Recent Improvements in the MailUp plugin for WordPress (v 1.4)

12 July 2015

Using WordPress? We’ve recently updated the MailUp plugin for WordPress (version 1.4). Be sure to update the MailUp plugin on your WordPress admin and as a reminder you can find the MailUp plugin under Settings > WP MailUp. The new version allows you to test that your MailUp account has been successfully connected, to choose between panel or placeholder field design, and to publish your email sign-up forms in multiple languages by editing the text strings. Let’s take a closer look.

A multi-language email sign-up form

If your website is in more than one language, you also need that your email sign-up form to be in those languages. The good news is that the MailUp email sign-up form on your WordPress website can now be shown in multiple languages by customizing the text and editing the text strings: this is made possible with the use of an additional plugin: you can either use Polylang (a free plugin) or WMLP. Let’s quickly take a look at how to translate the MailUp email sign-up form with Polylang.

After installing the Polylang plugin, you should add the languages of your website, such as Engligh, Italian, and Spanish. If you’re already using Polylang, you can proceed to the Strings translation section.

polylang list of languages

Under Strings translations, you’ll find where to edit the MailUp email sign-up form: filter WP-MailUp and you can all the text strings to translate. Notice that you have full control of the text.

string translations with polylang on the mailup plugin for wordpress

After you’re done customizing the text, visit your multilingual website. You should be able to see the MailUp email sign-up form for each language. For example, your Spanish website should have the Spanish text strings you entered from above. For an in-depth guide, please visit the MailUp User Guide on WordPress.

Panel and placeholder field design

Recently. placeholder design has become pretty popular. You can choose between panel (left) or placeholder design (right) for your fields on your email sign-up form. The advantage of placeholder design is that you can design a much more compact and simple email sign-up form. It also serves as a fast visual cue on where the field actually is and therefore where to type.

label vs placeholder design in an email sign-up form created with the MailUp plugin for WordPress

For reference, this setting is found under the General settings of the MailUp plugin.

Placeholder setting in the Mailup plugin for WordPress

Is my MailUp account connected? Let’s test it!

If you’ve ever had this doubt – i.e. not knowing if you successfully connected your MailUp account – you can now test your connection by simply clicking the test button! This allows you to understand and troubleshoot what’s missing or incorrect in the initial installation steps. Please be patient in connecting your MailUp account. In the future, the installation will be much faster, leveraging our newest APIs.

Testing MailUp account is connected to WordPress

That’s all for this quick overview of the improvements to the MailUp plugin for WordPress. If you’re interested you can read more on the MailUp plugin for WordPress changelog and on our MailUp User Guide for WordPress.

And, do let us know your feedback on how to make the plugin even better!

This article was written by

Sergio Mandrone

Sergio Mandrone

Sergio is Associate Product Marketing Manager at MailUp in the San Francisco office. With 5 years of digital marketing experience, he writes for the MailUp blog, manages the Email Design Workshop blog, and is currently working with the MailUp BEE team to grow the line of BEE products.

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