WordPress:How to collect email address using Facebook connect?

List building is one of the good techniques I suggest you do from your first post onwards. In this post, I will share some of the techniques to capture email address using Facebook connect.

In normal lead capture, we have to enter name and email address.  Instead of this method, we are going to use only one Facebook connect button with WordPress.  If a user clicks Connect and Allow access, the user’s email address will be automatically added to your email list.

More Internet marketers preferred this method because millions of users have Facebook account so they can be easily added to your email list. It’s useful not only for Internet marketers but also for visitors as they need not enter their email address and confirm their email address.

How will this work?  See the screenshot below. If user clicks Facebook connect button, it will show Allow access. Use the demo link at the end of the page.

Facebook Wall

If a user clicks “Allow access”, his/her email address is stored in your email list. If a user clicks “Don’t allow”, you will be redirected to any pages.

How to create Facebook apps and connect with your users

Download this wpsubscribers plugin here and activate to your site.

You can achieve this easily using this plugin, create Facebook application and start to capture email address to your email list. Follow the easy steps below to ensure it will work properly.

After installing integrate your WpSubscribers With WordPress. Read here about how and it’s a best popup plugin to use.

This WPSubscribers plugin is not only used for Facebook Connect email but also for Exit popup, popup, subscribe while commenting, different opt-in on different posts, post on user’s wall, etc.

This wpsubscribers plugin offers two methods:

1. Traditional method

2. PHP Connect method

Using the traditional method creates conflict with other social bookmarking plugins so I suggest using the PHP connect method.  This method requires only four steps and is easy to integrate with your WordPress plugins.

Create Your Own Facebook Apps

1. Visit Facebook Developer site and enter your domain. Get both your application ID and secret ID. These two IDs are needed to set up Facebook with your WordPress site. Create an facebook App

2. Go to your Theme folder and create a file name Facebook.php and paste the code below in that file.

<?php /* Template Name: WPSubscribers Facebook Listener */ include(WPS_SERPATH.'/facebook/wpsface.php'); ?>

Here I am using Thesis Theme, so create a file name Facebook.php with the above code and upload the file in custom folder /themes/thesis_182/ If you don’t have this theme, get thesis theme here.

3. Go to pages> create with your own titles and select the template as WpSubscribers Facebook listener and publish it.

FaceBook Allow Apps

Eg: i create page with permalink as http://fourblogger.com/facebook-wordpress-listner/

4. Copy this page link and paste it in the empty box and click Create my Facebook connect link button.

Get Facebook Connect Link

This will create your own Facebook connect link.  Using this link, you can connect with your visitors and put it anywhere on your site.  This method will increase my subscription rate by 75% and you can build email list easily by this way. I added the Facebook connect access below my comment section.

Don’t Miss it has more any many features like Popup, exit popup etc.., For more details about this plugin Visit the Plugin home page here >>

If you are using thesis theme, read my next post on how to add Facebook comments and Facebook connect button .

Demo Facebook Connect

To see the demo, i add the facebook button on my landing page, visit my video traffic website to see the demo.

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  • John January 3, 2012, 9:43 AM

    nice tips.. thanks for sharing

  • vijay January 5, 2012, 10:08 AM

    nice content…

  • bestmp3 January 11, 2012, 2:51 AM

    nice stuff……

    keep posting

  • okechukwu May 13, 2012, 11:31 PM

    Wow! This is an amazing tutorial on list building. In my opinion, this is the best way of building list cos every Tom, Dick and Harry is on facebook nowadays and they will hesitate to enter their email id willingly even without offering any incentive.

    This method will definitely supplement the traditional list building method to increase subscribers.

    Thanks for sharing……especially now that I wont to focus on list building. “The money is in the list….”

  • Silvanni BLOG May 14, 2012, 12:54 AM

    Wow, A very nice post, I can’t wait to have my own facebook connect created and start to collect emails too.
    But it seems its for Thesis themes only?
    Thanks for the tips.

  • Facebook Cover June 13, 2012, 5:20 PM

    oh! thanks for the plugin! 😀

  • Abhinav June 27, 2012, 7:24 PM

    Excellent stuff . I really need it . Thanks Admin

  • Gerri August 24, 2012, 8:40 PM

    Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option?

    There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Thank you!