To save subscriber information that is entered on your website, you need to connect the Growtheme to GetResponse. This involves typically three steps. First you need to get an API Key and save it into the
Growtheme Options. Second you need to specify a campaign to use. Third you need to decide between
Additionally, if you use a
Double Optin Process, you need to configure GetResponse to use the custom Growtheme
Thank You Page.
- 1. Get your API Key
- 2. Select a Campaign to use
- 3. Choose Single or Double Optin
- 4. Setup the “Thank You” Page
1. Get your API Key
Growtheme Options Panel »
Email Provider click on the
GetResponse Logo to show the GetResponse Options.
Next you need to enter your personal GetResponse API Key.
Click on the link below the Text field to get your
GetResponse API Key.
A new tab will open where you have to login with your GetResponse username and password if you are not already logged in.
After login you should be automatically redirected to your account API page
If not go to it via clicking on your
My Account »
Account Details »
GetResponse API or click here.
You will see a field named
My secret API key. Click on the blue button
Copy to Clipboard to copy the API Key.
Go back to the Growtheme Options Tab. Paste the copied
API Key into the
GetResponse API Key text field.
Next click on
Save Changes to connect the Growtheme to GetResponse.
If you have copied and pasted the
API Key correctly, you will see a success notice that the Growtheme is now connected to GetResponse.
GetResponse API Status Field should indicate that you are successfully connected with GetResponse.
If you haven’t created a Campaign in GetResponse yet, do this now. You can do this inside your
GetResponse Dashboard on the
Campaigns Page or by clicking on this link.
2. Select a Campaign to use
If you have several campaigns inside your GetResponse account, you need to choose one
GetResponse Campaign. This is the campaign where your subscribers will be saved in. If you have just one campaign, it will already be selected.
Currently it’s not possible to choose more than one campaign of your GetResponse Account at any given time.
3. Choose Single or Double Optin
With GetResponse you have the option to choose between a
Single Optin or
Double Optin Process. If you decide to use
Double Optin, visitors will have to confirm their email address before being subscribed to your GetResponse campaign.
For some countries like Germany this is not an optional option, but required 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 this GetResponse PDF about the Single and Double Optin Process.
To enable or disable the single or double optin you need to login into your
Choose the Campaign you have selected previously from the
Dropdown Menu (1), then click on the
gear icon (2). Next click on
Permissions (3) and remove the checkbox from the
API subscriptions (4). Click here to get to your GetResponse Campaign Settings.
The settings will be updated automatically once you uncheck or check the box.
If you decide to use a Single Optin Process, you are ready to go. The Growtheme will automatically redirect users to your custom Thank You Page after signing up. The Confirmation Page won’t be used in this case.
If you want or need to use the Double Optin Process you need to configure GetResponse to use your own custom Thank You Page.
4. Setup the “Thank You” Page
This is only required if you use a Double Optin Process
We have to setup GetResponse 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
Pages. Hover your mouse over the
Thank You Page and click on
Thank You Pages are automatically created upon theme installation. If you want to, you can switch the name, url and content of these pages later.
You will now see your custom “Thank You` page.
Click on the address bar of your browser window and copy the complete URL of this
Thank You page. This should be something similar to
Now go back to GetResponse. On the same page you have configurated the single or double-optin process, you will see the section
Paste the copied URL here.
On this page you can customize as well the
Confirmation message. This is the email a users sees, asking him to confirm his email.
This page will now show up once a subscriber clicks on the link inside the
opt-in confirmation email.
You are now successfully connected to GetResponse. Everything is set up. You can now go ahead and customize the Growtheme Options to your needs.