How to Install the OptinMonster WordPress Plugin

OptinMonster makes it easy to implement your optins on your WordPress site. Follow our guide on how to install the OptinMonster WordPress plugin.

If you want you can follow our video or check out our walkthrough documentation below the video.

  1. Install the WordPress Plugin
  2. Activate Plugin

Step 1 – Install the WordPress Plugin

You can find the OptinMonster plugin from your WordPress admin by navigating to Plugins > Add New and search for OptinMonster in the plugin repository.

You can install the OptinMonster WordPress plugin from your admin screen.

Select the Install Now button, and OptinMonster will be installed on your site.

Step 2 – Activate Plugin

Once you’ve successfully installed OptinMonster, be sure to activate the plugin.

3. Setup Plugin

Navigate to the OptinMonster menu link, where you’ll be prompted to authenticate your OptinMonster account before proceeding.

You'll need to verify your OptinMonster account by connecting to our API.

To locate your API Username and API Key, navigate to the API Credentials page at by selecting the API link from the top menu.

Your API Credentials can be found by selecting the API link from the main menu.

Copy and paste both your API Username and API Key into the respective fields in your WordPress admin, then select the ‘Connect to OptinMonster‘ button to authenticate your account.

Once you've input your API Credentials, connect to OptinMonster.

Once you’ve successfully authenticated your OptinMonster account, additional options will appear in the OptinMonster screen of your WordPress admin for you to manage your optins.

You should now see the following tabs:

  • Optins
  • API Credentials
  • Support
  • Migration (optional: only displays if you’ve previously used the OptinMonster WordPress-only plugin to create/manage optins, and you have optins available to be migrated to the hosted platform.)

Within the OptinMonster plugin screen you'll find options to view your Optins, API settings, Support and optionally Migration if you've previously used our WordPress-only plugin.

That’s it, you’re now ready to manage the optins on your site and begin growing your subscription list!