The Genesis eNews Extended widget is available if you’ve installed and activated the plugin. It is used to display an opt-in form your readers can use to subscribe to your mailing list and can be used in any widgeted area, such as a sidebar or a footer.
This widget is used in the Primary Sidebar widget area in the demo.
Go to Appearance > Widgets to add a Genesis eNews Extended widget to any widget area.
To configure the widget, click on the title bar to open it and configure the settings as described below:
- Title: Add a title, if desired. The theme demo uses Email Newsletter.
- Text To Show Before Form: Add any text you’d like to display before the form. For example, this text can include a brief explanation of what subscribers can expect when joining your email list.
- Text To Show After Form: Add any text you’d like to display after the form. For example, you can add a disclaimer stating that you won’t share your subscriber’s email address.
The next section of the widget contains the fields necessary to connect your form to the subscription service you wish to use. You can refer to the plugin’s configuration instructions for details about which of these fields need to be completed for the service you’re using.
The bottom section of the widget allows you to change the text that displays in the form fields, as well as changing the label of the form submit button. These labels are what your site visitors will see when they view the actual subscription form.
Click Save to preserve your settings.