How to Subscribe to Your WordPress Website’s Content
As a content creator for a lifestyle, health, and beauty blog, I often receive questions from readers about how they can get ahold of my content. The simplest way is to provide a link to my websites where they can find the articles they need. However, sometimes they want an exclusive piece of content that would only be available to people who contact me directly.
To that end, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to subscribe to your WordPress website’s content so you can provide your own links to the articles you publish.
I assume you’ve already created a WordPress website and are using it to publish content. If you need help, you can find countless tutorials online to get you up and running. So without further ado, let’s get started.
The first step is to log into your WordPress dashboard (you can find this link in your WordPress header). Once you’re there, you need to ensure that your website’s email notification is set to receive messages from subscribers. To do this, go to Settings → Writing, find the Email option, and make sure it’s set to Yes.
With this set, you’ll start to receive notifications whenever someone subscribes to your content. For example, if you notice that your content is popular and you have a lot of subscribers, you’ll see an alert in the top right corner of your WordPress dashboard anytime someone signs up for your content.
Step 2: Create An Account
If you run a blogging or a content-creating website, you’ll most likely have encountered this step at some point. Creating an account is simply a matter of providing your email address and choosing a user name. You can log in with your existing Twitter or Facebook account if you have one. You don’t have to create a separate account, but you can if you want to. Once you have an account, you can continue to the next step.
Step 3: Determine How You Want To Handle Subscriptions
You can set different subscription options for your blog posts so you can capture emails from specific types of users. To do this, go to Settings → Writing and make sure the Subscribe button is enabled. You can use the drop-down menu to choose the type of subscriber you want to target:
- Paid subscribers
- CPA (Cost Per Acquisition)
- Tier 3 (Three-Tier Recurring)
- Basic (Basic Recurring)
- Existing customers only (Customer
Once you have your subscriptions set up, you can continue to the next step.
Step 4: Create An Automated Subscription List
You can use your blog’s email list to create an automated list of subscribers who want to receive notifications whenever you publish new content. To do this, go to Settings → Writing and scroll down to the Subscriptions area. Here, you can create an automated email list that will send out notifications whenever you publish a new article. To create your list, simply enter your email address and choose an option from the drop-down menu. For example, if you choose Customer Lifetime, your list will only contain customers who have made a purchase after watching your tutorial. This is a great way to retain customers and grow your email list.
Step 5: Test The Setup
Once your email subscription is set up, you need to test it to make sure it’s functioning correctly. You can do this by sending an email to yourself at the address you used to create the account. If you followed the previous step and entered your email address, you’ll receive the notification you created when you tested the setup.
Bonus Step: Make Sure Your Website’s Legal And Financials Are In Order
No, I’m not going to lie to you. There is one more step, but it’s not entirely related to subscribing to your website’s content. In order to make sure your website is completely compliant and the finances are in order, you need to review the following documents:
- CPA Disclosure
I’m sure you’re aware of these documents and how important it is to have them reviewed by a professional. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a website that’s not only non-compliant, but also poorly designed and constructed. So it’s important that you take the time to review these documents so you don’t have to later on down the line.
If you’d like to learn more, here are some helpful links that will guide you through the legal and financial aspects of setting up a WordPress website: