To save subscriber information that is entered on your website, you need to connect the Growtheme to AWeber. This involves typically three steps. First you need to get an Authorization Code and save it into the
Growtheme Options. Second you need to specify a list to use. Third you need to configure AWeber to use the custom Growtheme
Thank You Page.
Additionally you may want to request AWeber to use a
Single Optin Process.
1. Get your Auth Code
Growtheme Options Panel »
Email Provider click on the
AWeber Logo to show the AWeber Options.
Next you need to enter your AWeber Authorization Code.
Click on the link below the Text field to get your
AWeber Authorization Code.
A new tab will open where you have to login with your AWeber username and password.
After login you will receive a unique
AWeber Authorization Code. Copy the whole code.
Go back to the Growtheme Options Tab. Paste the copied
Authorization Code into the
AWeber Authorization Code text field.
Next click on
Save Changes to connect the Growtheme to AWeber.
If you have copied and pasted the
Authorization Code correctly, you will see a success notice that the Growtheme is now connected to AWeber.
AWeber API Status Field should indicate that you are successfully connected with AWeber.
If you haven’t created a List in AWeber yet, do this now. You can do this inside your
AWeber Dashboard on the
Manage Lists Page or by clicking this link.
2. Select a List to use
If you have several lists inside your AWeber account, you need to choose one
AWeber List. This is the list where your subscribers will be saved in. If you have just one list, it will already be selected.
The Growtheme caches all requests to the AWeber API. This speeds up your Growtheme Settings Panel and prevents that you have to wait every time you change something until the AWeber Server responds. If you have made any changes inside your AWeber Account that haven’t showed up within the Growtheme Settings Panel yet, you can use the
Refresh Connection Button to delete all cached files and reset the connection.
Currently it’s not possible to use more than one list of your AWeber Account at any given time.
3. Setup the Thank You Page
We have to setup AWeber, to use our own custom
Thank You Page. This Page will show up once a subscriber clicks on the confirmation link inside the confirmation email.
To do this, we first need the URL of our custom Thank You Page. Inside your
WordPress Dashboard go to
Wordpress Customizer go to the
Thank You Page Section.
Next select and copy the
Permalink of your Thank You Page.
You can switch the permalink of your Thank You page to anything you like, as long as it is a valid URL. Just remember that when you change the URL of your Thank You Page, you will have to update the Thank You Page URL within AWeber as well.
Now go to AWeber. Inside the
AWeber Dashboard go to
Manage Lists and choose the List you are using the Growtheme with and have selected in the second step.
On the next page click on
On this page you can customize as well the confirmation email your subscribers will get before being subscribed to the list.
Scroll down to the Section
Success Page and paste the URL into the text field. Click on
This page will now show up once a subscriber clicks on the link inside the
You are now successfully connected to AWeber. Everything is set up. You can now go ahead and customize the Growtheme Options to your needs.
4. Request Single Optin
AWeber requires confirmed Optins for emails that you add to your email list via the API. This has nothing to do with the Growtheme, but rather with AWebers API policies. AWeber currently doesn’t give us or you the option to disable confirmed optins inside their settings.
Anyway there exists the possibility to request AWeber to switch your Account to single optin through their API on a case by case basis.
All you need to do is to contact AWeber through their contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Just tell them that you would like to enable single opt-in for your lists through using their API. AWeber will then review your account and either approve or deny your request.
Once they have approved your request you can don’t have to change anything within the Growtheme Options. It will detect it automatically and show the Thank You Page after someone submits their data on your website.
For some countries like Germany the Double Optin Process is not an optional option, butrequired by law. Please review the specific laws of your own country regarding email marketing.
Using Double Optin usually results in a higher open rate, less spam reports and a general higher quality list. If you want to know more about this check the AWeber Knowledge Base Article about the Double Optin Process.