Email marketing is the main foundation of the overall internet marketing process. If you want to create a website with Elementor and want to use email as one of your marketing tools, you need to make sure that the email marketing tool you want to use is supported by Elementor since not all email marketing tools are supported by Elementor.
In the context of email marketing, Elementor support means you can create a form (email subscription form in most cases) and connect the form with your email marketing tool account. Elementor itself allows you to add an email subscription form anywhere you like. From the single post template, sidebar, footer, popup, landing page, coming soon page, and so on.
A little note. Before being able to create an email subscription form (or any form type), you need to use the pro version of Elementor since the form builder feature is only available on Elementor Pro.
Here is the list of email marketing tools that are supported by Elementor.
Mailchimp is one of the most popular email marketing tools widely supported by internet tools, apps, and services. Nearly all WordPress page builders have native integration support with Mailchimp. Elementor is no exception. The integration between Elementor and Mailchimp allows you to create an email subscription form on your website and send the subscribers data (email addresses, names, and so on) to a Mailchimp audience on your account.
Integrating Mailchimp with Elementor is pretty easy. You just need a Mailchimp API key which you can create via the Mailchimp dashboard. Mailchimp comes with some handy features to organize your email subscribers. For instance, if you use a single Mailchimp account for multiple websites, you can create different audiences to put together email subscribers by website. Mailchimp is a freemium email marketing tool. The free version allows you to store up to 2,000 email addresses. However, you can only create one audience.
MailerLite is another great option if you are looking for an email marketing tool that can be integrated with Elementor. Same as Mailchimp, this tool also offers a free version, which allows you to send up to 12,000 emails per month to 1,000 subscribers. Integrating MailerLite with Elementor is also extremely easy as you just need to enter a MailerLite API key. The integration allows you to create a subscription form and send the subscribers data to a list on your MailerLite account.
MailerLite also comes with some features that you can use to manage your subscribers. It allows you to create lists and segments. Some other key features offered by this tool are:
- A/B split testing
- File manager
- Drag & drop editor
- Newsletter templates
- Email tracker
- Built-in photo editing
Unlike Mailchimp and MailerLite, ActiveCampaign offers no free version but you can try it for free during the trial period. Elementor also has native integration support with ActiveCampaign. There are two components you need to integrate ActiveCampaign with Elementor: API URL and the API key. You can get them from the ActiveCampaign dashboard. ActiveCampaign also comes with a segmentation feature that you can use to group contacts (subscribers) based on certain information. Some key features offered by ActiveCampaign are:
- A/B split testing
- Site tracking
“Online marketing for online creators”. That is the tagline of ConvertKit. So, if you are a content creator and want to collect the email addresses of your fans, ConvertKit is a perfect option. ConvertKit is a freemium email marketing so you can use it for free if you haven’t had enough budget yet to use the pro version. Elementor also has native integration support with ConvertKit, allowing you to create a subscription form and send the subscribers’ data to your ConvertKit account before running a certain campaign. You need an API key to integrate ConvertKit with Elementor.
Same as ActiveCampaign, GetResponse also offers no free version but you can try it for free for 30 days during the trial period. Elementor also has native integration support with GetResponse to allow you to effortlessly integrate your account with your website. You can integrate your GetResponse account with Elementor using an API key.
MailPoet is one of the best email marketing plugins for WordPress. It is designed specifically for WordPress. You can run all of the email marketing processes via your WordPress dashboard. From managing the email subscribers, sending a newsletter, creating a certain campaign, and so on. No need to login to a third-party service dashboard. MailPoet is also supported by Elementor so you can create as beautiful as possible an email subscription form using Elementor visual interface and connect it with your MailPoet account.
Unlike the five email marketing tools above, you don’t need an API key to connect MailPoet with Elementor. Once the MailPoet plugin is installed and activated on your WordPress, you will see a MailPoet option when setting a form action on the Elementor form widget. MailPoet allows you to do the following things:
- Send newsletters.
- Automatically send an email to a new subscriber.
- Automatically send an email to subscribers about new content.
- Automatically send an email notification for new product availability (for WooCommerce).
MailPoet also comes with a segmentation feature to allow you to put together your subscribers into specific groups for a more targeted campaign. You can also create lists. MailPoet itself is a freemium email marketing tool.
Elementor has no native integration support for AWeber but you can still integrate your AWeber account with Elementor using a plugin called AWeber for WordPress. It is an official plugin developed by the AWeber team. You need an authorization code to connect your AWeber account with Elementor.
Unlike the first 6 tools above, the pro version is not required if you want to integrate your AWeber account with Elementor. The AWeber for WordPress plugin adds a new widget to your Elementor which you can use to load one of the forms from your AWeber account. If you use Elementor Pro, you can set the form action to AWeber when creating a form with Elementor, just like other tools above. AWeber doesn’t offer a free version, but you can try it for free during the trial period.