After installing the plugin as described above, access the WordPress administration panel and selectSettings > WP MailUp in the left-side navigation menu.
The setup page will be displayed.
Configure the settings in each section as described below. Please note that all the data required to configure the plugin is available in your MailUp console under "Settings > Codes Table".
- Check "Show" to show the field in the widget
- Check "Req." to make the field required
- The field code must match a valid field code in your MailUp console. "Email" and "sms" should not be altered. The other field codes can be any of the field codes available in your MailUp console, and they can be located under "Settings > Codes Table". For example, you could ask for First and Last Name.
- You can use as few as 1 field and as many as 4 fields. In the example below, 3 fields are used.
Here is how the plugin looks when added to the Web site with these settings.
by default on customer-facing pages:
Here you can edit the error messages that are shown when the submit button is pressed, if there is an issue.
You can customize the look of the MailUp plugin for WordPress as described below.
- First, select the Plugins Editor in the WordPress administration area...
- Select “WP-MailUp” from the drop-down menu
- A list of files will be displayed, including 4 CSS documents: “style1.css”, “style2.css”, “style3.css”, “style4.css”.
- Select a file to modify it.
- Click on "Update File" to save your modifications. We recommend that you backup the code before making any changes. If you don't see the "Update File" button, you probably don't have sufficient permissions in your WordPress installation. Contact your WordPress site administrator.
- The form is identified by the selector “#subscribeForm” in the CSS document
- Make sure that any style you add or modify uses the “#subscribeForm” selector to avoid conflicting with other styles, which could negatively affect the rest of your Web site
FAQs and Troubleshooting
Do I have to be a MailUp customer to use it?
You must have activated a MailUp console (a regular one or a 30 days trial) and then specify console URL in plugin settings. On MailUp you must enable requests coming from the server that hosts your WordPress site (go to "Manage->Web service" and then select "frontend" in the dropdown menu to insert IP address of your server. More than one address could be registered).
How can I configure my plugin?
Go to admin panel, press "Settings" and then select "WP MailUp". Fill in or check all the fields using help buttons if something is not clear
How can I check if my plugin is working?
Just fill in required fields and press SEND button to subscribe. Specified contact will be added in the MailUp distribution list specified in system settings
How often do I have to change configuration?
In most of cases configuration is set once and no more changes are required.
I would change plugin appearance: how can I do?
You can select between four available styles (CSS), if no one matches with your need you can edit one of existing CSS files (style1.css, ..., style4.css). Please note that editing is allowed only for users who have read/write access to those files.
May I have a one-click sign-up using a social account (ie Facebook) ?
Yes, MailUp provides a simple integration with all the most used social networks. You could insert into your web site a simple banner "Click here to subscribe to our newsletter using your Facebook account". This features is a standard one and you don't need to install any plugin, just activate a MailUp account.
Is it possible to translate this plugin?
Yes, just edit each string within the settings panel. No need to edit any file. MailUp supports all the charsets.
Why using this plugin and not other services, like feedburner?
MailUp allows you to take control on subscribers (view, import, edit, delete, export) and on messages (define scheduling, content and recipients).
Can I disable the plugin?
Yes, just delete reference to console host.
Configuration seems to be correct, but plugin always return a "generic error" message
Starting from v.7.4, MailUp introduces a security restriction that allows only calls from servers whose IP address is registered on MailUp console (go to "Manage->Web service" and then select "frontend" in the dropdown menu to start registering IP). More than one address could be registered. Even if it is not recommended, you can disable this restriction by deselecting "IP address check enabled" option