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AWeber Footer SlideUp – My First WordPress Plugin

There are many Footer Slideup form’s available but the problem is they all charge for the script and that is not one time fees but month on month fees for the script. Being a developer myself I thought of creating my own and many of my clients as well as blog users asked the same script from me and so here I come with my first official WordPress plugin AWeber Footer Slideup.

Plugin Description

Footer Slideup Form is one of the best ways to ask your user to subscribe to your list without any interruption or blocking and this plugin does exactly that. It adds an AWeber subscribe form in the footer of your WordPress blog. AWeber is one of the better Auto-responders in the market and it allows you to send series of email message to subscribers. You can read my detailed AWeber review.

Installation Instructions

  1. Generate an Inline form using the AWeber Web form Interface.
  2. Grab the HTML code of your AWeber Form and Search for Hidden Div which lists all the hidden form fields for subscription. You will see it just after the <FORM> tag.
  3. Upload the plugin folder aweber-footer-slideup in the wp-contents/plugins folder.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Edit Options under the Menu ‘AWeber Footer SlideUp’. Paste the hidden div HTML Code generated in Step 2.

More detailed installation instruction are here

FAQ’s

How to Edit the Tag Line Subscribe By Email for Weekly Updates?

Heading Tag Line (Optional) in the admin interface of the plugin. Leaving it blank will show the default tagline.

What is Tracking Image URL of AWeber Webform (Optional)?

AWeber RAW HTML Webform tracks the form views and other stats with an image. If you would like to see how many users submit using the footer form you need to add the unique image url of AWeber into the field value. Just near the form end tag you will see <img src=”SomeValue” border=”0″ />. Just copy the SomeValue from the HTML code and past it in Tracking Image URL of AWeber Webform. The Image URL will not be any normal jpg/gif like image.

If you have more queries and questions (Which I am sure you will have) Please post them in comments below and I will be more than happy to help you on this matter.

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  • I prefer to use the AWeber opt-in form also, the money is in the list and with Feedburner that just isn’t gonna happen…

    The only thing I found to be different as you explain is the image link that you need to add doesn’t have the border=”0″ part in the code…

    It looks exactly like the code below and you only need to copy and paste the URL

  • Scott Winter

    I am looking for a WordPress plugin that is a slide-up offer, with a rotating date expiration. For example, an offer slides up and says it will expire in 72 hrs. After that has expired, a new offer will slide up with a new 72 hr expiration date. Let’s say three different offers. Is this available or custom built? Thanks –

    • It has to be custom built as that is not available. If you want me to be adding those option for you, can get in touch with me

  • Plugin Version 1.09 Released which adds the feature – Hides Slideup After Form Submits

    Enjoy and don’t forget to let me know what more is needed from this plugin.

  • Roxie Torres

    For some reason when I check my mobile device the footer doesn’t show up, is there a reason why?

    • Yes it has been disabled on mobile because there is just too small space to show up on mobile.

  • Hi there, I love your plugin.

    But I do have one minor irritant on my end that I hope you can help me fix easily. The theme I use had the left hand sidebar fixed. I had a lot of contact on it so I made it scrollable with the rest of the page but in doing so, now the sidebar elements overlap on top of the footer slide-up at the bottom whenever you scroll down the page.

    I’m not that great with css and such. Is there a quick way to make aweber footer slideup the topmost element so that everything scrolls or appears underneath it always (rather than over top). See the website and scrolldown to see what I mean. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!!! 🙂

    • Sure Andrew. Just add the following line in your theme’s style.css

      div#footerform {z-index:101 !important;}

      And that should do the trick. I had the z-index define to keep things on top of everything but your theme sets it just too high value and so we have to set it something more than that.

      • That fixed it perfectly! Thank you!

        Where I can send you a small donation for your help and the awesome plugin! 🙂

        • Being in India, I cannot accept personal payments or Donation but you can always send business payment to shabbir at imtips.co 😀

  • Nice plugin. Got it working in 5 minutes.

    But just one thing: after someone has filled in the form and signed-up, the footer still stays. As they’ve subscribed I’d have thought it wouldn’t show up anymore. Is that how it is supposed to work or do I have some kind of issue ?

    • Yes it is suppose to work that way only Richard. What you are suggesting is doable and will think about implementing the same in the next release.

  • Plugin CSS is stored in http://changingthefaceofwisdom.com/wp-content/plugins/aweber-footer-slideup/style.css file and you can copy the content of the CSS file and paste into your theme’s CSS file. Remember to copy the following 2 images as well.
    @ http://changingthefaceofwisdom.com/wp-content/plugins/aweber-footer-slideup/images/name.png
    @ http://changingthefaceofwisdom.com/wp-content/plugins/aweber-footer-slideup/images/mail.png
    If you are using frameworks like Thesis or Genesis you can add them to the custom CSS options they provide. It will reduce an extra file request to the CSS file on your server.

    I don’t understand any on this.

    • Just ignore them as of now and they are optional settings for those who don’t want to have yet another CSS file included on pages and want to combine them to their existing CSS files.

  • I am having issues with finding where CSS theme is. I am lost with all of that CSS talk. I use Pagelines as a theme if that matters. But I don’t have a name & email box with the little picture and I don’t know what to do.

    • Saba, not sure I am able to understand your CSS issue. Can you please elaborate.

  • Dan

    Hi, nice plugin! Thanks!!

    Looking now for a way to have the cursor blinking in the email field, so it is even more inviting…do you have an idea how to do this, I can only do that with HTML pages…

    Thx

    Dan

    • Should be a simple JavaScript code to get that done Dan.

  • Hi Shabbir,

    Had a lot of problems with part of form dissappear. Discontinued use for a while. Currently a little busy to deal with it anyway.

    Cheers

    Glen
    http://HealthyBodySolution.com

  • Is there a way to change the blue color of the subscription box?

    Also, change the tag/label in the Name box to Full Name (as in First/Last)?

    Otherwise, I just found this plugin, installed it and it’s working in 20 minutes at http://www.marketingtobridesonline.com.

    Great job!

    Chris

    • Scratch that… found it in CSS.

      Awesome!

      • Yes you can add the needed CSS things in your theme’s CSS file under the id #footerform. Glad you already found that Chris.

  • I have updated the plugin to add lot of features as well as solve lot of jQuery bugs. To summarize following changes are done.

    • Default Text of all form fields like Name, Email and submit button.
    • Option to add CSS from the Plugin CSS file or copy the same into theme CSS File and exlude the plugin CSS file.
    • Option to Remove – Close for Now and Never Show Again links
    • Optional name field.
    • Use of WordPress support for jQuery as well as make it optional so user can use the jQuery emebeded by theme or other plugins.

    I have tried to covered every request in the comments here and if you have anything more do let me know.

  • Nice plugin but it would be even better if a Header version was available! I want optin at TOP of page…
    Thanks,
    Steve

    • Having at top is slightly irritating for users because it needs lot more space and so have no plans to make it as part of plugin but I can get that done for you if you want.

  • Sheree

    Using WP Kaboodle theme. When we install the aweber slider our slider panels above disappears. Pls advise how do we amend this and still have your aweber slider functioning. Thanks!

    • Sheree, can you share your blog url and so I can see the theme in action.

      • Sheree

        Here’s the demo http://demo.woothemes.com/kaboodle/ The slider panels at the top disappears once the plugin is installed.

        • There is a jQuery conflict. I am coming up with new version of the plugin that should solve such issues but as of now if you are fine commenting one line of code that should solve the issue.

          • Sheree

            Hi,
            Don’t quite understand “if you are fine commenting one line of code that should solve the issue.” Could you elaborate.

            • You have to comment one line in the file to make it work with the current theme or you can wait for few days and I will come up with new version of the plugin that would solve the issue. The plugin update is expected in mid April.

              Let me know if you are comfortable editing the file and I can let you know what needs an edit.

  • Hi Shabbir,
    Thanks so much for the great plugin!
    I am in the process of changing some things, but can’t seem to get my Tagline or Ebook image to show up. I have entered both in the admin settings page, and also tried changing the Tagline in awfs.php file. The default tagline continues to show up.
    Is there a certain size my .jpg file has to be, or maybe another format?

    Thanks again.

    • John, do you have any cache plugin because if you enter the content in the admin option it should show up. Also I see your tagline as Grab Your FREE RE-BRANDABLE EBOOK. Enter Your Info.

      • Hi Shabbir,

        Thanks for your response. It is working. It just took longer to show up than most things I edit. Again, Thank You for the fantastic plugin. It’s great.

  • Plug-in Slide-up Web-form
    You said under edit, paste in html. Where do I paste it?

  • Hi – I like the idea but I can’t get it to work. I followed the instructions. The file is in my w-contents folder but not in my header.php or footer.php folders.

    It wasn’t clear when copying the tracking code, whether its just the code within the img tags or the div tags. Do you delete it from the main code box after you have copied it?

    I really need this to work because I have just taken on an aweber account thinking this would work for sure.

    Thanks for the support,
    John

    • HI John, It would work for sure. Share your blog url because there is nothing needed when it comes to copying files. I have more detailed installation instructions as well here and see if that helps. Let me know more and I will be more than happy to make it work for you.

  • Hi Shabbir

    I am having a conflict between this plugin and J-shortcodes. Do you have any suggestions? When both are activated, the J-shortcodes accordion menu just behaves as a normal link.

    • I have not used J-shortcodes and so if you can show me I may be able to help.

  • Geza

    Hi Shabbir!
    I have an error when i try to install the plugin, it says:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in D:\Program Files\EasyPHP-5.3.6.0\www\wordpress\wp-content\plugins\aweber-footer-slideup\awfs.php on line 114

    • Geza, I am using the latest version of the plugin on my blog here and also I tested on my local host in Windows environment and I don’t see any issues. On line 114 there is nothing in that file and so I would suggest if you can remove the plugin and install once again and see if it solves the problem. If not you can contact me to look into your server and I will be more than happy to fix the issue for you.

    • BTW I just upgraded the plugin to remove that unwanted new line in PHP and I hope it should work.

  • Hi, I’ve installed the plugin as per your instructions. It pops up along the bottom of the page but the fields to enter name and email are not there? Was there something else I need to do to get those input boxes?

    • I think you have messed up the HTML because there is nothing much to do for getting the input boxes. Share your blog and I will be more than happy to have a look.

  • Hi there, am having difficultly setting this up on my site, does it work on Version 3.1.2? I followed the instruction details but doesn’t seem to work at all (I’ve kept it live on AndroidTabletFanatic.com so you can check it out). Thanks very much.

    • Sorry have got this working now! Realise I had included on div too many! 🙂

      • Great to see that. Let me know if you encounter any more issues.

  • David

    Will it work for 3.11?

    WordPress page says only 2.9. Please advice.

    • David, yes it works with WordPress 3.1.1 and that data is not updated.

  • Is there a way to delete the Close for Now and/or Never Show Again? I hit close for now and the opt in never came back. I had to delete the site from my cookies

    • Do you mean you want that form to be always there for the user. It will need few changes in the CSS files. Will you be able to do it? If yes I can suggest it to you.

  • I have updated the installation instruction with lots of details. See here

  • JFB

    Indulge this noobie because I don’t understand the “Hidden Div” and instructions.

    I didn’t find either when searching the html code for my AWeber form.

    • Hi JFB, Did you get the RAW HTML code for your form.

      • JFB

        Yes. Of course I have the html code.

        But what remains terribly unclear is just what snippet of code to use. EXACTLY, PRECISELY from what to where in that snarl of AWeber jibberish.

        By the way, the red text instruction next to the input box of the plugin in the admin area of a WP site, is missing a key word, namely – –

        • JFB

          The instruction is missing this – before the word “tag”.

          • Thanks for pointing that out and it FORM tag where I have used the HTML and it is not formated well.

  • Hi Love the plugin hiwever at the bottom of the blog it shows a blue line and when uI close the line then the forms show up. Then i see there are form fileds to fill in but I only need to fill in the two.

    So can you state where to where to copy from aweber – i took from hidden to the end but I believe that is causing duplicatte fieldss to show up .

    its on the blog under my name – you will see its kinda funky display at the bottom.

    aany suggestions to fix this.

    Thanks Greg

    • Greg, It looks like you have messed up with the html. I am in process of putting up a very detailed install instruction with lots of screen shots this weekend and that should help.

  • I would like to use your plug in but I just don’t know WHERE to paste the code from the Aweber generated bit. I have the right bit of code copied to my clipboard, but I don’t see any direction on where to paste it in the “Aweber Footer Slide-up” window in ‘edit’ … I’m kind of a newbie so please try to be specific. i.e., “Paste the Aweber snippet right after THIS BIT OF CODE in the edit window”

    Thanks.

    • Hi Bob, Under the Settings Menu You will see option of AWeber Footer Slide-up. Click on that link and you will see option to place the code.

  • This is great plugin, could you please make it for Imnica Mail ? they are new but start growing

    Cheers

    • Sorry but I have plans of doing it for Imnica

      • Do you mean Have no plan or have plan doing it for imnica ?

        Thanks

        • I have no plans doing it for imnica

  • Can’t get the form to work propper. The name field and email field is not there.

    • Can you explain what is the issue. The name and email fields are by default added for a horizontal display. Share your Blog URL and I will be more than happy to look into it.

  • Hi Shabbir,

    Thank you for a great plugin! I’ve managed to update most of the colours, etc in CSS to match the style of my blog, but cannot locate how to change the colour of the ‘close for now’ and ‘never show again’ text – it barely shows now because it’s grey over green…. would love your help on this please, if you can direct me to the right CSS section! Thank you very much in advance!
    Justine

    • In your themes a:link and you have to be adding the following style.

      div#footerform a:link {}

  • Upgraded the plugin to support Image now. I am not using images myself and though I have thought of all the issues that can come up but if you have any more issues do let me know and I will be more than happy to get it resolved.

    Version 0.92

  • The footer is not working properly on my site at all: syewells.com

    • What issues do you see. I see the form is working and is popping up rightly

  • Christine

    Can I exclude the footer from certain pages or is it a global install?

    Christine

  • Hi,
    I have everything set up the way you said to. It pops up and works, however, the subscribe now button is not there? How do I fix this?

    • Mind sharing your URL so I can have a look as to why the button is not there.

      • kielc
        • I see the Sign Up Button in the White. I am testing in FF

          • kielc

            I guess I was expecting what you have on the example, it goes well with my theme.
            http://imtips.co/aweber-footer-slideup.html

            • It looks like you have some modification done. Ideally background is blue. Did you edit any of the CSS files or anything/

              • kielc

                Ya I did. Can you either tell me where the CSS is to make the white background of the submit button another color (i couldn’t find it). or tell me how to make the button a different image. I have snagged your green button from your site and tried putting it in, but it caused problems. I would be fine with just changing the white background of the button to another color just so it stand out more.

  • Must be a mix of good student/good teacher 🙂 Thanks again. Cheers R

  • Thank you Shabbir.

    Im not sure what I did but Ive managed to change the colour of the footer without going to my control panel 🙂

    Thank you…..

    I might try a couple more modifications now….

  • Im not using Linux….Im on wordpress. Where do I find “the folder” Shabbir?

    Sorry to be so thick but Im not an IT anything and this is like a foreign language to me (an others like me I suspect)>

    Cheers

    R

    • I think you need to see consult your host because I am talking about your server OS and use of FTP.

  • Thank you Shabbir. Im now in the right place but the headline says: Editing aweber-footer-slideup/style.css (inactive)

    How do I make the css active?

    Cheers

    Rosemary

    • Your file permission is not right and it is set as read only. Visit the folder and change the file permission. If you are using Linux it should be 666

  • Shabbir Thank you for your offer but Im a one woman band – as you can see from my site. For many reasons, I need to learn and do myself.

    I am in the CSS file and I can see lines that relate to the text but I dont see lines that relate to the colours. Could you please tell me what to look for?

    I see your footer here is lovely and bold and easy to read. Currently, my footer looks feint and this isnt a good look – for my site or for your wonderful product.

    • Perfectly fine and if you see the file you should be able to see
      div#footerform .tagline { font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; font-family: arial; }
      and add color:#000 to the tag line.

      Also your font in footer is colored that way and as this plugin adds the HTML code in footer it takes some CSS values from your footer.

  • Shabbir

    Thank you! Im in a part of wordpress Ive never ventured into before.

    And I have a slideup!

    I would now like to change the colour of the background from blue.

    And Id like to change the colour and boldness of the writing too.

    Could you please explain step by step what to do?

    Cheers

    Rosemary

    • You have to edit the plugins CSS file. Let me know if you can the file or want me to suggest how to find the WordPress plugins editor and then edit the plugins CSS file. If you have issues I can get this done for you as well and if you want to hire me for some work you can also do that here – http://imtips.co/go/elance-profile

  • OOHH. Thanks for letting me know Shabbir. Hope flagged is nice not naughty.

  • Not sure if my previous post got through, so will repeat myself.

    I understand which code to insert. Im just not sure where it needs to go exactly in the plugin.

    Could someone please tell me?

    Im using WordPress thesis.

    Cheers

    Rosemary

    • Yeah it went through but was flagged and so you could not see Awaiting message.

  • Hi
    Im no techie and I cant install this plugin. For someone like me the instructions are not clear.

    Could someone please tell me (politely??) what part of the Aweber code goes exactly where?

    Cheers

    R

    • After you activate your plugin you will see option under the settings menu as AWeber Footer SlideUp and you have to add the HTML code there.

      • I dont see a settings option. On the plugin page where all my plugins are listed my only options are active/deactivate, edit, and visit plugin site.

        Am I looking on the wrong page perhaps?

        R

        • Yes. You activate the plugins and then you will see the option in your left sidebar under the settings

  • I’ve also added a good rating and a favourable comment on WordPress for you and the plugin!

  • I upgraded the plugin which handles the bug about the blank AWeber tracking image. Please let me know if you still see any errors.

    • Hi Shabbir,

      I just tried the upgraded version and it works in IE & FF now.

      Thanks,
      Karen

  • Hi Shabbir,
    How can you reset the never show again if you’ve clicked on it by mistake?

    It there a way to put more space between the ‘close for now’ and ‘never show again’?

    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Clear the cookies and it will come back.
      Gap is all controlled by CSS and so should not be a problem.

      • Thanks.
        There are very few plugin authors that give this level of service!

  • CB

    Has anyone got data on the optin rates comparing the footer ad with a regular well-placed sign up form?

  • I couldn’t clear the field any more than I could so in the end I entered the img src from the Aweber form and that seems to have cured the issue.

    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Then add the valid image URL and it will work. I will update the plugin and work on this bug in the mean time.

  • Hi Shabbir,

    This is a great plugin!

    I have a couple of questions.

    1) When someone has clicked on the ‘Close for Now’ how long will it stay closed for? I’m testing it and it hasn’t come back up again and I’m not sure when it will appear again.

    2) When I’m looking at my site in IE8 the fields in the footer are partially obscured. They seemed okay in Firefox though. I don’t know whether it’s the theme (I’m still using a default theme during set up) or something else.

    http://www.buyingahousemadesimple.com.au

    Thanks for your help.

    Karen

    • Hi Karen,

      1. Close for now means it will remain closed until user closes his browser.
      2. Test the plugin here itself and see how it works in IE8. It works fine for me. I am using the same plugin here as well.

    • BTW you see it screwed in IE is because you have some space added to the optional image tracking field.

      • Thanks for the quick reply.

        Do you mean I have some space added in the plugin optional image tracking field?
        Or in the Aweber form itself?

        I have cleared the optional image tracking field in the plugin and it’s made no difference….

  • Hello Shabbir,

    Thank you for this plugin!

    I just have one question. I have the same issue as Henning– a broken image. I am using Chrome. Here is a screenshot: http://imm.io/1PF3

    Thanks in advance. I hope you can help me figure out what to add somewhere to fix that broken image link.

    • Hi Alma, The issue comes when you do have some space or something in the Tracking Image URL of AWeber Webform (Optional). Either make it blank completely or add the Image URL from the AWeber form code.

      Let me know if this solves your problem or not and if not I will upgrade the plugin to fix this issue.

  • Great plugin! Just installed it and it works great. Just one question. How do I change the color of my subscribe button to a different color. On the original form it should be blue and it shows up in gray in the plugin.

    Thanks
    Craig

    • You need to apply CSS style to the button class. In your theme apply the style for the following class formInputSubmitfooter

      • Thanks Shabbir,
        Just gave you a little link juice for the great plugin.
        Have a great day!
        Craig

        • Thanks and I really appreciate it.

  • Hi Shabbir, it’s http://www.social-europe.eu and there is no tracker tag in the code of my aweber form. I searched for it with a text editor…

    • I just checked that blog and it is a wonderful blog BTW.

      Now about the issues you have.

      1. Sticking to bottom and the CSS files have the following property

      height:46px; It should be a bit more than 46px

      2. Broken Image I could not see even in Safari and can you share a Screen scrap of where you see a broken image.

      Thanks
      Shabbir

  • Hi there,

    first of all great plugin! But mine seems to be a bit squeezed at the bottom and it does display a missing pic icon (at least in Safari). I couldn’t find the tracking picture code in the aweber form either. Any suggestions how this can be improved?

    Thanks!

    • Please share your blog URL so that I can look into it.

  • Hi
    Can you advise where in aweber i create an INLINE form as all the templates etc seem the standard ones that go in columns?

    Also exactly what part should be extracted from the code (what tag?, Hidden div???)
    Many thanks
    Steve

    • Steve, You will see in HTML the <form element and just after that a Div with visibility as hidden containing all the hidden form fields.

  • Hey I installed the footer and everything is working but the color of it is so light I can’t read my headline. Also how do I add the “subscribe now” button.

    This is a new blog I JUST started and I am a novice at this stuff. Can you still help?

    Thans

    • Hi Carlos, Yes I can help and let me know your blog URL

      • carlos

        the website is http://www.acupuncturemarketingideas.com

        Thanks so much Shabbir

        • The issue is that you have reformatted your font size and color such that this font size becomes too small.

          Let me know how you want it to be corrected and I can do that for you.

  • Great post. Exactly what I am looking for. I am a photographer and I am looking for a good wordpress theme that I can use to display my pictures. I will like to use some of these plugins with my site. Any suggestions?

  • Awesome. You just saved my $97.

    Suggestion for future release. (If you are okay with it).

    1. Capabilities of adding an image before the form.. something like ultimate footer ads
    2. Using the WordPress's default jquary file (That'd reduce a http call from server).

    • Yes I have plans to work on point no 2 but yes I will even add your point no 1 into my list of todo things.

  • Liz

    Hi! Thanks much for a great plugin! I'm having trouble changing the color of the font in the slider. I've edited the css and when that didn't work, added it inline, but neither style is working to change the font color from black/gray to white like my client wants. Any suggestions?

    here's the site in question: http://interviewdoctor.com

    • When I checked in FireBird it does work for me. Just add color:white to div#footerform .tagline and the font turns white.

  • Paul

    Hi Shabbir,

    A couple of things please.

    1. How can I get two form fields instead of one. i.e. name and e-mail. If you could tell me how to make it look like your own rather pretty one at the bottom of this page, all the better 🙂

    2. The link to hide the footer doesn't appear to work in mine. Any idea what I should look for?

    Thanks

    Paul

    • Hi Paul,

      1. I have 2 fields already and can you explain what you are trying to do. Also I am using the same plugin as you are and so I am again not sure what you mean.

      2. Do let me know your blog URL and I can tell you why it may or may not work.

      Thanks
      Shabbir

      • Paul

        OK, I realised what is going on… with the 2 fields anyway. I got the plugin in a site from somone else. Obviously they changed it at some point.

        Any chance of telling me where in the download zip file, I can get your original code? When I delete the plugin via WP admin, then re-install it via admin, it just uses the old code again.

        Thanks

        Paul

        • Paul

          Sorry, when I am talking about the code. I am talking about the Aweber code, and maybe the css.

          • Paul

            OK, found the CSS. Changed that code and the js files (just in case). But still need the original Aweber code if it is possible please. You can e-mail me it if you don't want to put it up here. Thanks

            • Paul, Just delete the plugin using the wordpress interface and download and use the plugin from here

              http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/aweber-foot

              Now about the original AWeber code will be in your AWeber interface and I can only email you once you send me your AWeber login.

              Use the contact Us to email your AWeber login if you want me to send you your AWeber code

              • Paul

                Hi Shabbir

                “Just delete the plugin using the wordpress interface and download and use the plugin from here”

                Just done that, It still looks the same to me.

                I have e-mailed you (via your site) the details of my Aweber account and Blog. Your plugin is currently turned off, till I can get it to work.

                Many Thanks

                • Hi Paul,

                  Yes I have the email and is responding to it after looking at things.

  • Hi there. Great plugin and I have it working great on my site. I wanted to adjust the delay before it pops up. I know someone mentioned before about editing the javascript file and while I opened it up for a peek I couldn't see what variable I needed to change. Any help in pointing me in the right direction for that would be great. Thanks!

    • Hi Jeremy, Upgrade to the latest version of the plugin i.e. 0.9 and then open the jquery-libs file under the plugins/aweber-footer-slideup/js folder and you will see the following line

      $awfsjQuery('#footerform').slideDown(“slow”);

      Replace the line with

      $awfsjQuery('#footerform').delay(7000).slideDown(“slow”);

      the number 7000 is the amount of delay in milliseconds.

  • Please Help. The slide up form will not slide down. I'll give you access to the blog.

    • Hi Richard, I just visited the link you have as your website and I could not see the plugin to be active and do let me know the URL of the blog where you installed it and I will be more than happy to have a look at it.

  • Dave

    Is there a way to delay the slideup – maybe 5 seconds?
    Thanks -Dave

    • You can do that but only if you can edit the JavaScript Files. Let me know if you can and I will let you know where you need to be doing it.

      • Dave

        if its a matter of going to a file and making some minor changes, I can do that.

        • Yes it is quite simple minor edit and if you can let me know your URL I can help you get it done and if you want me to be doing it for you you can contact me and I can do it for you as well.

          • Dave

            Shabbir,
            Thanks for all your help.

            -Dave

            • The pleasure is all mine and if possible do leave a rating on the wordpress page for the plugin

  • Carlos

    Where do I paste the code when I grab it from Aweber? I opened the settings tab and just pasted it in the blank box but nothing shows up.

    Can you help me?

    here is my url: http://www.undisputedmarketing.com

    • Carlos, I looked at the URL and it looks like either the plugin is not active or your theme does not support any kind of HTML insertion in header and footer.

  • Hey I just read all of the comments and now found the hidden part of the code you talked about. I also opened up the settings and pasted everything but can't see anything when I save it. The plugin is activated but nothing shows up.

    Here is my URL: http://www.undisputedmarketing.com

  • Carlos

    Hey I activated the plugin but can't find the hidden div code you're talking about. I can't get this to work at all. It looks like it should be amazing though! Do you think you could put up a video of how to do it?

    This would reallllly help a lot!

  • I'm having a hard time getting this to work. I am posting this code:
    ——————————————-
    <div style=”display: none;”>
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_web_form_id” value=”242202337″ />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_split_id” value=”” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”listname” value=”osg-weekly” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://www.aweber.com/thankyou-coi.htm?m=text” id=”redirect_d82cca04f4f2fba4482c4f9975138cb6″ />

    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_adtracking” value=”Front_Page” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_message” value=”1″ />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_required” value=”name (awf_first),name (awf_last),email” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_forward_vars” value=”” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_tooltip” value=”” />
    </div>
    ——————————————-

    When I do this the slide up appears, but when I submit my own info as a test, I get a new page with the following error message:

    Notice:
    Some required fields are missing:

    Name (first)
    Name (last)

    Please push the “back” button on your web browser to fill in the missing information.
    ——————————————-

    In my custom form that I made I do require a first and last name, and when I paste the above code into the admin screen, the slide up that shows does not show the first and last name required fields. I've uninstalled the plugin for now, but my site is officesupplygeek.com

    • Hi, It does now work with FirstName and LastName as separate field but works with only name field.

      The main reason for this not to work that is because AWeber does not allow any form with horizontal entry form but if you want me to make this one specially for you just get in touch with me and I can get it done for you.

  • I love this plugin. Shabbir is very helpful in helping me. And I'd like to share an experience about this plugin.

    Some themes don't seem to work well with this plugin, because there's no some kind of hook function being used — according to email discussion with Shabbir.

    If anyone would like to use this plugin, make sure that this code **<?php wp_footer(); ?>** is in the php file. It could be in footer.php or somewhere else.

    I don't know much about coding. But what I suspect is that certain theme designers don't include this code in the php file. This is my experience after switching themes for 3 times to find out. Without this code, the slide up doesn't appear.

    • Yes the footer should have that call as per wordpress documentation and any theme not doing that would mean is not very good well coded.

  • Joshua

    Shabbir,

    I tried many times to place my Aweber code…but it never worked…partly because, being not that techie…I don't even know WHERE to paste it…after what? Where should I paste this code? The instructions just said paste the code…I opened up the “edit” section…but don;t know where to paste. Any help would be awesome…thanks!

    • Joshua, You will find the hidden form fields in between a hidden div

      Something like this.

      <div style=”display:none;”>

      You will see lot of configuration fields after that code and you have to use those code into the text area in the admin panel

      • Joshua

        Shabbir,

        I know how to get the code from Aweber…What I don't know is where to paste it in the admin panel of the slide up form.

        Could you point me to WHERE it needs to pasted?

        Thanks,

        *Joshua

        • Joshua,

          After you activate the plugin you will see AWeber Footer Slideup Option which will be added under the settings menu.

          Thanks
          Shabbir

          • Joshua

            Shabbir,

            Thanks! I got it…but now that it's working…strangely enough…it's actually going BEHIND my blog page and not in front…??? Why would this happen and what would the solution be?

            My site is: http://www.thehighvibelife.com

            Thanks!

            • Joshua, your theme's body has a z-index of 3 and so you have to specify a z-index higher than that in the stylesheet. I have released the new version of the plugin and this should take care of the z-index issues now. Do let me know your feedback.

  • Yipee

    Something I always wanted to have but can you make it work for Feedbruner

  • Alan Cutten

    Hi Shabbir

    Yes thank you it is working now 🙂

    Tell me is there a way to have a different slide up on different pages of the site?

    Thanks

    Alan

    • Alan, Can you explain a bit more on what you meant by it.

      • I think Alan means that, the plugin gives us an option to choose slide ups of different design, and show up in different pages of our choice. This would also be great for doing some split-testing.

        • Hardi, yes we can have that in the future as currently I have lot of supporting queries that I am thinking of getting it solved.

  • Alan Cutten

    Hi Shabbir

    I have installed the Aweber Footer Slide Up and added the following under settings

    <div style=”display: none;”>
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_web_form_id” value=”1451651594″ />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_split_id” value=”” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”listname” value=”mindvisitors” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://www.aweber.com/thankyou-coi.htm?m=text” id=”redirect_744ddfef3095180dfe863e66bae3a047″ />

    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_adtracking” value=”Mindset_Visitor” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_message” value=”1″ />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_required” value=”name,email” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_forward_vars” value=”” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_tooltip” value=”” />
    </div>

    My problem is that the slideup bar is not working, I am currently using the Ultimate Blogging Theme 3.0.6, could that be the problem?

    Thanks

    Alan
    http://www.traders-live.com

    • Alan, You have jQuery conflict: jQuery is loaded two times and the second time is loaded by some other plugin and so Footer SlideUp is screwed.

    • Alan, I just released 0.6 version of the plugin to take care of the conflict issue with any other jQuery version and let me know if it works for you now.

  • Natdye

    Great Plug in. Can we change the look of it at all? Like the colors or the text?

    • Natdye, Thanks for the feedback and yes you can do that using your own theme CSS file or even editing the plugin CSS file. I will suggest you to edit the theme CSS file to have the extra CSS value as your desire.

      The plugin is completely CSS based and the id under which all CSS fall are footerform and so editing the CSS file will not impact other areas of your blog.

      • Natdye

        Awesome! I was able to change the tag line and remove the name feild, which I hear converts better.
        What part of the CSS code do I look for to change the background color, and the text color of the tag line?

        Thanks.

        • footerform background.

          • Nathandye0202

            I can't find that in the code anywhere. how can I locate that section? I am in the plug-in editor option, I have selected the aweber footer slide up. I hit ctrl+f and type in footer background, but nothing comes up. What else can I do to find it.

            Thanks.

            • You edit the the CSS file and their you will see something code like the following link

              http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/aweber-footer-

              You can edit the following line

              background:#6699CC;

              to have your own back ground color.

              Also you can copy the content of the CSS file into your themes CSS file and then edit the color accordingly.

  • Jimmy

    I'm running a wootheme, placed the hidden content as displayed and the foot does slide up but it's your default one?

    • What do you mean by my default one? Can you share your blog URL. Do you mean to say it shows my AWeber list or do you mean the design of the slideup is mine?

      • Jimmy

        The design of the slideup is yours. Even after I enter my aweber code.

        • The Design can be changed by using CSS into your theme. Let me know if you have some idea about CSS and so I can explain what you should be doing to make the changes.

  • Paul

    Same problem not working see:
    http://jmyown.com

    jmyown@gmail.com

    • Paul, You have posted the whole AWeber code into the Admin Options but it should only be the hidden fields.

      i.e.

      <div style=”display: none;”>
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_web_form_id” value=”956990529″ />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_split_id” value=”” />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”listname” value=”jmyown” />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://www.aweber.com/thankyou-coi.htm?m=text” id=”redirect_f4fe5186a124fb69887fa17ae121ac37″ />

      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_adtracking” value=”My_Web_Form” />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_message” value=”1″ />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_required” value=”name,email” />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_forward_vars” value=”” />
      <input type=”hidden” name=”meta_tooltip” value=”” />
      </div>

      • Paul

        Made corrections as above. Do I need the 'Form” tags at start and end?. Also running Socrates theme and All-in-0ne-SEO plugin. Currently bottom slider is not working.

        • Paul, we only need the hidden fields and not the form tags. Also All in One SEO it has been tested and there is no issue as I myself is using the same and also Socrates theme has the needed basic hooks and so should not be an issue. Would you mind sharing your blog URL

  • Hi Shadbbir,

    It still doesn't work. I wonder the problem is caused by the theme.

    • Would you mind sharing your blog URl so that I can look into it or you can directly email me as well and I will be more than happy to help

  • I just investigate few bugs that I were reported and now I have upgraded the plugin by fixing all the bugs.

    The major one was on some webserver .cookie in the filename was an issue and so please update to version 0.5 now and it should work for all.

    If it still does not work please post your blog URL so that I can have a look.

  • Impressive, especially for your first plugin… I'll be using it on my themes. Terry is onto something, you should extend this to include aweber and other mailers.

  • I love this plugin but just can’t get it to work.

    Can you please tell me which line of code I should use?

    I paste these codes. The plugin doesn’t work.

    ========
    div style=”display: none;”>

    ========

    • Hardi, Yes that code should work. Can you share your blog URL

  • Great plugin and thank you for sharing!

    How hard would it be to make it work with GetResponse?

    If you could make it where it would accept “generic” form code, it would be the best plugin of 2010 far as I am concerned:)

    Thanks again,

    Terry

    • Not a bad option but making it general would be tough because some code needs to be injected under the visible text fields because AWeber does not support fields in one line.

      But yes I can always get one more plugin for GetResponse as well. Should be just vanilla changes,

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