One of the most effective areas to place an opt-in form on your site is at the end of your posts. The reader has already displayed an interest in your site by reading the entire post. This is the perfect time to ask them to take the next step and sign up to your email list.
How Can You Add An Opt-in Form To Your Posts
There are several ways you can add the opt-in form to the end of your posts. The first and most tedious way is to manually add it when you are writing your posts. One benefit of doing it this way is that you can customize the content for each individual post. A big pitfall, however, is if you ever wanted to change what gets displayed you would have to go back and edit every post you ever wrote. Not very efficient.
Another way to add the opt-in form is to modify your WordPress theme to output it whenever a single post is displayed. This is the way I did it initially and saved me considerable time from having to do it manually for every post. However, if you’re not technically inclined this can be a very daunting task trying to figure out how to modify your site’s theme and where to add the code.
Simplifying The Process With The Add To Post Plugin
I decided to simplify this process by developing the Add To Post plugin that could do this without having to edit your posts or modifying your theme’s source files.
You can easily add an opt-in form to all your posts from the plugin’s settings page. In fact, you can add any type of content you want not just an opt-in form. This can be AdSense code or banner ads to help monetize your blog or notifications such as a disclaimer or an affiliate disclosure statement.
The plugin also allows you to add content before your posts as well. You can enable the plugin to add custom content before your posts, after your posts or both at the same time.
Add To Post is an essential plugin for me and hopefully you will find it useful too. Please share this post if you think it can help other fellow bloggers.