How To Setup Email Subscription Request In Feedburner For Genesis Theme Framework!

by Fabrizio Van Marciano on April 5, 2011

I’m setting up a email subscription request through Feedburner for one of my latest blog projects: which like this blog is also powered by Genesis, and so would like to share a short tutorial with you. If you’re using Genesis to power your WordPress blog then you’ll appreciate this simple tutorial.

Step One

Firstly if you haven’t already added your blog feed to Feedburner you can do so here.

It takes a few hours or so for Feedburner to propagate and get your stats ready for rolling.

Step Two

Once your feed is ready, go to the tabs and hit Publicize as shown in the image below.


Step Three

Ok now find the Email Subscription link in the left hand sidebar menu and click on it, as shown below.


Step Four

Next few steps are very simple again; simply hit the Activate button to activate email subscriptions service.



Step Five

Before hitting the Save Button you have several options available to you. Option one is that you can copy and paste the opt-in code into your blog, option two you can copy, paste and use a simply link also provided.

In this instance we’re not going to use any of these since we’re going to use the eNews & Updates widget in Genesis to capture email subscribers through Feedburner. Simply hit Save for now.

Step Six

In your WordPress dashboard click on Appearances > Widgets and drag the eNews & Updates widget to your sidebar, anywhere. Paste your Feedburner URL or just the ID name itself into the box field named Google/Feedburner ID. Hit Save and that’s it! The ID is normally the name of the feed you used to add to Feedburner.



Go to you blog and check that everything is working as it should by attempting to subscribe. If all is well the Email Subscription Request box via Feedburner should pop up. Enjoy.

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Keith Davis April 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Hi Fabrizio
I’ve just bought the developer licence and am starting to look for good Genesis tutorials.

This is really helpful – in my Genesis folder already.

Love the footer on this site – how about a tutorial on adding footers with areas for widgets.
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Fabrizio Van Marciano April 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Hi Kieth thanks for your comment, I have quite a few genesis tutorials in the pipeline and one of which will be a widgetized footer tutorial in the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping by, grab our RSS for all future updates :)


Keith Davis August 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

Look forward to your tuts.
BTW – I notice that Genesis are starting to issue theme upgrades with widgetised footers.
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Fabrizio Van Marciano August 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Yes they are which saves a lot of time fiddling about with coding to get a widgetized footer.


Sandy Spencer April 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Hello Fabrizio,
I’ve been searching all morning for a tutorial using Genesis and feedburner. When mine sends the email update just fine but I only get a Title and description–no summary.

I don’t use the enews update widget, but rather the cut/past code at “feedburner”. I don’t think that has anything to do with my issue, though.

I’ve activated the “summary” option in feedburner, and in my Wordpress Dashboard>>reading ( summary.) Still, it only sends a Title which is a link.

I use feedburner for several blogs in “blospot” with the same settings. They all work fine and include a summary. But this single blog on Wordpress with Genesis will NOT include a summary. Wonder if you have any idea? I’ve Genesis support but not found an answer as of yet.

Thanks for any help


Fabrizio Van Marciano May 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

Hi Sandy thanks for your comment. I’m currently away from the desk until Tuesday and I’ll look into this on my return for you the.


Abby August 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I keep doing this exactly as you say and then when I test it says I don’t have email enabled…but I really do have it enabled. Can you help?


Abby August 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm
Fabrizio Van Marciano August 23, 2011 at 7:32 am

Abby, in the widgets section the subscribe box should ask for your rss ID just ensure that you haven’t placed the whole URL and just the ID. For example instead of ‘‘ it would be just ‘magnet4marketing’. Try that and let me know how you get on. If you have any problems I can take a look at it for you, best of luck – Fabrizio


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