In WordPress, there are several ways to reach the audience like Social media, subscription, email ID, etc. Among these Email ID is most easy and simple to reach out to viewers rather than social media. If you are thinking of using an Email ID then you should definitely have an email list in WordPress. An email list is a list of people who have accepted to receive mail from our website regarding all kinds of site updates and more. By implementing this you can have good site reach, improved monetization, increased site viewers, and many more. Here is a complete guide for how to build an email list in WordPress.
Ways to Build Email List on WordPress
To build an Email List, it is important to have an email service provider, so that your mail will reach the people’s inbox, or else it will be sent as junk or spam. Several MNCs uses this email service to send their email to their audience and there are several Email service out there in the market we will let you know how to build an email list with the email service on WordPress.
- Create Email List using Constant Contact
- Add Subscribers to Email List with WPForms
- Place the Form in WordPress
Create Email List using Constant Contact Go to https://www.constantcontact.com and sign up for free to start your one-month trial.
Note: After one month, you need to buy a subscription to proceed further. After sign up, go to the Contacts section from the dashboard.  Here click on Create List on the contact page.  Enter any name for your Email list and click on Create.  Now you have created your email list on a Contact form.
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Add Subscribers to Email List with WPForms Go to the Plugin section and click on Add Plugin.  Search and install WPForms from the plugin store.  After installation, click on Activate button to activate the plugin.  Once activated, click on WPForms from the home screen left panel.  Choose to Add New and select Newsletter Signup Form template.  Here choose any of the templates you wish to have on your WordPress site.
Note: This template is completely customizable so do the change as your need. Then connect the Signup form to the email marketing service.  Once all is done, click on the Save button.  Now you need to set the Confirmation message for your sign-up form.  After setting up the confirmation message, go to Marketing section.  Here click on the Constant Contact button and click on Add New Connection.  Now click on Click here to register with Constant Contact (highlighted in blue).  Enter all the asked Constant Contact details in the respective tabs.  Click on Allow to proceed further.  You will be provided with an authorization code and enter the code with the nickname.  Click on Connect and now you will be shown with the Newsletter form.  Here choose the field as Email and name as follows.  Click on Save and now you have successfully set up your form.
Add the Form in WordPress From the WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance and choose the Widgets section.  Set the WPForm widget anywhere on your WordPress site.  Type any title for your widget and click on Save to change.  Once done, visit your website and you can see the signup form on your WordPress site.
This is one of the best ways to build an email list on your WordPress site. It is simple if you follow the step carefully that are mentioned above. You can also do it without WPForms Plugin by creating your own form but you just need an email service registered and connected to it. You can also try Email services like SendinBlue, Drip, ConvertKit, etc. too on your WordPress site. If you are worried about spam mails it is easy to Block Disposable Email Address in WordPress. Hope this guide helps you with your need. If you have any queries or let us know in the comments section below.