Adding a sign-up form to my website

E-goi makes it a breeze to whip up a sign-up landing page. It's by far the quickest way to start growing your contact list. But if you need to add an opt-in form to your site, just create an embedded form:

1) Start by plugging E-goi into your site using E-goi's Connected Sites.

2) Once Connected Sites and your site are talking to each other, head over to the Collect menu, then go to Forms and hit Create.

3) A window will come up. Choose Embedded form, select which contact list the form will be feeding subscribers to and click Next.

4) You can create your form from scratch or choose from one of our ready-made templates. If you go for a template, almost everything has been set up for you - just replace our boilerplate text, pics and add or remove fields! For this example, let's choose one of the Newsletter Sign-up templates (which already includes Name and Email fields), provide it with a title, choose the form's language and hit Next.

5) The settings page will come up. We're going for a simple, no-frills opt-in form, so there's usually nothing to change here. Click Next.

6) You'll be taken to the form editor. Click anywhere in the form to change text or how it looks. You'll notice the form is built with blocks, which you can clone, rearrange or delete at will. To add blocks (text, pics, fields), simply drag them from the left-hand panel and drop them anywhere you want them in the editor! It works just like our landing page editor. When you're happy with how the form looks, click Next.

7) You'll see the form's Behaviour section. Most of the options here have already been chosen for you, but you can change any of them, including whether double opt-in emails will be sent out and which message people will see when subscribing (these are the same settings you get when creating a landing page). You can also auto-tag subscribers! When you're done, click Next.

8) Now just run through the checklist E-goi shows you (it's basically a summary of how your form will feel and behave). Under the Embedded form section, copy our shortcode and paste it in the source code of your site's webpage, right in the spot you want the form to appear.

Almost there! Save the HTML changes in your webpage, take a look at it live and voilà! The form will be displayed right where you put it.


I want to stop displaying the form on my site for a while

You can always commment out the form's shortcode in your site's source, but there's a much easier way. Since your site and Connected Sites are plugged together, just go to Connected Sites and untick your embedded form. Need to display it again? Re-enable it in Connected Sites.