Do you want to make a SendFox WordPress form?
Making your own custom WordPress form is a powerful way to get more useful subscriber data.
In this article, we’ll show you the best way to create your own custom SendFox WordPress form. You can easily embed your form anywhere in WordPress without writing any code.
In This Article
- Step 1: Install the WPForms Plugin
- Step 2: Create Your SendFox WordPress Form
- Step 3: Customize Your SendFox WordPress Form
- Step 4: Check Your SendFox WordPress Form Settings
- Step 5: Embed Your SendFox WordPress Form
- Step 6: Connect Your WordPress Form to SendFox
- Step 7: Complete Your SendFox WordPress Integration
How Do You Integrate SendFox With WordPress?
It’s easy to integrate SendFox with WordPress using WPForms.
WPForms has a drag and drop interface that makes it easy to create a completely custom form. And with WPForms Pro, you can use your custom SendFox integration with addons to see rich data about your list subscribers.
For example, the Geolocation addon can automatically capture their location.
You can easily complete these steps with zero coding experience. We’ll show you how!
SendFox WordPress Integration: Make & Embed Your Own Custom Form
We’re going to show you the easy way to make custom SendFox forms and embed them on your site.
First, let’s install the form plugin for WordPress.
Step 1: Install the WPForms Plugin
To start creating our SendFox WordPress integration, we’re going to install and activate the WPForms plugin.
To follow along with this tutorial, you’ll need the WPForms Pro plan or higher.
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Download the plugin from the Downloads tab in your WPForms account and upload it to your WordPress site. Don’t forget to Activate the plugin as well.
If you need help with this, check out this guide to installing a plugin in WordPress.
One more thing: don’t forget to verify your license key to activate all of the extra features and addons in WPForms Pro.
Install Zapier Addon
Next, let’s activate the Zapier addon for WPForms. We’ll use this to create the connection between SendFox and your WordPress site.
In the WordPress dashboard, hover over the WPForms menu and click Addons.
Scroll down and click the Zapier addon to install it.
OK, now we’re ready to build your custom SendFox WordPress form!
Step 2: Create Your SendFox WordPress Form
WPForms Pro comes with 500+ form templates that give you a head start when you’re making forms.
For our SendFox WordPress form, we’re going to use the Newsletter Signup Form template.
To set this up, start by clicking WPForms » Add New in the WordPress sidebar.
You’ll see the WPForms form builder open up.
At the top, type a name for your SendFox form in the Name Your Form field. Then click on Use Template under the Newsletter Signup Form template.
The Newsletter Signup Form template has fields for the subscriber’s name and email address. If you just want to make a simple SendFox WordPress form, you can use this template right out of the box.
Do you want to add custom fields for SendFox subscribers? Keep reading to find out how to add extra fields to your form.
Step 3: Customize Your SendFox WordPress Form
WPForms makes it easy to add your own custom fields to any field you create. To get some inspiration, check out these newsletter signup form tips and examples.
As you work through this section, remember that only the Name and Email fields will be sent to SendFox. You can view all of the other fields in your email responses, or in the form entry area of the WordPress dashboard if you have a paid license.
How to Add SendFox Form Custom Fields
With WPForms, it’s easy to add custom fields that let you gather more information about subscribers. This can help you understand the people in your contact list and develop content that’s tailored to their needs and interests.
To add a custom field to your form, just drag it from the left-hand side of the form builder onto the form preview on the right. You can quickly edit the settings for any field by clicking on it and making changes in the Field Options panel.
For our example, let’s ask the subscriber if they’re already subscribed to our podcast. To do that, we can add a dropdown field to the form.
On the left, we added 2 answer choices: Yes and No.
You can use custom fields to get details like:
- Social media username
Here’s another cool example. You can also have WPForms fill in answer choices automatically from your existing posts or pages.
For example, you could ask your visitor which podcast episode is their favorite. Then you can have WPForms automatically populate the answers from your podcast post type in WordPress.
You can use this in different ways. For example, if you have a store, you could list all of your products or digital downloads and ask the visitor to pick their favorite. This can help to steer future marketing campaigns.
Want to learn more? Check out this auto-populated fields tutorial to learn how to add dynamic field choices.
You can also organize your form using:
These tricks can help to improve the user experience by making long forms easier to fill in.
But what if you want the shortest possible mailing list form?
How to Make Your SendFox Form Shorter
For a subscription form, many creators only want 1 field: the email address.
It makes it easier to get people to sign up.
So if you don’t want to collect the subscriber’s name, just hover over the field and click the trash can to delete it.
Here’s another trick. Instead of having the field labels like ‘Name’ above the fields, you can show labels inside the fields.
To remove your field labels, click on the Name field. Then click on the Advanced tab in the Field Options panel.
Type in placeholder text for the First Name and Last Name fields. Then toggle the options to hide the Field Label and Sub-Labels.
If we do the same thing with the email field, our form preview now looks like this:
As you can see, it’s a lot easier to embed this SendFox form in a small space because it’s a lot more compact.
Repeat the process for any custom fields on your SendFox form and then click Save when you’re done.
How to Get Extra Subscriber Information for SendFox Lists
WPForms makes it easy to capture tons of extra information about your SendFox subscribers.
For example, you can:
- See the visitor’s journey through your site with the User Journey addon
- Get information from Hidden fields, like the referring URL
- Automatically detect your subscriber’s location with the Geolocation addon
If you want to let subscribers enter their physical addresses in your form, you can also connect the Geolocation addon to Google Maps or Mapbox. This lets you add an interactive map to your forms and enable address autocomplete.
You can add either of these addons to your SendFox forms and review the data in your WordPress dashboard.
For now, let’s Save our SendFox WordPress form so far.
Step 4: Check Your SendFox WordPress Form Settings
Now let’s check that your WordPress SendFox form is set up the way you want it.
To start, click the Settings icon on the left-hand side of the form builder.
First, let’s check your form Notifications. These settings control the emails that are sent out when your form is submitted.
By default, WPForms will automatically send an email notification to the site administrator’s email address when you get a new subscriber.
If you don’t want to receive an email for every signup, just turn off the notification using the toggle.
If you want to keep the notification, you can customize the message here.
Now let’s hop over to the message visitors will see when they subscribe.
Click Confirmations in the menu to check this.
By default, double optins are turned on for all SendFox accounts (although Empire users can turn them off).
Assuming you have double optins switched on, we can edit the confirmation message to remind our new subscribers that they need to check their email to complete their subscription.
If you want, you can redirect your subscribers to a different page on form submission by changing the Confirmation Type. For now, we’re going to stick with a basic message.
OK, we’re done working on the form. Let’s click Save.
Step 5: Embed Your SendFox WordPress Form
Now we’re going to embed your form in WordPress. It’s important to send a test submission before we switch over to Zapier.
In this example, we’re going to create a new page for the form.
To start, click Embed at the top of the form builder.
In the popup, click Create New Page.
And now let’s name the page, then click the orange button to move on.
When you’re happy with your newsletter subscription page, click Publish.
Sometimes you might not want to make a page for your form. Don’t worry, it’s easy to embed your form anywhere using a shortcode or the WPForms block in the block editor.
Make a Custom SendFox Landing Page
Do you want to publish your SendFox form on its own landing page?
The Form Pages addon lets you make a landing page without the WordPress header and footer.
This is awesome because:
- You can customize the color scheme easily.
- Your landing page can have its own URL at your own domain.
- It can display all of the custom fields you created, so it’s more advanced than the default SendFox landing page.
To turn on the landing page option for any form, you’ll want to navigate to Form Pages in your form’s settings.
Then add your logo and type in a custom URL.
That’s it! No coding experience required!
When you have your form set up the way you want it, we’re ready to set up your connection in Zapier.
Submit a Test Entry
Now let’s add a test entry to our form so Zapier has some sample data to work with. This will be important in a later step.
Submit the form when you’re done.
Step 6: Connect Your WordPress Form to SendFox
Open up Zapier in a new tab and log in to your account. You’ll want to keep your WordPress dashboard open in another tab so you can easily switch between the 2 sites.
Once you’ve logged in to Zapier, click Create Zap in the top left corner.
Under App Event, search for WPForms and click on the icon.
Our Trigger Event will be a New Form Entry, so let’s select that and click Continue.
If this is the first time you’ve used WPForms with Zapier, you’ll be prompted to set up your connection now.
You’ll need to grab your WPForms Zapier API key. Switch back to your WordPress tab and go to WPForms » Settings » Integrations. Then expand the Zapier section.
Copy and paste the API key into the Zapier connection window.
You’ll also want to type in the full URL to your site in the second box here.
Zapier will make the connection and show your WPForms account in the Zap builder.
When everything’s connected, click Continue in Zapier to move to the trigger.
Then pick the SendFox WordPress form you created from the dropdown and click Continue again.
When you click Test Trigger, Zapier will fetch the test entry that we created in the previous step.
Double-check the details to make sure everything’s working.
Now we’re going to tell Zapier where to send the form entry.
Step 7: Complete Your SendFox WordPress Integration
Zapier will ask you to specify the App Event. Search for SendFox here and select it.
In the second dropdown, click Create Contact.
When you click Continue, Zapier will prompt you to log in to your SendFox account to complete the connection. You don’t need to use a personal access token here. Just log in with your email and password.
When you see the connection here, you’re all set! Let’s click Continue.
Now it’s time to map the fields from the SendFox WordPress form to the SendFox contact record.
Remember: you can’t use SendFox custom fields here, so you’ll just want to map the 4 fields SendFox accepts:
- Email — The subscriber’s email from your form
- First name — The first name field on the form
- Last name — The last name field on the form
- List — Pick the list you want to add them to from your SendFox lists
Click Continue again. Then go ahead and test the connection.
Zapier will connect to your site and pull in the test entry. If everything worked, you’ll see a success message like this.
Don’t forget to Publish your Zap!
Test SendFox Double Optin
Remember what we said earlier about double optins in SendFox?
When you log in to SendFox, you’ll see your test subscriber with the status of New. At this point, the subscriber is on your email list, but their address isn’t fully confirmed.
To complete the subscription, check your email and click the Confirm button.
All of your automation rules will also still work just fine. So if you have a SendFox email automation set up to onboard your new list members, it’ll start running at this point.
View Your SendFox Form Entries
One more thing. Remember those custom fields we added? You can easily see the answers in the WordPress dashboard under WPForms » Entries.
Just click on any form entry to see all of the info!