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How do I install Benchmark with WordPress?

Integrations Updated on December 3, 2019

With WordPress you can email a formatted version of your blog to your subscribers and sign up readers with custom widgets, send and test emails. You can also view reports from inside your WordPress dashboard.

With WordPress you can:

1.    Create and customize sign-up forms.

  • Add a customizable signup form to any WordPress page.

2.    Connect your blog to Benchmark.

  • Your Benchmark contact lists are automatically available when you integrate.

3.    Email blog updates to your contacts.

  • Send email-ready versions of your posts to your subscribers.

4.    Get Real-Time Analytics.

  • Engagement reports will display in your dashboard as soon as you send an email.

 

Before getting started, please note:

Installation update instructions:

  1. Click Benchmark Email on the Administration sidebar menu to have the plugin updated.
  2. Check to ensure that your API keys are properly configured by clicking on the Benchmark Email Lite settings page link.
  3. When prompted to the Benchmark Email Lite page, check to see that your API Key is properly configured.
  4. Navigate to Appearance on the sidebar menu, select Widgets.
  5. Expand the Widget options for any existing sign-up form widgets. Verify that the settings are all correct. Click Save when you’re all done.

New Automatic Installation:

 

  1. Log in to your WordPress blog.
  2. On the Dashboard menu select Plugins and click on Add New.
  3. Search for Benchmark Email Lite.
  4. Click on the Install Now option (sometimes required) Enter your FTP or FTPS username and password, as provided by your web host.
  5. Select the Activate option.

If you are creating a new Benchmark Email account, please use the link below https://www.benchmarkemail.com/Register.

To obtain your Benchmark Email API Key, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Benchmark account.
  2. Click on your Username and select Integrations.
  3. Now select the API Key option from the Left or Dropdown menu.
  4. Then copy “Your API Key”

Back on your site:

  1. Click Benchmark Email Lite on the Administration sidebar menu then click Settings.
  2. Check to ensure that your API key is properly configured.
  3. Now you can setup any number of signup form widgets on the Appearance, Widgets Administration page, plus you can save any number of posts and pages to email campaigns right from the post or page editor!

New Manual Installation:

 

  1. Download the WordPress Plugin.
  2. On the Administration’s sidebar menu select Plugins and click Add New to upload the benchmark-email-lite folder to your WordPress account.
  3. Click on the Upload Plugin button.
  4. Choose the file benchmark-email-lite and click Open, then select Install Now.

If you are creating a new Benchmark Email account, please use the link https://www.benchmarkemail.com/Register.

To obtain your Benchmark Email API Key:

  1. Log in to your Benchmark account.
  2. Click on your Username and select Integrations.
  3. Now select the API Key option from the Left or Dropdown menu.
  4. Then copy “Your API Key”Back on your site:
  5. Click Benchmark Email Lite on the Administration sidebar menu then click Settings.
  6. Check to ensure that your API key is properly configured.

Now you can setup any number of signup form widgets on the Appearance, Widgets Administration page. You can save any number of posts and pages to email campaigns right from the post or page editor!

 

You also can watch the video about the Benchmark Email Lite Plugin.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our support team via Email, LiveChat or Phone.

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