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Hybrid Connect Review: The Ultimate List Building Plugin?

Hybrid Connect Plugin Review
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  • Last modified: August 20, 2014
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Hybrid Connect is a must have plugin that makes it easy to add high converting opt-in forms to your website. You will love how easy you can customize your opt-in forms.

In the following post you’re going to discover the inner workings of what I can only describe as one of the best mailing list plugins available for WordPress right now. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make a decision and also exactly why I bought it and use it on all of my websites.

If you have been here before, then you may have noticed that I’m a big fan of Hybrid Connect.

I use it on plenty of my sites but the big question is – is it all just hype? And is it going to help you?

Let’s take a closer look…

The Hybrid Connect plugin reviewed

Hybrid Connect is a WordPress plugin that is designed specifically to make it extremely easy for you to integrate almost any mailing list provider and create powerful, converting opt-in forms.

These converting opt-in forms will get people on to your mailing list which you can then use to keep bringing traffic back to your blog and promoting products to.

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The good

Hybrid Connect has an impressive array of features and combine together to make this one of the most powerful list building plugins available.

Here are some examples of the main features:

  • Responsive forms
  • Entirely drag and drop, no coding required form builder
  • Add forms using short code
  • Unlimited forms and unlimited lists
  • GoToWebinar integration
  • In depth statistics
  • Facebook connect integration
  • Built in split testing functionality
  • 30 impressive templates to get you started
  • Save your own templates
  • Embed video in your opt-in forms

The bad

I am struggling to come with anything bad to say about Hybrid Connect and one of the reasons is because I’ve come to rely on it so much and every time I think I’ve found something that causes me a problem I then find a way round it.

It got to the point where I was even trying to scrutinize the button styles, I wasn’t all that keen on them – and then I noticed you can upload your own buttons so there’s no excuse.

Shane Melaugh and his team did an amazing job on this plugin.

If I could think of anything, it would be that I’d like more templates and maybe some additional styles for squeeze page but the fact remains that Hybrid Connect does come with 30+ well designed templates already.

Where can you add opt-in forms with Hybrid Connect?

Hybrid Connect allows you to add opt-in forms in the following locations on your blog:

  • Sidebar opt-ins
  • Pop-up light boxes
  • Below your post
  • Slide-in
  • In-content
  • Opt-in tick box for your comments
  • Facebook pages
  • Squeeze pages

Which auto responder services are supported?

A lot of plugins that are available either don’t support many mailing list/auto responder services or they list a few of the big names and leave it at that meaning that sometimes you’re just not sure what will work.

  • iContact
  • GetResponse
  • Infusionsoft
  • Mail Chimp
  • Constant Contact
  • AWeber
  • Office Auto Pilot
  • Imnica Mail
  • And more..

If your mailing list provider supports HTML web forms then it will work with Hybrid Connect.

Just how good is the form builder interface?

One of the reasons why I bought Hybrid Connect was because I had been searching for a new Opt-in plugin for a good while, I tried a lot of the main plugins and I was always disappointed.

You could customise a lot them but only to a certain point, then after that you would definitely need to know HTML and CSS to get the sort of look that you want.

I wanted a mailing list plugin that was 100% customisable, no need for messing around with code – just an easy and straight forward way to building powerful converting opt-in forms.

Let’s take a look at the types of things you’ll be able to do with the Hybrid Connect interface.

You start off with the option to pick a template:

Hybrid Connect Review
You then get the option to change headline text, descriptions, bullet styles, call to actions, button text and privacy policy:

Hybrid Connect Review: Ultimate Form Builder
Now we’re on to the actual customization options which allow you to change every aspect of the template:

Hybrid Connect Customisation Options
Each one of the sections above expands to reveal settings that give you complete control over your opt-in form’s look.

Next you can add images, change margins, positioning and more:

Upload images with Hybrid Connect

The verdict on Hybrid Connect

Hybrid Connect is an impressive plugin with all of the features that you will need to skyrocket your mailing list.

You have over 30 well designed templates to get you started, but you have the option to change anything on whichever template you want to use, you can customise every aspect with an intuitive form builder interface.

You can hook in any auto responder that you like providing it supports HTML forms and then there’s split testing which will allow you to ensure your forms are converting extremely well.

Hybrid Connect is a must have mailing list plugin. Nothing else seems to match it in terms of features.

… I’m not the only one who thinks that because 1,000′s of other bloggers like you are already benefiting from Hybrid Connect.

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Hybrid Connect is a must have plugin that makes it easy to add high converting opt-in forms to your website. You will love how easy you can customize your opt-in forms.

Rated 4 stars

About Adam Connell

Adam is the founder of Blogging Wizard. Previously managed a marketing agency. And now spends most of his time helping others become more successful online. Get more from Adam on Google+.

  • Xenia

    Hi Adam
    Thank you for the review. It is excellent and has convinced me that this is ideal for my website. I will buy it through your affiliate link :-) Adam I just have one question. Do I have to use aWeber or mailchimp? Can it just be utilized by my website?

    Many thanks Adam
    Warm Regards

    • Adam Connell

      Hi Xenia, My pleasure and thanks for checking this out – it’s much appreciated :)

      You can use any auto-responder service that generates HTML forms, but I haven’t tested it with a system where it runs directly from your site, I know plugins can allow you to do that, but I’ve not seen one that would be compatible.

      I’d recommend using an auto-responder service as opposed to running them through your server though.

      Just picked up your email and will get a response over to you asap.


  • Leon

    Can I insert into the feature box? before the posts I use thesis 1.8.

  • Craig Carpenter

    I wanted to thank you for this review Adam. I’m currently researching which opt in form I’d like to buy and this was really helpful! I hope to eventually write my own article at my Modernpreneur site about my findings as well.

    It seems that building an email list is something that a lot of small business owners and self employed professional ignore.

    • Adam Connell

      Hey Craig – thanks for stopping by. Really glad that my post was able to help you.

      You’re right – so many small businesses don’t consider building an email list when it is such a powerful lead generation tool.

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