Embedding An Email Opt-In Form Into WordPress

Monetize WordPress.com

The TOS doesn’t speak against WordPress.com being used to legitimately collect email addresses for marketing messages. Any email service provider will generally offer an embeddable opt-in form. It’s possible to add that form to the WordPress widgets or sidebars:

Embed Email Opt-In FormAnd your blog readers will be able to opt-in to receive further communications directly from you. Just remember to follow email marketing best practices. Any SPAM complaint (email related, but sent directly to WordPress) could make you a spammer in WordPress’s eyes as well (As you’re using their platform to opt-in recipients to SPAM)

If there’s somewhere “data collection” “opt-In” or anything similar is prohibited, could someone please let me know so I can update this?

I’ve scoured their TOS and other resources and have never found anything against it. Doesn’t seem very “WordPress.com-ish” to allow for this though and it honestly surprised me.

Here’s a list of email marketing platforms. Hint…

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