Are you looking for an easy way to let your visitors sign up as users on your WordPress website? Then, we have some great news: You can do that very easily, using Thrive forms!
How to Set Up Such a System?
Set up an API Connection with WordPress
First of all, in your WordPress Admin Dashboard, select the "Thrive Dashboard" option:
On the page that shows up, scroll down, look for the "API Connections" card, and then click on "Manage Connections":
Now you're gonna have to add a new connection:
Moving forward, in the drop-down, search or look for the "WordPress account" option:
Next, click on "Connect", and then, the WordPress connection is set up and you can proceed to connecting your Thrive form to WordPress.
Connect your form(s) with WordPress
In this example, we're going to set up a Lead Generation element on a page which we assume your visitors will access to sign up as users on your website.
- The steps you need to follow are the same if you are using a Thrive Leads form or a lead generation element in Thrive Theme Builder, all that is different is the design and the way they are displayed on your website.
After you have added the Lead Generation element on your page, simply go on the editor and select "Connect with Service":
Moving forward, you will be able to select one of the existing API Connections from your website. Look for the "WordPress account" connection:
After selecting the WordPress account connection, the "subscriber" role will appear in the next field:
Note: Due to security reasons, the only available user role is the "Subscriber" one.
You can find out more about the "Subscriber" user role in this WordPress article.
After choosing the connection, you can hit "Apply". The next will be to set the form fields. By default the Name and email field are there:
If you have seen the Lead Generation tutorial, you know that the email field is mandatory.
Because you're creating a WordPress account, you'll need to add at least one new field, the field where the visitor can choose their password.
For this click on the "+add new" button and select the Field Type "Password"
You will then be able to make any field you want required for your user, remove it or change the placeholder text.
Important! - The "Password" field needs to be required for your visitors. Depending on your choice, you can display the "Confirm Password" field as well.
For this, click on "+ Add new" again, choose "Confirm password" in the Field Type dropdown menu. Change the placeholder text and make it a Required field by ticking the box.Then hit "Apply".
And then, the final step is to set up the "Post Opt-in Action". This is very simple - After the user has submitted your form, you can redirect the user to a custom URL or show a success notification:
Once you set up your post opt-in action as well, your form is connected to WordPress!
Edit the Form Elements
On the editor you will have extra options that you can apply to your Opt-in Form.
First of all, you can edit the form elements: This can be used to modify the layour of your form by displaying your fields either horizontally or vertically. Find out more about this, here.
Simultaneously Add Users to Your Email Service
You also have the option to connect your form to mare than one service. You can for example have your visitors create a WordPress account AND add them to your email marketing service such as MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, Aweber and many more.
To do so, simply click on the "add connection" button again and choose a new API connection from the dropdown menu.
You can also edit the error messages that will show up in case the user doesn't fill in the form properly:
After your form is customized, you can go on, click on "Save", and the form is ready to use!
After a visitor will sign up on your form he will then have access to your WordPress Admin Dashboard, as much as his role allows him to.
Each user will be then listed inside the "Users" entry of your WordPress Admin Dashboard, alongside their email, role and name (if the "Name" field was available in the form).
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