ClickFunnels has an awesome WordPress Plugin which enables you to use the same domain for your sales funnels, and website.
Integrating ClickFunnels with WordPress let’s you have the best of both worlds, without any restrictions.
If you decide WordPress is too complicated, you can always create a blog using ClickFunnels.
This is an integration I have setup for my online businesses, and it works out great – as long as it’s done properly.
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Why Connect ClickFunnels with WordPress?
By default, ClickFunnels gives you a subdomain that would read as follows: YourSubDomain.clickfunnels.com/Page.
This isn’t professional or desirable, and it would be much better on a dedicated domain such as YourDomain.com/Page.
Additionally, this protects you in the future if you switch from ClickFunnels to another funnel builder software for whatever reason.
When you are setting up a domain on ClickFunnels that’s already being used for a WordPress site, it won’t work without this plugin.
You can setup a dedicated domain for your sales funnels on ClickFunnels without the WordPress plugin, if you don’t have a website using that domain.
The reason you would want to have this setup is so that you can use the two together seamlessly!
Why might this be a bad idea?
Since ClickFunnels is responsible for updating the plugin, it may not always be fully updated. The updates aren’t too frequent, but I haven’t had any issues with the plugin.
If WordPress were to push an update out that makes the ClickFunnels plugin nonfunctional, your funnel won’t work. This is an unlikely scenario, but it’s important to point out that could occur, so it’s important to note.
Most of my sales funnels on ClickFunnels are setup using the WordPress plugin, and I’m quite confident nothing bad will happen.
How To Setup ClickFunnels with the WordPress Plugin
After you have sales funnels inside of your ClickFunnels account, you can setup ClickFunnels with the WordPress plugin. Here’s exactly how you can set it up!
First, you’ll want to search “ClickFunnels” in the WordPress Plugin menu.
Then, you’ll want to click “Install Now” and then “Activate”
After it’s installed, head on over to your ClickFunnels Account Settings
Once you are there, go over to Account Details on the left side – this will be the tab that opens by default. You’ll want to scroll all the way to the bottom.
The second option from the bottom will read “WordPress API.” Click the Expand button, and the key will appear that you must copy. I blocked mine out, but it will be where the red box is.
After you copy the API key, you’ll want to open the WordPress Plugin > Settings in the menu.
Enter the email your ClickFunnels account is using, and the API key that we just copied from ClickFunnels. Select Save Settings to ensure it works!
Next, go down to General Settings in the ClickFunnels plugin > Settings menu!
You have three options to choose from here:
- Download & Display
- Embed Full Page iFrame
- Redirect to Clickfunnels
I use Download & Display, but feel free to test and see what works best for you.
The next option is to choose which favicon you want to display – I would recommend using your WordPress Favicon to keep the branding consistent.
Lastly, is the optional Additional Tracking Snippet setting (e.g. Facebook Pixel). This is used to install tracking pixels, if that’s something you are looking to do.
Select Save Settings, and you’ll be setup.
Now, ClickFunnels and WordPress are properly integrated. Let’s go into how you can get your funnels setup inside!
Integrating Your ClickFunnels Pages with WordPress
Now that the ClickFunnels Plugin has been configured, I will show you how to actually get your funnel connected.
Inside of the plugin, select the menu for “Pages” and then “Add New” on the top of the screen. You’ll be brought to the following page!
Once you are on this page, you will want to go through the settings.
First, is the “Choose Page Type” menu.
The three options are:
- Regular Page
- Home Page
- 404 Page
This should be self explanatory. For most funnels, choose regular page.
Next, choose the desired funnel and then the funnel step you want to create a custom URL for!
After you choose those settings, you’ll simply want to create a custom slug for your funnel. (e.g. yourdomain.com/customslug)
Press Save Page and you will be all set to go! It’s that easy to setup the ClickFunnels WordPress Plugin!