Our new widgets page update allows you to manage your signup forms and more like never before. Now, setting up an event calendar or video gate is easier than ever. Simply select your kind, then your type, optimize and add it to your website or social media profile.
Kinds of Widgets
We’ve set up our new widgets page into a one-stop-shop for creating any kind of widget you want. We’ve divvied these up into 4 different kinds that you may be familiar with:
Set one of these up on a website, blog or facebook page to allow fans to opt into your mailing list. You can even provide an email signup direct link to easily acquire subscribers through Twitter and/or Instagram.
Set up this fun widget on your website or as a standalone page and find out the interesting questions your fans have been dying to ask you! This widget also includes questions asked by fans in the past.
Keep your fans updated on your next big tour by creating an events widget for your website.
Embed a video on your website that prompts viewers to sign up to your mailing list or subscribe to your YouTube channel. You can configure the signup form to appear at any point during the video.
Types of Widget
Now that we’ve gone over the KIND of widget you can make, let’s talk more about the different types of ways your fans can engage with them:
This type of widget is placed in your website, blog, Facebook page or Tumblr. Simply grab the code from FanBridge and place it wherever you’d like on your website. This type is available for all kinds of widgets.
I know what you’re thinking: “People hate pop-up ads!” But our pop-up widgets aren’t as intrusive or annoying as an ad for a free iPad. Set this up at the top of your page and once a fan signs up to your list, they won’t see the form again for an entire year. If they decide not to sign up, they won’t see it for 3 months. This type is available only for email signups.
Set up a signup form to appear on any kind of page through a significant URL. This url can be shared on social media or in an email campaign. Like pop-ups, these too are only available for email signups.
With this type of widget, you can create a standalone page to only display your widget, nothing else. This type is available for all kinds of widgets.
How to Set Up
Head to the Widgets tab and select Create and Manage. From there, you can select which kind of widget you want to create. Once that’s been chosen, select which type of widget you want to create. Edit the widget, save your progress and grab the code or link of your widget and you’re all set!