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How to Set Up a Thank You Page in WordPress (6 Steps)

How to Set Up a Thank You Page in WordPress (6 Steps)

Written By: author image Stacey Corrin
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Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.
     Reviewed By: John Turner
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John Turner is the co-founder of RafflePress. He has over 20+ years of business and development experience and his plugins have been downloaded over 25 million times.

Want to learn how to set up a thank you page in WordPress?

Thank you pages are a fantastic way to re-engage visitors after they take action on your WordPress site. You can use them to upsell other products, offer coupon codes, and keep visitors on your website for longer.

In this article, we’ll show you how to set up a thank you page in WordPress step-by-step.

What Is a WordPress Thank You Page?

A thank you page is a web page on your WordPress website that contains a thank you message. Website visitors will typically see your thank you page after they take action on your site.

thank you page example

For example, you can redirect users to a thank you page:

  • After form submissions
  • After buying a product 
  • After entering a giveaway

The benefits of doing this are you have an extra chance to re-engage that visitor. Since they’ve already taken action to reach your thank you page, they’re more likely to take another.

For example, someone buying a product on your eCommerce site is more likely to click product cross-sells on your WooCommerce thank you page. Similarly, users entering your giveaway are more likely to click a call to action button on your thank you page.

Essentially, thank you pages are the perfect way to continue engaging warm leads and increase conversions on your website.

The question remains, how do you set up a thank you page in WordPress? We’ll show you how in the guide below.

How to Set Up a Thank You Page in WordPress

The easiest way to add new thank you pages to your WordPress site is with a drag-and-drop page builder plugin. For this tutorial, we’ll use SeedProd, the best landing page builder and website builder for WordPress.

SeedProd best WordPress page builder

With SeedProd, you can create any WordPress page, including landing pages, headers, footers, and custom sidebars, without writing PHP, HTML, CSS, or copying and pasting shortcodes. You can even build a custom WordPress theme or a complete WooCommerce store.

With hundreds of pre-made landing page templates, you can create your new thank you page in minutes. From there, you can customize the template with your own content using WordPress blocks, which include:

  • Social sharing buttons
  • Countdown timers
  • Opt-in forms to increase subscribers
  • Contact forms
  • Related products
  • Testimonials
  • Social media icons
  • Checkout and order details
  • And more.

Check out the steps below to learn how to set up a thank you page in WordPress with SeedProd.

Step 1. Install and Activate SeedProd

The first step is to visit the SeedProd website and download the plugin to your computer. For this guide, we’ll be using the pro version for its advanced features.

After downloading the plugin, you’ll need to upload it to your WordPress dashboard and activate it. If you need help with this step, you can see this guide on installing a WordPress plugin.

Once the plugin is active on your website, navigate to SeedProd » Settings and enter your license key details. You can find this information in the downloads section of your SeedProd account.

seedprod license key

Now go ahead and click the Verify Key button to unlock your premium features.

Step 2. Choose a Thank You Page Template

For the next step, navigate to SeedProd » Landing Pages, and click the Add New Landing Page Button.

add a new landing page

Clicking the button will open the library of landing page templates for you to browse.

Click the Thank You filter at the top to see thank you page templates. Then, when you find a design you like, click the checkmark icon to launch it.

Choose a thank you page template

In the following popup window, you can enter your thank you page name and URL.

Enter your thank you page name

From there, click the Save and Start Editing the Page button to launch your template in SeedProd’s visual editor.

Step 3. Customize Your Thank You Page Design & Content

On the next screen, you’ll see a drag-and-drop interface where you can customize your thank you page design.

SeedProd thank you page builder

On the left is new page content called WordPress blocks and page sections that you can drag onto your page. Then, on the right is a live preview of your design.

Clicking any page element lets you customize its contents. For example, clicking the headline element opens its settings in the left panel, where you can add your own custom headline.

Customize thank you page headline

Similarly, adding new content elements can enhance your thank you page. In this example, we’ll drag over the countdown timer block to add some urgency.

SeedProd countdown timer block

Plus, many of SeedProd’s blocks include block templates that let you change the styling options with a single click.

Countdown timer block templates

If you’d like more control over your thank you page customization, you can click the Global Settings icon. Doing so lets you adjust the background image, color scheme, and typography across your entire thank you page.

Global background settings

Once you are happy with how your thank you page looks, click the Save button in the top-right corner.

Save your thank you page

Step 4. Connect Your Email List

If you’ve used SeedProd’s Opt-In Form widget on your thank you page, you’ll need a way to add new subscribers to your email list automatically.

Luckily SeedProd offers direct integrations for popular email marketing services. It also has integrations for Google Analytics and Zapier.

To integrate your preferred email marketing service, click the Connect tab at the top of the page, then choose your email provider from the list.

SeedProd email integrations

Simply follow the on-screen instructions to authorize your connection and link your email list.

Step 5. Configure Your Thank You Page Settings

The next step is to adjust your thank you page settings to get even more conversions. So click the Page Settings tab at the top of the screen, where you’ll see several options, including General, SEO, Analytics, and Scripts settings.

seedprod landing page settings

These sections let you tweak things like:

  • Your thank you page name
  • On-page SEO settings
  • How you monitor your landing page performance

You can also enter custom scripts to your header, body, and footer sections, like your Facebook tracking pixel.

Remember to click the Save button after configuring your settings.

Step 6. Publish Your Thank You Page in WordPress

Now that your thank you page is complete, it’s time to make it live on your WordPress website. But first, let’s make sure the page is mobile-responsive.

To preview your page on mobile devices, click the Mobile Preview icon at the bottom-left of your screen.

Thank you page mobile preview

And if anything looks wrong, you can edit the layout until it’s perfect.

Mobile preview of thank you page

When you’re happy with how everything looks, click the dropdown arrow next to the Save button and click Publish.

Publish your thank you page

Now you can view your page to see it in action.

Example of how to set up a thank you page in WordPress

Bonus: Redirect Giveaway Participants to Your Custom Thank You Page 

Using your thank you page alongside your WordPress giveaway is a fantastic way to go the extra mile for warm leads. Once people have successfully entered your giveaway, you can send them to a custom thank you page and offer a reward for participating, like a discount code or coupon.

So how about we show you how to redirect entrants after they enter your RafflePress giveaway? First, follow these instructions on creating a giveaway with RafflePress.

Next, go to your giveaway’s Settings page and click the Success Redirect heading.

RafflePress success redirect to thank you page

On this screen, you’ll need to click the Enable Success Redirect toggle to the on position. Then go ahead and paste your thank you page URL into the Redirect URL box and click Save.

Now anyone that enters your giveaway will go to your thank you page automatically.

There you have it!

You now know how to set up a thank you page in WordPress and redirect users to it after entering your RafflePress giveaway.

Ready to dive in?

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Stacey Corrin Writer
Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.

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  1. After almost 5 months without updates:

    2023-01-11 – 1.11.3
    Fixed – Issue with Preview Link and Security Update

    This project is dead? No more new features! No chance to compare this with your current competitors that have lots of features!

    1. Hi Galego. I can assure you that this project is not dead. We’re working on new feature and will update our blog as soon as they’re live. We appreciate your frustration and thank you for being so patient.

      1. Stacey,

        thanks for reply my comment…

        Hope your team add NEW/EXCLUSIVE features, not just simple entries like the current ones that already exist (changing just the social network name).

        I’m using the plugin since 2019 and in 2019 RafflePress receive lots of updates with new features and improvements.

        But only 3 updates in whole 2022? I like this plugin a lot, but it becomes obsolete compared to some competitors.

        Hope the update frequency become faster as 2019, 2020, 2021, and not take so long (months) to see the changelog page updated !

        Thank you very much!

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