HOW I ADD A“SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL” WIDGET TO MY WORDPRESS BLOG:
If you have a blog and you do not have a “subscribe by email” form by now then you are missing a lot.
Why do you think blog owners and webmasters put subscribe by email form on their blog? Subscribe by email form increases your blog reader’s database. Some people who visits your blog or website might not come back because is not everybody that love bookmarking or would even remember to bookmark, but with the “subscribe by email” widget, you can surely bring those readers back by informing them that you have a fresh update via email.
There are lots of plugins that offers a “subscribe by email” form, but the truth about those plugin is they suck resources and bandwidth, so that’s why we are going to use feed burner.
WHAT IS FEEDBURNER?
According to Wikipedia, feedburner is a web feed management provider that provides custom RSS feeds and management tools to bloggers, podcasters and other web-based content publishers.
I love feedburner because it accesses your feed using their own resources which reduces your cpu usage.
How do I use feedburner on my blog? Feedburner is not difficult to implement. In a short while, you will see the steps on how to put a feedburner subscribe by email to your wordpress side widget.
ADDING A SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL WIDGET TO YOUR BLOG
NOTE: Before creating a feed burner “subscribe by email” form, you must have a Gmail account.
Go to feedburner main site and login with your gmail account and fill all the necessary information.
Now that you have filled the necessary things, it is time to collect your code from your feedburner to paste in your wordpress side widget. Click the feed you just created with feedburner. see screen shot below
It will take you to the main interface, now click “publicize”, when the new page pop up, click “Email subscriptions”
The “Email subscription will take you to its page where you’ll copy the code given.
Go to your wordpress admin area, in the “Appearance” click “widget” it will take you to a new place where your widgets are.
Drag and drop the “Text” widget to the place you want the “subscribe by email” form to show up. Have you done that?
Now paste the code you copied from the feedburner to the text widget, save and check your blog.
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