If you’ve ever thought about Online marketing, you most definitely have heard about LandingPages. This thing has made a lot of guys, millionaires ! Or probably Billionaires ! If you’ve heard the name of Charles Ngo, then probably you know what I’m talking about, if not, even then this guide is perfect for you.
In this piece, I’m covering the simple fact, and process of How you can create a landing page, in WordPress ! Well, there are two sides to every coin, similarly there’s one “expensive, and more popular method” (More popular, because people make a hype of it, and it reduces their competition ! ) And then there are some free, or cheap ways, to get your landing page all set and running.
- Inside the Guide:-
- What are Landing Pages:-
- How to Create Landing Pages in WordPress
- Drag & Drop Theme Builders:
- Wp Profit Builder
- Creating a Landing Page Absolutely Free
Inside the Guide:-
- What are Landing Pages.
- How to create Landing Pages in WordPress
- Will you be getting landing pages for free?
- LeadPages:- Introduction and features.
- How to get pre-made LeadPage template ( worth $39/mo ), absolutely free !
- Drag & drop Theme builders.
- Wp Profit Builder
- Bonus: Creating Landing Pages absolutely free!
So let’s start with the simple fact..
What are Landing Pages:-
Landing Pages are pages, which promote a specific product, link, URL or just about anything. The main goal is, to get something done from the page, it might be a click to an external URL, it might be selling your E-book , or anything.
It’s just a page, where your visitors land, and then they do what you want them to do.
A very popular, and successful strategy is, design a Landing page for some product, make the page look good and convincing, promote it on social media though paid ads, get leads, make sales.
This is the shortest and most successful possible blueprint of What a landing page is, and how it works. One of my recent landing page+ Facebook ads combination made me an easy $240, for an investment of $30 on the ads in a time span on 3 days, see? Not a bad deal right? (I’m sharing the full blueprint at the end of this guide, don’t worry ! )
Or for a better example, just try to remember the Login page of facebook, it’s a page that let’s you Login, or makes you sign up on Facebook, right ? Even that is a Landing Page in a broader sense.
How to Create Landing Pages in WordPress
The reason for me writing this post is, Landing page creation isn’t hard, infact it’s pretty easy if you’ve got something like LeadPages. But, LeadPages is pretty expensive, so you might not have the budget to goo for it right now.
Then, why can’t you just code your own ? As a matter of fact, you can, but it would take such a huge ammount of time that the ROI doesn’t just seem to be enough, additionally you’ve to be a pretty damn good programmer in order to achieve that manually.
So….what would you do?
Well if that’s what you’re wondering, then you’re at the perfect place in the galaxy. In this piece I’m explaining how you can go about creating you own landing page with WordPress !
Yes, meaning you don’t need to learn something new from the scratch, cause probably you already know about WordPress, so it just makes your task so much easier !
Will I be able to create landing pages for free?
Well, yes ! Most of the methods are “paid”, and they all are more than just worth it, but there still is one pretty neat thing that would let you create your landing page absolutely free !
I’m including that at the last section of this guide, and it’ll be unlocked once you read this post from tom to bottom, and just click on the unlock button , I’m doing that for the sake to grab your attention ofcourse, because If I enlist that right here, at the top, I don’t think you’ll ever even read rest of the guide, and are bound to loose some pretty damn good tips and stuff ! ( And I don’t want that to happen, right ? )
The reason for me including this right at the top is, this just is the best of them all. LeadPages is an industry leader in LeadPages generation, and it’s not free !
If its not free, what’s the point in telling you about it? Cause it doesn’t cost you a fortune either, and it has such an awesome ROI that you’ll get triple, or probably quadruple return of what you invest within the first week !
Don’t believe me ?
Patt Flynn made over $100000+ last month, and around 15000$ was from LeadPages alone !
So okay back to the point, it’s extremely easy designing a landing page with LeadPages, you get a Drag & Drop page builder, just Drag & drop, and edit the elements.
So the whole process in a nutshell is, Get a Leadpages account, drag and drop elements, edit the words, publish on WordPress ! It takes less then 15minutes to complete it in whole, and with the right strategies you can make double the invested money by today evening !
Hey…What If I can get you LeadPages pages, for FREE !
Well, Leadpages is expensive, and I do understand that, What If I say, I can get you LeadPage pages, absolutely free? And no, it isn’t even illegal !
The reason I’m focusing so much over LeadPages is that it’s just the best possible solution, with an extensive list of features for your next gen Landing Page, but the price beats a lot of people.
So, how can you get Leadpages for free?
Let’s just say….Leadpages feels generous sometimes, and releases a Free HTML version of some cool landing pages over a certain time gap.
So you can download the free leadpage pages , edit them ( as they are in HTML so it won’t be a problem anyway ) and get your site up and running in no time.
Now, as they’re in HTML, you won’t even need to use WordPress ! You just upload a simple 10-12KB Html file and the page is up ! That’s like extremely easy, but if you’re keen to use it with WordPress, and WordPress only, you’d need to convert the HTML into a WordPress compatible file.
Go to Google, and use the following string:-
Now that will give you a lot of results, and they all will be downloadable lead pages !
Now, clicking on any of them, will take you to the leadpages site, where there’s a neat attractive looking button to download the Lead Page, for free ! Just click on it, enter your Email ID and you’re gonna get it . WooHoo that was easy, right?
Converting it to WordPress Compatible Version!
You will get a .html file when the download is completed, open Notepad and edit that html file.
- At the starting of the article, the very top, place the following code:- <?php /* Template Name: Landing Page */ ?>
- Now, let’s work on the external URL’s. There will be a lot of external URL’s, right? Just change them to your template URL For eg. if there’s a link like:- <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”css/style.css”>, change it to <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”<?php bloginfo( ‘template_url’ ); ?>/css/style.css”>
- Once you’ve done the external URL’s, at the end of the file, there’s the closing </body> tag, right? Add this line just before it:- <?php wp_footer(); ?>
- Rename it “Index.php”
- done ! Now you just upload the files, along with this Php file to your server and your site is all up and running !
I know it was confusing, and specially if you’ve never touched a line of code before this in your life.
Drag & Drop Theme Builders:
The thing about Drag & drop page builders is, they give you the unique edge. Meaning, you can design your very own, totally unique landing pages, without ever needing to touch the codes.
You can imagine a totally differnet layout, according to the mindset of your customers, and pitch the sales. Afterall it’s all about human psychology, so you design your own template, according to your own needs, place them where you want to and get set go.
Ofcourse LeadPages allows you to drag&Drop elements and make pages, but again there’s the budget you’ve got to think of. There isn’t much to explain, it’s just like you get a blank page, and some elements on the sidebars, you just drag and drop the elements you need, edit the text, add images and done, that’s pretty much all about it.
I’d say, ThriveThemes is a pretty good option to go about creating your Drag&drop page . I’ll just give you a reason ( Or wait, a lot of reasons to go with Thrive themes ! )
Thrive Theme offers you:-
- Extremly high converting page layouts. The team spends months of research to carve out the perfect layout, that converts the most, so it’s like they eliminate your hardwork.
- feature-rich themes with a whole bunch of options that mean you can delete tons of plugins
- a stunningly easy to use page builder to create modern websites
- landing pages, and optin forms that can be created in minutes (and tested with A/B testing)
Thrive themes has Focus areas, meaning special, well researched locations for specific Optins, and CTA Buttons, one inspiring example is Quicksprout’s homepage !
When Derek Halphern tested this special feature, he got a 51% increase in his conversions ! That, means a lot ! So why aren’t you doing it?
Already Built-in Landing Pages !
Well, so technically you can start out in minutes ! Yes ! They have landing pages for almost everything out there, so all you need to do is, select one, customize it a bit and get it live !
You can set up a Email capture page, A thank you page, or Webinar page ! In short, you can set up just about anything, and without a lot of hassle, cause everything’s pre-made for you!
Here’s a sneak-peek into thriveThemes pre-made Landing pages for you
Also, another reason to choose it over LeadPages is, it costs you just Once in a lifetime ! While Leadpages is a per month payment service.
So overall, if you want your Landing Page to be on WordPress, ThriveThemes is a better option keeping the budget features ratio in mind.
Wp Profit Builder
It is apparent that WordPress wasn’t originally intended for landing pages, but with the advancement in time a lot of things have changed over time, and so have the demands.
So, the smart guys out there, found a solution to this. They found WpProfitBuilder, as the name very much suggests, it’s a WordPress Profit Builder Plugin.
It’s just like any other LeadPage creation tool, with good enough features, including Drag&Drop ofcourse. And the best part is, it has a very extensive list of possible pages, meaning you can technically create just about any kind of page with it.
- Sales Pages: Pages that directly get a sale done, no hassle, User arrives, the page attracts them, gives them a reason to buy, and thhey buy the product, end of the story.
- Lead Generation Pages: As the saying goes, “the money is in the list”, so if you’re making the money list, then going with this kind of template from WpProfitBuilder is the way to go about it, these pages help you curate Email Id’s of potential customers, for a small something in return, probably an E-book, and then you can pitch them a product later when the time’s right.
- Jvzoo Pages: I’m highlighting this because it’s something special on the part of WpProfitbuilder, it allows you to create such an awesome, specifically targeted on Jvzoo page , that will just make affiliates go mad over your product, and then you won’t have any problem promoting it !
- Webinars: These are one of the most engaging stuff online, so if you’re one of the webinar guys, and don’t want to miss the potential clients out there, then WpProfitBuilder should be your best friend.
Well, because honestly saying I’m listing it out here only for couple reasons. First is, to give you a diverisity in your choice and budget. And the second, because WpProfitBuilder is specifically desinged by keeping WordPress in mind, so ofcourse it has a bit of code edge, which improves the UI beyond LeadPages or thrivethemes.
And hey, the pricing is another factor too, it’s pretty cool actually. You don’t need to empty out your pockets. It’s a one time payment thing,
The DevLicencePack, costs only $67 ! And guess what? It’s unlimited, meaning everything over their is unlimited including the usage ! And the best thing is, you don’t need to exactly promote a product, you can make thousands of $ , just by creating landing pages for your clients ! Yes, they pay good, like real good, so $67 for a lifetime developer’s license is a pretty good investment I’d say !
More Plugins worth checking out:-
Creating a Landing Page Absolutely Free
The LeadPage free trick was good, but it’s still a trick, and specialy if you want it for WordPress and not HTML.
The one problem, the most basic problem, and the biggest one with landing pages is, you need startup money, you just can’t start for free, right? And in most cases you don’t have that kind of money to invest during starting up.
Unlock the below stuff, and make your own landing page, yes make it, totally according to your needs, free !
It’s a plugin I’m talking about here, I don’t know why but the plugin is absolutely free, and totally worth it ! Also, it’s the only free plugin available for creating a landing page on WordPress but it’s more then enough.
Go and grab WpLandingPage free plgin now
It has one great “premium” feature, which is enough for me to pay a good amount for it, but luckily for us, it’s totally free !
Personally, I’ve experienced that no matter what you’re trying out, a new theme, or a million$ product, A/B tests always boost the results, so ofcourse it’s a “basic need” when it comes to landing pages.
WordPress Landing Pages allows you to A/B test your page , so that you know what your audience loves !
So that was how you can create a landing page on WordPress. You can go with the typical LeadPages option, or Thrivethemes if you have a budget.
If you don’t then try getting the free landing page and if you face any problem during the conversion, I’m always here to help, right?
Also, the WpProfitBuilder is a cool option to go with, infact as it’s specifically meant for wordpress, you will find using it extremely easy and it has a good user interface too.
Or hey, just go along, and use the free WordPress Landing Page plugin I talked about, if you’re just starting out, it’s just the best to go with. No investment needed !
Do let me know in the comments which was your final decision, or if you’ve had experience with any of them I’d love to hear your thoughts !