Note

The “Confirmation” Page will only be shown if you have choosen “Double Optin” inside your email marketing provider settings.

This page will show up after a visitor enters their email into any opt-in form on your blog.

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You can find the settings for your confirmation page within the WordPress Customizer

Tip

The Confirmation Page is together with the Welcome Gate and the Thank You Page a “Growtheme internal Page”. That means that it will not show up within your WordPress Pages, to prevent users from accidentially deleting them. You can only edit the content, the permalink and any other settings related to these pages within the respective section in the WordPress Customizer.

You have the following Options


The Double Opt-in Process

The usual Double Optin Process of all Email Providers looks like this:

  1. A visitor enters their email address anywhere on your blog
  2. The visitor gets redirected to a “Confirmation” Page
  3. The visitor has to open his email client and find your confirmation email
  4. The visitor has to click on the link inside your confirmation email to confirm their email address
  5. The visitor is added to your email list and gets redirected to a “Thank You” Page

This page is the “Confirmation” Page shown to your visitors in the second step of the double opt-in process.

This settings section has two different parts. One for completely new subscribers and one for known subscribers.

What’s the difference? Occasionally it can happen that a users enters their email but doesn’t gets your confirmation email or simply forgets to confirm their email. This user maybe never gets beyond Step 2 of the double opt-in process.

If this user comes back to your site and enters their email again to join your email list, the growtheme will recognize this user and send them another confirmation email.

So the first part of the page is for completely new subscribers and the second part of the page is to show a different message to subscribers who haven’t confirmed their email address yet.

Unfortunately not all Email Marketing Provider give us the option to check first if a subscriber has already been subscribed but not yet confirmed before, so the option to show a different headline and text for already known subscribers may not be available for you.


Download Shortcode

It is important that you include inside your custom text the [download] shortcode.

This shortcodes created the download button in case a user subscribes through a Post Specific Bonus.

Note

If the user subscribes through a opt-in form without a bonus no download button will be shown.

Note

The Double Optin Process of most email service provider doesn’t allows to send an email before the user has confirmed their email. Therefore it is not possible to wait until a subscriber has confirmed their email to show them the Downloadable Bonus.

Maybe you loose some low-quality subscribers to the double opt-in process. But take in mind that you improve the usability of the remaining high-quality subscribers as you comply with their expectations to start the bonus download immediately after entering their email.

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Completely New Subscribers

This is the confirmation page a visitor will see if he has never tried to subscribe to your blog.

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Headline

You can define a custom headline for the page. It should be something that explains to the visitor that he is not yet subscribed, but has to do finish another step in order to confirm their email address.

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Text

You can define a custom text to explain the visitor the steps he needs to do in order to confirm their email address. Be sure to include the [Download] shortcode somewhere in your text.

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Known Subscribers (Not yet confirmed)

This is the confirmation page a user will see that has tried to subscribe before, but has not yet confirmed its email address.

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Headline

You can define a custom headline for the page. It should be something that explains the visitor that he has to confirm his email address to be subscribed to your blog.

 

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Text

You can define a custom text to explain the visitor the steps he needs to do in order to confirm their email address.

Warning

Be sure to include the [Download] shortcode somewhere in your text.

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