Are you looking for a simple way to grow your contact list? Adding an email subscription sign-up form to your website is an excellent way to achieve this because it conveniently allows people to sign up for your email communications. By following a few simple steps, Pinpointe customers can easily generate the HTML code needed to add to a sign up form to any page on your website. 

Note: Before you get started you should have already created a database to import contacts. 

Step-by-step instructions to create your own signup form for your email communications:

On the Pinpointe home screen click on the 'Resources' tab > Forms

A new screen will pop up. Click on the 'Create a Website Form' button, which will bring up a new page. 

Under FORM NAME & TYPE > Choose a Form Type, select Subscription / Submit Form (HTML on Your Site), name your form and choose if you would like to include the following with your Subscription form:

  • Use Double Opt-In Confirmation – New sign ups will receive an email that contains a link they must click in order to confirm their subscription. If the link is not clicked, they will not be added to your email list.
  • Send a “Thank You” Email – A “Thank you” email will be sent to any contact that signs up for your subscription list.
  • Email New Contact Details to You – The list owner will be sent the new contacts’ information

Next, choose the list(s) and fields(s) you want to add to your subscription center form.

Note: Email address is always required.

If you want your fields to show up in a certain order (optional), you can move them by clicking on them in the Change Field Order box and moving them while holding down your mouse. When you're done, click the Next >> button.

On the next page you can preview your form, edit your form details, choose your form design, choose the email campaign format of your “Thank You” email (if applicable), and select if you would like to include a CAPTCHA security form on your subscription sign up page.

If you would like to make any edits to your form – this is the place to do it. You can now edit each form field by hovering over a form field box – a pencil icon will pop up. Click it to edit how that form field will show up (or not show up) on your subscription center page. 

When you’re making edits to each form field, ensure they will make sense to the viewer. Once you have made all of your modifications, click the "Done Editing" button.

If you would like to make any changes under the Advanced Options, complete those and select the "Next >>" button.

Note: You can choose a look and feel for your newsletter from the "Form Design" drop-down box. You can click the "Preview" link to see how the form will look. You can choose one of many pre-designed subscription form layouts for your new subscription form.

Click the "Next >>" button to continue.

Review the next 2-3 pages (depends on previous selections) and make any necessary modifications. After you have gone through the pages and have made your changes (if any), click the "Save" button. 

The HTML code* will then show up. Copy it and send it to your website administer. To copy the HTML code, click in the text box, highlight the text, and press Ctrl+C on your keyboard.

Once click on the "OK" button, your form will be saved.


Note: Be sure to visit your website and test your form, by entering your email, or a designated test email address, noting the options and details throughout the process, confirming that all information is correct and that your form works properly. Once your test is complete, go to your list, and verify that your test email address is in your list.

* This code can only be used on your own website and will not be hosted by Pinpointe.

Need to go back and edit your form or get the HTML code?

On the Pinpointe home screen click on the 'Resources' tab > Forms

On the next screen, find your all of the forms you have created. Click on the blue 'Get HTML' link under the Action column to complete your action.

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