With the thousands of plugins available in the WordPress Plugins directory plus those who are not yet listed, it practically becomes too gruesome to find those plugins that really work. Certainly, there are many useful plugins available that extends WordPress functionality as part of your contact management software.
CRM Integrates with WordPress
Salesforce recently rolled out a WordPress plug-in geared at adding new functionality to the way your blog handles contact forms called WordPress-to-Lead. This plugin integrates with Salesforce CRM (customer relationship management software) in pulling out data from the contact forms and lets you track interactions and sync with Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook and more. It also allows you to manage and organize your contacts and lead information in one place, eliminating the need to keep track of your leads from your inbox to CRM.
In other words, WordPress-to-Lead is a free plugin that allows you to create contact forms and publish them to your WordPress site or blog. With this plugin, you can turn your WordPress site or blog into a lead generation machine.
More than Just a Contact Form for WordPress
All Things CRM recently had an impressive experience with the WordPress-to-lead plugin. He expressed his disappointments with the current crop of WordPress contact form plug-ins such as cforms II, Enhanced WP Contact Form, SimpleModel Contact Form, Clean Contact and other similar plug-ins. While each of these plugins may claim to be an effective contact form solution for your website, one major problem that he encountered, especially since he is not a WordPress developer, was how to get any of the plugins to work on his website.
Those plugins surely work one way or the other, but how to get them to work effectively and seamlessly is a challenge. That’s the beauty of WordPress-for-Lead. It practically does all the work for you and turns your website into a business lead generator. The plugin ensures that your contact forms gets into your inbox and not caught in the sea of spam that gets in to your email or website contact database. In addition, the plugin also gives you some more time to organize and enter customers and leads into your CRM.
WordPress-to-Lead in Action
This video shows how to install, activate, and configure the WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM plugin.
Want to know more about this plugin and how it can benefit you? Check out the following write ups and reviews about WordPress-to-Lead.
- Yoast’s Overview of WordPress-to-Lead – The creator details their new plugin.
- Learn More About Blog Visitors – How bloggers can use WordPress-to-Lead.
- Testing WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce – Simple step by step setup.
- About Salesforce and Pricing – To clarify, you must have the Group ($25 per month) plan to import information from the plugin.
If you want to try this plugin out, you may want to sign up for a Salesforce CRM (Group edition) 14 day free trial. This will help you familiarize yourself with the plugin.
Do you use a CRM program for your business or blog? What other great benefits do you see possible using this plugin for WordPress and CRM integration for contact and lead management?