Have you ever wanted to integrate your email marketing account with your website? Thanks to the AWeber API, installing an email marketing connector is easy – especially with XAMPP, a free and open-source PHP development environment that many web developers and bloggers use. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the AWeber API using XAMPP.
Why Use XAMPP?
As the name suggests, XAMPP provides a simple and free environment for web development and testing. Many web developers and bloggers choose to use XAMPP mainly because it is extremely easy to install and use. Also, you will not need to worry about security issues because the software is completely open-source and free.
If you are looking for a PHP development environment that is stable and feature-rich, then XAMPP is the ideal choice. Not only does it come with great support, but it also has premium features that are often needed by large businesses.
Installing The AWeber API Using XAMPP
The AWeber API is an open-source and free email marketing solution developed by AWeber.com that allows you to send and manage emails from within a WordPress blog or website. To use the AWeber API, you will first need to register your application with the AWeber website. Once you have registered your application, you can install the AWeber API on your server by following the detailed instructions.
Now that your AWeber API is installed, you can begin integrating your email marketing account with your blog or website. For this tutorial, we will be using the WordPress software because it is one of the most popular blogging platforms on the internet. If you are a developer who also happens to be a WordPress user, then this tutorial will come in especially handy.
Step 1: Install WordPress
With WordPress installed on your computer or server, you can begin configuring your blog or website to integrate with your AWeber account. For this tutorial, we will be using a free WordPress.com account because we do not want to bore our readers with too many details. If you already have a WordPress installation on your own server, then you can skip ahead to the next step.
Go to wordpress.com and click on the link to create a new account. Once you have logged in, click on the Get Started button to continue.
You will then be brought to the WordPress dashboard. From here you can begin designing your blog or website, tweaking its appearance to your liking, and setting up different links to other websites and online resources that you find useful.
Step 2: Configure The AWeber API
To connect your WordPress blog or website to your AWeber account, you must first configure the AWeber API on your server. This is easy to do; just visit https://my.aweber.com/api in your browser and click on the link to set up your account. You will now be brought to the AWeber dashboard, where you can edit your account details.
Make sure that you use the correct email address that you registered with AWeber – if it is associated with a different account, then you will have to de-register your old email address and register again with the correct one. You can also change your password if you decided to use the same as your AWeber account.
Now that your account is set up, you can begin configuring the API the way you want. First, you will need to allow the installation of apps on your server by selecting App Installation from the API Setup menu. This will let your server know that you want to be able to use apps such as the AWeber API.
You can also choose to verify your phone number when installing the app. This is mainly a security measure that prevents hackers from using fake numbers to access your account. Typically, you will be asked to enter a callback number that you can give to whoever answers your phone. Once you verify the number, you can select Save changes to continue to the next step.
Step 3: Install the AWeber WordPress plugin
The AWeber WordPress plugin is a simple yet powerful tool that will integrate your email marketing with your website. Not only do you get to pick from a variety of stunning themes, but you can also configure the plugin to work with your API. To get started, you must first download the AWeber WordPress plugin from the WordPress.org plugins directory. Once you have downloaded the plugin, visit http://localhost/wordpress in your browser and click on the link to install it.
You will be brought to the WordPress dashboard and the plugin will begin installing. Once complete, click on the Activate button to continue.
You can now configure the plugin to connect to your AWeber account. To do this, simply visit http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin in your browser and click on the plugin settings icon to access the plugin’s settings page. Here you can change various settings, including your API key and other useful information.
Once you have configured the plugin successfully, click on the Save changes button to return to the WordPress dashboard.
From here you can add your AWeber email id to WordPress. Simply click on the Add Email button and enter your AWeber email id in the To field. Make sure to disable the Confirm Email Plugin before you click on the Add Email button so that you do not end up with duplicate emails.
Congratulations! You can now use the AWeber WordPress plugin to connect your email marketing with your blog or website. AWeber encourages users to check out their documentation for more information on how to get the most out of this plugin.
You can take advantage of the AWeber WordPress plugin and integrate your email marketing with your blog or website by creating and sending automatic email campaigns. For instance, you can use the plugin to collect email addresses of potential customers, subscribers, or fans and then send them information about your upcoming events, new products, or other noteworthy news items. You can even use the plugin to send regular emails to people who have subscribed to your email list because they are likely to be interested in what you have to say.
There are more than a dozen features that are integrated right into the WordPress dashboard. If you want to learn more, you can click on any of the links below to take you to the plugin’s documentation page on WP.org.