Magic Optin Plugin

Posted on by Frank Haywood

Update: The sale at $17.00 for the easy to use Magic Optin plugin is LIVE. The price will rise to $27 when the sale is over.

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Magic Optin Overview Video

In response to some questions about it, here’s a short 2-minute video on how to add the form code manually if it doesn’t get parsed correctly the first time round.

Many people will tell you that the size of your business is directly related to the size of your mailing list. While I know for a fact that’s not strictly true, more subscribers is always going to be better than less.

The Magic Optin plugin assists you in designing and placing optin boxes on your blogs, and gives you some pre-set designs you can mix and match and almost unlimited options for the colour schemes.

This means you can spend just a little time and come up with an optin design to suit your blog theme that will blend in really nicely and look like it was created by a professional designer and not you.  ;-)

Better still is that it’s VERY easy to use and includes a *custom widget* for your sidebar, AND a *short code* if you want to insert your new optin form into a post or page.

Here’s an idea.

Create your optin form, and then every time you add a new page or post to your blog, then add the optin short code so that your form appears within your content.

That way there’s a reminder on every single page and post for visitors to subscribe to your mailing list in order to find out when new posts are made and about any special offers (like a weekend sale) you may be running.

Here’s a few screen shots of the output of the plugin as an example.

The first shot is of an example of the optin form in the sidebar. The shots following that were generated using the short code tag and inserted into a post.  All styles were changed just by using colour pickers and drop-down selectors.





The sale price for this cool new plugin starts at $10 for the first 50 copies and then starts to rise. When the sale is over the full price of this plugin will be $27.

In this launch sale ONLY, also included are full developer (client/flipper) licences at no extra charge because I know that’s the way you like it. After the sale these will be an optional purchase.

These are good incentives to get the plugin today.  :-)

-Frank Haywood


  1. Craig says:

    Wow very good actually hmm can’t resist! rude not to….

  2. Joe Denholm says:

    Frank. How do you do this? Its like your reading my mind. This is just what I’ve been looking after.

    As usual i’m in.

  3. Jim Galiano says:

    This is a great, simple solution. I like the way everything is laid out very simply in dashboard. Good job.

  4. Jack says:

    Nice one Frank.

    Questions, if I wanted and optin form on the sidebar, but
    also another one on the same page that is different at
    the bottom of the page, is that possible. 2 different ones?

    I like the very fast custom abilities. Can I build the box and
    not use it as an autoresponder? Such as a click here to go
    to a cpa offer or another page that has a salesletter? Almost
    like a fast basic banner build


    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Jack,

      #1 – I *might* have been a little blinkered with this. (I will always admit my mistakes.) This current version will only do the one optin form as that’s all I needed for my own purposes, but I can see you might want to run different optins on different pages. I’ll have a think about the best way to do this and find out how much of a re-write it might take. I have a feeling it could be quite fiddly, but probably worth it.

      #2 – Nope. It’s all geared towards building an optin form. Would you like to give me some details of what you’re after and I’ll see if I can’t get something built to address your needs?


  5. Charlie says:

    Looks good Frank! One question, can I use shortcodes inside the autoresponder text? I am using Contact Form 7 and really like it, but it uses a generated shortcode for WordPress.

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Charlie,

      I don’t know. :roll: I’ll have a play when I’ve answered some other comments.

      If you’ve watched the video, where would you be putting the short codes?


      • Charlie Bass says:

        I would put it where the code for aweber, etc would go. It generates the input fields for name, email, etc. and handles putting the info into a database and responding. Again, it is CONTACT FORM 7, public free plugin for WordPress.


        • Frank Haywood says:

          Hi Charlie,

          I can confirm that it WON’T accept short codes in any of the fields, and nor will it accept standard WP PHP functions either in some cases.

          I’ve added this to the list of changes to be made to it.


  6. Anwar says:

    Hi Frank,

    Always deliver the best..
    My question to buy: Is it possible to use it for RTL(Right to left) direction as for Arabic language?

    Hope you can replay me soon to get it discounted..


    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Anwar,

      Thank you. I have absolutely no experience in this – as you can see in the video it uses a textarea box for the copy, so I *guess* it would work okay as it must be standard whatever the language direction? You *can* use HTML in the optin copy as I’ve used it to insert a couple of break tags.


  7. Craig says:

    Had to get it so did…thanks Frank neat fast plugin will enjoy using it!

    Oh could video be added instead of a pic out of interest if so, how?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Craig,

      Okay, video is definitely in the next version. :-)

      Leave it with me.


  8. Ned says:

    Is there a limit on the number of shortcodes I can generate? I have a great optin plugin, but it limits me to 5 designs per domain.


    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Ned,

      Yeah I think I might have dropped the ball in that respect as I only needed one optin design per site. It doesn’t do multiple forms and designs but I’ll get that looked at. As usual there will be no extra charge for minor updates (1.x).


      • Ned says:

        Thanks – I’m in. Even if you could do different headlines or buttons with the same designs for testing, that would be more useful. Having a bunch would be the best for me, but for $10 I can’t bitch (much).

        • Frank Haywood says:

          Hi Ned,

          I think the better route would be to have independent optins, so that’s what I’m going to have looked at.


  9. manolo says:

    Hello Man,
    the plug in is nice and price is good.. i wonder if there is an (easy) way to change fonts, and some GFX … basically can i edit CSS without being a code master?



    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Manolo,

      Good question. Okay here’s my own personal deficiency that I’m trying to correct.

      I SUCK at CSS. For whatever reason, although I understand the principles of CSS, and I can edit exisitng CSS to make it do what I want to, I’m not at the stage where I can do it from scratch. It doesn’t help that people tell me it’s easy – I get that – but I just have some mental hurdle to get over with it. I’ll get there now I want to.

      So for me, knowing how to edit CSS is like being a code master. :roll:

      My advice is to install on your InstantWP and start playing about with the CSS. If you break something, no harm done. :-)


  10. Hey Frank…

    It looks great, just a quick Q before heading to the cart though…

    How’s the integration part?

    Would it work with say.. Aweber only?
    Or maybe some other ESPs?

    Personally, I would like to be able to use both GetResponse, as well as self-hosted solutions…
    Is it possible?


    Steve ? Master eMailSmith ? Lorenzo
    Chief Editor, eMail Tips Daily Newsletter

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Steve,

      Yes. It will attempt to parse the form code you get from your autoresponder service, whichever one you use. It then strips out the fields it needs and uses internal methods to POST it to your service.

      If for whatever reason it messes up, then you can manually edit the form fields (name, email, URL, plus hidden fields). These fields are normally hidden, but if you watch the video at 2 minutes 40 seconds you’ll see me click the link that reveals these fields for editing.

      That should sort it out for you. :-)


  11. Well Frank…

    You just got a new customer. :)

    I’ll test it tonight and if all works well, count on me for a nice testimonial.

    Steve ? Master eMailSmith ? Lorenzo
    Chief Editor, eMail Tips Daily Newsletter

  12. Hi Frank,
    I purchased your WordPress Autoresponder, can I get this plugin to work with it? If so, how?
    Thanks for your time,

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Andrew,

      If you look in the documentation for WPAR on page 15 you’ll see some example form code you can use. The care point in using this is where it refers to the blog URL and uses an internal WP function to do this. You’ll have to replace that code right before it says:-


      …with the domain of your blog installation, and again later on where it calls /sign-up-form/ and that’s it really. So in the example above it would look like this instead:-


      …where domain.dom is your own domain name.


  13. Anwar says:

    Purchased, Great one.


  14. Craig says:

    Frank, yes please look into ability down the road to have optin on different pages or side bar and same content page as quite a few of us have requested this (I thought it actually did do this..oh well its fab still anyways!) and I know you will look into and have wonderful customer relationships with us and like to over deliver -bless you, and have a great week

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