AWeber Footer SlideUp Installation Instructions

The installation instruction in AWeber Footer Slideup plugin is not very detailed and so I am going to create a very detailed installation instructions with screenshots to help you get started with the plugin.

If you have any issues you can always post in comments and I will be more than happy to help or else you can even hire me at Elance to get it done for you.

Step 1 Generate Inline AWeber Web Form

  1. Opt for In-Line Form Type (marked as 1 in the above screenshot)
  2. Select the basic form design template (marked as 2 in the above screenshot)
  3. De-select header, footer, privacy, counter, powered options. (marked as 3 in the above screenshot)

Step 2 Grab RAW HTML code of the form

Change the form settings as you normally do in the step 2 of web form creation in AWeber and when you reach step 3 i.e. publish your form opt for Raw HTML version of the code and un-check the check box to get the unformatted basic HTML code.

Sometimes the un-formatted checkbox malfunctions and if it does not work as expected make sure you save the form and then come back to the publish page again to generate the un-formatted html form.

Step 3 Upload and Activate the plugin

You can use the WordPress plugin interface to install the plugin or else you can download the plugin and manually upload the aweber-footer-slideup folder under the wp-contents/plugins folder. Once uploaded activate the plugin through the “˜Plugins’ menu.

When the plugin is active you will see AWeber Footer Slideup options in the bottom left corner under the settings menu.

Click the link. The link is http://yourblogurl/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=awfs

Step 4 Configure the Plugin with the HTML code

Once you are in the admin options panel for the plugin you see 3 fields.

Tagline is the content shown as heading which can be anything you want to display as message to your user.

For Hidden AWeber Form Fields (Required) we will use the Raw HTML AWeber code. Search for Hidden Div. i.e. the code between <div style=”display: none;”> and <div> . I have marked the code as 1 in the screenshot below.

Copy everything between the div and paste it in the text area you have for Hidden AWeber Form Fields. This is the minimum you will requite to do for the plugin to work.

Optional Fields

To add the tracking image find a second hidden div (Mark 2 in the above picture) where AWeber has the image to track views of the form and calculates statistics like submissions to unique display and submission to display.

<div style=”display: none;”>

Copy the image src url and place into the Tracking Image URL of AWeber Webform (Optional) field.

I completed all the above steps and yet I don’t see the plugin in action?

Your plugin should support the basic hooks in header and footer for the plugin to work. Make sure you have

  1. somewhere in the header.php file. Ideally in <head>
  2. somewhere in footer.php file. Ideally just before the </body> tag

I hope the installation instructions are more clear now but if you still have any queries or questions don’t hesitate to post them in comments below. I will be more than happy to help.

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  • Chris

    I like it! I had to do a little fine-tuning of the CSS as out of the box the slide-up bar was not high enough on my browser for some reason to show the input and submit boxes. Perhaps a configuration option (to avoid CSS tinkering for the non-savvy) for the bar height would be in order.

    The instructions were also a bit confusing on the point about copying just the Aweber code BETWEEN (and not including) the div tag.

    I agree with the comment elsewhere that a good feature would be to set the “do not display again” cookie upon submission of the form, so that once the user signs up they don’t get prompted again (unless of course they clear their cookies or use a different browser).

    I very much like that the form automatically doesn’t show up on a mobile device, as although the slide-up itself is responsive since the height is fixed the input boxes end up stacked and off screen. Perhaps some sort of mechanism to allow the height to adapt so that all of the form elements would remain visible would solve that, but on the other hand the mobile devices I’ve tested so far do not seem to play well with overlay forms.

    • Shabbir

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your suggestion and yes submit button to setup cookie is something in my list of ToDo things for this plugin and will try to add that as soon as possible.

      Yes mobile it is by default off and you were right that it is too annoying on mobile. For CSS I can have few options but then control over the complete CSS is what is preferred and that is best way in WordPress.

      • Dee Uy

        Can you please post a guide on how to adjust the height of slider bar. Mine is also not high enough to show the input and subscribe boxes. Maybe a tutorial on how to adjust it on CSS

        • Shabbir Bhimani

          Changing the height of the form is not something that will be needed too frequently but you can adjust the height using the following CSS

          div#footerform {height:55px !important;}

          And place that anywhere in your style’s CSS file.

  • Emily

    I just installed the plugin on a new site and cannot get it to work, can you help me figure out what the problem is? I’m only running a few plugins and have deactivated them all to make sure I didn’t have a conflict there. You mentioned something about a hook in the php file, but I’m not sure what I’m looking for to verify that.

    • Shabbir

      Emily, the issue I assume is with the jQuery Woocommerce cookie plugin that conflicts with the jQuery cookies I am using and so the slideup does not show. If you want, I can look into the matter on your blog and fix it for you as well.

  • Imogen Caterer

    Thanks for your plug-in sounds great. I’ve got a problem in practice though.

    I have had a number of attempts to get the right code in the box for the aweber code but I still can’t get it right.

    I’ve produced various errors, but I can’t seem to get it right. What are the first words of the code that should be included…

    Is it:

    And are the last few characters…..

    Are is it something else. Thanks.

    • Imogen Caterer

      The comment has taken out the code…

    • Imogen Caterer

      Here’s a picture of what I mean….

      Are we supposed to include the code in bold? Or something else.

      Click on image if it too small that may enlarge it.

      • Shabbir

        Hi Imogen, Yes you have started at the right point but then you have copied too much. Just before the closing div before meta tool tip input box.

        • Imogen Caterer

          Thanks. Works great now.

          • Shabbir

            The pleasure is all mine and if you have any other issue do let me know and will be more than happy to help.

  • Mel

    Hi Shabbir, can you help me out with my website? i am not really familiar with CSS and HTML and im afraid of changing the codes there because it could damage the website. Can you please give me steps on how to edit the plugin? Because it is not properly shown. Hope you can read this.

    I really need your help. Thanks in advance!

    • Shabbir

      Please clarify which step you have issue and to use the plugin you don’t need to edit any HTML or CSS. Just Copy Paste.

  • e

    More questions-

    1. Mine looks transparent. Yours looks solid. How can I get mine to look solid, like yours?
    2. You have the cool, fancy signup button for your slideup bar on this page. How can I get one, if you have us using the BASIC form?
    3. Which other forms can we use this with besides from BASIC form?
    4. How do we get our text/offer to appear to the left of the name and email fields, instead of on top of them?
    5. How do we change the color of the slider bar and its top border?

    • Shabbir

      I will suggest you to read the readme and installation instruction as that answers some of your questions and then shoot the one that you don’t get the answers for and I will be more than happy to answer them all.

  • e

    Hi, Do you make a plugin to display a horizontal form without using a slideup? Also, do you make a slide down slider to work with Aweber form?

    • e

      FOLLOW UP question:

      How can I get a horizontal Aweber opt-in form, like you have, above, on this page, installed to my site, without using a slider, at all?

  • Debbie

    Finally got it to work. I would shrink your screenshot to just the <div style line plus 8 lines of the <imput and removed everything else. I was confused by the red 2 thinking I needed to copy everything down to the next <div style line. Perhaps this is where others are getting stuck too.
    Thanks for the plugin. I used it with feedburner for years.

    • Shabbir

      To an extent but I have numbered code from that screenshot that you should be copying.

      • Steve

        I agree..the RED #2 threw me way off…Thank you Debbie for the post, I figured it out in seconds. I think maybe just highlighting the code needed may help all!

        Great plugin.


        • Shabbir

          Glad it is sorted Steve.

  • David

    Just wondering if I can add an extra Field (Phone Number)

    • Shabbir

      Yes can get that done for you but I don’t think it is used by too many people and so will not put that as a part of the plugin.

  • jthomaskay

    Looks fine on the laptop, although it is not working for my iphone. I see the top of it but it won’t scroll down to see the name and email fields. I am using Genesis/Dynamik responsive.

    Will this not work on a responsive theme? Thanks.

    • jthomaskay

      It actually is on top of the footer.

    • Shabbir

      Yes it would work on Responsive theme on wide screen but not on small phones because else it will fill the entire screen of smart phone.

  • Kevin Jerry

    Beautiful!! Got it working in less than 60 seconds!!!!

  • shaun

    by the way.. just set it up for the first time and works flawlessly for me. not sure why these peeps are having trouble. maybe need some 101 lessons.

    • Shabbir

      Gladd all is sorted now.

  • shaun

    Should say
    Search for Hidden Div. i.e. the code between and . I have marked the code as 1 in the screenshot below.

    Add the closing /div. I was totally confused, looking for the next open div.

  • Christian

    You really need to start listening to your commenters instead of insisting that the plugin still works.

    Aweber has upgraded its contact form engine, and the output code does not include the hidden div. It may be that Aweber’s raw html panel isn’t working as intended, but either way you should be acknowledging this instead of dismissing your user’s comments.I’ve been using this plugin for a while now with some success, but I’ll be uninstalling it now I can see how interested you really are.

    You say you are actively supporting this plugin, but if you cannot be bothered to even check what is going on, how is anyone going to use it?

    • Shabbir

      Christian, I always listen to my readers and let me prove my point as I see things in my aWeber account NOW.

      Aweber RAW HTML Code

      This is what I see which has the hidden Div as well as the screen grab looks pretty much similar to the one I have in the installation instructions. If you still have the confusion, do let me know and I will be more than happy to help.

  • B David Judson

    The text for the slider shows up, but the form field for AWeber do not. You can see this on the home page at

    We believe we have installed the Aweber code correctly. Is there something that is an obvious error. If not, what is the charge to get this working. It looks like we are probably doing one simple thing wrong in integrating with AWeber.

    • Shabbir

      Hi David, you have added the complete AWeber code and it only needs the hidden form field codes to be added. Yes I can get it working for you. Contact me on my email with your WP Admin and I will get this done for you.

  • Seb Brantigan

    Hi Shabbir

    Thanks for adding this into WordPress – however I’m having trouble with the plug in (see website) it only shows ‘Name’ with the white box and not email or the sign up button.

    Hoping you can help,


    • Shabbir

      You have added the complete AWeber code and you should be adding only the hidden form field code and nothing more Seb

      • Seb Brantigan

        All done – just read above that it’s only 7-8 lines of code that you need inbetween the ‘div’ bits. Many thanks :-)

        • Seb Brantigan

          sorry to bother again, I can’t seem to get the ‘submit’ button customised. I tried putting the dash (-) or do I need to put the link to the submit button in the custom field?


          • Shabbir

            Seb, I already see you have the Subscribe Me Seb as submit button text but if you want to put an image to the button then you can add – in the text and then add the CSS background to formInputSubmitfooter class.

  • Chris

    aweber form generator has gone to version 3.0 and doesn’t use the code layout in your screen anymore, so I’m not sure how to use this plugin.

    • Shabbir

      Chris, My screenshots still works. In the publish tab you can see the Raw HTML code. Yes first stage is making a basic web form in AWeber which remains pretty much similar.

      If you have issues in any particular stage do let me know and I will clarify that step.

  • Jose

    Can you please check my site and tell me why the form is showing the way it is.
    Here is the site

    Thank you.

    • Shabbir

      I don’t see the form at all Jose.

  • Debbie

    Wow guys – thanks. I was taking all of the info down to where the red 2 showed up (/div) on the screenshot. I finally went to one of my older websites that has a working slider and looked at it. Now I understand where to cut is above the red 2. Thanks again. I love this slide up very much. Appreciate the help. thanks again to you both.

    • Shabbir

      The pleasure is all mine Debbie.

      • Stefan

        Shabbir, you need to fix that screen capture I tell ya, that’s where you are confusing people…

        • Shabbir

          Sure, which screen capture is confusing Stefan.

          • Stefan

            Please refer to my previous post @ 1:56pm… me thinks you missed that one because you offered to help after I clearly indicated I had solved the problem?

            • Shabbir

              Stefan, Thanks for pointing that out and I never thought it could mean the way you thought it was and now I have made the screenshot lot more clearer. Let me know your views now and thanks once again for pointing that out.

  • Stefan

    OK, solution found. As you have previously pointed out, the formatting has to be removed. The actual hidden div is really short, like only 6 or 6 lines and the rest if you take a careful look, is *not* hidden and therefore should not be used.

    Dare I say the point of confusion happens when viewing the graphic you so kindly provide? The big red 1 seems to indicate the start of the div and then the big red 2 seems to indicate the end of the div. I know now this is not the case but I’m sure that’s how Debbie can fix her problem and anybody else reading this.

    Hope this helps…

    • Shabbir

      Stefan, the issue is you have copied the complete html from AWeber and not the minimal html code and that is why your form is getting hidden because of height of the slider.

      You can email me your link and I will be more than happy to have a look.

      • Stefan

        Sorry for posting twice, but it’s fixed. Thanks again for your time.

        • Shabbir

          The pleasure is all mine Stefan.

  • Stefan

    Shabbir, first of all thanks for offering your time to help. I wasn’t going to post but I am experiencing the same problem as Debbie on my site. Unfortunately I can’t post the link here because the material is for mature audience only.

    I have checked a few of the other links provided above and all of them work as you would expect. So, what are Debbie and I doing wrong? Here are some details I can offer:

    – Using WP 3.4.1
    – Tried to view the site from Win7 using both Firefox and IE, no difference.
    – I have the same exact problem when I view Debbie’s site.
    – You can see the title, you can see the close now and never show again links.
    – You can see the label for name.
    – Even though I set labels to be right aligned, the name label shows up on top of the input box center aligned.
    – The email box is not displayed on the same line but rather below the name field .
    – I don’t see the small icon displayed inside the name input box.

    Seems to me the css styling isn’t being applied but then again I do see the title in larger text, bolded?!?

    Suggestions please…

  • Debbie

    I am trying to get your footer to work on this theme I am using. I have used your aweber footer slide up before with no problem. Is this problem something related to this theme. I followed your directions in aweber – created the html – unformatted and either get nothing on the slider or the top of the name only – no sign up button or email. Please help me. thank you. I want to use your slider on another website that I built with this theme too.

    thank you.

    • Shabbir

      Debbie, I am able to see the form on your website link that you have shared in the comments. Let me know if you still have the problem and will be more than happy to look into the issue.

      • Debbie

        Hi Shabbir,

        Thanks for responding – I see the form but the name comes out in the middle and not completely. No email box and no sign up button. I do see the writing above the where the buttons should be. I looked at it on another computer last night and saw the same thing.

        I did take it out and put it back. but it keeps coming out this same way. Please let me know if you see it that way. there is no place to have people put in their info.

        thanks again … Debbie

        • Shabbir

          Debbie, you are copying the complete HTML code by AWeber and you will need to copy only the hidden fields in the HTML code.

  • Tyler

    Awesome, you’re an absolute legend, and I’m a huge fan!

    • Shabbir

      The pleasure is all mine Tyler.

      • Tyler

        Hi Shabbir,
        And you thought you’d heard the last of me :)

        My plugin WAS working well, but it seems now to be conflicting with one or more of my installed plugins as the “close for now” and “don’t show again” links are no longer working.

        What is the easiest way to identify what plugin it’s conflicting with? Last night I moved all my plugins into a separate folder and just left the slider active and it was working again.

        I have quite a few plugins and if I move them over slowly and then open a new browser and click the “close for now” and it works, what is the quickest way to get the reactivate the slider? Do I close the browser and relaunch or do I have to also delete all the cookies from my site?

        Just trying to figure out the quickest way to debug. Here’s a link to my site so you can see what I mean about the links:

        By the way, thanks for your helpful Facebook post of the “10 must-have tools for entrepreneurs” recently.

        • Shabbir

          Tyler, you can just remove one cookie which is dont_show_footer_form cookie for the domain. Great to see that you are following on FB as well and time and again, I share things I read online.

  • Tyler

    Hey Shabbir, you’re an absolute star! You’ve just 100% made my day :) I was pulling my hair out yesterday wondering why that wasn’t working. That’s why I could never code like you. I don’t have the minute attention to detail that you do. A simple word like “!important” makes such a world of difference.

    Anyway thanks again for all your help in setting up this plugin on my site. You’ve really gone out of your way to help! I’ll be very sure to recommend your plugin to others and in fact I already have.

    With regards to my suggestion to having the slideup display after a set time of 30 seconds, I did a quick search yesterday for a javascript time delay method and found this one that I thought I’d test out:


    (I found it on this site:

    Anyway after opening the javascript files to try to suss out where I could place it, I got super intimidated by all the code and rather than risk breaking something, I left it. Anyway if you know of an easy way to implement this or you do something like this in a future version, I for one will be sure to update.

    Anyway I’ve gone ahead and liked you Facebook page and I’ve discovered loads of interesting content on your Best of IMTips page, so I’ll definitely be dropping by again to get some reading in!

    All the best,

    • Shabbir

      Tyler, glad to see those nice words from you and I really like helping my readers. It feels great when something by me was useful for you especially best of IMTips.

      Also for making the timeout you need to edit the code and the file to be edited is js/jquery-libs.js


      You can change the 5000 to any number of milliseconds as your delay.

      Remember that changing the plugins would mean you may need to redo the changes when I update the plugins as this changes would not be permanent.

  • Tyler

    Thanks Shabbir, I’ve made some progress.

    I’ve implemented the JavaScript you gave me by adding the following code to the body of my “Thank You” page which seems to have effectively stopped my footer slideup from displaying across the site once that page has loaded once.
    $awfsjQuery.cookie('dont_show_footer_form', 'true', { expires: 3650, path: '/'});

    Thanks a lot for that!

    With regards to hiding the slider on designated pages, I am not able to get the code that you gave me with to work. I added that css snippet to my style.css file exactly as you gave it to me, yet the slideup still displays.

    For example here is a link to a squeeze page where the slideup should be disabled:

    The page has a class called postid-2039 applied to the body tag. I’ve added your code: .postid-2039 #footerform {display:none;} to my style.css file yet the slideup still appears.

    Any other ideas perhaps? I feel like I’m so close now to getting things set up as I want. Thanks so much for all your time and effort in helping me out.

    • Shabbir

      Tyler, you need to add the !important property and so the final code would be.

      .postid-2039 #footerform {display:none !important;}

  • Tyler

    Hi there Shabbir,
    I’m just getting your plugin installed on my site. Thanks for your work on this. So far so good. I was just wondering if it’s possible to somehow disable your plugin on certain pages? For example I have a few landing pages on which I don’t want the Slideup to appear. Is there a piece of code I could add to these pages to disable the slideup?
    Thanks again,

    • Shabbir

      Tyler, you can conditionally hide the form on pages you don’t want the slideup using CSS and there is no other way of getting this done.

      • Tyler

        Thanks for your quick response Shabbir. My CSS skills are experimental at best. Do you by any chance have the code to conditionally hide the slideup on certain pages? For example I obviously don’t want the slideup to show on my Thank You or Download pages that the user sees after signing up.

        Also I thought of a couple of other things that would elevate this plugin from “good” to “killer”. Here are some ideas for an updated version if you ever find the time or have the inclination…

        1) It would be awesome if it were possible to set the slider to display after a certain length of time, for example 30 secs, 1 minute etc. So the visitor gets a chance to focus on the content before being pushed to sign up for a newsletter. Or even better, the sildeup could be activated once the visitor has scrolled half way down the page. This would likely indicate that the user is engaging with the content and would increase the likelihood of the visitor being the right state of mind to sign up (because they find the content interesting) rather than choose to “close for now” or “never show again”.

        2) Also, the slider obviously doesn’t have much space to educate the visitor as to the benefits of signing up for the newsletter. Many webmasters like myself create a dedicated landing page that spells out the benefits of the newsletter or free report. It would therefore be awesome if there were an easy way to add a customizable link above the “close for now” and “never show again” links in order to provide the user with more information if they’re sitting on the fence about signing up. In my case I’d add a “Learn more” link above the “Close for now” link that links to my dedicated squeeze page.

        You can see how I’ve been playing around with adding a link below the tagline although I think it would be better on the right so as not to detract from the main objective of getting an immediate sign up:

        3) Last but not least, another absolutely awesome feature (that I for one would be willing to pay for and have paid for in the past when using similar services) would be if it were possible to enter a URL that automatically deactivates the slideup if the visitor lands on the page. For example I might add my Thank You page URL and this would stop the slider from ever displaying for anyone who has visited my Thank You page (as they’ve already signed up for my newsletter or free report). Or I could choose to designate my squeeze page URL, thinking that if the visitor didn’t sign up after being exposed to my full benefits sales copy, then I’m not going to bother showing them the slideup anymore.

        I have used a service that had this feature before and it was very useful indeed. All I had to do was paste a piece of code on the designated URL page that I believed added a cookie to the users browser that the program checked for before activation. If you want more details about that service do let me know.

        Anyway thanks again for your plugin. I’m looking forward to getting the condition display working and testing it over the next few weeks. Of course if you have any work around solutions for any of my other recommendations, I’m all ears :)

        Have an great weekend!

        • Shabbir

          Hi Tyler,

          Thanks for your wonderful list of tasks and I visited your site and found the issue why the link is not clickable and it is because your arrow image is sitting above the text and so it is becoming unclikcable. make the z-index of image as -10 and that would make the link clickable.

          1> yes that would be good to have some timer and I have added it as the feature that I may implement in future.

          2> Again that would be part of future list of features.

          3> That can be done by just grabbing the code of Never show link and paste that into the thanks page and that would do the job for you.

          Regarding the CSS your body element has the following

          So for the page-ids of page you don’t want footer slideup you can add in your CSS display:none for footer form


          • Tyler

            Hi Shabbir,
            Regarding my link not being clickable, I figured it had something to do with the image placement as it was working before I starting playing around with the image. Thanks for that, although for now I decided to remove the arrow image.

            Regarding your comment 3 about how to stop showing the slideup if a particular page has already been seen by the visitor, I pulled the following code from the awfs.php file: Don’t show anymore.

            The question for me now is how can I call the “slidedown(); return false” method on a page load behavior as opposed to an on click? So that when my “thank you” page loads your plugin is deactivated across the site?

            Also your comment regarding hiding the slider on designated pages using CSS display none sounds great. After playing around for some time now I’m still sussed out how to implement this. For example I see what you mean that each page has a unique page ID. In my case, I’d like to deactivate the slider on pages with the following classes in the body tag:
            class=”single single-landing_page postid-2039 full-width-content”
            class=”single single-landing_page postid-2162 full-width-content”
            class=”single single-landing_page postid-2451 full-width-content”

            What is the exact code that I need to insert into my style.css file?

            Thanks so much for your help!

            • Shabbir

              Tyler, you don’t need to call the slidedown function but you need to implement the functionality of that function for never show again in jquery-libs.js

              $awfsjQuery.cookie('dont_show_footer_form', 'true', { expires: 3650, path: '/'});

              Regarding CSS you need to add the following.

              .postid-2039 #footerform {display:none;}

  • Nazri Salleh

    Shabbir, I love your plugin very much. It is easy to use, simple but powerful to get more subscribers from wordpress blog. Congratulation!

    • Shabbir

      Thanks Nazri for wonderful feedback and great to see that you liked my plugin.

  • Christian



    zinput name=”sumbit” class=”sumbit” type=”sumbit” valute”sumbit” tabindex=”502″ />

    • Shabbir

      HTML code in comments gets jumbled and so if you can use pastebin that would be awesome.

  • Glen


    12 X $20 = $240


    • Shabbir

      So what explanation you want?

      • andrea

        Hi Glen, Shabbir was nice enough to direct me to the feedburner solution to his slide up. I didn’t try it yet so i can’t really comment on it. as for the arithmetic problem, the first month from aweber is free. How more lucky could be be!!

  • Glen


    Please explain that Aweber is about $20 a month, and there are currently 12 months in a year. IE 52 X $20 = $240.

    Just puncituation and arithmathic.
    Glen Standridge
    Learn Home Remodeling With Glen

  • Denise

    Hi, Shabbir — I figured out the problem — will get back to you if I have more problems — thanks!


    • Shabbir

      Glad to see that you have figured out the problem and do let me know if you still have any issues. Will be more than happy to help.

  • Denise

    Hi, and thanks for the help!

    I cannot seem to get Aweber to generate the unformatted code that has the div fields in it — it gives me this code below as unformatted code.

    How do I work with this?

    Has Aweber changed how they code the HTML??

    Please advise — I have followed all your other steps to the letter…


  • andrea

    That doesn’t make your plugin free!! It actually costs $210 a year. right?

    • Shabbir

      My plugin is completely free but if it uses some other paid product that does not mean my plugin is also paid.

      Apart from that my plugin is also available for Feedburner as well. See where Feedburner is also free and so the plugin becomes free with your view point as well.

  • andrea

    HI Shabbir,
    I installed the AWeber Footer Slideup plugin and want to try it. now i need to get the AWeber WebForm Interface. Right? so i would need to subscribe the the AWeber webform and pay subscription fee to be able to use your lively plug in?

    • Shabbir

      Andrea, yes you need to have AWeber account to get the users to signup to some list. You can read my review of AWeber

  • gregory wexler

    I cannot get the form to appear like you have on your page here:
    at the bottom.

    Specifically, the “SIGN UP >” button does not appear for me:

    what am I missing?

    • Shabbir

      I see that form is working on your site and I am able to see the submit button as well.

  • Gregory Wexler

    I can’t seem to get the form to look as you have in your example. Specifically, I don’t see the nice ‘subscribe’ button that you’ve collected from a Sprite image.
    What do I need to do to see that?

    • Shabbir

      You need to use Custom CSS for sprite based images. You have the option in the admin area to remove the CSS begin served by plugin and then provide the CSS for your sprite based image.

  • Glen


    I just discovered the neatest thing or situation. It’s called meet up, I live in the Las Vegas, Nevada USA area and I started looking for some after a friend in Memphis, Tennessee USA. I have found a bunch of them. There is one or two for photography, there is one for blogging, there is one for WordPress, there is one for hiking pretty much you name it and there is a meet up in the area.

    I just noticed that I apparently didn’t get back to you after you had a look at my site and told me that a blog was crowding out the lower blogs, therefore killing the sidebar. I did go searching and indeed I found a different one than you suspected, but never-the-less the answer was as always from the route of your directions. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Meanwhile I found a new hang out and an additional source of assistance. I went to a WordPress meet up Tuesday 6/12/2012, met a bunch of real nice people with the experience level from thinking about to the sky is the limit. There were article writers, a professional photographer, an SEO content expert, free snacks and drinks of whatever desired. You would have loved it. It was like a great big party.

    My only thought is, why hasn’t someone told me about these get togethers before. The really great thing is that it is a group of people that have simular interest with me.

  • Chris

    Cant for the life of me get it to work. For some reason is showing in my footer as just plain text without the formatting – any help is appreciated. Have followed your instructions as well as i can understand it.

    • Shabbir

      Chris, not sure I can see much from your screenshot and can you share your blog url here and I will be more than happy to look into it.

  • Glen


    When it comes to WordPress, you are the go to guy.

    This is not an unworthy comment, although I do need an anyalsis of a situation that my site has encountered.

    All of my sidebar that should be on the right side of the page has fallen to the bottom of the page and is stacked up there.

    Are you aware of any problems with the Suffusion Theme?

    If an opportunity presents itself, do me the honor of having a look.



    • Shabbir

      Glen, Your theme is messed up and from What is Tinnitus? post. It is inside the post above and so width of your content area has increased such that sidebar cannot be accommodated on the side. Apart from that I also see Title of the page is missing and other such issues. I am not sure if this is the inherent problem with the theme or not but it is certainly on your site and if you have not done anything for those issues then it should be the theme that has some issues.

  • Glen


    You are just having totally too much fun, my friend.

    I am sooo faaar behind that I question if I will get caught up this century. But I am also having too much fun.



  • Halina Goldstein
    • Shabbir


      Just add the following to your Custom CSS file in Thesis.

      div#footerform .formInputSubmitfooter {
          background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
          border: medium none;
          height: 40px !important;
          text-indent: -9999px;
          vertical-align: middle;
          width: 160px !important;
      • Halina Goldstein

        Thank you so much Shabbir – it works perfectly!

        • Shabbir

          The pleasure is all mine. 😀

  • Halina Goldstein

    No, you were right, I do want to have a button image there. I have the button uploaded but I don’t know how exactly to change the CSS. Would it be too much to ask for the exact code?

    • Shabbir

      No it would not be much and send me the link to your uploaded image and I will say what you need to place where.

  • Halina Goldstein

    Thank you so much for the plugin!
    One question: How do I replace the standard submit field with my own Sign UP button?

    • Shabbir

      You have to do using CSS by applying CSS properties to the following class – formInputSubmitfooter

      • Halina Goldstein

        Thanks – will look into it (it’s never too late to learn :-))

        • Shabbir

          Sorry I just thought you are looking to apply the image to the button but if you just want to change the text, you have the option in the admin configuration page.

          If you want to apply the button to image you can do that using CSS

  • A guy


    • Shabbir

      The pleasure is all mine :).

  • A guy

    I have exactly what you said for code, it didn’t paste in the comment. You can email me at

    • Shabbir

      I am seeing the final html where you have everything in the output and that can only come if you have the complete HTML code and not the hidden div’s content or hidden fields.

    • Shabbir

      Email sent but I see your WordPress theme has footer hook twice.

  • A guy

    No, this is what i have.



  • A guy

    Actually is shows up at the bottom, but not in the slide up..very weird.

  • A guy

    I beleive the form is painting vertical and not horizontal. Whats up? Please help.

    • Shabbir

      You have posted the whole of Aweber code in the text area where as instruction says you should be pasting only the hidden div portion of the html code.

  • Malcolm Dayton

    Looking at other websites from users in your blog, it just occurred to me that the BYOBWebsite footer plugin and your slider plugin conflict. Duh to me! Sorry to bother you, but I do very much like your footer plugin.

    Take good care,

    • Shabbir

      Those are old comments and I have made upgrades to the plugin such that those conflicts don’t occur any more. If you still see any issues, I will be more than happy to look into it and update the plugin accordingly.