Get Perplexed with WordPress
Are you running a blog or website on WordPress and feeling a bit bewildered about building your audience or seeing who’s subscribing to your content? Don’t worry, WordPress offers several methods for tracking subscribers and seeing who’s engaging with your content. These processes are relatively easy to set up and use. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at how to see your subscribers on WordPress, including:
Set up an email subscription list
One of the most effective ways to build an audience for your WordPress site is by setting up an email subscription list. With an email list, you can send regular updates about your content directly to your readers’ inboxes, giving them a reason to stay engaged with your site.
Choose an email marketing service
There are multiple email marketing services, each with its own pros and cons. Some popular options include Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and AWeber.
Sign up and create a list
Once you’ve selected an email marketing service, sign up for an account and create a new list. Give your list a name and add any relevant information, such as your website name, and a brief description of what subscribers can expect to receive.
Add a signup form to your website
Most email marketing services will provide you with a code snippet for a signup form that you can add to your WordPress site. Copy and paste this code into a new widget in your site’s sidebar or footer. Alternatively, use a plugin such as OptinMonster or WPForms to create a custom signup form.
Start collecting subscribers!
Once your signup form is live on your site, you can begin collecting email addresses and building your list. Your email marketing service will typically provide you with tools for creating and sending emails to your list, as well as tracking metrics like open rates and click-through rates.
View your email subscribers
Now that you’ve set up your email subscription list, you may be wondering how to see who’s actually subscribed. Here’s how to view your email subscribers using some popular email marketing services:
To view your subscribers in Mailchimp, log in to your account and select the list you want to view. From there, click on the “Audience” tab and you’ll see a list of all subscribers, including their email addresses, signup date, and other details.
In Constant Contact, go to the “Contacts” tab and select the list you want to view. You’ll see a list of all your subscribers, with the option to view their contact details and other information.
To view your subscribers in AWeber, go to the “Subscribers” tab and select the list you want to view. You’ll see a list of all subscribers, with the option to view their contact details, activity history, and more.
View your WordPress.com followers
If you’re using WordPress.com to host your site, you may have a built-in following of WordPress.com users who are following your blog. Here’s how to view your WordPress.com followers:
Navigate to your site’s dashboard
Log in to your WordPress.com account and navigate to your site’s dashboard.
Click on “People”
From the dashboard, click on the “People” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
View your followers
Under the “People” tab, you’ll see a list of your site’s followers, including their WordPress.com usernames and avatars.
Note that WordPress.com followers will not receive email updates from your site unless they’ve specifically subscribed via email.
View your Jetpack subscribers
If you’re using the Jetpack plugin on your self-hosted WordPress site, you may have a built-in list of Jetpack subscribers who are following your blog. Here’s how to view your Jetpack subscribers:
Navigate to your Jetpack settings
From your site’s dashboard, navigate to the Jetpack settings by clicking on “Jetpack” in the left-hand menu.
Scroll down to “Subscriptions”
In the Jetpack settings, scroll down to the “Subscriptions” section and click on “View Subscribers.”
View your subscribers
In the “View Subscribers” section, you’ll see a list of all your Jetpack subscribers, including their email addresses and subscription status.
Export your subscriber data
If you want to analyze your subscriber data or use it to build custom audiences for advertising, you can export your subscriber data from your email marketing service or Jetpack. Here’s how to export your subscriber data using some popular email marketing services:
To export your subscribers in Mailchimp, go to the “Audience” tab and select the list you want to export. From there, click on the “Export Audience” button and choose a format for your export file.
In Constant Contact, go to the “Contacts” tab and select the list you want to export. Click on “Export” and choose a format for your export file.
To export your subscribers in AWeber, go to the “Subscribers” tab and select the list you want to export. Click on “Export CSV” and choose a format for your export file.
To export your Jetpack subscribers, go to the “Subscriptions” section in Jetpack settings and click on “Export Email Addresses.” You’ll receive a CSV file containing your subscriber data.
Building and engaging with your audience is one of the most crucial parts of running a successful WordPress site. By setting up an email subscription list, tracking your subscribers, and using these tools to export your data, you can stay on top of who’s engaging with your content and build lasting relationships with your readers. So let the list-building and perplexing begin!