Capture emails with style

Tired of countless pop-ups? Outstanding Bar is a simple Wordpress plugin that integrates with Mailchimp. Simply set up your settings once and collect emails in a way that your users won't find offensive.

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How It Works

  1. Install the Wordpress plugin.
    1. You can either do this by going to your Wordpress dashboard > Plugins & search for 'Outstanding Bar' or Download it from the Wordpress Plugin Directory & upload to the 'wp-content/plugins' folder on your server. Once installed, activate the plugin.
  2. Grab your Mailchimp API key
    1. Login to your Mailchimp account.
    2. In the top right, click on your name (or avatar) & from the resulting drop down select 'Account'
    3. In the resulting page, click 'Extras' > 'API keys'.
    4. Under 'Your API keys' click 'Create A Key'.
    5. Optionally set the label for the key, then select the API key and copy it.
  3. Tweak your settings
    1. In your Wordpress dashboard, navigate to 'Settings' > 'Outstanding Bar'
    2. Add your Mailchimp API key and tweak the settings to your taste.


  • Wait, what's Outstanding Bar?

    Outstanding Bar is a simple Wordpress plugin that allows you to build your email list without annoying your users.

  • Who made this?

    Outstanding Bar is from those CONTRAST guys and is the third project of #SixBySix, our challenge to launch six projects in six months. You can read more about Outstanding Bar here.

  • Why are you doing this?

    We created Outstanding Bar as we wanted a more elegant way to build our email list. We tried the alternatives but found them lacking, both visually & in functionality, so we made our own.

  • How is this any better than the alternatives?

    We've added a few features, like show after user has scrolled x% of the page, show only when the user scrolls up (distraction free reading) & a button that slides the bar to the corner. Plus, we're biased, but we think ours looks better.

  • I've got some feedback, how can I let you know?

    Sweet! We'd love to hear it. Drop us an email or tweet us a twitter.

  • Which browsers & Wordpress versions do you support?

    Browsers: We've done our best to support IE9+ & the recent versions of all the major browsers.
    Wordpress: We've tested Wordpress on version 4.1 onwards, but feel free to give it a go on any version you like. We've tried to make the code work across as many themes as possible but there will always be some strange quirks we were unable to anticipate. Feel free to send us an email but the quickest, easiest thing will probably be to edit the theme yourself.

  • How can I find out more?

    If you wanna keep up with #SixBySix or hear when we launch something new, subscribe using the handy Outstanding Bar at the bottom. Ooh, look at that.

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