Web forms are Mad Mimi’s sign up forms. Use web forms to create a sign up box or link on your website, blog, or social page. All contacts that sign up through web forms are automatically added to your Mad Mimi audience. The perfect way to gain new subscribers :)
How To Create New Webforms:
Click the Webform link at the top of any Mad Mimi page and click Add A Webform to open the form builder.
Now we’ll focus on the three main elements of your webforms:
Name and Title
Give your webform a name – This name is for your reference only, it won’t display on the actual webform. Generally a name like “Blog Subscribers” or “Facebook Form” or anything to help you remember where you’re sharing the form works best.
Your Webform Title will display at the top of your form, unless you add a custom image. By default, your Company/Group Name from the Account area displays here. To edit, click the pencil icon. You’ll see your changes immediately in the form builder.
Choose the audience list where you want your new subscribers to go. You can add as many or as few lists as you want!
If you choose no list, all new subscribers are added to the All list only. If you choose multiple lists, those lists will appear as checkboxes in your final form.
The only required field in your webforms is the email field. Use the field editor to add any additional data that you want collected in your form. You can have as many or as few fields as you need :) If you’re not sure what data you need to collect, Name and Email is usually the right choice. Don’t worry, you can always expand your form later.
If you want to add a custom field, that’s great! Just click on the “Fancy field” button, under “Add a field”. You can use this to add custom text fields, dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes or dates! You can definitely capture the exact info you need from your subscribers with these options.
You can make any additional field (like Name) required in your form. To do this, check the box in the preview area on the left next to the field name. When you make a field required, a contact must fill in the information in order to successfully subscribe to your list.
That’s it! We’ve covered the basics. You’re now ready to add your webform to your site, or learn more about the advanced and theme options. You can also learn more about customizing your own Fancy Fields!