How to Create in WordPress Constant Contact Email Subscribe Forms

Constant Contact is an email marketing provider popular among professional bloggers, internet marketers, and small business owners.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to integrate MailOptin with Constant Contact so you can start capturing and saving leads with an email sign-up form to your Constant Contact account.

Firstly, ensure you’ve connected Constant Contact by saving your account API key to its connection settings. Do this by following this guide. When you are done, return to this page.

Then go to the Optin Campaign page and click the Add New button at the top to create an optin form.

Optin Campaigns menu link

Enter a title for the campaign, select the optin type (for this tutorial, we’ll select lightbox), and click the optin form design you want.

You will then be redirected to the form builder where you have options and the flexibility to customize the optin form to your heart content.

MailOptin WordPress Optin form builder

Having finished customizing the form, open the Integrations panel, Select Constant Contact as well as the list to subscribe users to. You also have the option to map custom fields to collect additional data.

If you are using our Constant Contact v3 integration, you can also select tags to assign to leads/subscribers via the optin.

See: Adding Extra Fields to Your Optin Form

To actually get the opt-in to display on your site, toggle the activate switch ON at the top (close to “Save Changes” button).

Navigate to the “Display Rules” panel, go to the “Quick Setup” section.

If you want the opt-in form to be displayed everywhere (all pages) of your WordPress site, also check “Globally load optin” otherwise use the page-level targeting and triggers to determine how and where in your site the opt-in will be shown.


Finally, save the changes. Preview your website and you should see the optin displayed. If it doesn’t show up, be sure to clear your website and browser cache.

Follow the guide below to learn how to create other popular types of email opt-in forms. And don’t forget to select Constant Contact at the Integration panel.