By using our web sign-up forms, you give your website visitors the option to subscribe to your text marketing campaigns by entering their information and simply clicking Subscribe Now. For you, it’s as easy as copying and pasting!
Learn all about web forms in this step-by-step help center article. 📖
Hi there, and welcome to SimpleTexting Academy! In this video, we’re going to show you how to add a sign-up form to your website. This will allow visitors to your site to easily sign-up for your text messages.
Having the form is as quick as copying and pasting a piece of code. We’ll show you.
Customize Your Form
Go to “Apps”, then click “Web Sign-Up Forms”. You may have to request permission from our support team to enable web forms. This is an effort to help prevent spam. Just chat with us by clicking the bubble at the top right corner of your screen.
Once you have permission, click “create sign up form” and give the form a name for your reference. We’ll say, “Home Page”.
Select the fields you want to collect, such as first name and last name. The phone number field is automatically included. To make a field required, just check these boxes. We’ll leave them as optional for now.
In the frequency field, write how many messages you intend to send to your subscribers every month. This disclosure is required by law.
You have the option to send new subscribers a best practice compliance message, or ask them to confirm their subscription via text. This is called “double opt-in” and it’s a great way to make sure you have permission from your audience to send them texts. However, it’s optional.
Let’s save our form. Click the “Preview” button to see what it will look like.
Looks good! Let’s add it to our website.
Add Form To Your Website
Go back to SimpleTexting, and click “Get Code”. You have the option of including the form as a link, as an Iframe, or as HTML. Let’s go ahead and copy the HTML code.
Open the editor for the website you want to add the code to. For example, here’s a webpage we created in SquareSpace for a made-up restaurant. It’s important to note this process will look slightly different depending on what you’re using to build your website. Whether that’s Squarespace, WordPress, Weebly, Shopify, Wix, or some other tool.
In this case, we’ll just add a section, and give it a title. “Sign Up For Text Message Updates”.
Now, add an HTML widget, and copy and paste the code from SimpleTexting. We’ll center the code, just to make it look a little nicer.
There, easy! Now, when a user visits the website, they can type in their info and sign up for text messages.
Thanks for watching!