I have installed the manifest minimalist theme for my blog.
I'd like to put an opt-in box in the footer of the blog however it is not a function the theme comes with but it does support it. i followed the instructions on WordPress support and entered the code in the function php file that allows for widgets but i cant get it to work so i can install my opt-in box using mail chimp, I came across a couple of websites using the same theme that have opt-in boxes so i'm sure it can be done i just don't know how.
I am a complete novice to WordPress and have no experience coding etc can someone please walk me through this as i'm at my wits end having spent the last 5 hours trying to work it out
thanks in advance