OptinMonster allows you to easily use Shortcodes from your WordPress plugins or theme with our Canvas Technology. Follow our documentation to learn how to use WordPress Shortcodes with Canvas.
- Add Your Shortcode
- Refresh Optins in the OptinMonster API Plugin
- Go Live
- View & Test Your Optin
- Make Style Adjustments (optional)
Step 1 – Add Your Shortcode
In this demo we’ll add a WPForms shortcode, so we can copy the shortcode for our form after selecting the Embed button in the plugin’s form builder.
Once you’ve copied the shortcode you’ll need to add it to the Canvas Custom HTML field in the Optin panel of the builder.
Save the changes to your Canvas optin before proceeding.
Before the optin can display the shortcode it contains, the optins list in the OptinMonster API plugin needs to be refreshed. This needs to be done every time you add, edit or remove a shortcode from the optin.
Navigate to the WordPress Admin > OptinMonster > Optins tab view and select the Refresh Optins button.
Step 3 – Go Live
Next, in the OptinMonster plugin, select the Go Live link for your optin to output the embed code across your site.
Step 4 – View & Test Your Optin
Go ahead and load the front-end of your site where you’ve specified the optin should load to ensure the shortcode is being correctly parsed.
Here the shortcode is being correctly parsed, but there are a few more things we can do to make our form look more enticing.
Step 5 – Make Style Adjustments (optional)
As with any Canvas optin, you may wish to add CSS to control the appearance of the optin’s contents.
You can easily add CSS to your Canvas optin in the Optin panel’s Custom CSS field.
Save any changes before returning to the front-end of your site to view the updated optin.
That’s it! Using Canvas and Shortcodes from WordPress allows you to very quickly create a customized optin to fit your needs!
Q: What if I’m using Google Tag Manager to display my optins on my site?
A: If you’re using Google Tag Manager to embed your optins instead of the OptinMonster API plugin for WordPress the shortcodes will not be parsed in your optins. If you want to use shortcodes in your optins you’ll need to use the OptinMonster API plugin to control where the optins appear on your site instead of Google Tag Manager.
Q: What if I’m manually adding the optin embed code to my site?
A: If you’re manually adding the optin embed code to your WordPress site instead of the OptinMonster API plugin for WordPress the shortcodes will not be parsed in your optins. If you want to use shortcodes in your optins you’ll need to use the OptinMonster API plugin to control where the optins appear on your site instead of Google Tag Manager.