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Using subscription forms

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You can accept email list subscriptions coming from external sites by adding a subscription form to that site.

In order to accept incoming form subscriptions you must set allow_form_subscriptions to true.

$emailList->update(['allow_form_subscriptions' => true]);

Here’s an example form you can embed on an external site to accept subscriptions.

<form method="POST" action="https://domain-where-mailcoach-runs/mailcoach/subscribe/<uuid-of-emaillist>">
        <label for="email">Email</label>
        <input name="email">
   <!-- optionally you can include the first_name and last_name field
        <label for="first_name">First name</label>
        <input name="first_name">
        <label for="last_name">Last name</label>
        <input name="last_name">
    <input type="hidden" name="redirect_after_subscribed" value="https://your-site/subscribed"  />
    <input type="hidden" name="redirect_after_already_subscribed" value="https://your-site/already-subscribed"  />
   <!-- only required if your list has double opt-in enabled
    <input type="hidden" name="redirect_after_subscription_pending" value="https://your-site/redirect-after-pending"  />
       <button type="submit">Subscribe</button>    

Attaching tags

You can specify one or more tags in an input field named tags that should be attached to the subscriber when it gets created.

<!-- somewhere in your form -->
<input type="hidden" name="tags" value="tagA;tagB">

Only tags that were added on the allowedFormSubscriptionTags relation of the email list you’re subscribing someone to will be attached. Here’s you can attach tags to that relation.

$tagA = $emailList->tags()->where('name', 'tagA')->first();
$tagB = $emailList->tags()->where('name', 'tagB')->first();

$emailList->allowedFormSubscriptionTags([$tagA->id, $tagB->id]);

A word to the wise

We highly recommend that you turn on confirmation for email lists that allow form subscriptions. This will keep your list healthy. Also consider adding a honeypot to the form to avoid bots from trying to subscribe. When using Laravel, you could opt to use the spatie/laravel-honeypot package.