8 Best WordPress Mailing List Plugins For List Building Magic

Build Your List With These Top WordPress Mailing List Plugins

Note: As of 22/06/2014, this entire post has been completely rewritten.

You need to build an email list.

Thousands of businesses are crying out after investing millions in building their fan base on Facebook.

That’s a big mistake.

Never build on rented land.

Building a mailing list is the way to go.

The simple truth is that the way to do this is to make it incredibly easy for your readers to subscribe.

This means adding opt-in forms to key locations on your site.

Just using what comes with a mailing list provider like AWeber won’t help you any more – these don’t perform.

You need a plugin that makes it super easy to add opt-in forms and collect email addresses from your readers.

I’ve tested countless plugins over the years, it’s cost me a lot of money, both in buying tools that suck and the value of the subscribers that I could have had with better list building plugins.

The plugins below will help you save time, save money, grow your list faster and in turn make even more money:

Top mailing list plugins for WordPress

 

Hybrid Connect

Hybrid Connect Is A List Building Plugin With Incredible Features

Every so often a plugin comes along that changes the game.

This is one of those plugins.

Before Hybrid Connect, I tried out countless other list building and email marketing plugins but I was always disappointed.

They all required some form of coding to get the forms to look how I wanted them to.

And what’s the point of buying a plugin if you have to spend loads of money getting a developer or designer to customize it for you?

There isn’t any.

What Hybrid Connect provided me with was a feature packed list building plugin that effectively grew my subscribers.

FAST.

The ability to be able to create high converting and eye-catching opt-in forms in minutes that looked exactly how I wanted (without any coding) is incredible.

Save time. Save money. Get more subscribers. Earn more money. Simple.

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Features:

  • 30+ opt-in form templates
  • Incredibly in depth customization options
  • Facebook integration
  • Supports any mailing list provider
  • Supports multiple opt-in form types (popovers, sidebars, slide-in, after post etc)
  • Supports shortcode placement of opt-in forms
  • Video opt-in forms
  • Built in statistics
  • Split testing
  • Display a button instead of an opt-in form
  • Create your own mini squeeze pages
  • Easy to use
  • GoToWebinar integration

Price: $49+

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OptinMonster

OptinMonster is a lightweight and fast list building plugin for WordPress

OptinMonster is a fantastic list building plugin that works.

It’s not as feature intensive as Hybrid Connect, but where it lacks in the number of features it makes that up in being blisteringly fast.

The guys behind this plugin really know what they are doing – Syed Balkhi (founder of WP Beginner) and Thomas Griffin (creator of the Soliloquy slider plugin) have put something together that is very special.

The unique thing about this plugin is that it is modular.

Why does this matter?

Let’s say that you just want to use popovers and you don’t want to setup an opt-in form for your sidebar or any other opt-in form types.

You just install the basic popover plugin.

There is then no need to install any other plugin modules.

This means the plugin can be more lightweight and reduces impact on your server.

There is another feature you need to consider here – Exit intent.

This is an incredible feature which enables you to make popovers less obtrusive.

The plugin will track mouse speed and gestures of your visitors, allowing the plugin to display an opt-in form at the moment before they leave your site.

This feature will allow you to capture email address before users bounce from your site and never return.

Note: over 70% of your visitors won’t return, so this is important.

Features:

  • Exit intent feature
  • Easy to customize
  • Supports multiple email marketing platforms and autoresponders
  • Ability to add custom CSS
  • Support for shortcode placement
  • Multiple opt-in form types (Popover, slide-in, sidebar, after post, canvas and footer)
  • Page level targeting
  • A/B split testing

Price:

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Popup Domination

Create high converting popups with Popup Domination

This plugin is used by over 43,900+ websites.

The reality is that Popup Domination supports just one type of opt-in form – popovers (or popups).

But, that being said it does the job incredibly well.

The great thing about this plugin is that you can either install it as a WordPress plugin, or install to any website with the standalone version.

With this plugin you will get 1 year of support but unlimited updates.

Features:

  • 12 popup designs
  • Comes as WordPress plugin or standalone software
  • Easy customization
  • Mobile optimized
  • Supports all major email marketing platforms
  • Built in analytics
  • A/B split testing
  • Forced subscription to protect content
  • Page level targeting
  • Exit intent

Price: $47

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LeadPages

LeadPages Builds Your List Fast And Supports WordPress

Let me start off by saying that while LeadPages comes with a WordPress plugin, you are getting an entire platform from which to build your list.

The above image is taken from a landing page I recently made in around 5 minutes.

LeadPages will help you grow your list by doing the following:

  • Allowing you to create high converting landing pages within minutes.
  • Create your own 2-step opt-ins with LeadBoxes. These allow you to turn any link on any website into a link that displays a popover when clicked (can increase conversion rates by 30%).
  • Generate a ‘LeadLink’ which allows subscribes to join your list, sub-list or subscribe to a webinar with a single click.

I use LeadPages to handle the delivery of digital assets and then use 2-step opt-ins to offer exclusive content to my subscribers.

By doing this I have been able to triple my conversion rates.

Features:

  • 70+ Landing page templates (sortable by conversion rate)
  • Unlimited landing pages
  • Unlimited domains
  • No traffic limitation
  • Mobile friendly templates
  • Built in split testing
  • Built in analytics
  • LeadBoxes
  • LeadLinks
  • WordPress plugin
  • Complete hosting of your landing pages
  • Digital asset delivery
  • Supports all major mailing list providers
  • Incredible support

Price: $37/month+

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OptinLinks

Secure content and create 2 step opt-ins anywhere with OptinLinks

This plugin is incredible.

OptinLinks gives you the ability to display a 2 step opt-in form, similar to how LeadPages does and protect subscriber exclusive content.

All at a fraction of the cost while providing some incredible features guaranteed to skyrocket your opt-ins like nothing you have seen before.

There are some differences here.

It’s not a hosted system, OptinLinks runs from your own server.

Despite this, you can still use the links this plugin generates elsewhere on the web with the professional version.

There are a few things here that make this plugin simply incredible.

One of the issues I have had with the likes of LeadPages, is that they have no way of ensuring someone confirms (when using double opt-in) after they subscribe.

OptinLinks has a nifty solution for this – the plugin will show a ‘waiting for confirmation’ notification to prompt subscribers to confirm.

The plugin will then remember that the user has subscribed and then allow you to restrict access to particular pages for none-subscribers.

In fact, when anyone tries to access the secured page, they’ll be prompted to opt-in.

Your subscriber exclusive content actually stays exclusive.

Features:

  • Multiple templates
  • Fully responsive
  • Easy placement via shortcode
  • Subscribe leads to multiple lists
  • Confirm your leads in real time
  • Save leads to a database
  • Available for HTML sites
  • Links work anywhere on the web
  • Built in split testing
  • Client management portal (in professional version)
  • Impressive built in analytics
  • Protect your subscriber exclusive content
  • Supports all major email marketing providers

Price: $37+

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Plugmatter – Feature Box

Add A Feature Box With Plugmatter's Feature Box Plugin For WordPress

Feature Boxes are an incredible way to build your list.

Plenty of list building experts all over the web have cited that they get incredible conversions when using these.

The problem has always been that there was never a decent plugin for adding them.

The Feature Box plugin from Plugmatter makes this easy while complementing other email marketing plugins very well.

Features:

  • A/B split testing
  • Page level targeting
  • Target returning users
  • 6+ premium templates
  • Support for multiple email providers
  • Ability to turn off for existing subscribers

Price: $37

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Optimize Press 2.0

Build your list fast with Optimize Press 2.0

We talked a bit about LeadPages earlier, which enables you to create high converting opt-in forms in minutes.

The limitation with LeadPages is customization.

One of the  differences here is that Optimize Press has a drag and drop page editor that allows you to customize your landing pages and make them look exactly how you want them to.

Optimize Press recently released a feature called the Overlay Optimizer; this allows you to utilize 2 step opt-ins similar to how LeadPages does.

With Optimize Press you have full control over your content and an impressive array of features.

Features:

  • Over 30 themes to choose from
  • Over 40 page elements to utilize
  • Comes with theme and plugin versions
  • Comes with a membership plugin (could save you $100-$300)
  • Create sales pages
  • Create landing pages
  • Create launch funnels
  • Create membership portals
  • Mobile optimized
  • Overlay optimizer (2 step opt-in)
  • Works with all email marketing platforms
  • Works with major membership systems like Wishlist, DAP, MemberMouse etc

Price: $97

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Optin Architect

Manage your opt-in forms from a dashboard in the cloud with Optin Architect

Optin Architect is a cloud based tool that allows you to create high converting opt-in forms on the fly.

You won’t get a specific WordPress plugin here, but I wanted to include it since it does support WordPress (and all major content management systems).

The great thing here is that if you manage a large number of sites and want to monitor your conversions from a single dashboard – this is incredible.

Features:

  • Large selection of templates
  • Opt-in types include popovers, sidebars and site-wide opt-ins
  • Detailed analytics dashboard
  • Turn any link into a form
  • Exit intent
  • Unlimited forms
  • Embed on any website
  • GoToWebinar integration
  • Facebook integration
  • Supports major mailing list providers
  • Supports all major CMS and ecommerce platforms

Price: $97/year+

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The reality about email marketing plugins

I’ve tested countless mailing list plugins.

And that includes the free ones.

There are some lessons that I have learned the hard way.

  • Most free list building plugins suck (they take more time to get working, they lack features that premium plugins do, there’s little support and they’re slow to be developed)
  • Customization options are important
  • You need a good all round list building plugin that can at least display your key opt-in forms

How to pick the perfect list building plugin for you

There are a lot of different situations where certain plugins work better than others.

It’s important to understand exactly what you want to accomplish.

Below I have put together some motivations and scenarios together and which list building plugin/platform works best:

Value for money

Hybrid Connect – on a feature to cost ratio, Hybrid Connect wins here. You get incredible features and a form editor that allows you to customise every detail quickly.

A great all round list building plugin

It’s between Hybrid Connect and OptinMonster here.

Hybrid Connect has more features, but OptinMonster is more lightweight.

A feature intensive mailing list plugin

Hybrid Connect is the first choice if your focus is on a larger set of features and you want to display high converting opt-in forms.

Optimize Press is a great candidate here too if you want to create landing pages that get results. The features are incredible. It comes with a theme and plugin version as well as a membership plugin.

A light weight plugin that covers multiple opt-in types

OptinMonster – This plugin is modular and lightweight as it stands. Having the ability to only install the add-ons you need to use is powerful. And the features are impressive too.

To promote exclusive content and encourage people to click on your confirmation links

OptinLinks – This plugin will allow you to secure pages and restrict access to those who have opted in.

Users that aren’t subscribed will be urged to subscribe to gain access and once someone enters their email address they will be shown a ‘waiting for confirmation’ notification to encourage them to click the confirmation link if you’re using a double opt-in process.

A plugin to display high converting popovers

Both Popup Domination and OptinMonster work well here.

OptinMonster will give you access to more features, but you need to pay a bit more for the exit intent feature whereas Popup Domination limits you to displaying popovers but you get the exit intent option at a lower price.

A plugin to easily allow you to add a Feature Box

You can do this in Hybrid Connect, but Feature Box by Plugmatter is specifically designed to do this and has the documentation to help you get it done easily.

A dashboard in the cloud for multiple sites

LeadPages will provide this for you and give you access to landing pages and 2 step opt-in forms but you won’t have the ability to display regular popovers.

Optin Architect won’t allow you to create landing pages, but you can use it for 2 step opt-in forms, regular style popovers, sidebar opt-ins and more.

Both solutions are hosted and Optin Architect works out better when you take cost into account.

To build high converting landing pages

I use LeadPages and Optimize Press, but they both fit more specific requirements.

When I need a hosted solution or the ability to roll out tested and proven landing pages fast, I use LeadPages.

When I need a much more in depth level of customization, I use Optimize Press.

Your chance to get more email subscribers starts here

With the mailing list plugins listed above, you will be able to make it incredibly easy for your readers to subscribe to your list.

That’s the mistake that 90% of people make and by taking the first step today you will be putting yourself at a huge advantage over them.

You are in the driver’s seat.

Identify what you need, look at the options, grab the plugin and start building your list right now.

You will be glad you did.

  • http://www.crunchyhub.com Sai Kumar

    Hi Adam, Great list of WordPress Mailing list Plugins. I have heard only about Popup Domination 3.0, Option Skin and the plugins you have listed are new for me.I will surely try out the free plugins which are listed above. Thanks a lot for Sharing!!

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Hi Sai, thanks, I really appreciate the kind words and you taking the time out to comment!

  • http://www.qualified-lifecoach.com/ Dawn Abraham

    Adam thanks for all the goodies I'm going to check a couple of these out. I have two newsletters and thinking of switching to Aweber for one of them.

    You are one of many that seem to like it so I might just give it a try. It didn't seem as user friendly as I would like. That is the main reason I put off trying it. do you find it easy to use?

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Hi Dawn, no problem at all – thanks for taking the time to drop a comment!

      My initial impression of most mailing list providers has always been that they lack a user friendly feel, but once I started using Aweber and followed the setup it was pretty straight forward to get to grips with – the setup wizard made it really easy because I knew exactly what I needed to do to get my list setup and ready to use – I tried a bunch of other mailing list providers before settling on Aweber and they all seemed to lack a straight forward setup process – I found that just getting a list setup took more time and effort than it should have done, with some it was just confusing. All I really needed for most of the ones that I was testing was an export of the code to put in a WordPress plugin, should have been easy but it wasn't (Mad Mimi and Mail Chimp were among a few that I tried).

  • http://stream-seo.com Servando Silva

    I like Optin Skin and Popup Domination too.
    Optin revolution sounds very nice too, and I haven't heard of it before. Time to go and check it out.
    Thanks for this list.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      My pleasure Servando, thanks for taking the time to commment!

  • http://global-npn-stimulas.com/ Nick Anderson

    I also like the Pop up domination am using that on several blogs. The features are easy to use and effective.

    Must admit I am still testing to see what works best to catch the persons attention.

    I stoped using aweber mainly the cost was a killer I have found a better one that pays 100% commisions on top of it all. Just as good of a quality but a whole lot cheaper.

    I am going to check out a couple of your wp plugins thou. It never hurts to look into other options.

    Thanks again. :-)

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Nick, thanks for your comment!

      Interesting thoughts, I always worry about any company that offers 100% commissions .. sure on an info product or a course that's using back end products and offering the 100% to build their own list .. but companies that offer a service like that it makes me wonder how they keep going .. do they put adds in your emails or something like that?

      • http://global-npn-stimulas.com Nick Anderson

        Adam,
        I agree with you on "I always worry about any company that offers 100% commissions" but I actually joined this company to prove list building was a waste of time so I decided to go the cheaper route. I have been with them for over a year now. Never seen an ad on any of my emails sent out.

        The company has been around since 2005 so I feel they have passed the test of being around. They also just started this 100% deal and also offer a very simple blog for the person that has limited time and ability.

        The step ladder approach they have is totally awesome. Where else can you get that for just $14.97 to start. It is a well hidden gem as far as I am concerned. I have only one complaint and that is the owner is lacking P.R. he counts on the sponsor to help people. Personally I like helping but many do not.

        By the way I really like your way of writing. Short sweet to the point. I must learn that for my blog.

        Thanks,
        Nick

        • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

          Nick,

          Despite the number of tools and services that are available, I think it really boils down to whatever works – and if it works then that's great!

          Sounds quite good for those starting out for sure.

          Thanks Nick, I really appreciate your kind words and that you've taken the time to get involved in the discussion.

          All the best,
          Adam

  • http://ryzeonline.com Jason “J-Ryze” Fonceca

    WordPress plugins are a sea of craziness, and I really value posts like this that clear it all up.

    I especially love how you support WP Premium plugins and your passion for HybridConnect – I'll check it out.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Jason, thanks for your comments and the kind words – I really appreciate it!

      You're so right about this being a sea of craziness .. it took me quite a while till I managed to spot land, then I set sail full steam ahead .. premium plugins help me cut through the craziness, mostly thanks to the premium support which has helped me out of a few tough spots in the past .. although saying that there are a lot of plugins that I use as more of a stock list of plugins on every site I build that are free and that I couldn't really do without .. W3 Total Cache is a great example.

      Balance is the key.

      • http://ryzeonline.com Jason “J-Ryze” Fonceca

        Much appreciated, Adam! And I totally agree full steam ahead, maintain balance, and w3 cache rox!

        • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

          Thanks Jason, appreciate you taking the time to comment!

  • http://www.indianfunpic.com/ Saanvi

    My favourite (for this moment) would have to be Analytics 360 – it plugs into your google and mail chimp, so you can see how your analytics relates to your posts and email campaigns.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Saanvi, that's not a plugin I've looked at before but the features look awesome.

      Genuinely gutted that it's only for Mail Chimp users.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://passiveincomeonline.net Reginald

    Hey Adam!

    Thanks for sharing this. Not sure if you remember me :0 Been busy with several websites lately.

    These list of premium looks good. I am (and honestly) very tempted with Optin. However, I am still considering since most of my sites are pretty new. Still need more $ flowing before that.

    Nonetheless, another great writing and many thanks for sharing!
    Reginald

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Hey Reginald,

      No problem at all, don't worry I remember you!

      There are a bunch of free plugins that work ok, but you'll always be restricted until you go for a premium plugin.

      Once you've got some more money flowing through your sites, go for Hybrid Connect, that's what I'm using here and it works great.

      Hows things going with your new sites?

      • http://www.bloggingavenue.com Reginald

        Hey Adam,

        Yeah what you said is very true. I seen Hybrid Connect yesterday on my mobile. Well, not sure if the layout issue or my phone issue. Wasn't able to see much. Weird though. However, I really like Optin Skin (if I got it right). Maybe too much hype around.

        Talking about my sites, man I just got another site up yesterday and moved to Hostgator. Lots of stuff to do and the email in this reply is the latest and the main one :)

        Really like your articles and once I get this site up, gonna apply to write for ya!

        p/s Do you use Thesis or Genesis framework?

        • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

          Hey Reginald,

          If you click on the grey'd out area on Hybrid Connect you'll get past the pop up since it uses lightbox.

          Optin Skin and Hybrid Connect are both great plugins, they both have their good points – I chose Hybrid Connect because it's just so easy to customise, it's got a lot more templates and if I want to build a completely custom opt-in form with Opt-in Skin then I need to use HTML/CSS to do it, rather than the visual editor in Hybrid Connect.

          You have a crazy amount of sites Reginald, I wonder if you might be stretching yourself a bit thin? Although, if you have the time you should be ok!

          I don't use either right now, I've used them both on other sites but I'm happy with my current theme right now.

  • http://www.socialsinergy.com/ Adam Dukes

    I purchased Hybrid Connect about 2 months ago and am not sure how I blogged without it. I know it came out last fall, but I have tried a lot of list building plugins and that is my favorite to date. I am not a graphics person and it makes it easy to customize.

    I like how your opt-in on the right is "locked" in position. I am going to have to learn how to do that..

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Adam, another Hybrid Connect fan – that's great!

      I totally feel the same way about Hybrid Connect and customisation was the exact issue that I had with all of the other plugins out there.

      I was using a premium plugin that isn’t available anymore, although there is a free alternative here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/q2w3-fixed-widget/

      Thanks for commenting!

  • http://www.howtowords.com Mubashir

    Hi,

    I want to use WordPress or my custom domain email to send emails to my list. Is there any solution to configure my custom domain email to collect list?

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Hi Mubashir,

      When you say you want to use your custom domain email to send emails to your list, do you mean so that your subscribers will receive them from something like "mubashir[at]howtowords.com" or something like that?

      Any mailing list provider like Aweber would do that for you.

      There is a script called PHPlist which is free to install and allows you to send them directly from your web server, but it's not that straight forward to setup unless you're quite technical.

      There's a plugin called Subscribe2 that will send out new blog posts automatically to subscribers directly from your server

      Ultimately, the problem that you would have is that if you're sending the emails from your server and a lot of hosts will have a maximum number of emails they allow to be sent every hour and the deliverability would be really bad.

      Sorry if I've misunderstood your question.

      Thanks for the comment.

      • http://www.howtowords.com Mubashir

        Hi Adam,

        You have answered my question perfectly. I appreciate your response. I hope subscribe2 plugin could resolve my problem.
        BTW if you don't mind can you tell me which plugin or service you are using for comments reply notification through email?

        And also I am truly impressed with you email subscription box. I want to know how you build up this box? If you have publish a tutorial on that then please share with me.

        Thanks

        • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

          Hi Mubashir,

          No problem at all, I'm happy to help!

          The plugin I used to create my email subscription box is Hybrid Connect, one of the plugins I've mentioned earlier on in this post.

          I don't have a tutorial yet, but the subscription boxes are based on standard templates that come with the plugin.

          Thanks.

  • http://linktons.com/ Dhiraj Das

    I was looking for list maker, there are some nice options in your post, thanks
    Let see how it works

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Dhiraj, thanks for dropping by and checking this out.

  • New Dominie

    I did not see anything about list maintenance, allowing subscribers to change their email address and or to unsubscribe,

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Thanks for your comment, I left this out because it is generally outside of the scope of most mailing list plugins and is usually part of the auto responder service that you choose to use.

      For example, every email that’s sent from an auto responder/mailing list provider will have an unsubscribe or ‘manage subscription’ link at the bottom.

  • Dustin LindenSmith

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for a list manager to use within my existing user/subscriber base of my WP site, but everything mentioned here seems to be driven by the signing up of non-registered users who simply visit the site, but don’t register as users. Do you have any advice on this point? Is there a basic functionality within WP itself for that?

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Hi Dustin,

      There are systems that do this, an example would be: http://wordpress.org/plugins/email-newsletter/.

      It’s not something I’ve used but does have some good functionality.

      I personally try to avoid using WordPress to send emails to my list through my web server because I’ve had deliverability issues in the past, also some web hosts limit the number of emails you can send in an hour.

      Depending on how many users you have, the plugin I mentioned may just do the trick.

  • Career Sidekick

    I want to use Subscribe2 on my blog but the sidebar widget doesn’t seem to be working properly. hmm

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      I’ve used Subscribe2 on a number of blogs in the past without any issues. I’d suggest posting more details of your issue in the WordPress forums or contacting the developers directly.

  • Nick

    Hi. I have Hybrid-Connect, but an intrigued by Optinmonster. Would you say that if you have Hybrid-Connect you do not need OptinMonster? In other words, it seems Optinmonster is an alternative to H-C. Does it offer any additional features that are not basically covered by H-C (other than “exit intent”).

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Thanks for your comment Nick.

      I still consider Hybrid Connect a more complete mailing list plugin, although there are a few opt-in form types that it doesn’t do.

      For example, the footer and slide in optin form types – OptinMonster supports these but Hybrid Connect doesn’t.

      Although OptinMonster doesn’t support opt-in forms in sidebar widgets and a few other optins that Hybrid Connect does.

      If you are looking for just a pop over plugin then I would say go with OptinMonster – one thing that I love about it is that you can just install the popover module and it will help minimise the additional server resources that running the plugin will require.

      Hybrid Connect requires installing the full plugin even if you only need to use the popover functionality.

      OptinMonster hasn’t been on the market as long and it was a while since I reviewed Hybrid Connect so when I have some time I’ll put together more of a comprehensive comparison between the two.

      Of course, like you mentioned the other benefit is exit intent which shows some great potential.

      Thanks,
      Adam

  • http://ThierryWeber.com thierryweber

    Nice post Adam and good advices but about Hybrid Connect, it works only on wordpress platform not on a standalone installation :-( Don’t understand why? A so powerful plugin and no way to use it on our own website!

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to comment.

      In fact, the majority of plugins available for WordPress just aren’t available as stand alone scripts.

      I’ve only ever found a handful of plugins that are.

      I’d imagine part of this is because there is so much demand for WordPress plugins as opposed to other CMS and websites built without the use of a CMS.

      I would recommend that you contact Shane and the team that created the plugin, they may have an alternative for you.

      • http://ThierryWeber.com thierryweber

        Thanx Adam for the idea ;-) Once again: nice job for your post, very helpful. Bravo!

        • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

          No problem Thierry – as they say ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’.

          Speak soon,
          Adam

  • http://jaysonlinereviews.com/ Jason Orban

    Nice list I use hybrid connect as well but I am really liking number #3 the plugmatter feature box I will definitely have to check this one out.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Thanks for your comment Jason.

      Plugmatter is quite an interesting plugin, it makes it very easy to add opt-in forms below the navigation section. A feature I’ve not found in many plugins.

  • Joe Vennare

    Adam, what pluggin are you using at the bottom of your posts?

  • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

    Joe, it’s a plugin called Convert Press.

    It’s one that I’ve been testing recently. It’s a monthly subscription type thing so the support is great but I had a lot of issues getting this plugin working as it should.

    Because of that it’s not something I can recommend at all right now.

    I see a big future for the plugin but the fact that I had to take a ‘list’ of problems to their support team raises alarm bells that the plugin just isn’t ready.

  • http://blog.kevinneberman.com Neebski

    Thanks for the post Adam, I have a quick question. I am having trouble finding a plugin that will manage the queue output of ~1000 user emails. I don’t particularly want to signup for any external provider. Do you have any suggestions?

  • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

    My pleasure.

    I haven’t found a good one, but it’s not something that I’ve spent too much time on because there’s always potential for these things to misfire and get your server IP blacklisted.

    It will also mean additional resources required through WordPress and your server which could impact your users.

    There is something called PHP List which could definitely work for you – it was what I was originally going to use before signing up for a provider.

    http://www.phplist.com/

    The learning curve and time to set this up ended up making paying for an external provider a better option for me.

    That being said, PHP List can cope with huge mailing lists.

    Hope this helps,
    Adam

  • Alkra Yumbrea

    Thanks Adam this helped alot.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      My pleasure, Alkra – glad this post has helped you.

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    A few months ago I invested in leadpages and I like it. As far as integrating it to my blog, well, that’s a conversation for me and my webmaster. Thanks for the reminder. I use it standalone for now.

    • http://www.bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      Thanks for your comment, Patricia. Glad you’re liking LeadPages! Integrating it should be fairly straight forward :)

  • http://sylvianenuccio.com/ Sylviane Nuccio

    Thanks Adam,

    I’m saving this post for further need. For now I have my eBook offer as an opt-in, but never did I found a post where they listed all these cool opt-in forms pluggins.

    • http://www.bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

      My pleasure, Sylviane!

      Glad you’ve found this useful and you’re off to a great start already having your eBook ready.

      Have an awesome weekend.

  • http://www.bloggingwizard.com/ Adam Connell

    Hi Erika,

    Glad you liked the post!

    It’s good to hear that you’re moving towards building your email list.

    OptinMonster is great, it’s in active development and I use it for a lot of my sites. Great to hear about Yaro using the plugin too :)

    Happy to help!