The user interface of the "Lead Generation" element has been upgraded! Please, check out the changes here, before using the element.
Using Thrive Leads opt-in forms and all the conversion features that come with them is a great way to get more registrants for your next WebinarJam event.
Here's how to set up the connection:
Get the Webinar Jam Studio API Key
First, log in to your WebinarJam Studio member account from here. Enter the username and the password that you have used when signing up and then, click on “Sign in”:
Then, access your “WebinarJam” account by clicking on the “Access” button:
After you have accessed your account, click on the “My webinars” section from the upper part of the page:
You will see the webinars that you have set up here (if you did not create a webinar yet, you will have to set one up first). Choose one of the webinars you have created and click on the “Advanced Settings” option (gear icon) from it:
Then, select the “API custom integrations” by clicking on the circle next to it:
You will see the “API Key” in the bottom part of the pop-up window:
Copy the “API Key” from here.
Insert the API Key to your Thrive Dashboard
After the “API key” is copied, go to your WordPress admin dashboard and click on the “Thrive Dashboard” from the left sidebar to access it:
In the “Thrive dashboard” look for the “API Connections” card and click on the “Manage Connections” button from it:
You will see the list with all of your active connections on this page and here is where you can add new connections as well. Click on the “Add new connection” section:
Then, click on the little down arrow next to the “Select an app” field:
Look for the “WebinarJam Studio” from the drop down list. You can either start typing its name or scroll down until you see it. Once you found it, click on it:
The “WebinarJam Studio” card will open. Make sure to select the “New version” option. This refers to the latest version of WebinarJam, the WebinarJam 3.0, where you have copied the API key from:
Note: the “Old version” refers to WebinarJam 2.5, which was discontinued in August 2018. This is only useful for people who want to use an API Key from the old WebinarJam Studio platform to connect with their Thrive account.
Paste the WebinarJam Studio “API Key”, that you have previously copied, in the “API Key” field and then, click on the “Connect” button:
After that, you will see that the connection with WebinarJam Studio will be ready-to-use:
How to use the WebinarJam Studio connection?
Now that you have connected WebinarJam Studio to Thrive Themes, this connection will be available for your opt-in forms (used in Thrive Leads) and Lead Generation elements (used in Thrive Architect).
But in order to use the connection, you will need to connect the opt-in forms/Lead Generation elements on your website to webinars from your WebinarJam Studio account. This way, the visitors of your website will be able sign up for your webinars through the opt-in forms/Lead Generation elements.
Connect a Thrive Leads opt-in form to WebinarJam Studio
You will have to edit the design of the opt-in form you want to connect to WebinarJam Studio (Thrive Leads dashboard → Lead Group→ Edit an opt-in form type → Edit the design of the Opt in form):
Once the edit page opens, click on the “Lead Generation” element from the opt-in form. You will see its options appear in the left sidebar.
From the “Main Options” click on the “Add Connection” option:
A small pop-up will open with some steps you need to take in order to connect and set up the opt-in form with WebinarJam Studio:
1. Select the API connection
First, you will have to select the API connection you want to connect the form with, which in our case is “WebinarJam Studio”. Look for it in the list and click on it:
Once the connection is selected, you will be taken to the next step:
2. Choose the mailing list
The second step consists of choosing your mailing list, which in the case of WebinarJam Studio is the webinar that you want people to sign up for using this opt-in form.
Click on the little down arrow from this section. This will open a drop-down with the webinars that you have set up in WebinarJam Studio:
After you have selected the webinar, click on the “Apply” button.
3. Set form fields
The next step is to select which fields should be included in the opt-in form. The “Email” field is mandatory, so that one is added by default.
If you want to add more fields, click on the “Add a new field” button:
Then, click on the “Field Type” drop down to open it and choose the type of field to be added to your form:
All the fields can be customized. You can change their name into a description. For e.g. instead of "Email", you can write "Please fill in your email address here".
For each type of field, we have created a separate article, that explains how to add and customize it, and you can check them out here:
- How to Set Up the Text Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the URL Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the Radio Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the Dropdown Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the Checkbox Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the Textarea Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the File Upload Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the Hidden Custom Field Type
- How to Set Up the GDPR Custom Field Type
Furthermore, if you want to delete one of the last two fields, you can use the little trash icon next to them to do so.
After you have set the form of the fields, click on the “Next” button to go on.
4. After successful submission
Last, but not least, you will have to choose a post opt-in action. This means that you have to choose what will happen after a visitor signs up using the opt-in form.
You can choose between reloading the page, redirecting the visitor to a custom URL or switching to another state of the form.
To see these options, click on the field below "After successful submission":
Then, choose the suitable action, and click on "Apply":
Thus, whenever a visitor will subscribe through the opt-in form, they will be sent/added to your WebinarJam Studio webinar.
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