Here is an AWeber Tip for Dealing with WordPress Version 3.9 and AWeber Sign Up Form Problems. AWeber Sign Up Forms are not designed for WordPress. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. The problem became MUCH worse with version 3.9 of WordPress.
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Here is an AWeber Tip for Dealing with WordPress Version 3.9 and the AWeber Sign Up Forms Problem. AWeber Sign Up Forms are not designed for WordPress. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. The problem became MUCH worse when they recently rolled out version 3.9 of WordPress.
The Standard Way of Handling The AWeber Sign Up Forms Problem in WordPress
If you have used WordPress and AWeber at all you have probably seen the phrase "Copy and Paste Your AWeber HTML code into this text box". Virtually every Squeeze Page Generator gave up on using the AWeber code directly. It just didn't work well. The author's had parse the AWeber code in order to deal with the AWeber Sign Up Forms problem. I'll confess I've never seen a page with a native AWeber Sign Up form on it. I'm sure a few slipped by me, but I'm also sure that there weren't many.
Having written 3 eBooks on AWeber (See AWeber Quick Start, AWeber Magic and AWeber Unleashed), I've wrestled with this issue many times. I've often wondered (and often asked their help desk) why we couldn't get a sign up form where the HTML code did have the problems we face using WordPress.
Prior to version 3.9 of WordPress you could insert an AWeber form into a WordPress page in the HTML editor. When you switched to Visual mode, it would look funny (colors and borders were gone.) Saving the form as a draft would restore the colors and the functionality. You can edit the form (carefully) to remove some of the blank lines, but not all of them. The blank problem stems from the fact that AWeber incloses every line in a <div> </div>. WordPress created a blank line between each <div> section. The result was a LABEL and a blank line, followed by a TEXT FIELD and another blank line and so on. What could have been five lines (two labels, two text fields and a button) became 8 lines. Since we are trying to keep the Sign Up Form "above the fold" and looking pretty, this stretched out version was a problem.
Enter Version 3.9 of WordPress and A More Severe AWeber Sign Up Forms Problem
The new version of WordPress still allows you to paste the HTML code into the text version of the editor. If you are willing to forgo editing the form and ever using the Visual editor you can still using the TinyMCE Advanced editor. This editor has been "the standard" for many WordPress users for years. Parts of it are built in as the native editor in WordPress. Coding in straight HTML all the time just isn't an option for most people. Some of us, who have been around for a while, can do it. On the other hand, most of us don't want to!. The old code-it-and-compile-it to see what you have has been replaced by the WYSIWYG (What You See IS What You Get) standard decades ago.
A Solution to the AWeber Sign Up Forms Problem
A replacement plugin called CDEditor solves the problem. It does not strip the code.
Note: You do have to go to the Advanced Options and uncheck several option that add line breaks in order to edit your AWeber code. On the other hand, once you have done that you actually get a better AWeber form than I was ever able to get with TinyMCE Advanced.
CKEditor Advanced Options
Remove the check marked in these boxes.
I like the TinyMCE Advanced Editor, I really do. There are some quirks, but I'm used to it. However until they solve the stripping problem, I will use the CKeditor when working on simple Squeeze Pages.
I will continue to activate the TinyMCE Advanced plugin when I am writing posts and pages and only use the CKEditor when I am working on simple Squeeze Pages, but for now – the CKEditor is my editor of choice for Simple Squeeze Pages.
Editing Simple Squeeze Pages is discussed in my free eBook AWeber Quick Start.
(I have had one instance when the Publish button did not work. I went to text mode and saved the draft. Then I went to plugins and disabled the CKEditor. Once I opened the page again (in the basic editor, I could Publish the document. i did stay in Text Mode.)
CKEditor Publish Button Problem
NOTE: I have had an issue that sometimes the PUBLISH button does not activate – it won't work. Here is a solution.
- Save Your Draft
- Click on the PAGES menu option on the left side of WordPress
- Find the draft
- Click on Qucik Edit
- Change the drop down menu to Published
- Click the Update button there.
There you have it – a way to solve the AWeber Sign Up Forms Problem
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