How To Install and Setup Sumo
Sumo also previously known as Sumome is a free toolkit for growing your website traffic. At the moment the toolkit consists of two apps: one for making it easier for your readers to Tweet your content, and the other for adding a popup opt-in signup form to your site.
The tools can be used on any type of website, but for WordPress users there is a handy free plugin which makes enabling the apps on your site even easier. In this ‘How To’ guide we will cover installing and configuring this toolkit so you can begin using these premium features for free on your WordPress site, and start growing your website traffic and mailing list subscribers.
Step 1: Download the plugin from the Sumo Website
but a more convenient option is to install it directly from within your WordPress dashboard by going to Plugins > Add New then searching for Sumo. Once you’ve found the plugin, click on Install and then Activate Now once it’s been installed.
Setting up Sumo
Step 1: Once the plugin has been installed and activated, a blue icon is added to the top right corner of the frontend of your site.
This icon is activated by moving your mouse cursor over the icon, and then by clicking on it you can begin configuring the plugin and setting up the tools
Step 2:Sign up for an account at the Sumo website,
this requires you to hand over your email address and then create a password for your account
Step 3: After entering your details, you should be able to click on the Sumo Store icon, which will show you the available tools.
From here you can install the available options, which at the time of writing is:
Step 4: Once you click on the button for the corresponding tool, it will be installed on your site
How to integrate Sumo with MailerLite?
Step 1: Login to your Sumo account
Step 2: Select the App you want to connect to MailerLite and click on “Services”.
Now you will see a list of various Email Service Providers. Select MailerLite
Step 3: Enter your MailerLite API Key.
You can find it in your MailerLite account under Integrations > Sumo
Step 4: Select a subscriber list where you want to save subscribers from Sumo.
Click “Save” and you’re done
Now you should have two great free tools added and setup on your site to help increase social shares on Twitter and Facebook, as well as growing your mailing list with a nice looking popup opt-in form.
If you’re looking to grow your email list, Sumo is a great tool. It comes with a dozen of useful features that can help you get more subscribers very easily. Plus it is not limited to WordPress, meaning you can install it on any type of website.
Alternatively, you should also check out Thrive Leads, if you’re looking for a more advance list building plugin for WordPress.