This is a quick tutorial that will help you add some really nice functionality to your blog. Let me cover How to Connect Gravity Forms to Aweber.
This is something that you can use anytime you create a form where you are collecting a name and email, or even just an email address. Don’t forget CAN-SPAM laws!
Whenever I have a form where someone requests something, I ask for their email address. In the process they are invited to join the newsletter. The form can be a quiz, a survey, a request for a download or simply a form to join a newsletter.
The invitation comes in the form of the email confirmation where they can decide if they want to join the email list or not.
You’ll need the $1.00 Aweber account (at least) and Gravity Forms to get started. Notice that the Aweber addon for Gravity Forms does not come with the basic Gravity Forms plugin. You have to purchase it separately but you have a couple of options.
If you ask me, you should get at least the Business Level license for Gravity Forms it comes with almost everything. BUT, I will be doing more tutorials later on and if you want to implement those then I recommend you get the Developer license so you save by having all the addons available for one inclusive price.
Go to your dashboard and Install and activate Gravity Forms and the Aweber add-on.
After that is done, click on Forms (1) then click on Aweber (2) and then go to Aweber Settings (3).
You’ll need to generate a special key from your Aweber account. Gravity forms walks you through the steps but I’ve highlighted the key points here.
When you click where it says “Click here to retrieve your Authorization code.” above (step 1), you’ll see a screen like the one in the next screenshot.
Login to Aweber on this screen. You’ll need your Aweber username and password (1). Fill in your login name and password, then Click on Allow Access (2).
You should see a window like the one below. Select that long string of text, that is your authorization code. You’ll paste that into the Authorization Code section of the Gravity Forms Aweber settings.
Now we need to create an Aweber feed. That is geek speak for a connection between your blog and your Aweber account.
The next screen you’ll be selecting the list. This can be your main list for things like newsletter and general announcements; or you can create new lists as needed for specific surveys, or questionnaires. Remember Aweber gives you unlimited lists.
Once you select the list (1), you are asked to pick which Gravity Form you want to use to connect to this Aweber feed (2). You should have that created already.
Depending on the fields available on your Aweber list and the fields you created on your Gravity Forms, you’ll be able to pair them up. (3 & 4)
In specific scenarios you may want to send the information to Aweber only if it passes certain conditions. That’s one of the features of Gravity Forms, but we’re not going to cover that for now. I just mentioned it because it’s there and didn’t want you to think I forgot to cover it.
We’ll cover the Opt-in condition and contidiontal logic in a more advanced tutorial.
If all went according to plan then you should be able to see the new Aweber feed in the list of Feeds whwere we started earlier.
Now your form is ready to submit information directly into your Aweber list.
Did you find this useful? Too advanced? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you!