If you want to publish Ontraport pages to your existing WordPress site, you’ll need to use a WordPress plugin called Ontrapages. In this video, I’ll show you 5 simple steps to set up Ontrapages on your WordPress site!
First we’ll Install and enable the Ontrapages plugin.
Second, check your permalink structure.
Third, add API keys.
Forth, publish your page in Ontraport.
Last, publish the page in WordPress.
Let’s dive in.
The first step is to enable the Ontrapages plugin on WordPress. After you log in to your WordPress site, head over to the menu on the left.
Click the Plugins option. Then click “Add New” at the top of the screen. You’ll see an option to search for a new plugin, and that’s where you’ll type in “Ontrapages.” Once you’re there, click “Install Now and Activate.”
Next, let’s make sure your WordPress permalink structure allows the post name option. Post name is just a fancy term referring to the chunk of your site URL following your domain name. To do this, head to Settings and click “Permalinks.” Select the “Post name” radio button if it’s not already checked. Then, hit “Save.”
The third step is adding your API Key and APP ID to your plugin, and you’ll need to switch over to your Ontraport account. You’ll find the Ontraport API Instructions and Key Manager by going to Administration and then clicking “Integrations.”
On the API Instructions and Key Manager page, click “New API Key.” You can name your new key anything you’d like, such as “My WordPress Site.” Select the contact you want to attach the key to and click “Save.”
Next, copy your APP ID and API Key from Ontraport and head back over to your WordPress site. In the WordPress sidebar, click Ontrapages and paste your APP ID and API Key into the “Connect” dialog. Hit “Save,” and you’re ready to move on.
You’ve connected your Ontraport and WordPress accounts, so let’s head to the fourth step. This gets into the good part where you’ll publish to WordPress in Ontraport. Go to your Ontraport page’s editor and click “Publish.” Select the “Publish to WordPress” radio button and hit “Save” and “Publish.”
Now, log in to your WordPress site and click “Add New” from the Ontrapages plugin. Select your Ontraport page from the “Choose Which Landing Page You Would Like to Use” dropdown. It’s time to add a WordPress title for your page. This name is just for you, so you can identify your pages in Ontrapages. It’ll also serve as the default file path on your URL.
We’re almost done — there are just a couple of details left in the URL configuration! Your page will be published using your WordPress site’s domain, followed by a forward-slash and then your post’s title.
To change the text that appears after the forward-slash in your URL, click edit next to your page’s URL. For example, you can shorten a URL like mywpsite/my-homepage to mywpsite/home.
We’ve just covered how to set up your Ontrapages plugin so you can publish Ontraport pages to your WordPress site, and how to actually publish your pages once you’re all set up. While you’re here, we should mention that Ontraport has another WordPress plugin called PilotPress.
The PilotPress plugin does all sorts of things, including letting you add forms to your page and build complete membership sites that are deeply integrated with Ontraport.
Even if you’re not currently interested in using either of these PilotPress features, it’s worth adding to your site anyway. PilotPress automatically adds Ontraport’s tracking script to all your WordPress pages, so we can capture all sorts of information about your leads including their page-by-page visit history and more. It’s a great plugin.
To install the PilotPress plugin, you can follow the same steps for the Ontrapages plugin above. First, search for the plugin in WordPress by clicking “Plugins,” “Add New,” and search “PilotPress.” Once you’ve got it, install and activate the plugin. Then, use those same APP ID and API Keys from Ontraport and input them into the “General Settings” area in WordPress.
Alright, you just learned all about an awesome publishing option in Ontraport! With the Ontrapages plugin, you’ll be able to incorporate Ontraport pages in your personalized WordPress site in no time.