Newsletter Subscription

Newsletter Subscription integrates your store with MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, and MailPoet v2 to allow subscribing your customers to a newsletter during checkout, in the registration form, or anywhere of your site thanks to a subscription widget.

Additionally, it includes a dashboard widget that displays recent subscriber activity without leaving your store.

Requirements ↑ Back to top

  • WooCommerce 2.6 or higher.
  • A MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, or MailPoet account.

Installation

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce.com account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New to upload the file you downloaded.
  3. Activate the extension.

More information at: Installing and Managing Plugins.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

Once the extension is activated,  it’s time to configure it. Go to “WooCommerce > Settings > Newsletter” and select a service provider.

Choose a provider for your newsletter subscription
Choose a provider for your newsletter subscription

Depending on the selected provider, different credential fields will appear.

If you select MailPoet as the service provider, be sure you have installed the MailPoet plugin in your store.

Note: Newsletter Subscription is not compatible with MailPoet version 3 yet.

Enter the credentials and click on “Save changes“. The form will be updated with new fields.

Provider settings ↑ Back to top

The first section of the form is for handling the options related to the selected service provider.

Newsletter subscription provider settings
Provider settings

You can see the fields from the previous step here. These fields are disabled, but they are useful to check the entered credentials for the service provider are correct.

The next setting is for selecting the list where the customers will be subscribed during checkout and registration. If the selector is empty, go to the dashboard of your service provider and create a new list.

Besides, you can find the “Double Opt-in” option. This field is only available for MailChimp, and as its name says, it enables or disables the double confirmation to subscribe the customer to your newsletter.

Finally, we have a button to disconnect our service provider and back to the first step.

Note: For security reasons, when you disconnect your service provider, its credentials are removed from the database. The rest of the settings like the selected list keep untouched.

Subscription settings ↑ Back to top

In this section, you can find options that are common to all providers.

Newsletter subscription settings
Newsletter subscription settings

The options are the following:

Default checkbox status

Defines the default status for the checkbox used for subscribing the customers to the newsletter. Default Un-checked.

Important: Be careful with your country law. For example, marking the field by default is not allowed in the European Union countries.

Subscribe checkbox label

The label used for the checkbox field. If you leave this field empty, the default value will be used. Default: Subscribe to our newsletter.

Usage ↑ Back to top

In checkout ↑ Back to top

In the checkout form, you will get a checkbox asking the customer to subscribe to your newsletter:

Subscribe to the newsletter during checkout
Subscribe to the newsletter during checkout

Customers can check the box and when they place the order they will be subscribed.

On register ↑ Back to top

When your customers register into your store is also a great opportunity to ask them to subscribe to your newsletter.

Subscribe to the newsletter in the register form
Subscribe to the newsletter in the register form

Note: To allow customers registration from the “My Account” page, enable the option “WooCommerce > Settings > Accounts & Privacy > Account creation“.

Widgets ↑ Back to top

The extension includes a new widget called “WooCommerce Subscribe to Newsletter” which can be configured to subscribe the customers to the list of your choosing:

Newsletter subscription widget
Newsletter subscription widget

The widget includes some settings to customize the title, message, and fields to display in the frontend form. It also allows you to select a different subscription list from the global setting.

Moreover, you can have multiple subscription widgets in different sidebars to subscribe customers to a different list depending on the page they are viewing.

Note: All widget texts, including labels, placeholders, etc. can be customized updating its translation for the current language. To translate these texts, we recommend you to use a translation plugin like Loco Translate.

Dashboard Stats ↑ Back to top

On the WordPress dashboard, admin users will see subscription stats for the newsletter:

Newsletter subscription dashboard widget
Subscription stats

Points and Rewards ↑ Back to top

If you are using the extension WooCommerce Points and Rewards, we have goods news for you. Newsletter Subscription is compatible with it. That means you can reward your customer for subscribing to your newsletter. Just go to the section “WooCommerce > Points & Rewards > Settings > Points earned for actions” and set a number of points for the option “Points earned for newsletter signup“.

Rewarded points for subscribing to the newsletter
Rewarded points for subscribing to the newsletter

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