Welcome everybody in this video, what we're going to do is we're going to just going to lay the foundation that we need in order to integrate WordPress and convert to convert kit together. How we do this as we actually installed the convert kit plugin. Now this will be linked. This page will be linked down below and it's relatively straightforward, but we're going to walk through this step-by-step.
So once again, this link is right below this video for you to get here. When you get there, what you're going to do is you're going to click this download button. Which you can see it downloads a zip file. You can see in this bottom left here, my browser bar from there, we actually have to log into our WordPress site.
This is logging into your what do they call it? WP WordPress admin area. And what we're going to do is we're going to go to the plugin section. Something I will say is WordPress has so many different versions and themes that some things might look different for you. A WordPress is one of those things.
They can all look a little bit differently. So these core things that we're going to should look similar, but if you get stuck, don't hesitate to reach out for support because yes WordPress can be unique, but back on topic, what we're going to do is this plugin section we're going to click add.
And we have already downloaded that convert kit plugin, as I said. So we're going to upload that plugin. Now you can either click to explore in your file, but for me, it works to just drag the already downloaded file right there. And I can click install. Now. It doesn't take much time at all. Then you do want to click this activate plugin.
And now convert kit is added to your plugins for your WordPress site. The next thing to do, you can see it here. You want to go to the settings? And this is pre-populated, but this for me, because I've already done this before, but it won't be for you. So this is what yours will look like. And what you need to do is you need to get these details from your convert kit account and paste them in here.
And I'll show you how to do that. So I'm logged into my test convert kit account here. And what we're going to go to do is go up to the top, right? And then settings then down in this advanced section. You can see, we have API key. So this button clicks to automatically copy. I'm going to go back and I'm going to paste this in here.
I also need the secret, which is this other thing here. So I click this, it reveals it. I click the copy button and once again, I paste it in here. Once those two things are done, I can click this. Save changes. And settings have been saved. And now you are able to use your various forms and integrate your WordPress and your convert kit in cool ways that we will use going forward.
That's as far as I'm going to go here, you don't have to worry about these two settings here. They're kind of advanced and then we will get to these in other videos. So first step is installing that WordPress plugin to your site.