Hosted Sign-up Forms
You're nearly there! At this point you've created and edited both your sign up form, thank you page and customized the opt in email. This is the last step!
You can copy the URL you see there and share your form anywhere you like - your blog, website, or on social media. Since it’s a URL, you can include it in emails if you like, or even tweet it.
Instead of sharing your link, you have the option to embed your form into your website or blog. To use this option click the button that says “Generate Code” in the Embed Code box. We’ll give you the code you need to use the form on your website or blog, you just need to copy it and then paste it into the HTML code of your site. If you have someone who manages your website for you, you’ll just need to give the code to them.
If you want to see the form in action, click the View form on the web button in the bottom right corner. This page will also let you test out the form to make sure it's working the way you want it to.
If you need to make changes you can do that at any time, the form will stay live as you edit it.
There are two options for your sign up form, why would you use one over the other? The different types of sign up forms work for different places you may want to share your form. Share the link on social media, shorten it to use on Twitter, include it in a post on Facebook. As long as your form includes a logo, you’ll even be able to pin it to a board on Pinterest.
The link option can be used just about anywhere you like, although in some cases you’ll want to use it as a link to a button. http://helpcenter.verticalresponse.com/articles/VR2/Call-to-Action-Buttons/
If you want to share your sign up form in an email, use a call to action button that says Sign Up for Our Email and then link it to your form. Email programs don’t read forms well, so this is the best choice for your emails.
The embed option works when you can add it to HTML, so on a website or a blog. As long as you have access to the code, you can put your form where you’d like it to go. Since you need a place to put the code we give you and something that can render it, this option can’t be used everywhere. If you know HTML and CSS, you can edit the code we provide to match it to your website.
Embeddable-Only Sign Up Forms
The embeddable form will not have images from any of the templates; it will only show the boxes for the fields you’ve selected. The template images are used only for the hosted URL option, since there is nothing else on that page.
Copy & Paste Your Form
Once you've selected the fields you'd like to include in your embeddable sign-up form, you'll be ready to copy and paste the html to your blog or website. You can click directly into the html box and copy the code or simply use the green 'copy' button, located underneath the code box.