For most free courses, you’ll collect signups (and trigger the release automations) via an opt-in form in your CRM system.
What happens when you set up a free course
When you use AccessAlly’s free course template (or create a free course from scratch in the Offerings area), several things happen:
- An opt-in form is created that gives people access after opting in
- When people sign up through this form they will be added to your CRM as a new contact
- Emails can be sent directly through AccessAlly’s email section with links back to the content
- Content can be unlocked on a dripped schedule (or instantly available)
You can embed the opt-in form on any page on your AccessAlly site, or use the page that’s automatically created for you. You can also grab the export code and use that in PopupAlly Pro to style the opt-in further or make it a popup.
Adding a Google Captcha to your Opt-in Forms
If you’re experiencing spam sign-ups through your AccessAlly opt-in forms, then you’ll appreciate being able to turn on this captcha functionality.
First, go to this page on Google to create your captcha system for your domain (or subdomain as the case may be):
Fill in the details as follows:
- Name the reCaptcha for your membership site
- Select “Version 2” and “Invisible” reCaptcha badge
- Your domains: do NOT include the “https://” just the domain itself or subdomain
Then agree to the Google terms of service and decide if you’d like to be notified of suspicious activities.
Hit the submit button.
Now you’ll have your ReCaptcha keys, and you can insert them into the AccessAlly settings.
In your WordPress site, navigate to Settings -> General Settings -> Opt-in Captcha:
Once you’ve added them in, hit save and your captcha will be enabled on all of your AccessAlly opt-in forms!