LPs Simple Landing Pages
LPs Simple Landing Pages was built to succeed where other content managers fail: pushing webmasters to set up targeted pages that are built for marketing performance and ease. We've worked hard to make this extension a reality and to provide everything you'll need to be successful with our software (including excellent documentation as well as a support forum).
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In order to enjoy the full benefits of LPs Simple Landing Pages please make sure to follow the install instructions completely as they are laid out below. Many problems can be avoided by doing so.
Install each of the following extensions using standard Joomla! installation procedure (Extensions -> Extension Manager -> Install). After all extensions have been installed, make sure to enable the plugins from the plugin manager.
- com_lps-v-2.7.zip - LPs Simple Landing Pages Component v2.7 - the brains of the operation
- mod_lpsform-v-1.1.zip - LPs Form Module v1.1 - Deploy forms via module
- plg_joomlasales_htmleditor-v-1.1.zip - Template HTML Editor v1.1 - powers the administrator template editor
If you've already installed plg_joomlasales_htmleditor-v-1.1.zip into your Joomla site then you don't need to reinstall. This plugin runs the HTML Editors in both LPs Simple Landing Pages and Encouragement Email Marketing.
The landing pages area ties everything together. A landing page is made up of a Template (your content) and a Form to collect vital conversion data from site visitors.
- add landing page
- Click the 'new landing page' button in the top right side of the page. Give the landing page a Name, and Description. After you've first created your landing page you can add template and form.
- edit landing page
- Click the landing page's name to edit the landing page. Make sure the landing page has a Name and Template attached before attempting to view it on the front end.
- Click the grey 'x' icon on the right side of each landing page item row in the main landing page list and confirm that you wish to permanently remove the item.
- Click the red or green icon in the published column to publish and unpublish a landing page item.
- Use the search bar to search for landing pages by their Name.
The templates area is where you can easily create landing page content from one of 7 templates.
- add template
- Click the 'new template' button in the top right side of the page. Make sure the template has a Name and some content.
- edit template
- Click the template's name to edit the template. Make sure the template has a Name and some content.
- Click the grey 'x' icon on the right side of each template item row in the main template list and confirm that you wish to permanently remove the item.
- Click the red or green icon in the published column to publish and unpublish a template item.
- Use the search bar to search for templates by their Name.
The Forms area allows you to create and configure basically all aspects of using a web form.
- add form
- Click the 'new form' button in the top right side of the page. Give the Form a Name, Thank You Message and set up your admin and user email notifications if you wish.
- edit form
- Click the lists name to edit the form. This will allow you to edit the Name, Return URL, Thank You Mesage and all email notifications relating to the form.
- Click the grey 'x' icon on the right side of each list item row in the main form list and confirm that you wish to permanently remove the item.
- Use the search bar to search for forms by their Name.
The Fields area allows you to create and configure your form fields. From their name, label and size to the validations such as required or various other types of validation.
- add field
- Click the 'new field' button in the top right side of the page. Select the Field Type, give the Field a Name and Caption.
- edit field
- Click the lists name to edit the field.
- Click the grey 'x' icon on the right side of each list item row in the main field list and confirm that you wish to permanently remove the item.
- Use the search bar to search for forms by their Name.
The Submissions area lists submissions to the Forms. Each time a form is submitted we record the data in the Submissions area.
- view data
- Click on the name of the submission. If the user that submitted is not a logged in user then this will show a string like 'submission-001' and the number will increment as submissions continue to come in. LPs will scan field submission values for email addresses. Any fields found with an email address will be marked and the admin will be given an opportunity to convert the email address into a Lead.
Leads can be created from form submissions that include an email address. LPs will scan field submission values for email addresses. Any fields found with an email address will be marked and the admin will be given an opportunity to convert the email address into a Lead. Leads can be targeted with scheduled or recurring email campaigns with Encouragement Email Marketing.
- change status
- Change the status 'Cold', 'Warm', 'Hot', 'Customer' to represent the Lead's stage in the sales process.
Your First Landing Page
Before you can create and deploy a landing page you need to have some content to display (Template) and a form to catch conversions. Let's start by creating a Template.
1. Creating a Template
a) Click the 'new template' button in the top right corner of the screen.
b) Give the template a name and select a Layout.
c) Make any needed edits to your Template from this side-by-side editor view.
d) Tip: Click the expand icon at the top right of the editor to enable a full screen view.
e) After you're done editing your template click the green 'Save Template' button.
2. Creating a Form
a) Click the 'new form' button in the top right corner of the screen.
b) Give the form a Name.
c) Enter a Thank You Message that will be shown to users after the form is submitted.
d) After your form is created and you are returned to the forms list, click the 'View Fields' link next to the newly created form.
Creating a new form
Click 'View Fields' after your form is created from the forms list
Clicking 'View Fields' after creating a form will take you to create the fields for that form.
3. Adding Fields
a) Click the 'new field' button in the top right corner of the screen.
b) Select a Field Type and give the Field a Name and Caption.
Creating a new field
c) Remember all forms must have a 'Submit Button' field present if you'd like to be able to submit the form.
After you create the fields they'll look like this. Remember to add a Submit Button to your form!
d) Tip: As long as you are on the Fields view and the top Filter is set to only show fields of a certain form, you can drag and drop the fields to change the ordering of fields in the form.
4. Creating a Landing Page
a) Click the 'new landing page' button in the top right corner of the screen.
b) Give the landing page a Name.
b) After you've created the landing page, add a Template and a Form. Note: Landing pages can also be used without forms.
Creating a Landing Page
After you create the Landing Page don't forget to add a Template and Form.
6. Managing Submissions
a) After a user has submitted to your form on the front end, you can view the information they submitted.
b) Click on the name of the submission to view the data.
Submission data can be viewed from Submissions.
7. Managing Leads
a) LPs will scan your submission data for email addresses. When it locates one it will ask you if you want to convert into a lead.
a) Converting the email into a lead will move the email and submission over into Leads.
Click 'Add Lead' to convert into Lead.
The submission has been converted into a lead.
Adding Landing Page to Menu Item
a) Create a new menu item of type 'LPs - Landing Page'
b) Select the landing page you wish to use.
Using LPs Forms Module
a) Add the module to any available module position in your default Joomla Template.
b) Select the form you wish to display in the module as well as control the look & feel of the form.