WordPress blog platform is best source for publishing content and stories. By the great posts and content are increasing number of visitors day by day. There are many good ways to increase the number of visitors to the web site. Newsletter and email marketing is the best way to get the visitors for your website.
In this Helphin guide you will learn how to integrate PHPLIST newsletter software for your wordpress website.
If you want to use PHPLIST on localhost first download the Software. Here the direct link
Step 1 : First log in as administrator in your PHPLIST website.
Step 2 : Go to Subscribers menu and click Subscribers Lists option.
Step 3 : In this subscribers list click Add a list button to create new subscriber list.
Step 4 : Give the list name. here we are set List name is Subscribers. Click to set subscribers list as public list and write description about the list. finally click Save button.
Step 5 : Once you click save button you will see the confirmation message with list id for saved subscriber list.
Note: The List ID will vary each time. So be careful to keep on the list ID. List ID is very important to integrate phplist and wordpress.
List ID 7 is shown here, is not a common ID.
Step 6 : Please make sure your subscriber list has been created. Go to Subscriber lists under Subscribers menu.
Note : You don’t have members. [See below image]
Step 7 : Now log in your wordpress admin panel. Navigate Plugins menu and click Add new.
Step 8 : In search box, type to search wp phplist plugin. Click the install button for phplist plugin.
Step 9 : Now you can see phplist installation process. Once finish the installation click the Activate Plugin to activate.
Step 10 : See your Phplist on plugin list and check if activated.
Step 11 : Now go to Settings and navigate phplist settings.
Step 12 : This is the important settings for phplist plugin. Because, this general settings only integrate phplist and wordpress site. First fill your phplist url in first text field, and insert Phplist admin username and password. Phplist list information is the very important settings. so fill carefully. Enter your phplist ID in fourth text field and type your subscribers list name. Finally click Update Options button to save this settings.
(Here our Phplist ID is 7 and phplist name is subscribers)
Step 13 : If scroll down this page you can see form settings. In this field mail has been selected here by default. But, if you want the name field? or not? you can decide that. Finally press Update Options button.
Step 14 : Now go to Appearance and click Widgets.
Step 15 : Now drag and drop the Phplist integration widget left side into right side sidebar.
Step 16 : Now go to your website and see your subscription text field in right side sidebar. Insert your mail id and click submit for testing purpose.
Step 17 : Now log in your mail id and see your inbox. The confirmation mail will come into your inbox.
Step 18 : Open the mail you can see your confirmation link between your mail. Click the URL to confirm your request.
Step 19 : Now confirmation link open in new windows and the greeting message will be displayed for you.
Step 20 : Now check your subscribers list in phplist admin page and see how many number of members added.
(Here we submit our mail id for testing. It has added here.)
PHPLIST is important and user friendly newsletter and email marketing software for personal and corporate usage. We hope that this helphin guide will be very useful to you.