Adding Squeeze Page Template to your wordpress site

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how do I add a squeeze page to my WP site? through the plug-in section, theme section?

It's sitting there as a downloaded zip file on my desktop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Fleming
    Unzip it and see if there's any instructions.

    It's hard to help you without knowing exactly what you've got.

    Asking "is it a theme, is it a plugin" etc. is like asking people to
    predict what color underwear you're wearing

    OK... I'll give it a go... BLACK!

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    1. go to your CPanel
    2. create a separate folder in file manager
    3. upload the squeeze page to it.
    4. there you go. Your squeeze page.

    Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsced
      Originally Posted by khooster1 View Post

      1. go to your CPanel
      2. create a separate folder in file manager
      3. upload the squeeze page to it.
      4. there you go. Your squeeze page.

      Cheers.
      This ^^^^

      You can try it the old fashion way...
      -- wordpress dashboard
      -- plugins (add new)
      -- upload (browse for file on hard drive)
      -- install
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    • Profile picture of the author redstanford
      Originally Posted by khooster1 View Post

      1. go to your CPanel
      2. create a separate folder in file manager
      3. upload the squeeze page to it.
      4. there you go. Your squeeze page.

      Cheers.
      I just did this task. Now I log into my WP ans cannot find any remnance of this "uploaded squeeze page"

      what am I missing?
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      • Profile picture of the author jenki1
        I bought the paper-template plugin the other week for my site. Can produce really good squeeze pages with it and lot's of other stuff.

        It saves messing about with different squeeze pages and looks so much better.d
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          It sounds like you already have a working site and theme. Unless the squeeze page is already formatted as a theme template, it won't work.

          Try a search for "how to add a template to a WP theme", and you should be able to find a simple tutorial for making the necessary modifications and addint the new template to your existing theme.
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          • Profile picture of the author redstanford
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            It sounds like you already have a working site and theme. Unless the squeeze page is already formatted as a theme template, it won't work.

            Try a search for "how to add a template to a WP theme", and you should be able to find a simple tutorial for making the necessary modifications and addint the new template to your existing theme.
            John,

            To be honest all I've done is just add wordpress to my domain via the cpanel. It's just the default theme wordpress comes with. I'm in nowhere binded to it
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
              Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

              John,

              To be honest all I've done is just add wordpress to my domain via the cpanel. It's just the default theme wordpress comes with. I'm in nowhere binded to it
              Fair enough. Now you have three choices, and can pick your poison...

              > Find and/or buy a theme with a squeeze page template.

              > Find and/or buy a plugin.

              > Find a theme you like and spend a few minutes adding a template, or hire someone who can do it in five minutes.

              If you want the traditional "squeeze" style page where the only choices are opting in or hitting the back button, you could run it as a standalone html or php page and just link to it from your blog.
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      • Profile picture of the author AlexC88
        Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

        I just did this task. Now I log into my WP ans cannot find any remnance of this "uploaded squeeze page"

        what am I missing?

        If you`ve already done that and it doesn`t work then your squeeze page is in .html format ... Here is how you can do it:

        Extract the .zip folder on your hard-drive (make sure you modify it and put your own autoresponder form in there - you can find how on youtube ), open the index.html file with a notepad and add this php tag at the top of your page( it should be the first line of text in your notepad file):

        PHP Code:
        <?php /* Template Name: Squeeze Page
        */ 
        ?>
        Save your file as a .php file (click on File - Save As - squeezepage.php ) and then upload all files that were in the .zip folder (including the squeezepage.php that you`ve already modified - you don`t need the initial index.html file) on your host in this exact location:

        public_html/wp-content/themes/theme-that-you-use/

        Don`t forget about the images folder and any other files that you have in the .zip ... You should put them all in your theme folder as separate files and folders(not in .zip format )

        Next STEP
        Login to your wp dashboard click on Add new page - name it Squeeze Page and from the right menu, under the attributes box choose the template that you`ve create - it should have the name that you`ve added in the php tag - Squeeze Page if you`ve followed these steps.

        Leave the content of the page empty, click publish and that`s it. You can now preview it an see if it looks good.

        If you want to add it as your home-page you can go to Settings, Reading Settings, click on Static Home Page and choose the page that you`ve just created ...


        This video explains exactly what you need to do:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClXmWsE7wo8

        Consider your Squeeze Page being the home page that this guy uploads on his website. Let me know if you need more help,

        Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author finebird
    Pay attention if you need to edit the squeeze page and put there your autoresponder form.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanhal
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    how do I add a squeeze page to my WP site? through the plug-in section, theme section?

    It's sitting there as a downloaded zip file on my desktop.
    There are various plugins that will allow you to design your own squeeze page but most of them are not free. Here's one:

    WordPress Squeeze Page Plugin

    This one is free but is a theme:

    WordPress Squeeze Page

    If you have a squeeze page already done then just upload it as khooster1 has already said.

    Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author konrud
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    how do I add a squeeze page to my WP site? through the plug-in section, theme section?

    It's sitting there as a downloaded zip file on my desktop.
    I would just create a new folder in my ftp site directory and uploaded html site like www.site.com/squeezepage
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    • Profile picture of the author buffnstuff
      konrud is correct sort of...But I'd recommend if you're serious about your business, to bite the bullet and get a good plugin or theme. Also an autoresponder for your optins. AWeber is a great choice and you can get it for $1 for the first month. If you're serious about your business then it's just a cost of doing business.

      Originally Posted by konrud View Post

      I would just create a new folder in my ftp site directory and uploaded html site like www.site.com/squeezepage
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by konrud View Post

      I would just create a new folder in my ftp site directory and uploaded html site like www.site.com/squeezepage

      Can this be done Optimize press?
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      • Profile picture of the author buffnstuff
        Yes, you can create a subfolder and have a straight HTML squeeze Page and reverfence it as www.mysite.com/squeezepage.

        OptimizePress is a WordPress theme and it creates very nice squeeze pages and much more but it's not the cheapest solution. If all you need are squeeze Pages OptimizePress can be a pricey solution but a very workable one. It all depends on your budget.

        The great thing and the worst thing is there are numerous options for creating squeeze pages. Many great free resources as well.

        Originally Posted by TheNewGuy2010 View Post

        Can this be done Optimize press?
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  • Profile picture of the author syedqurat
    Just make one template add Get_header, Get_footer, add The_title, The_content.
    make new page and select your template.
    If you need more help ask me on skype or private msg.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henry B
    Optimize Press has over 10 proven squeeze page designs. OP works with Wordpress and it's easy to set up.

    Additionally, they have video tutorials to assist you.
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    • Profile picture of the author buffnstuff
      Optimize Press is an AWESOME theme and comes with a ton of features with squeeze pages being one, but it's not a very cheap solution.

      I have found a theme that has many of those same features for less than half the price. It's called The Product Launch WordPress Theme. It makes creating Optin forms, squeeze pages and sales letters a drag and drop option with numerous premade templates or create your own.

      If you need additional information about The Product Launch WordPress Theme and or a link just PM me.

      Originally Posted by Henry B View Post

      Optimize Press has over 10 proven squeeze page designs. OP works with Wordpress and it's easy to set up.

      Additionally, they have video tutorials to assist you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Henry B
        Originally Posted by buffnstuff View Post

        I have found a theme that has many of those same features for less than half the price. It's called The Product Launch WordPress Theme. It makes creating Optin forms, squeeze pages and sales letters a drag and drop option with numerous premade templates or create your own.
        .
        I took a look at The Product Launch Wordpress Theme you suggested. It looks great. Thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author attan
    You'll never mentioned if your squeeze page is in html or what it is.
    if it's in html then when you upload to a file as others mentioned above you won't see it in wordpress when you login because wordpress is in php.
    If you really want to see it in wordpress you have to convert it to php first and then post it in wordpress.
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