The call to action section is directly at the footer of your website, with no open "white" space.

This is not very pleasing to look at, so we'll next add the "testimonials" section.

We will not be adding actual testimonials, but we will be using this feature so that we can place an attractive "white space" between the call to action section and footer area of the website.

Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Testimonial Section



Add the Blossom: Testimonial widget then click Publish to save the change.




Here is my call to action section before I added the testimonial widget, as you can see, the call to action section runs directly into my footer.

I do not like how this looks, it's not very professional.


Here is the same call to action section, with the same footer, yet this time the testimonial section has been added. The added white space, makes the two look much better now that they are "separated".


And here is how the full landing page appears, once it has been completely setup and configured.





You are almost done, you have your landing page up, it looks great and you are getting ready to promote it.

But you still need to add the program you intend to use for your mailing list.

The Blossom Themes Email Newsletter plugin is not a mailing list plugin, it is a plugin that makes it easy and simple to add an attractive form to the main page of your website.

To add your mailing list provider, you will need to go to the Settings area of the plugin.


Under the General section, there are a few mailing list providers that you can choose from.

I personally use Aweber as my mailing list provider, but if you are new to operating your own mailing list, then mailchimp is the most affordable option (free for first 2,000 subscribers).

Note: Some autoresponders do not allow mailing lists in the affiliate marketing or money making niches. If your website is is in one of these niches, then you may need to research and select the service that suits your needs best.

This lesson explains how to configure mailchimp, simply because it's suitable for most niches and is very easy to configure (and you can't beat Free!)

Select mailchimp in the drop-down window.


You will need to place your Mailchimp API key in the API Key area, so login to your mailchimp account, and click the "Create A Key" button that is provided there.




You'll be able to copy your key once it's created.




Paste this key in the API Key area and save the changes. The plugin will automatically pull up the List ID on it's own. You can configure this list in your mailchimp account following their help files and tutorials they provide to members.

I hope that you have enjoyed this course and find the information useful. I am here to help in any way that I am able, so please, if you have any questions then post them in the discussion area below and I will answer as quickly as I am able.

Your feedback about this course is greatly appreciated, it helps me determine what types of courses I should consider creating in the future.

If you have any course requests, then let me know. I can't make any promises because it may be something not in an area of expertise that I am knowledgeable about, but if it is, I will do my best!

Tasks 0/2 completed
1. Add the testimonial widget to create the white space.
2. Add your mailing list information.


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sylviapessy Premium
Hey, how are you?

I thank you so much for this training, I need it and I really appreciate it if you willing to give me an answer.

I using the Blossom Themes Email Newletter, and the question is How to set the landing page width/ form width on the page or post? because it appear full on the footer area of my welcome page.
The otherside, I still want the sidebar appears on the right side of my page.

Kind Regard
Sylvia
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NorbertM Premium
Hi Maria, Thanks for this training!
I just had a very small issue.
I don't want my About me to be shown on the landing page. Would you recommend showing it or not? And for some reason, the testimonial is going above my call to action section, and my "white space" is not created between the footer and the call to action. Is there a way to change it?
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hi Norbet, you can have the feature image and text pointing to any page you like it's up to you and what you are promoting. It would just be a matter of creating that page and changing it in the drop down list, shown in the lesson..... I'm going to take off my picture and about me and have some details about a free web site and things like that.

I am not 100% sure about the testimonial white space, I think you may have added the testimonial widget in your "Call to Action" section or not the "Blog Section" or "Testimonial" section
So it would be a matter of taking out the widget updating and clicking in the area it needs to go to add it again? Hopefully this helps.
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MariaDale Premium
Norbert, Jeremy has replied with the first things I would suggest as well. If his solution does not work, let me know and I will work with you to get it fixed.

Do you use Zoom? I have helped a few here by sharing my screen via zoom so they can see me as I go through the steps, the visual tends to help them.
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NorbertM Premium
Hi Maria, I did not use so far zoom, I didn't need it. In the meantime I managed to sort the issues. I had a Simple call to action, which is positioned lower on the page than the Call to action section! Thanks
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NorbertM Premium
Thanks for your reply
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MariaDale Premium
You are welcome, congratulations on sorting it out.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hello Maria and Team, MailChimp is extremely harsh! There policy is no work from home, no affiliate marketing and all that stuff. I spent a bit of time setting up my campaign and they booted me straight off. That's it, :-(

Send-In-Blue is a good alternative but they don't show up in the drop down box of selections? Is there a way to set up Send in Blue or do you have to stick to the ones in the drop down box?

Thanks for your help.

Jeremy.
(I can't pay for an expensive alternative.)
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MariaDale Premium
Jeremy, someone else also informed me that MailChimp does not allow affiliate programs. I did not know that includes no work from home, I will be sure to not recommend it in any additional tutorials I do. I feel that is absolutely unfair.

I use Aweber, they do provide a free trial, and they are very affordable.

I am looking at the send-in-blue, give me a bit of time to dig into the code this weekend and I will see what I can do to help you ok?

I will look into it in the morning, and report back here what I can get done for you.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hi Maria, that would be very much appreciated thank you. I simply can't afford a paid mail program.
Thank you.
Jeremy
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MariaDale Premium
I am a bit behind Jeremy due to some unforeseen computer problems, but I have not forgotten this. I will PM you with a solution as soon as I can.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Thanks Maria, I will look forward to hearing from you.
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MariaDale Premium
Hi Jeremy, I have sent you a PM :)
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RYAJeremy Premium
Thank you
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sbarrow4 Premium
Hi Maria. It is late in Australia. I will come back to you in the morning. I really appreciate your support
Stephen.
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MariaDale Premium
I have received your PM, am replying now.
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sbarrow4 Premium
Hi Maria. Since I have changed themes.The underlining in my blogs that led to a product review and the underlining in the product review that led to the product information and purchase are no longer underlined/highlighted. The links are all still in place. Your advice would be appreciated.

I have only been going for 2 months so my selection of products from the affiliate companies are a little scant. Therefore my text widgets are also a little scant. Will I just run and fix/upgrade as I go.
Thanks again.
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MariaDale Premium
I'd need to see it myself to see what you mean, can you send me a screenshot via PM?
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