How to create a AcyMailing Optin Box

There are three distinct methods to create a AcyMailing Optin Box with EngageBox. Each of them provides a different kind of flexibility and ease of use. Let's take a look.


1. Using Native Subcription Form

To use the Native Subscription Form method we need a Submit URL.

How to find the Submit URL

First of all, the Submit URL looks like this
http://www.your-website.com/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=sub&task=optin&hiddenlists=1,2,3

how to find the id of an acymailing list

The only thing we need to find in order to come up with a Submit URL is the hiddenlists parameter. The hiddenlists parameter is a comma separated list of list IDs from the Acymailing Component.

To find the list IDs go to Components AcyMailing Lists and you'll end up in a screen like the screenshot above.

For the screenshot above the list IDs are 1,2 and therefore the Submit URL will be
http://www.your-website.com/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=sub&task=optin&hiddenlists=1,2

Of course you don't have to use ALL the list IDs. You only have to use at least one.

Now that we know how to find the Submit URL, let's move on to setting up the actual box.

engagebox-acymailing-native-subscription-form

As you can see from the screenshot above, there are 4 things you need to take care of.

  1. Select Email Subscription Form from the Box Type drop-down list
  2. Type your Submit URL (check below on how to find it)
  3. Type user[email] for the Email Field Name input box
  4. Type user[name] for the Field 1 Name input box

Go on and set all the other box options if you need to customize it further and then click "Save"! You are done!

2. Using AcyMailing Module

To follow this method you need to have an AcyMailing module published and configured. Follow Acyba's Guide on how to do that if you are not familiar with it.

Then, as you can see in the screenshot below, create a new box with the type set to "Existing Module" and at the left side choose your AcyMailing module.

engagebox-acymailing-module

You can also write some text in the editor to appear right above the subscription form.

Finally, configure all the other options of your box you might be interested in and then click "Save"! You are done!

3. Using Convert Forms (Best Method)

Our Convert Forms extension makes creating an AcyMailing Opt-In Box an absolute breeze! This method is considered as the best of the three because of its use of AJAX for the form submission. By using AJAX the guest doesn't get disrupted from his current progress and therefore he stays as close as ever to his converting goal.

We have already created detailed documentation for each of the 3 needed steps. Take a look below!

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