Top 6 WordPress Plugins To Get More Email Subscribers

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Earlier, I talked about the importance of having a newsletter for your blog. I also mentioned that, out of all of the essential subscription options, you should focus on getting email subscribers.

It doesn’t matter if you are using ConvertKitAWeber, GetResponse, or any other service to build your email list, you should keep working on it.

Email lists are one of the essential parts of a blog, and I have already talked about this in detail:

Undoubtedly, building an email list can be a BIG asset for your online business. But the problem is that most new bloggers don’t know how to grab their audience’s attention to make them subscribe.

If you want to get more people subscribing to your blog, you first need to have a compelling offer.

After that, you need a good plugin.

7 WordPress Plugins To Grow Email Subscriber List:

Here are 7 awesome WordPress plugins to help grow your email list.

1. ConvertPlus WordPress Plugin

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This is one of those all-in-one WordPress popup plugins that help you build your email list faster than before.

It helps you transform your website into a list building powerhouse. With fully customized popups, you can convert your visitors into subscribers in minutes. This world-class WordPress popup plugin comes with more than 12 distinct visitor behaviour triggers and over 10 different popup display positions.

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What’s more! You’ll get over 100 professionally designed readymade templates aimed to boost your conversion rate.

This globally acclaimed plugin offers some must-have features including opt-in popup, exit popup, video popup, slide-in popup, embedded forms, social popups, info bars, two-step opt-ins, user inactivity trigger, repetition control, page-level targeting, referral detection, import & export etc that are sure to take your email subscription list to the next level.

The plugin offers you 10+ popup display positions, 12+ different visitor triggers and filters, and 100+ pre-designed and high-converting templates.

2. Opt-In Panda WordPress Plugin

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This plugin helps you lock a portion of your content on the website by hiding or blurring it, and it asks visitors to enter their email address to unlock the content.

That means that visitors first have to subscribe to access your content.

Opt-In Panda connects to popular emailing service like AWeber, GetResponse, etc., which means you can directly store your subscribers onto an email list.

3. Icegram – Free

The Icegram free plugin offers some amazing features that you will hardly find in any other free WordPress plugin. You can create popups, messenger popups, action bars (bottom or top) and toast notifications. From a collection of six beautifully designed popups, you can create one according to your preference. There are some drawbacks though such as the absence of visual builder and the inability of customizing button colours and backgrounds, which mean your choice will be restricted to the templates offerings.

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However, Icegram makes it extremely easy to create targeted campaigns. You can configure the appearance of a popup including after what time, on which pages, between what dates and on the devices it should be displayed. What’s more! Icegram works with almost all email marketing software and all lead/form capture plugins.

4. Newsletter Sign-Up

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Converting commentator to a regular reader is easier than just a stumbler. Though, the golden rule of any conversion is the call to action. Newsletter signup plugin is one of the very useful WordPress Email subscribe plugin.

It adds a small checkbox to your comment form and registration form. So, whenever a user registers or comments on your blog he can check the box and signup for your blog newsletter so they can get instant updates about your products or blog updates.

This plugin can be easily integrated to all types of email marketing services such as Mail chimp, YMLP, Aweber, iContact and others. This feature is by default available on WordPress.com sites and proven to be very useful for increasing subscription rate.

5. OptinMonster

OptinMonster is one of the most popular email marketing WordPress plugins available.

OptinMonster can also be used by non-WordPress users, but for now, let’s focus on how you can use it for your WordPress blog.

OptinMonster offers various kinds of subscription boxes that can be used to capture the emails of your readers. In January 2016, I tried their full-page Welcome Gate & the results were astonishing.

The conversion rate was 4.09% (which is above average):

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One thing which I really like about OptinMonster is its user-friendly interface & their ’round the clock support.

You don’t have to be technically savvy to create a subscription popup as you can use their ready-made subscription box & personalize it to your website.

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I have been using them for the last 2 years & so far I’m very happy. They keep adding all of the latest techniques which help end users like you & me to sky-rocket our email capturing campaigns.

I highly recommend OptinMonster to all ShoutMeLoud readers.

6. Leadpages

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If you are looking for a perfect solution to quickly grow your email list, look no further than Leadpages.

Leadpages lets you create stunning landing pages, email subscription pages, and Thank You pages within minutes.

They also have a WordPress plugin for easy integration with your WordPress blog.

Note: Leadpages can be used with WordPress & other platforms as well.

This is a complete value for the money, as for only $17/month (paid every two years), you get access to unlimited squeeze pages.

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I’m using Leadpages on my blogs, and it has increased my email subscriptions by 34%.

They offer all kinds of various manuals and complete instructional videos to help you get started and make the most out of their platform.

You can read more about Leadpages here:

7. ThriveLeads List Building WP Plugin

ThriveLeads is a lead generation WordPress plugin that helps you build your email list faster.

This HTML supported WordPress plugin comes with a full money-back guarantee plus the benefit of keeping the plugin for free.

It offers almost every kind of opt-in form that may be required to build a strong email subscription list like ribbon-style forms, slide-in forms, scroll mat, 2-step opt-in buttons, full-screen forms and features like exit intent, scroll triggers, SmartExit, API integrations with most popular email services etc.

It comes with the most cutting-edge conversion tactics that are used by smart business and growth hackers and helps you build every type of opt-in form possible to maximize your conversions.

You can create:

  • Popup lightboxes
  • Sticky ribbons
  • In-line forms
  • 2-step opt-in forms
  • Slide-ins
  • Opt-in widgets
  • …and more.

WordPress Plugins To Grow Your Mailing List

All of the above-listed email subscription WordPress plugins are popular for good reasons.

While some of them may be better than others for specific marketing strategies, any of them will work well if you’re trying to build a simple email list.

Do let me know which WordPress plugin you are using to grow email subscriptions on your blog. Are you building a separate squeeze page or are you offering a popup? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

69 thoughts on “Top 6 WordPress Plugins To Get More Email Subscribers”

  1. Harsh Thank you…I am confused to choose, you describe too many options and I am looking a free plugin for Unlimited Email Subscribers.. any one can tell me the best plugin for my blog…

    1. Mohammad Sharfuddin

      Hello GAURAV SINGH, You can use Google’s Feedburner. Coming to wordpress you can install “WP Subscribe” Plugin (Can use Feedburner too). You can have to look to my site 🙂

  2. Thank you… too many options to choose from but I am looking a free plugin for Unlimited Email subscribers.. can any one help me on this?

  3. I’m using Hellobar form some time now and its perfect for me, glad to see that you mentioned it. And the download link makes it very easy for people that are new to this.

  4. Nice list Harsh, But I am little confused that does design matter for those people who actually want to subscribe to your content. If someone likes my content then I don’t think pop up design or location will matter for him. I admit that subscriber box should be clearly visible to visitor but except that I feel rest will depend only with content.

    Let me know If I am missing anything.

    1. Hey Deepak,
      Well, Even after great content, Some time people read, go back. Few people are not aware even, what is email subscription! It is better to show them to let them know that you have such good facility, then it worthy to show them. If this kind of website elements will be in above the fold or at exit moment with interesting title, it will increase the chances of people subscribing. It is not only just for subscribe, it’s also attracting target audience by delivering freebies 🙂

  5. i like the optionmaster but it is available in free version or i have to pay something and after that for a beginner it would around 1 months can i use this or i have to wait suggest me …[email protected]

  6. I have used Hello Bar on my blogs but then I removed as it takes lot of space and makes the blog design look crappy.

  7. @Harsh

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Right now I am not using any WordPress plugins to grow Email subscribers. This article surely help me to choose better plugin option for subscriber.

  8. Currently I am using Thrive Leads to increase my subscribers. I’ve been using it for last few months. So far I’m loving it. It’s an all-in-one solution for building email list.

  9. Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

    Hey harsh,
    That plugin list is good. But most of the plugins are premium versions. Always my favorite tool is hello bar plugin in free version.
    Thank you for the list share.

    Regards
    Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

  10. Hello Harsh
    Wow! all these plugins have got fantastic features. The two plugins I liked most are the Pippity and Hellobar and looking to purchase these plugins and installing them in my web browser for increasing the number of E-mail subscribers. But I recently read one article saying that too many plugins affect the server speed and degrade the performance of the websites. So, I want to ask that these plugins also affect the performance of server or website speed? Do reply me as I am too curious to use these fantastic plugins

  11. After reading your post i have realized that it is important to have Email Subscriber Pop up
    in the blog.
    Thank you Harsh!! Keep it up.

  12. Great roundup post with fast and easy to implement examples! I think a lot of WP users will find this super helpful for testing new ways to grow their lists . Looking forward to more great tips.

  13. Hi Harsh,

    I am big an of Hello bar and Sumome but since Sumome provides all the option, I prefer to have only one plugin to take care of website speed. Sumome is much better and feature rich tool than others and I have thoroughly enjoyed using it so far.

  14. Most of plugins you have shared here are new to me. I have been using OptinMonster for long time. It is a great plugin to increase subscriber list within a short period of time. Thanks for awesome share.

  15. For me sumome is the best it has all the fealures i need to grow my email list but if am asked to go for another plugin it will definitely be optin monster. Thanks for the list.

  16. Hi Harsh
    I am blogging from last 2 years but never focused on Email Marketing. Can you tell me a free EmailMarketing tool for a start? All these tools you mentions here seems to be paid.
    Thanks in Advance!
    -Abhishek

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