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ConvertKit Updates WordPress Plugin, Adds Members Only Content, Newsletter Feed, and Product Embeds

ConvertKit has updated its official WordPress plugin and WooCommerce add-on to support a range of new features. More than 40,000 sites use ConvertKit’s plugin to integrate their newsletters, email campaigns, and digital products with WordPress. The service is free for the user’s first 1,000 subscribers but offers more automated features and third party integration on its paid tiers.

The latest version of the ConvertKit plugin for WordPress brings the “Members Content” feature out of beta. It allows site owners to set up gated content for things like courses, e-books, or curated content without having to switch platforms, keeping members on the WordPress site.

In the WordPress admin, under the ConvertKit >> Member Content settings, admins can now specify a ConvertKit Commerce product to be required in order to view a post, page, or WooCommerce product page.

WordPress content gated by ConvertKit subscription – image source: ConvertKit documentation

This update also adds a “Newsletter feed” that ConvertKit users can embed on their WordPress sites to display a paginated list of their public broadcast emails. It can be shown as a grid with images and descriptions or a list with subject and date.

Recent updates to the plugin also introduce product embeds, allowing site owners to create a storefront of their ConvertKit products on their WordPress sites. The styles for the embedded products can be edited inside the Site Editor.

Other notable improvements in this round of updates include the following:

  • The WooCommerce add-on for ConvertKit has been updated to map customer first and last names to ConvertKit custom fields
  • New “Form Trigger Block” creates a button that triggers a pop-up modal
  • PHP SDK now available for building on top of the ConvertKit API

More detailed information on the settings for the new features is available in the ConvertKit documentation on customizing subscribers’ experience on WordPress websites.