How to Add a Subscribe By Email Widget to Your Blog

Do you offer your blog readers a way to subscribe by email? If you run your RSS feed through Feedburner, it’s easy to do! (And here’s why I recommend Feedburner: https://www.michelleshaeffer.com/get-control-over-your-rss-feed/2010/06/14/)

Here’s a quick video I made to show how to find your subscribe by email code and add it to a widget for your blog:

Got a WordPress or blogging question I can answer for you? Leave me a comment and I’ll try to do a video for you or point you in the right direction to find your answer.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by virtualfreedom, Michelle Shaeffer. Michelle Shaeffer said: Blog: How to Add a Subscribe By Email Widget to Your Blog http://bit.ly/d32yEG #blog30 #blogboost […]

  2. I was just wondering how to get this in my sidebar when I came across your post. Wonderful timing! Still trying to find comparable things in WordPress.org vs. wordpress.com. I must say wordpress.org is a little more complex, but has many more toys to play with. I’m tempted to play and experiment though, instead of getting things done!
    Cindy Seipel recently posted… How to Create a Facebook Business PageMy Profile

    1. Yes, many more options in WordPress.org. I find myself sometimes distracted by all the fun toys, too.

  3. Michelle, this is fantastic. I’d not figured out how to add subscriptions to my blog, and now because of your video, I’ve learned how to do that and a few other things i can do on it besides. This has been invaluable. Thank you, ur a star.
    Liax

    1. Hi Lia, thanks for the comment and glad this was helpful for you. :)

  4. Michelle,
    Thank you for your video and helping me put a subscribe button on my new blog. Your video and my question happened on the same day. Great timing!
    Frugal Travel Lawyer

    1. Great! Thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Are You a Fish Climbing a TreeMy Profile

  5. Woo Hoo! Easy! Thanks for teaching this!
    Amy recently posted… Blog Share WednesdayMy Profile

  6. Hi Michelle
    I’m looking to add a “subscribe by email” link to my blog via a sidebar widget.

    Thanks for showing me how.

    Notice that in your video the link says powered by feedburner but the one on your site doesn’t.
    Did you modify the link?
    Keith Davis recently posted… Look for the Shining EyesMy Profile

    1. Hi Keith, mine’s modified a little bit. You can do even nicer modifications to it though like the ones using feedburner at http://www.chrisbrogan.com or http://www.briantracy.com/blog to add background colors/images, etc.

      1. Thanks Michelle

        Both look great.

        Are you allowed to remove the feedburner reference?
        Keith Davis recently posted… Look for the Shining EyesMy Profile

        1. As far as I can find it’s not required to be on the form. The other option they give you is a link that doesn’t include the reference, and the feedburner info is very clear on the pop up, all the confirm pages, every email it sends out, etc. :)

          1. Thanks Michelle
            Appreciate you taking the time to reply.
            Keith Davis recently posted… Look for the Shining EyesMy Profile

          2. You’re welcome, thank you for commenting. :)

  7. […] don’t even consider offering options that let users email your content to their friends, like RSS subscribe by email (because it’s easy to forward a great post if you’ve already got it in your email box), […]

  8. […] I’m a big fan of Feedburner because it allows you to setup a subscribe by email option for those who aren’t using RSS readers but want to follow your blog.  (Here’s how to do that.) […]

  9. […] Put the RSS subscribe box on your website.  Here’s a video of how to do that, step by step: add a subscribe by email widget to your WordPress blog. […]

  10. […] don’t even consider offering options that let users email your content to their friends, like RSS subscribe by email (because it’s easy to forward a great post if you’ve already got it in your email box), or […]

  11. […] blog readers an easy way to stay updated with your new content?  Are you giving them choices like subscribe by email or subscribe by RSS […]

  12. thanks for sharing such a helpful post….!!!
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