Add an optin form to sidebar of my non-OP theme blog

NOTE: Starting with OptimizePress version 2.5.11 we introduced a newer theme that has a more modern design, faster loading pages, and better SEO. We would suggest trying out the new OptimizePress Smart Theme. If you have an active updates/support license you should see this in the members hub, along with a downloadable PDF step by step guide on how to use the new Smart Theme

We can no longer provide the older OptimizePress Theme files for download for new sites. If you have an existing site and need to re-install the theme files please contact our support team and they will gladly assist with that. For now, we will still provide updates and support for the older OptimizePress Theme

This guide is for the older OptimizePress Theme version and not for the new Smart Theme

I'm afraid the blog functionality including our opt-in sidebars are only available when using the OptimizePress Theme version - that functionality is not included in the plugin version

What you may consider doing is using one of our opt-in elements inside your sidebar of your blog using a little workaround that *may* work - depending on your theme

If you go to Pages > Add new inside your wordpress site, and use the "add element" button to create an opt-in form using our elements included with OptimizePress. This will add the shortcode for the form to your page - you can then copy this code and paste it into a "text" element in the Appearance > widgets section - and drop this into your sidebar.

Please note this will only work if your blog theme supports rendering of shortcodes in the sidebars - and also you need to use an appropriate optin form design from our selection otherwise it may not look right in your sidebar