Add a Sign-up Box to my Constant Contact email



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Add a Sign-up Box to my Constant Contact email

You can add a sign-up link or button to your email. Most email templates give you the option to add a signup block to your email with the click of a button, but if you do not see a "Signup Block" option for your template, you have other options.


Use the Signup Block in the Email

  1. Click Blocks in the left sidebar of the email you are editing.
  2. If you see a "Signup Block" option either:
    • Hover your cursor over the block name and click the Plus button plus. The block will be added to its default location in your email
    • Click and drag the block to your desired location in your email.
If you don't see a Signup Block option, try one of the other methods listed below.

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Use the Signup Box Code from a Different Template

To use the signup box code from a different template:

  1. After logging into Constant Contact, click Email > Create.
  2. Select a template that contains a signup block with a style you like.
  3. On the Customize Your Email page, hover your cursor over the Signup Block.
  4. Click the Edit icon edit blk.
  5. Click the Code View icon html at the upper-right of your menu bar.
  6. Copy the HTML code that displays in the Code View dialog box.
  7. Close the Code View dialog box.
  8. Click Cancel on the Signup Block.
  9. Click Exit on the Customize Your Email page. You do not need to save this email.
  10. Navigate back to your email newsletter and go to the Article box where you want your sign-up box to display.
  11. Click on the Edit icon edit blk.
  12. Click the Code View button html at the upper-right of your menu bar.
  13. Erase all existing code within the box.
  14. Paste the Signup Block code you copied in Step 6 into the Code View dialog box.
  15. Click Update and Close.
  16. Click Save.

A signup box will now be within a block in your email.

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Use Your Sign-Up Link

You can use a Sign-Up link instead of a block or a button.
  1. After logging into Constant Contact, click Contacts > Sign-Up Tools.  
  2. Click the chain chain icon  icon for the form you want subscribers to fill out. 
  3. Choose "Share URL to form" from the drop-down.
  4. Highlight the link and press CTRL-C to copy it.
  5. Paste the link into a TXT file to save for later use.
  6. Return to your draft email.
  7. Click on the Edit icon edit blk for your block.
  8. Place your cursor where you want to insert the sign-up link or highlight the text that you want to turn into the link.
  9. Click the Insert button on the left.
  10. Hover your cursor over the Link icon link and click on the Plus button plus.
  11. For the Type of link field, choose Web address (http://website.com) from the drop-down men.
  12. In the Text to display as link field, type the word or phrase you want to appear in the email.
    Note: Make sure the text is not too long or it will increase the width of the email.
  13. In the Link URL field, paste your  sign-up URL.

A signup box will now be within a block in your email.

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Additional Information

  • There are further instructions on how to add addition information to collect aside from email address. Anyone who signs up for your mailing list through this box will automatically receive any active autoresponder emails.
  • You can also add newsletter sign-up links to your Outlook and MacMail email signatures.
  • There are instructions on adding a sign-up button to your website.

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