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This section provides a step-by-step guide on setting up the subscription form using the Easy Subscribe WordPress plugin.

After installing and activating the plugin, navigate to the Easy Subscribe menu in the WordPress admin panel. Click on “Settings,” then access the “Form” tab to begin setting up your subscription form.

While most options in the settings panel are self-explanatory, we will guide you through some key settings to ensure a better understanding of how to configure the form according to your preferences.

Easy Subscribe - setup subscribe form


For the form to be visible, ensure that it is enabled.

List Name

Additionally, set a distinct List name; all subscribers submitting this form will be automatically assigned to the specified list.

Please note that the same email cannot be assigned twice within the same list. However, a single email address can be assigned to multiple lists. This feature is especially useful, for example, when managing a standard newsletter list alongside a separate list for a specific campaign.

Honeypot – Anti-Spam

A honeypot is an anti-spam technique that involves adding a hidden field to a form, which should remain empty under normal usage. Spam-bots, however, may fill in this hidden field. When the form is submitted with the hidden field filled, the submission is identified as spam and can be rejected. It helps distinguish between genuine user submissions and automated spam attempts without requiring user interaction like CAPTCHAs


Easy subscribe settings, redirect to url after form submission

In the confirmation settings, you have two options: Message and Redirect to a URL.

Messages (Default Option): Messages are the default choice for confirming successful form submissions and can be configured on the Messages tab.

Redirect to a URL: When selecting this option, you need to provide a URL where the user will be redirected after a successful form submission. This can be a page on your site, like a thank-you page, or an external URL.

Choose the option that best suits your confirmation preferences.


Available form fields include Name, Last Name, GDPR confirmation with text, Email field, and a Submit button.

Toggle on the fields you wish to display on your form. Each field comes with customizable label/placeholder text. Note that all enabled fields will be required, ensuring that users must fill in all mandatory fields before submitting the form. The Email field and the Submit button are the minimum requirements and cannot be omitted.


Exploring the various options is best experienced firsthand. Located at the bottom-right corner is the Preview button. Clicking on it will open a live form preview, allowing you to interact with the settings in real-time. Feel free to experiment until you achieve the desired design. Once satisfied, remember to save your settings for them to take effect.

preview form design 
 - live preview


In the layout settings, you have three options: Inline, Vertical, and Combined.

Inline: This option attempts to display the form in a single line. If there isn’t enough space for an inline layout, it will automatically switch to the Vertical layout.

Vertical: Vertical layout stacks all fields, placing each field in its own row for a clear and organized presentation.

Combined: This option is applicable only when all form fields are enabled. It combines Name and Last Name fields in one row, while the Email and Submit button have their own respective rows.

Style and Field Size

The Easy Subscribe form incorporates Google’s Material Design, presenting a sleek and modern aesthetic. You have the flexibility to choose from four distinct styles and three field sizes. Feel free to experiment and determine which form style complements your site’s design the best.

Button Width and Alignment

Regarding the inline form, the button width is fixed and will approximately be a third or a quarter of the overall form width. In case of a breakpoint, where the form width is limited, the button is pushed to its own row, spanning the entire available space.

To address wider forms, the button width option comes in handy. This feature allows you to set the width of the button when it is placed in its own row, ensuring a more balanced appearance. Additionally, you have the flexibility to align the button to the left, right, or center based on your design preferences.


Each form generated has a unique shortcode, conveniently located at the bottom of the Form settings page. Simply copy this shortcode and place it anywhere on your site.

Easy Subscribe shortcode example

You can insert the shortcode directly into your preferred content editor, such as the WordPress block editor, Elementor, WPBakery, and others. Here’s an example using the default WP Block Editor:

Easy Subscribe shortcode integrated

Important Note: Please refrain from placing multiple forms on the same page, such as in the footer, sidebar, and page content. Only one form per page will be visible to ensure a seamless user experience.

If your website requires multiple subscription forms on a single page, we recommend considering an upgrade to our Pro plan for enhanced flexibility and additional features.