By default there are two input fields available for your optin form when using one of our native Email Service Provider integrations; the name and email fields. But you may wish to add extra fields such as a telephone number or a hidden field for list segmentation.
Follow our simple guide to add extra fields to your optin form.
- Create or Modify an Optin
- Custom HTML Integration
- Paste the HTML Form Code
- Style the Custom Form (optional)
Step 1 – Create or Modify an Optin
Create a new optin or modify an existing optin from OptinMonster Dashboard. Open the OptinMonster Builder by selecting the Edit button.
Step 2 – Custom HTML Integration
Select the Integrations tab in the optin builder.
Next, in the Integrations panel choose Custom HTML Optin Form from the Email Provider dropdown.
Step 3 – Paste the HTML Form Code
Login to your Email Service Provider account (Mailchimp, AWeber, IntegrationSoft, etc), create your optin form including the additional fields you want.
Copy & Paste the HTML form code provided by your Email Service Provider into the Custom HTML Form Code field in the Integrations panel of the optin builder.
Want more details on using the Custom HTML Optin Form integration option? See: How to Connect OptinMonster with any Custom HTML Form
Step 4 – Style the Custom Form (optional)
The pasted HTML form may not adhere to the default styling of the optin theme you’ve selected, so it may be necessary for you to add some custom CSS before your form can appear as expected.
Select the Setup tab in the optin builder, and scroll down in the Setup panel to the Custom Optin CSS field – here you can add Custom CSS styling as you require.
Be sure to save your optin and you’ve successfully added extra fields to your optin!
Q: Will I be able to use the Success Message or Redirect URL settings I’ve configured for my optin with a custom form?
A: No, unfortunately it’s not possible for OptinMonster to override your custom form’s default actions. You’ll need to control the URL the visitor is redirected to after submitting the form through your Email Service Provider account.