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    I’m looking for the best plugin to use for email capture in a marketing campaign that can add multiple fields that can be customizable as well as automatically send a customizable thank you email to the person that just registered. I thought about Ultimate Member, but I don’t want the user to gain access to the site in any way. This is just to capture name, email, industry and job title information for a drawing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • This topic was modified 6 months ago by  Steve Stern. Reason: moved from developing to everything else
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  • You want a “form” plugin and not a membership plugin. I use Gravity Forms + Mailchimp integration. Others might use their Constant Contact integration. Yet others may use something different.

    If you’re looking for a pop-up generator, then you can use Gravity Forms with Pop Up Maker or you can use OptinMonster as a complete, all in one solution.

    Thanks for the reply. I will check these out. I assume these are paid plugins? Since this is really just a quick marketing page that will only last for a month, we were hoping to find a free plugin, but not sure if that’s possible.

    You could use the light/free version of Pop Up Maker with the free Contact Form 7 to do what you need to go, but there may be a little struggle in getting it all to work together. The paid plugins do this very well already. You have to think about the opportunity cost. How much is it going to cost you in time and resources to do it for free versus just buying Gravity Forms w/ it’s MailChimp or Constant Contact integration. The time you spend on free has a cost to it in the how you value your time. So, spending X on Gravity Forms will save you Y in time and therefore you’ll get what you need far quicker than spending Z hours on Pop Up Maker and Contact Form 7. That is, unless you have all the time in the world. Be my guest!

    Thanks for that idea, but I’m not sure that would be a good way to create a list of names, email addresses, etc., would it? I’ve started reading about Icegram along with Rainmaker and Email Subscribers. I don’t have all the time in the world, but I want to figure this out so that I am able to use this technique in the future if needed.

    Just wanted to say thanks to Tony for your input here. However, I am still looking for a solution to this. I am trying to avoid any sort of popup and having to integrate with Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, etc. I just want an email capture plugin that I can customize the form to have more than just Name and Email and for it to send a Thank You email after someone has submitted their form. Oh, and of course exporting a csv list would be nice too. I don’t think this is too much to ask, but maybe I’m wrong.

    Rainmaker with Email Subscribers almost did it for me, but creating a custom HTML form was a little too much for me as I don’t know how to activate the Submit button.

    For those who might be looking at this in the future, I think I’ve found a solution.

    I installed MailPoet and configured it to collect name, email, etc. data from people that sign up for a giveaway on a website page. The information from this form goes into a custom group list in the WP backend. It also sends out a welcome email that is usually meant for newsletters, but I used it to inform the entrant that they have successfully entered to win the prize, when the prize will be drawn, and a link back to the main website. It is also possible to export the list of people that sign up as csv or excel files. Seems to be perfect for my needs as I don’t need to send any newsletters or anything other than a confirmation email and keep track of who submitted a form entry.

    If someone thinks this is not the proper way to do this, please reply and let others know, as I don’t want to steer them in the wrong direction.

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