Free Landing Page Creator
The majority of people avoid creating landing pages because it scares them, and some of the others avoid them because they think they must pay to have them. You are your best free landing page creator if you own a WordPress blog or website, and there is no need to learn any website design skills or coding.
Why Should You Need One
Many people have no idea even why they would need to create these pages, so here are just some of the marketing campaigns that these pages can be used for.
- Newsletter Subscribers
- Free Email Book Promotion
- VIP Sign Ups
- Customer Loyalty Programs
- Free Online Courses
- Affiliate Programs
It is estimated the most successful business strategy is to use these pages to promote your marketing campaigns, and an estimated 50 % of big-name businesses use these effectively for traffic and sales
Before we get into my business tutorial with WordPress I want to share the best landing page templates with you, and these are recommended by the professional blogger Neil Patel. So instead of me going into detail, you can use the link to read all about them in Neil Patel’s blog post.
- Lead Pages
- Hello Bar
- 5 Second Test
- User Testing
- Crazy Egg
- Visual Website Optimizer
- Browser Shots
For anyone who is interested in checking these out I recommend you use the link about to read Neil Patel’s detailed blog post. Before we get to today’s tutorial on free WordPress landing page, I really want to share with you more about these pages.
Before We Get Started
What you are interested in is to get your visitors to sign up as subscribers, so there are some things you need to keep in mind before we start your first page.
- Avoid any outbound links
- Add call to action buttons
- Embed videos
- Eye-Catching Design
Time To Get The Ball Rolling
The first thing you will want to do once you login to your dashboard is to scroll down to plugins, and you are going to be adding a new plugin that will be your free landing page creator. In your add new plugin search box type in Elementor, and you will click on install and once installed click on activate.
Now You Are Ready For Business
I will not guide you step-by-step to create your free page with the Elementor plugin, so here is your first step.
- Start By Creating A New Page
You can choose either the default editor or use the plugin by clicking on the blue button that says Edit With Elementor, but before clicking on the blue button select Elementor Canvas as the default template. This should provide you with a blank page, you will see the menus and links are no longer on your page and this is how you want your template to appear.
2. Edit With Elementor
If you have not done so, you will want to click on the blue button before starting step 2, you now have the option to use one of the templates provided or build your page from scratch. The templates are your easiest choice, so I am going to guide you on creating your page from scratch.
3. The Page Design
You will choose your page design structure to get started in this step, I recommend a two-column for your first landing page. Next, you will need to choose your style setting so you can add your background. The choices are an image, a gradient background, or a video to use as the background.
Once you have your background option chosen you will need to go to the advanced section, and here you will set your padding and margins to fit your page properly.
You will now add the description in one column by dragging and dropping the heading and text editor onto your page design, you also have the option to add images and videos as well.
4. Subscription Form
You will need to login to your email marketing service, and select your email list and create an embed signup form. After you customize your form the way you want it you just copy the code, you are now ready to embed your signup form code.
5. How To Embed A Signup Form Code
You will drag and drop the HTML element found in Elementor into the empty column, and then just past your code to embed the signup form onto your page.
Remove the color code so your form will appear transparent, and now your page is ready to be shown to the world.
6. Publishing Your Landing Page
When you are happy with your page you just hit the publish button, I recommend you save this template for your next landing page. You might be thinking why go through this extra work when I can use pre-made templates, I just wanted you to know how to use this free landing page creator in case you ever want to create your own unique landing page from scratch.
WordPress Landing Page Plugins
For those of you are interested in what are the best WordPress plugins recommended for the coolest landing pages check these ones out.
- Thrive, Architect
- Optimize Press 3.0
- Beaver Builder
- Elementor Pro
- Divi Builder
What Is On My Mind Today
I know many new website owners are hesitant about adding plugins on their website, and I was the very same way when I started out. If you ever install a plugin that does not agree with your website theme, you can also deactivate the plugin or delete it completely. These plugins are so useful and valuable to your business, so if you only add one new plugin at a time you can tell if this plugin is going to cause your website problems.
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