Today I’m happy to announce a new integration with Drip, a powerful email marketing tool. Connect your MD site to Drip to easily place email forms + popups around your site.
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Drip is the 5th email marketing service to be integrated into Marketers Delight and it’s one of the coolest! Of all the integrations we have, Drip stands out for the power of its automation tools and how precisely you can lead subscribers through various funnels.
If you’re a serious email marketer then you know the value of workflows and understand that not everybody on your list wants to receive the exact same information.
But do you need to be a serious email marketer to implement these smart email strategies? With Drip you don’t have to be, but it sure gives you the tools to perform like one.
How to Connect Your Site to Drip
Drip offers its own beautifully designed email forms, and even their own simple way to embed them to your site with a tracking code. But if you’re looking for deeper integration into your WordPress site, MD has you covered.
By connecting MD to Drip you can display beautiful email forms in a variety of ways:
- Turn any page into a lead capture page with Email Page Lead
- Use the Email Signup Form widget to display an optin form with custom colors and photos in any Widget area
- Display forms in-post and virtually anywhere on your site with the flexible
- Show a perfectly timed popup or 2-step optin with MD Popups
…and with MD’s email forms system slated for a huge overhaul, you’ll be able to do even cooler stuff with your Drop email forms in no time!
So how do you connect your MD powered site to Drip? Easy! Follow the quick instructions below:
Step 1: Create Email Forms in Drip
First, you have to make sure you have email forms to send to your site by creating them in Drip. Login to your Drip account and click the “Forms” tab at the top of the screen.
Fill out the name, the page you want to redirect subscribers to, and any other details you wish, then save. Repeat this process for as many forms as you wish to connect to your site. After you save all of your new Forms, you can move on to the actual connection process.
As a cool thing to note, once you create a form you’ll be able to connect it to any Campaign you create later, so you don’t have to worry about locking forms to a single Campaign.
Step 2: Connect Your MD Site To Drip
Next, login to your dashboard and go to Appearance > Marketers Delight > Email Forms. This is the screen where you’ll be able to choose the email service you wish to use. In our case, we want to select “Drip” from the email dropdown.
Once you select Drip you’ll then be asked for 2 keys to complete the connection process; your API Key and Account ID.
I wish it were just a single key, but convenient buttons have been added into the connection screen that bring you to the exact pages you can grab both your API Key and Account ID.
Simply paste those keys into their respective text fields and watch as MD works its magic to connect Drip to your site.
Step 3: Place Email Forms
Once your site has made the connection, you’ll be brought to a new screen where you can setup the default email form to be used throughout your site.
You’ll notice a select box at the top of this page that looks familiar — it’s full of the email forms you created in Drip. How cool!
You can fill out the default email form fields and choose which list to show, then proceed to placing other kinds of email forms throughout your site if you wish.
Learn more about the features of Marketers Delight to see what else you can do.
Other Bug Fixes + Improvements in MD4.6.3
While the shiny new Drip integration is easily the highlight of this update, MD4.6.3 comes with some other important bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Take a look for yourself:
- Main menu now shows when only the social media menu is active and adjusts the layout properly
- Fixed display bug where search bar would overlap main menu links
- Fixed a bug not showing the right custom sidebar on some pages
- Adjusted the line height of lists (like this) so the text is more evenly spaced out
- Added a new phone font icon
- Internal file reorganization
- New helper class: add a beautiful drop shadow to an image or box with the new
- New filter:
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