Tassos Marinos Developer of Joomla Extensions

How to connect Convert Forms with AcyMailing

Published in Convert Forms
Updated 09 Nov, 2023

Convert Forms offers seamless integration with the AcyMailing Joomla component. Connecting Convert Forms to your AcyMailing email lists is very easy. Follow our step by step guide on how to connect Convert Forms with AcyMailing.

1. Addon Installation

  • Navigate to Components > Convert Forms > Addons
  • Click the Cog button for the AcyMailing Addon. A popup will appear where you can enable the addon.

acymailing convert forms addon

  • Click on the Status and select Enabled.
  • Now you can click on Save & Close button to save the enabled addon.

convert forms update plugin status

2. Campaign Setup

To setup a Campaign with AcyMailing, follow the steps below.

acymailing campaign convert forms

  • Navigate to Components > Convert Forms > Campaigns
  • Create a new Campaign by clicking New
  • Type a name for your Campaign. This name can not be seen by anyone else but you.
  • For the Sync Leads > Choose Service selectbox choose AcyMailing. If you can not find the AcyMailing option then you do not have the AcyMailing Addon installed and activated. In that case, please go back to the top of the article and see how to install the mandatory addon.
  • Save the Campaign for the special AcyMailing fields to show up.

AcyMailing List ID

Once you click inside the field, as shown in the screenshot below, you'll be present with a selectbox containing all of your AcyMailing Lists. You need to choose at least one for the campaign to be correctly setup.

AcyMailing Double Optin

As its name suggests, click Yes if you want your Lead to receive an email requiring a confirmation of his submission after he has submitted your Convert Form. Otherwise, click No and no such email will be sent.

Finally, click Save & Close

3. Email Field

For a Convert Form to successfully store an email address to your AcyMailing account it needs to have an email field. This field is already set up at the time of creating the form and you don't have to change its input value as it is already configured for you.

acymailing convert forms email field

4. AcyMailing Custom Fields

AcyMailing offers custom fields to collect more types of data for each of your contacts. We can also use these custom fields in a Convert Form for a more efficient data gathering and by extension, a more efficient campaign. Let's see how.

First you need to navigate to your AcyMailing Dashboard, click "Users" in the dropdown menu and click "Custom Fields" to manage your custom fields. Take a look at the screenshot below for the Custom Fields we have created as an example.

acymailing custom fields

With the custom fields you have configured in AcyMailing, you can now proceed and use the same ones in your Convert Form. For example, we used our Name and Address custom fields in our Convert Form in the screenshow below.

acymailing convert forms name field

acymailing convert forms address field

5. Assign form to Campaign

Of course don't forget to assign the form to our newly created Campaign! See the screenshot below to understand where to assign it.

acymailing campaign assignment

Frequently Asked Questions

How to add a user to AcyMailing conditionally

Are you looking for a way to add a user to AcyMailing conditionally? Or in other words when a checkbox is checked? At the moment, the only way to make this happen is via PHP. Let's see the steps.

First, assign your form to a Campaign that does not sync submissions with AcyMailing automatically. The Choose Service option in the Campaign settings must be disabled.

Next, go to the form editor to edit your form. Let's say that you have a checkbox field added to your form with the name agree and you would like to add the user to AcyMailing only when that field is checked.

From the form settings at the left, go to Behavior -> PHP Scripts and place the following PHP code into the After Form Submissions option.

// Proceed only if the checkbox "agree" is checked
if (!$submission->params['agree']) {

// Set the email of the user
$email = $submission->params['email'];

// Set the AcyMailing list IDs comma separated
$acymailing_list_ids = [1, 2];

// If you want the user to confirm their account via a confirmation email, set this to true. Otherwise, set it to false.
$doubleOptin = true;

// Do not edit below
require_once JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR . '/components/com_convertforms/ConvertForms/Helpers/AcyMailing.php';
\ConvertForms\Helpers\AcyMailing::subscribe($email, $submission->params, $acymailing_list_ids, $doubleOptin);

AcyMailing shows that Convert Forms Plugin needs an update

Convert Forms integrates out of the box with a plethora of plugins, the only plugin that needs to be updated is the main component which in return updates all the integrated plugins, including AcyMailing. If AcyMailing shows that the Convert Forms AcyMailing Integration plugin needs an update, then you don't have to do anything as this is coming from AcyMailing thinking that the integration requires an update. You simply ignore this and you are good to go.