Very cool to see what you have done with the comment checkbox. Any chance you can make a simple widget that hooks into this as well. That would be pretty sweet.
Hmm could you be somewhat more specific? What should the widget do/show?
I have widget I created using GravityForms, but it does not automatically add the email and name to my Mailchimp list. Here is a page from my website with the widget in the side bar and your checkbox next to the comment form. http://thurly.net/urr
It would be nice if you could write a quick widget Title, description, a field for email and perhaps name and other custom fields the newsletter plugin just received.
I was already tempted to email you inquiring if you knew how to hook the form fields with Gravity, then it occurred to me you could just as easily create a widget.
What do you think?
That’s actually a pretty great idea. I’ll try to implement as soon as possible. Shouldn’t be that hard since most values are already provided for the ‘fake’ request when posting a comment.
I don’t know of any hooks in the Gravity Form plugin, haven’t bought it and probably never will. 😉
I doubt I would buy it again. The form itself is nice, but after you spend $40 you are on your own. I have seen much better tutorials and support for the free plugins. Even if there was an article out there on how to use it to it’s potential, you would never find it in the sea of affiliate articles telling you how you can’t live without it.
You can use a Mailchimp Widget with Gravityforms if you spend another $160 for a developers license.
Live and learn…
What you are doing with your plugin is a much better way to make it easier for people to subscribe to a newsletter regardless or what service you use. I am guessing you will pull off the widget as well. Which is simply awesome.
Once word gets out that there is a way to add a checkbox to your comment form and a sidebar widget that will work with Mailchimp or Aweber, allowing double confirmation, you will have a top wordpress plugin.
Consider it added then. 🙂 Let me know if you experience any trouble/bugs.
The side bar widget is fantastic. I am not sure if you created directions for what the fields in the widget do for others.
At least in Safari, in the wordpress widget admin panel. the checkbox and the “Use Name Field?” overlap, I assume there is a tweak needed in the CSS.
In the widget panel- the Pre Form Text field could be bigger. I would also call it “Description Text:” or Newsletter Description.
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