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Registration Form Question
January 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm #1356
I have a client who wants a registration form installed on her new wordpres.org site, and her mailing list imported from her old (wordpress.com) site. Can you export the mailing list in the XML Export file? Or do you have to use some other method. Sorry if this is an obvious question, but never done this particular function before and and don’t want to screw it up.
Also: any recommendations for registration forms? She says she’s used wufoo in the past.
TimJanuary 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm #2311SteveKeymasterJanuary 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm #2312
HI Steve – Thanks for getting back – I’m not sure. I haven’t got access to her site yet. I should know this afternoon. Gravity Forms – I’ve heard you mentioned it before. I’ll see if she wants to pay the premium. She’s supposed to give me the info today – I’ll post again when I find out.January 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm #2313SteveKeymaster
If you buy the developer license you can use it on as many client sites as you like… it will make your life easier and impress your clients. 😉January 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm #2314
Hi Steve – Gravity Forms look great. However, I explained my situation, I’m not in the position put out that much for potential future clients to impress . . .
I talked to the client. She has a static blog on wordpress.com. Her newsletter is through mailchimp and her email subscription seems to be through the native wordpress.com functionality – I can’t tell because she couldn’t remember her password to log in. She wants to bring her blog into her wordpress.org site, along with her mailing list. I told her it might be better to just leave the two separate. What do you think? Is there any benefit SEO-wise to importing the blog content into her main site, or does it not really make any difference, especially since she’s had the wordpress.com site for a couple of years?
TimJanuary 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm #2315Margarete KoenenParticipant
Personally, I feel she should definitely bring her blog into the new site. The new design is so much nicer and it definitely looks like the .com site is a different website. If the design of the .com blog could be adjusted to look more like the .org site, it might be an option, though.
Importing the blog should not be difficult using the built in WordPress importer.
What kind of information is your client trying to capture that the built in registration is not providing? Would Simplr User Registration Form work for her?
Would it be an option to simply link the new website to her mailchimp account instead of importing all her contacts into WordPress?January 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm #2316DanaParticipant
Agreed, it’s better for branding and accessing a dashboard for two sites is just not necessary. The WP import brings everything over relatively seamlessly.
Gravity Forms has the MailChimp integration, but you could also use something like this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mailchimp-widget/.
You can also do mailings from your website, just have to check on hosting limitations and make sure a newsletter template get setup. I really like MailPress, it’s a bit of a setup but ties into category posts directly, so it allows for multiple subscriptions.January 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm #2317
Hi – Thanks for the speedy reply! I’ll have to use you guys more often . . . !
One of the problems is she wants to keep her logo for her blog. She’s using the Acoustic theme for her site, and it’s not clear how much it can be customized. She also didn’t set it up, had another programmer who didn’t do a lot of things, and I’m not sure she knows where the files are, is busy, has a big TV appearance on the 2nd Feb etc. Apparently the last developer tried to import her files, but couldn’t bring in the images because there were too many or something. I’ve never heard of this happening, but for sake of simplicity, I thought it might be better to leave it for now.
The client used wufoo forms before, so she wanted to use it again. I don’t know much about event forms so I was sort of leery of fooling around too much with it. But I’ll test those suggestions on my site. Basically, she wants contact info, disclaimers about allergies, age etc, and to upload a pdf. I imagine you can do this with pretty much any events plugin right?
Thanks a lot for your help! I’m still learnin’ !
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