Subscription form - Joomla

You created some contact lists and are ready to create and send awesome newsletters? Well first you'll have to give your users a way to subscribe to your contact lists!

The best way to do it is to show a subscription form somewhere on your website, and lucky for you we created one in the modules section of your site ;)

If the form doesn't work while using the Modules Anywhere extension, try changing the "Load javascript module" option in the "Advanced" tab.

Create the subscription form

If this is the first subscription form you create, you should find an already existing module named "AcyMailing subscription form" on the modules listing page, just edit it and go to the next step:

If you want to create an additional subscription form, click on the "New" button, then select the "AcyMailing subscription form" module type, you will end up on the edition page of your newly created subscription form.

Configure the form

Global settings

  • Display mode:

    • If you select "Tableless", AcyMailing will use <div> elements to display your fields so you can customize them the way you want via CSS

    • If you select "horizontal", the fields will be displayed horizontally, can be used in a footer for example

    • If you select "vertical", the fields will be vertically aligned

  • Automatically subscribe to: The selected lists will be added on the form but they will be hidden, which means the user will be automatically subscribed to those lists if he clicks the subscribe button

    Please do not select the same lists for the visible lists and this field, it has no interest. If you do so, the lists won't be visible.

  • Displayed lists: The selected lists will be displayed as visible on the form

  • Lists checked by default: The selected lists will be checked by default, if they are shown on the form.

    Some countries do not allow you to check lists by default if it isn't for "non-profit". This option will let you easily check some lists and not others in order to stay compliant with your local rules.

  • Display the lists: Choose if you want to show the lists before or after the fields

  • Fields to display: You can select the fields you want to display on your form. If you use AcyMailing Enterprise, you will be able to create additional fields and select them the same way.

  • Display text mode: Choose if you rather want the text "Name" and "Email" to be inside the Name and Email fields or outside. It will act on all AcyMailing fields

  • Subscribe button text: By default, the text "Subscribe" will be shown on the subscription button that submits the form. But you can display any text on it.

    You can even use the value "ACYM_MY_SUBSCRIBE_BUTTON_TEXT", then go in the AcyMailing configuration tab "Languages", edit the language files then add your new translation key. It's not that easy to do and requires some steps, but at least you can do it if you need ;)

  • Subscribe button text for logged in users: Exactly the same option as the previous one, except that this text will only be used for the subscribe button if the current user is logged in on your website

  • Terms and conditions: You can select a Joomla article with this option, it will be shown at the bottom of the form (in a popup or a link) and the user won't be able to submit the form if he doesn't tick the checkbox

  • Privacy policy: Same option as the previous one, useful if you want to have two separate articles for terms&conditions and privacy policy

  • Display the article(s) in a popup: the previous two options will show an article, choose if you want them to be displayed in a popup when the users click on them, or in a new browser tab

Activate your form

Once you created and configured your subscription form, you can show it to the users / visitors of your site:

  • If you have a multilingual website, you can assign the form to a specific language thanks to the "Language" option. This way you may have two subscription forms that subscribe to two separate AcyMailing contact lists, "EN users" and "DE users" for example

  • In the "Menu assignment" tab, choose on which page the form should be displayed

    Select the "position" on which the form should be placed (in the footer, a left or right menu for example)

  • And of course, set its status to "Published"

If you don't have a testing / pre-production website, we recommend to set the "Access" option to Administrator or Super user depending on your own user group. Before publishing the form, or even while configuring it.

If you do this, you will be the only one to see it, and will be able to adjust some settings to make it display the way you prefer.

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