for the page that you want to edit. If you are trying to add the sign up form link to the sidebar of your WordPress.com site you will want to hover over "Appearances" on the left side of the page. From the menu that appears you will want to click on "Widgets."
First click on the "Main Sidebar" option on the right side. This must be done so you can place a "Text" widget in the sidebar of your page.
Scroll down the "Widgets" page until you see the "Text" widget.
Click on the "Text" widget and drag it up to the "Main Sidebar" area.
- You will then see a box where you will want to type the title for the widget (this will show in the sidebar). In this example we will use the title "Register For Free Download" for the widget
- Next you will want to add the following line of code into the box below where you entered the title.
<a href="Insert AWeber hosted form URL here">Type text to be shown for URL here </a>
From the code copied above you will want to replace "Insert AWeber hosted form URL here" with the URL that you got when publishing your AWeber form in your account. You will also want to replace "Type text to be shown for URL here" with the text that you want subscribers to see for the link that they are clicking, such as "Click Here," "Sign Up Here," etc..
So for this example we are inserting a link that will say "Sign Up For Download Here."
Once you are done just click the "Save" button and that's it! You can now visit your site to see how that link was inserted.