How to create a GetResponse Optin Box

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


1. Using GetResponse Embed Code

GetResponse provides to its users a way to create a form and embed its HTML Code into any website. Once you log in tou GetResponse's Dashboard you'll be able to quickly create a new form just by pressing the Create Form button like in the screenshot below.

GetResponse Dashboard

Then, you will be redirected to a screen where there a lot of ways to create your new form. For the purpose of this guide, you need to choose the Plain HTML method like in the screenshot below.

GetResponse Plain HTML Form Selection

Finally, now you will have an HTML block representing a minimal form ready to use inside Engage Box. This HTML block will be copied and pasted inside your Engage Box. Let's see how.

GetResponse Plain HTML Form

  • Log in to your Joomla Administration panel and navigate to Components > Engage Box.
  • Click the New button to create your new Engage Box.
  • Type a name for your Engage Box at the right of your screen.
  • Click the Toggle Button at the bottom right of the editor to disable the editor temporarily. This is mandatory because you can not paste HTML in the editor. Also we strongly suggest that you do not re-enable the editor for this particular box as this will most probably cause the form to break.
  • Now, paste the HTML block you copied from GetResponse.
  • Go ahead and configure any other options for your Engage Box that you may want.
  • Click Save & Close and you are done!

It is worthy to mention that in case you only deal with GetResponse as an email campaign service then this method will suite you well. However, in case you'd like to have a broader knowledge of the whole integration with a third-party service subject, we suggest that you follow the following method.

2. Using Engage Box Native Subscription Form

For this method we will need the following.

  • A Submit URL.
  • A Campaign Token.
  • Optionally, a Name field.

To find the Submit URL and the Campaign Token, you have to create a Plain HTML GetResponse Form the same way we did in the previous method, right before we used it in Engage Box. Then you will end up in a screen like the one below where you can find everything we need.

GetResponse Submit URL and Campaign Token

As you can see we have highlighted and numbered exactly what we were searching for. Now that we have what we need, let's set up the Engage Box.

  • Log in to your Joomla Administration panel and navigate to Components > Engage Box.
  • Click the New button to create your new Engage Box.
  • Type a name for your Engage Box at the right of your screen.
  • Select Email Subscription Form as Box Type.
  • Fill in the fields as shown in the screenshot below.

GetResponse Engage Box Native Form

  • Go ahead and configure any other options for your Engage Box that you may want.
  • Click Save & Close and you are done!

Optionally you can add another field for the Name. You can do that by following the instructions in the screenshot below.

GetResponse Name Field in Engage Box

3. Using Convert Forms (Best Method)

Our Convert Forms extension makes creating a GetResponse 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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