If you are looking for a simple way to connect ActiveCampaign with your WordPress site for creating a subscription or any other type of form which can collect data and sync with your ActiveCampaign account, you have come to the right place.
And the best way to do that would be by using WPForms Elite. WPForms Elite is a premium form builder plugin for WordPress that is targeted at small-to-mid-sized businesses and comes with support for unlimited websites, WordPress multisite, and client management apart from adding support for ActiveCampaign on your site.
You might also want to check out my WPForms review just in case you want to know what it can offer for your website and business.
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Advantages of using ActiveCampaign with WPForms
- Easy to integrate with WordPress
- Create forms directly from the WordPress dashboard
- Optional subscription checkbox for all forms
- Capture partial form entries
- Many forms templates to choose from
- Payment integration
- Spam protection
- Mobile friendly
- Premium support
These are just some of the advantages of using ActiveCampaign with WPForms on your WordPress site.
How to create ActiveCampaign forms in WordPress
Follow this step-by-step guide to create ActiveCampaign forms on your WordPress site using WPForms Elite.
Total Time: 30 minutes
Install WPForms Elite along with ActiveCampaign add-on
Download the WPForms Elite plugin file from your WPForms account and upload it manually to your website. Once you have installed and activated it, navigate to the WPForms –> Addons page from within your WordPress dashboard and install the ActiveCampaign add-on.
Create a new WordPress form
Now, go to WPForms –> Add New page and create a new form (you can pick one from the existing templates). It can be any form. But for the sake of this guide, let me choose Newsletter Signup Form. Once you have inserted the template, you can add or remove fields depending on your requirements.
Add GDPR agreement field
If you are in the European Union or your site visitors are from the EU, it is better to add a GDPR agreement field to your WordPress forms. You can easily add it by dragging and dropping the GDPR Agreement field to your form builder screen.
Enable GDPR enhancements
Since you have decided to add the GDPR Agreement field to your WordPress form, you must go to the WPForms –> Settings page and tick the GDPR Enhancements checkbox. This will add GDPR compliant features to your forms and makes it easy for you to follow them – you can disable user cookies and choose not to store their details on your website. Don’t forget to save the changes once you are done.
Connect WPForms with ActiveCampaign
To connect your newly created form with ActiveCampaign (one time process), click on the Marketing tab on the left side, and then select ActiveCampaign. Click on Add New Account. There will be a new popup displaying on your screen asking for your ActiveCampaign details like Account Name, API URL, API Key, Event Tracking Account ID, and Event Tracking Key (the last two fields are optional).
Get ActiveCampaign API URL and Key
To get your ActiveCampaign API URL and Key, you need to log into your ActiveCampaign account, navigate to the Settings page, and scroll down to the Developer section. From here, copy and paste the API URL and Key to the last screen displayed in Step 5, and save the changes by clicking on the Add button. It should now display a success message if everything went well.
Enter connection nickname
If you are prompted for a connection nickname, just enter a nickname for you to remember the purpose of this connection (example: newsletter, lead generation, etc).
Configure other ActiveCampaign options
You will now be greeted with more options to configure your ActiveCampaign settings with WPForms. From here, you can select your account, action to be performed (example: choose Subscriber: Create or Update for adding subscribers to forms), mailing lists, add or remove tags, and more. You can fine-tune it as per your liking and business requirements.
Save all changes
Now that you have created a newsletter subscription form and connected your WordPress site with ActiveCampaign, you can save the changes. You needn’t connect your site each time you create a new form – the connection details will be saved.
That’s it. You are now ready to start creating ActiveCampaign forms on your WordPress site using WPForms Elite. You can embed it on any page or widget area you want by using the WPForms block or shortcode.
Now, every time someone fills their information and hits the submit button, all their details will safely be saved to your ActiveCampaign mailing list.
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