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  1. nigel says:

    Can it be used with Get Response?
    Thank you for an interesting post.

  2. Gin says:

    okay someone help me out here…i’m starting to get confused with all these opt in/subscription options.

    So Mail Chimp is for if you want someone to opt in to your newsletter?
    Jet Pack is to add an option so someone can subscribe to your blog that’s on your website?
    OptinMonster is for if you want someone to opt in to receiving emails from you?

    Are all 3 really necessary to cover all 3 of those opt in options, or is there some easier way to accomplish all 3 things?

    Also how does one get the newsletter or any other item to the subscriber once they opt in? Do you have to upload the form to Mail Chimp and then tell Mail Chimp which email addresses to send the information to?

    Sooo confused…help me out please!

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      MailChimp is an email service provider. If you are building an email list, then you will need an email service provider that specializes in sending mass email.

      JetPack lets you add a signup form and it can also send your posts to readers. But it is not an email newsletter service, which makes it very limited.

      OptinMonster connects your WordPress site to MailChimp or any other email service provider. It helps you create beautiful signup forms that appear in sidebar, popups, slideins, footer bar, etc. This helps you get more subscribers and signups for your mailing list.

      hope this helps.

  3. Sarah says:

    The idea of saving subscribers data on/with a third party is not something we like to do.

    Much prefer to be able to save the data on our own server thus in ‘control.

  4. Tom Brady says:

    How much?

  5. Steve Ceaton says:

    I wonder if this still works, or whether it’s been so saturated it actually puts people off now? I know it puts me off.

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      We still use it and works really well for us. OptinMonster comes with options that allow you to make it less off putting. For example, you can load it on exit-intent, increase cookie duration so that it is not bothering users on subsequent visits, you can launch it on second-page view, and many more.

  6. Gudtalent says:

    This is really a helpful article

    But I will love to know how to stop the pop up box is you are already a subscriber to avoid annoying your reader?

  7. Alex Khan says:

    Can you much such plugin for Google Blogger ? Or can you suggest a good alternative?

  8. Jess Gaithers says:

    Hmm, this makes sense in the short run. But in the long run won’t visitors get really annoyed by repeatedly getting the exit message even though they already signed up? Is there any way to set cookies or something so if someone subscribes this lightbox window won’t ever show up again? Thanks.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Yes you can set a cookie length of 365 days or as long or short as you want.

    • Jason says:

      You can just have what ever php action that is being used to record the emails set a cookie that never expires. Or use javascript to set a cookie that won’t expire on whatever thank you page the form redirects too after submit.

  9. Navuth says:

    OptinMonster is really interesting me. But how it look like? It pop up like this page, right?

  10. Bryan Cork says:

    Definitely worth a try.

  11. rich says:

    Can it create optin like this website ? Pop up asks question then leads people to different paths? One of them is the optin.

  12. Nabtron says:

    why did you stop using it now?

  13. WPBeginner Staff says:

    Not right now, but may be in the future.

  14. Fred says:

    Would you ever consider offering this on the Shopify platform as a Shopify app? I would love to have this on my store’s site.

  15. WPBeginner Staff says:

    Here is how to get support for OptinMonster.

  16. Institutomujeres says:

    I was finally decided to buy the plugin and after I installed it and made my first lightbox, when Im integration it does not allow me to connect to mailchimp. After i insert the API number it gets stuck and keeps trying load. You have any idea what could be causing this?

  17. Syed Balkhi says:

    Yes, OptinMonster does have click to open functionality. We’re calling it MonsterLink, and it will be highlighted a bit better in the new redesign.

    Here’s the tutorial on how to do it:

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