7 Awesome WordPress Plugins to Boost Your Email Subscribers

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October 12, 2017

Money is in the list. How many times have you heard it before?

If you are blogging for a while, you will definitely know how important it is build an email list to grow traffic and sales. If you are still wondering why build an email list, this post is especially for you.

There is an awesome thing about using WordPress as your content management system (CMS). WordPress comes up with too many plugins in its directory, you can find plugins related to almost any topic from SEO to comments to get more subscribers.

Though there are so many free WP plugins out there, few plugins come with a price tag that adds extra features like support, help from community etc.

So without further ado, we will discuss the top 7 WordPress plugins to boost your email subscribers without much sweating.

Top WordPress plugins to grow your email list

top plugins to grow email list

1. Optin Monster

I have used Optin Monster plugin for several sites, it gave me immense results and I saw a huge explosion in my email list subscriptions.

What does this plugin do?

This is just like a popup box and creates a popup when a visitor lands on your blog. You can tweak the time frequency as per your wish like you can show to the visitors (unsubscribers) every time when they land on your site or you can display your popups at a particular time (like once every week or month).

The great thing about this plugin is it use “exit intent technology” to get more subscribers.

What does it mean?

Exit intent technology turns your abandoned website visitors into email subscribers by showing an exit popup when they are just about to leave your site. It simply detects your user behavior and prompts them with a targeted campaign at the precise moment they are about to leave your website or landing pages.

Get this plugin here

2. Hello bar

If you want to quickly build your email list, notification bars like Hello bar can be the best fit for you. Hello bar was an instant success from the day it was launched.

It was a unique way of bringing your visitors attention without actually hurting your readership. It sticks on your header (actually above the header or your logo) and you can make it stick to it. So that even when your readers scroll down to the bottom of your site, they still can see what you have to offer on your hello bar.

Get this plugin here

3. Popup Domination

It’s an easy and effective way to show light boxes on your websites. When visitors go through your blog posts, a light box or popup will appear (after a several seconds, you can set the time frequency accordingly).

It is by far the best popup plugins out there. It loads faster and doesn’t take too much of your web servers time. So your visitors won’t hesitate when it loads and you will get more conversion rates on your email list if you use effective headlines and offer.

Download it here

4. Optin skin

Glenn Allsoop created Optin skin to double your email subscribers. The great thing about this plugin is it comes up with default skins (optin forms) that look amazing. So even if you are not a tech savvy, you still can use great optin forms to double your email list.


You can easily add sign up forms using Optin Skin plugin in the places like;

  • At the top of posts
  • Below a post
  • Below the first paragraph of your blog posts

All you have to do is to insert a small piece of short code (that comes with the plugin) on where you want to display these forms.

This plugin is widely used in the blogosphere by many professional bloggers like Pat Flynn, Darren Rowse, Glen Allsoop etc. and they have encountered a huge boost in their email subscription rates. It says it all, using Optin Skin WordPress plugin you can get more email subscribers without hurting the readership.

Download Optin Skin plugin here

5. WP Subscribers magnet

WP subscribers magnet is a fantastic plugin to triple or even quadruple your email list. It is very cheap when compared to all the other premium list building plugins on WordPress. But it does have all the features that most other plugins have.

You can easily put multiple email opt-in forms at different places on your blogs to get more subscribers. If you are not a tech savvy and who is finding difficult to create sign up forms, this plugin is perfect fit for you.

6. Hybrid connect plugin

Hybrid connect is also a huge hit and used widely by many bloggers and webmasters all around the world.

Split testing can be performed using Hybrid connect WordPress plugin to find out which has the highest conversion rates among multiple sign up forms. You can also customize these sign up forms easily through their dashboard.

One of the best features of this plugin is you can easily figure out how many visitors subscribed to your email lists (and the day they subscribed) through their statistics.

7. What Would Seth Godin Do plugin

This is a free WordPress plugin and offers great value to your readers (and first time visitors) by showing a box at the beginning of your blog posts.

How does it work?

This plugin shows a custom welcome message (you can change this custom message to whatever you want) to new visitors and another to return visitors. If you direct your visitors to an optin email page or landing page, you will get more visibility and high conversion rates for your email list.

Download it here

In a nutshell: Email list building can be effectively done if you use plugins that rock your blog without hurting your visitors. The above plugins are a combination of both free and premium and offers excellent features to quickly grow your email list.

What is your favorite WordPress plugin to boost your email subscribers? Please share your thoughts below and I would love to hear your suggestions.

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable websites for over a decade. Bloggers Passion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes.com, Huffingtonpost, SEMrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.


  1. ashar says:

    Can you tell me should I deactivate my ‘subscribers to our newsletter’ bar, if I was to add say ‘optin skin’ and would this affect the subscribers feed to my newsletter. Sorry if this is a bit basic I am an artist not a tecky. Your blog has been my greatest help, another great post Anil, thanks – best ashar

    • Asher you can use Optin skin plugin to add stylish subscribe to newsletter bar at your post level like at the start of post, end of post and after first paragraph etc. This should help you gain more subscribers to your email list.

  2. Anchit Shethia says:

    I liked Optin Skin but is really costly just for a small coded box, don’t you think?

  3. Nirmala says:

    Useful post Anil 🙂

    To be frank, am not aware of any of these plugins to increase the no. of subscribers and thanks for letting me to know these beneficial plugins through your post.

    Will try to have some plugins, keep writing these kind of stuffs 🙂

  4. Uday Ghulaxe says:

    Optins skin is the best plugin to use for incresing email subscribers , Hello bar is anthor great option for doing it.It looks really fancy and attract users .I have never heard about other premium plugins you have mentioned here.thanks for sharing anil sir

  5. Vikas Yadav says:

    A very handy article to grow the total number of email subscribers. Thanks lot for providing this list as I was not aware about some of them plugins and their benefits.
    but, I have questions to you@ANil:- that you are saying that for each separate tasks there is a separate wordpress plugins. Can you tell me the links of some of the plugins for the following mentioned tasks.
    1.How to increase the font size of content of the article in a wordpress blog.
    2.Any plugins or links or tutorial to reduce the website loading time.

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