Make AWesome Contact Forms with Gravity Forms and AWeber
By Nick Moore March 16, 2012
As you probably know, AWeber offers an excellent web form generator, great for giving potential subscribers a place to sign up to your mailing list. We even have a WordPress plugin to help you get those forms on your WordPress site.
Remember though, our forms are used to help people subscribe to a mailing list – they’re not ideal for use as contact forms, or for collecting content submissions like testimonials or images.
The good news: there are tools out there that can help you build these kinds of forms.
The better news: you can build your list at the same time.
Gravity Forms recently added support for AWeber using the API.
Engage Your Visitors…
Gravity Forms is a tool specifically designed to help users quickly and easily install powerful contact forms on their WordPress sites.
They’ve got a ton of unique features you can use to hear from visitors, ranging from support for forms with multiple pages to forms that let people create guest posts for you.
They’ve even got the ability to make your forms only visible for a limited time or number of entries: perfect for running a contest or webinar with limited attendance numbers.
…Then Get Them On Your List
While not everyone filling out a contact form wants to join your mailing list, some of them probably do. So why not give them the option to sign up? Gravity Forms now supports an AWeber integration, enabling visitors who fill out your contact form to choose to sign up for your mailing list as well.
If you already have a Business or Developer license with Gravity Forms, head over to their website to install the add-on. Setup instructions are available on their site as well.
Have the Last Word
How will you use this app to create better contact forms and build your list at the same time?
If you’re already using this add-on with Gravity Forms, how have you used it? Post your comments, questions, and anecdotes below.
Carol3/17/2012 3:41 pm
Can a gravity form be used to collect names and emails for people who want to sign up for a certain service or be on a list? For example i’m building a list of bloggers who want to host authors. Would this work for that? Can i add it right into a page or is it more like a widget?
I already have an Aweber newsletter sign up form on my website. What’s the difference?
Rebekah Henson3/19/2012 8:45 am
Gravity Forms allows you to add a contact form to your WordPress site that includes an option for people to sign up to your email list. Instead of having a separate contact form and email sign up form, Gravity Forms rolls them into one for you.
Hope that helps!
Dave Newgass3/22/2012 1:38 pm
With the Aweber API and Gravity Forms, if somebody fill in a ‘contact us’ form where they leave their name, email and a comment…..will this then have the ability to add them to a list so we can begin an auto-responder sequence?
Julian3/28/2012 5:39 pm
I still find that allot of companies don’t place a contact form on the website’ contact page. There is no way to monitor what type of visitor you are attracting and where their from. Contact forms are a huge must! Julian
mukesh3/30/2012 6:26 am
that look good.. I am using it on My blog.. 😛
Justin Premick4/18/2012 8:13 am
Yes, that’s exactly the type of situation where this integration can be helpful.
Lisa2/25/2013 5:02 pm
Is there any way that gravity forms optin form can look a little more fancy (like the templates in the aweber form builder) other than the generic no css/html styled gravity form?
Greg10/1/2013 5:47 am
I know this post is a bit old, but maybe someone will reply.
Where Nick said “…they’re not ideal for use as contact forms, or for collecting content submissions like testimonials or images.”
I don’t agree but maybe I’m missing something.
I’ve used aweber strictly for contact forms and I don’t see the downside.
These folks don’t necessarily land in an auto responder but while I’m already using aweber, what’s wrong with using the forms as a way for people to contact you? Couldn’t you even follow-up with a “thank you I have received your message…oh and by the way if you click this confirmation link below I’ll include you on my newsletter list/idea list, etc.
What’s wrong with that?
Brian Chapman7/8/2014 8:16 pm
Replying to Greg- It does sound logical to use the aweber form for this, but the issue is if the same person writes to you twice eg. months apart… the 2nd message gets deleted because aweber sees them as already subscribed.
So you would not even know if someone has written to you a second time.
I dont understand why companies like aweber dont add a feature to do dedicated contact forms that feed into the email list without having to use an outside company! hint hint 🙂