Ever since our company decided to use AWeber to manage our email lists, I've been in the business of integrating AWeber services with our ASP and ASP.NET web sites. I have to say that few tasks have been more frustrating. It's not so much that AWeber causes problems, it's just a Murphy's Law kind of thing exacerbated by the fact that lots of things CAN go wrong!
The difficulties in integrating AWeber with an ASP.NET Web site are particularly challenging, and I know I'm not alone in my frustration. Each time I've fallen into the AWeber time vortex, I've done Web searches and found many blog posts expressing similar angst. In the end, I get things working, but not without a lot of trial-and-error-and-trial-and-error-and-trial-and-error.
In an effort to save some of my fellow ASP.NET developers from a similar experience, I've written articles about various AWeber integration topics and I developed and published a free conversion tool for AWeber subscribe forms.
I recently published another AWeber-related article on my Nerdy Musings web site, which is where I publish most of my software development articles, and I thought I would take this opportunity to cross-reference all of the AWeber articles here in my blog.
The "posting" article describes how to get an AWeber subscribe form to work in DotNetNuke. The same basic techniques can be applied to any ASP.NET Web site, as described in the next article.
This "embedding" article explains how to embed any kind of form-based widget (such as an AWeber subscribe form or a PayPal button) in an ASP.NET page.
The "subscribing" article is the latest in my AWeber series. It explains how to subscribe your site visitors to an AWeber list without making the visitor fill out a subscribe form. It also shows you how your application can detect and respond to successful subscribe confirmations.
This free utility converts the form code generated by AWeber into something that can be pasted into an ASP.NET Web page.
If you are an ASP.NET developer tasked with integrating AWeber subscriptions into your applications, be sure to give these articles a read as they could save you boatloads of time.