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smp063
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Opt in box generator issue

Hi all,

Have been trying to use the opt in box generator in the premium tools, when I type in the form ID an error comes up saying to use a valid Aweber meta code id. I am using mail chimp & typing the ID given.
Is the generator only usable with Aweber or is this another issue?

Thank you
Steven :))
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smp063
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Just adding more info, sorry. Meant the pop over generator. Did have same issue with the opt in box but got around that by using the mail chimp plugin.

Thank you.
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Hi Steven,

The Opt-In Box Generator is specifically created for Aweber. If you'll try to check the code that it generates, you'll see that it is calling Aweber formmail script http://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl.

The Form ID should be composed of eight numbers. If you enter a non-numeric character, the error "Please enter a valid Aweber meta_web_form_id" will appear. This is because Aweber's 'meta_web_form_id' is always composed of numbers.

Practically, it's possible to use other mailing list application other than Aweber, but this would require editing of the script generated by Opt-In Box Generator. Below is a portion of the code generated by the tool:

....
<form action="http://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl" method="post" style="text-align:center; display:block; width:178px; margin:0;">

<input type="hidden" name="meta_web_form_id" value="1631496111" />

<input type="hidden" name="unit" value="affiloramatest" />

<input type="hidden" name="meta_redirect_onlist" value="http://www.affilorama.com" />

<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.affilorama.com" />

....


To make this compatible with other mailing list application, you need to replace the "form action" and "input type" values (highlighted) with the values required by the mailing list application that you are using.

Although this is possible, this might not be that be easy for users who are not used to doing scripting. I suggest that you use the code generated by the mailing list program itself if you're having problems editing the code.
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Same goes to the "Pop Over Generator". It's also designed for Aweber mailing list but the code that it generates an also be edited to be compatible with other mailing list applications.
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smp063
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Hi again,

Thank you for the reply....
Have been messing about with variations of this for the past couple of days & still cannot get it to work.

Code from Affil. pop over
<br /><center><form action="http://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl" method="post"><input name="meta_web_form_id" type="hidden" value="987654322" /><input name="unit" type="hidden" value="chavaprelaunch" /><input name="redirect" type="hidden"

Code from Mail chimp
<form action="http://naturally-bestantiagingproducts.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe/post" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="u" value="99be91001ce7e6b32bbe717a1">
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="209d16a9ab">

So changed script to
<form action="http://naturally-bestantiagingproducts.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe/post" method="post"><input name="meta_web_form_id" type="hidden" value="209d16a9ab" /><input name="unit" type="hidden" value="99be91001ce7e6b32bbe717a1"/>

All code placed in the header.php one section before </head> & other containing above after the <body> plus the small code on the correct page.

On loading the page after the allotted 20 secs the screen goes shaded but no popup appears.

Is there something I am missing, doing wrong or will it just not work with the mail chimp program?

Thank you
Steven :((
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Can you please try using the code provided by mailchimp as it is.

Overwrite the form code generated by the Popover generator starting from <form> until </form> with the code provided by mailchimp starting from <form> until </form>
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smp063
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Hi again,

Sorry for late response been away. Have now tried as suggested & still no good.
Then to check copied the whole lot from after "PopOverContent"> and pasted into a html editor & worked fine. Pasted onto a test page I set up on my site and once again worked fine right through the whole subscribe process. But when copied into the pop over & pasted into the header.php in the required places will not work, still just get the screen going shaded after the set 20 secs but nothing appearing.
So just need to ask if the pop over tool is working properly or is it something my end? When using the tool today the preview was not coming up either, the screen went shaded & the box outline appeared but nothing that I had written or the opt in box came up?

Thank you
Steven :((
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Hi Steven, Can you please PM me the URL so that I can check it? thanks!
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You can install the Instapop plugin in WordPress. You then go to MailChimp and get the embedded code for the your list form and paste it into the "Content in HTML format" section of the Instapop settings.

It works fine, but the only issue is the required fields are not enforced when the user presses the submit button without filling in anything.
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