Installation

Visit your WordPress admin, Plugins => add new, search for Holler Box. Install and activate this plugin. You can also download it here.

To add a new box, go to Holler Box => Add New.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it use the wp_mail() function to send mail?

Yes, if you have an SMTP plugin like Postman, Mailgun, or other mail plugin it will automatically use that to send mail.

How do I setup MailChimp?

First, add your API key under Holler Box => Settings.

You can find your API key in your MailChimp account under Account => Extras => API Keys. Generate a new one if it doesn’t exist.

Save your API key.

Next, in your Holler Box, choose Mailchimp as the opt-in provider. Add your list ID. You can find this under Lists => Your List => Settings => List name and defaults. Look on the right side of the screen for List ID.

Copy/paste that into the MailChimp list ID field and save.

How do I find my Convertkit form ID and API key?

Your API key is on your account page.

To get your form ID, visit Forms => your form. Look in the browser address bar, it should be something like this:

https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/445667/edit

That number is the form ID, in this case it’s 445667. Enter that number as the Convertkit form ID.

Troubleshooting

  • Emails are not sending – The wp_mail() function is unreliable on many hosts. Install Postman or another SMTP plugin to use a more reliable mail service.
  • Email signups are not working – Make sure your email form does not have a required field that is not displayed. For example, if you required first and last name, it will not work. Change your form to only require email, the rest of the fields optional. If you need extra fields, use the custom HTML form option.

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