API & WordPress Web Form Plugin

Today, we’re proud to announce the release of AWeber’s API.

The API will allow you, as an AWeber user, to easily integrate other online products and services together to save time and create additional value for your business.

Read on for more information about the new API, what you should expect to see as an AWeber user, and an introduction to the first official app – a WordPress plugin!

What is an API?

While the term “API” is thrown around a lot in the online world, let’s take a moment to talk about what AWeber’s API is, and what it can do for you, the user.

API is short for “Application Programming Interface,” which may not sound terribly helpful, but describes the function of an API pretty well: it’s a tool for developers to use to make applications (apps) that work with AWeber. Many times, when you see something like an iPhone app that works with Facebook, you’re looking at something that a developer built using an API.

So how will most customers interact with the API? They won’t, at least not directly. What most customers will do is use apps that actual programmers create using the API, allowing users to access and use information from their AWeber accounts from almost anywhere online.

How will this affect my account?

The API will allow you to use apps to more easily integrate AWeber with other products and services online.

While we expect many applications to be produced by outside developers after the release of the API, we’ve prepared an initial offering, both to show off some of the things the API is capable of and also to provide a little boost to the level of integration we can provide to those customers that use the popular blogging software WordPress.

Introducing the AWeber Web Form Widget for WordPress

Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the very first app: the AWeber Web Form Widget for WordPress.

In a nutshell, it allows you to connect your WordPress blog with your AWeber account, letting you place AWeber forms on your self-hosted WordPress blog with just a few clicks, and without having to copy any code.

If you have a blog or site powered by WordPress, learn how to easily install a web form on your site.

How do I use other apps?

The great thing about AWeber’s API (and APIs in general) is you don’t need to work directly with the API itself to take advantage of the applications that developers create for it. When a developer creates an application, you can simply install the app that they designed, then just authorize the app (Facebook and Twitter fans, you’ll find the process familiar).

As far as AWeber is concerned, that’s it! As with the WordPress app we created, after that authentication, apps will continue to work for you even when you aren’t logged into your AWeber account.

The App Showcase

One immediate change you will see in your AWeber account is the “My Apps” link in the upper right corner of your account.

Once you connect apps to your account, you can remove their connections here, but the main attraction on this page is the App Showcase. For now, we’ll be highlighting apps created by the developers here at AWeber, but as independent apps are created, you may see the most popular and useful of those apps appear here as well.

That’s a wrap – feel free to comment or ask any questions you have about the new API below, or simply check out the knowledge base for more information.

Before we sign off though:

This Is Version One

If there are features that are not included in this first version of the API, please let us know! There are plans in place for expanded versions of the API in the future, aimed at improving your ability to integrate your AWeber account with other sites and services even further.

A Note to Developers

If you or someone you know is a developer, interested in creating an application to work with AWeber’s API, just visit AWeber Labs, the official home of and hub for the AWeber API. There, you’ll find instructions on how to create and register applications to work with AWeber.


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  2. Jan Slicers

    11/16/2011 7:39 am

    awesome plugin, it makes my life easier

  3. Peter Grill

    11/16/2011 9:42 pm

    what a good news! this must make the wordpress system better

  4. Tim Jones

    12/1/2011 7:22 pm

    best wordpress plugin ever

  5. Ronald

    2/25/2012 12:31 pm

    Hi there,

    I am getting this fatal error when I activate this plugin and make the connection to my list

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    Fatal error: Cannot access protected property AWeberAPI::$_collectionMap in /home/rswong/public_html/wp-content/plugins/aweber-web-form-widget/php/aweber_api/aweber_entry.php on line 331

    This error message only come below that section

    Can anyone give me pointer on this.

    I sent support message but the support team does not really know what happens here. I have the latest WP as well.

  6. SEAM

    3/27/2012 8:38 am

    cannot get plugin to work. After completing and pasting in the authorisation code, it still thinks I don’t have authorisation. I click on the link to go to the settings page but the ‘options’/settings page is blank… there are no fields, nothing.

    It would be great if it worked.

  7. Justin Premick

    4/18/2012 8:15 am

    Hi SEAM,

    Sorry to hear you were having trouble with the plugin. I’ve tested it and it seems to work fine for me; if you’re still having trouble, get in touch with details so we can help you out. Thanks!

  8. Jessica

    5/31/2012 2:22 am

    Good job! This plugin works for me now after several hours of working aweber to function. This eased my difficulty..

    Many Thanks!

  9. David

    6/29/2012 1:27 pm

    Hello Guys!
    Well, as usual it looks as if you have developed yet another quality resource for your subscribers!
    I have struggled for quite sometime trying to learn (self taught) Internet Marketing, and email listbuilding as well!
    Although I have not really even used AWeber for the autoresponder which is the main purpose, or so I thought?
    Actually AWeber’s tutorials and easy to use dashboard have made it relatively easy for me to learn many aspects of email marketing, which in my humble opinion is probably the most important element for all on & offline marketers to possess!
    I am pleased to tell you that after many months of delay I have finally begun my listbuilding and email campaigns!

    People squabble about the cost of various things online, and I am by no stretch of the imagination, “WEALTHY”!

    However, I can honestly say that my AWeber account is the one most important account and responsibility that I have on or offline!

    I have been approached by many affiliates as well as other companies directly with offers for big discounts and promises of quicker lists by way of “NO DOUBLE OPT-IN” and all I can say is “NO THANKS!”

    I go to bed at night in peace, and my unsubscribe rate is, well when someone does unsubscribe I’ll let you know? That’s right, I have a very small list, but so far they have not gone anywhere!

    Thanks AWeber, for helping me to learn the honest and ethical way of doing email marketing, and for showing me how to treat others online in general.

    You taught me that by the way you have always treated me! With honesty and integrity!

  10. maroc

    8/2/2012 5:48 pm

    Great work!

    very useful plugin

    thank you aweber 🙂

  11. MM

    8/27/2012 4:59 am

    It is a great tool. I love aweber for the ease of use. It has helped me a lot to keep in touch with my subscribers at will.

  12. Mark Brown

    1/13/2013 11:47 am

    Fantastic plugin guys works like a charm. Expecting more things from you!
    All the best

  13. Ayoub

    4/21/2013 12:26 pm

    Just tested it, Excellent!