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How do I create a signup form for my website?

Signup forms are an excellent way to collect subscribers on a website or a social media platform.  There are different forms that you can create with Benchmark Email and here are how to create those forms:

Popup Forms These types of forms will popup when a visitor visits your page.  It will grey out the page and overlays the signup form on the page.  Here is how to create this signup form:
  1. Sign into your Benchmark Email account at www.benchmarkemail.com
  2. Navigate to Contacts and select Signup Forms
  3. Click Create Signup Form button
  4. Select the Popup Form type
  5. Give your form a name and select a contact list
  6. Create and edit your signup form
    • You can edit the success message by clicking the drop down menu in the top left
  7. Click Save to save the signup form you created
  8. Click Publish to acquire the signup form HTML code or Javascript code
How do I set my pop up signup form to appear just once to the same client?

Here is a work around for this:

1 - Copy&Paste the SignUp Form Pop-Up Raw HTML;

2 - In HTML code, search for the following code (they are in different places) and make the addition lines of code marked in red. Please note nothing should be removed or modified, only added.


Applying the codes found in A, B, C and D will make it so that the form won't re-appear if the user either signs up or closes the form. However, if you want the form to not re-appear until the user signsup, then only apply codes A and D

A)
document.getElementById('formbox_screen_subscribe').style.display = 'none';
verticalCenter(successScreen);
localStorage.setItem("bmePopupFormViewed", "true");

B)
signupFormVeil.addEventListener("click", function() {
  signupFormContainer.style.display = 'none';
  localStorage.setItem("bmePopupFormViewed", "true");
});

C)
signupFormCloseButton.addEventListener("click", function() {
  signupFormContainer.style.display = 'none';
  localStorage.setItem("bmePopupFormViewed", "true");
});

D)
var bmePopupFormViewed = localStorage.getItem("bmePopupFormViewed");
if (bmePopupFormViewed != "true") {

  setTimeout(function() {
    verticalCenter(signupFormContainer);
  }, 3 * 1000);
}


Small Embed Forms
Embeded forms, as the name suggests, is inline with the website.  It will be nested amongst the other elements or sections on the website.  Because this is an embeded form, you can only collect the required Email Address, First Name, and Last Name.  Here is how to create one:
  1. Sign into your Benchmark Email account at www.benchmarkemail.com
  2. Navigate to Contacts and select Signup Forms
  3. Click Create Signup Form button
  4. Select Small Embed form type
  5. Give your form a name and select a contact list
  6. Create and edit your signup forms
    •  Only Emaill Address, First, and Last names only
  7. Click Save to save the signup form you created
  8. Click Publish to acquire the signup form HTML code or Javascript code

Classic Form
The classic form is an older form that is similar to the Small Embed Forms, however the style of the form is dated.  You can only select from a template, but you will be able to collect any information you'd like to request.  Follow these instructions to create a classic form:
  1. Sign into your Benchmark Email account at www.benchmarkemail.com
  2. Navigate to Contacts and select Signup Forms
  3. Click Create Signup Form button
  4. Select Classic Form type
  5. Give your form a name and select a contact list then click Next
  6. Select a template you wish to use
  7. Customize the fields you wish to have on the form
  8. Customize the form button, text, and colors then click Save & Next
  9. Setup the opt-in email
  10. Lastly, copy and paste the code to your website or blog

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