We use the eNews Extended plugin to connect the site to any email marketing provider. Please Note: In order to use the email opt-in function, you will need to create an account with an email marketing provider.
If you don’t already have an email marketing provider, I recommend MailChimp (free), FloDesk (premium and affordable) or ConvertKit (premium and expensive).
Mailchimp is a great place to get started if you’re beginning to grow an email list and send the occasional newsletter. It’s also free to get started.
FloDesk is an excellent choice if you’re ready to start delivering newsletters with affiliate links (Mailchimp doesn’t allow affiliate links in some cases), autoresponders, content upgrades and interacting with your list.
They offer excellent features for a reasonable price including unlimited sending, autoresponders and even landing pages. But the best part? They offer unlimited subscribers, too!
I have a partner deal where you can lock in unlimited subscribers for life, so just $15 per month.
ConvertKit is a popular premium email marketing software. Pricing costs more the more your list grows, with the cheapest plan starting at $29 per month for 1000 subscribers or less.
My pick is Flodesk, hands down!
How To Connect your Flodesk newsletter to your blog
You can try FloDesk for free, and lock in $15 unlimited subscribers for life via this link.
1. If you haven’t already, install the plugin “Genesis eNews Extended”
2. Drag the widget “Genesis eNews Extended” to the Primary Sidebar widget.
3. Then follow the steps in this guide to connect your Flodesk form to the eNews plugin.
How To Connect ConvertKit to your blog
Read this guide for connecting ConvertKit
How To Connect Mailchimp to your blog
Read this guide for connecting Mailchimp
For other email service providers, please see their documentation for integrating with eNews.