Need a signup form with some pop?
Then you should try the tinyEmail popup form. Our Popup option hovers a sticky form on every web page. It's designed to be a call to action (CTA) that, well, isn't easy to ignore.
Oh, BTW, we also have a growing library of prebuilt forms. Click to learn more about these templates.
To build a popup form, add an audience and create the structure. After that, quickly customize the design and install the code.
I show you how to design and install forms in a different article.
Starting a form
The first step is to launch the workflow and assign an audience. The audience database is where you build your subscriber list.
Log into your account.
Click Forms on the side menu.
On the next page, click the Create form button.
In the pop-up window, enter a unique name.
Click the field and select an existing audience. Optionally, you can create a new audience. (see below)
Click the Save & Continue button to open the Form builder.
Creating a new audience
If you don't want to connect the popup form to an existing list, create a new audience.
Click the subscriber field.
Enter a unique name for the new audience (i.e. list).
Click the plus (+) icon.
Click the audience name on the drop-down menu. tinyEmail adds the list to the form. The first step is now complete! Click the Save & Continue button to open the Form builder.
Creating the popup
When the Form builder opens, you'll see four menu tabs at the top of the screen. Each tab opens a different set of options.
Appearance Customize the form's shape and design (see below).
Content Add or remove form fields and configure component properties (we show you how in a different article).
Editor The form builder canvas.
Preview Quickly see what the form looks like.
The Form builder page doesn't have an auto-save function. That's because the changes you make to a published form automatically appear in the live form (e.g. on your website). If you're working on a draft or unpublished form, be sure to click Save at the top of the Code page.
Under the Form type heading, you'll find three options. Select Popup.
Selecting a trigger
Next, select a trigger (the event that causes the popup form to display).
Show on page load The popup form displays on every page load, including the Home page.
Show based on rules Choose this option to control when the form displays. Check a box to enable one or both rules. Change the default settings. (optional).
Scroll down to the Form details heading. This is where you can customize the size of the popup. Adjust the width and height so that the form looks good on your site. You can define form sizes with pixels (e.g. 600px) or percent (e.g. 50%).
Customize the background color or leave it blank (neutral). Use the color picker to select an option. Open the font selector and choose a specific typeface or leave the default Inherit option enabled. If you select Inherit, the form's code picks up the default font on your website, a time-saving feature that helps maintain a consistent look on your site.
FYI Any changes you make to a published form appear almost instantly on your site's live form. If you can't see the changes, refresh the website page.
Form success message
Add a short message that lets subscribers know they were added to the list.
Now that the form structure is ready to go, click here and learn how to:
customize layout orientation
add or remove components
configure component properties (e.g. field labels, font color, cell alignment, etc.)
install the form code on your site
Happy list building with tinyEmail!