WordPress is one of the most popular web hosting platforms used by bloggers around the world. Its flexibility and wide range of extensions allow people to easily create blogs, business websites, and online communities. While WordPress excels at content publishing and blogging, one of the most profitable ways to monetize your WordPress site is by selling digital products like online courses, ebooks, and templates.
However, creating and selling digital products requires functionality that you can’t really do with WordPress alone. This is where dedicated online course platforms like Kajabi come in handy. Kajabi provides all the tools needed to build, market, and sell online courses and membership sites. But, who really wants to transfer their ENTIRE website to Kajabi after you’ve spent years establishing your blog on WordPress? Yeah, no one!
But, do you throw away all that time and energy for a better money-making opportunity? Or . . . is it possible to integrate Kajabi into your WordPress blog? We’re going to address all of this and more today!
Here’s what you need to know about Kajabi and WordPress:
Can You Use Kajabi With WordPress?
The short answer to the question is
No matter your niche, you’ll appreciate what you can do with Kajabi! If you’re a minimalist lifestyle influencer, you could create a home organizing course. If you’re a fashion blogger, you could develop a personal style guide ebook for all your readers. Or, if you’re a food blogger, you could assemble a whole online membership community that gets exclusive meal plans every month. Seriously, the possibilities are endless, and Kajabi makes creating this stuff crazy simple—but let’s talk a little more about what Kajabi actually is:
What Is Kajabi?
Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that allows bloggers and content creators to develop, market, and sell digital products like online courses, membership sites, and downloadable ebooks and guides. As a digital marketing platform, Kajabi provides creators with all the tools they need to build and grow an online business from scratch.
Some key aspects of Kajabi include its course creator which lets you design and structure self-paced online courses with interactive lessons, assignments, quizzes, and more. So cool! It offers marketing automation features too like targeted email sequences, a built-in email editor, and a landing page builder to easily drive sales. And, if you’re worried about backend stuff, Kajabi will take care of all transactions, licensing delivery, and customer management. They couldn’t make it easier.
How To Integrate Kajabi With WordPress
Embed Kajabi Pages on WordPress
One simple way to seamlessly integrate Kajabi into WordPress is through embedding. Kajabi allows you to embed any page on your Kajabi website, such as an online course landing page, directly into blog posts or other pages on your WordPress website. Convenient, right?
1. Log in to Kajabi and locate the embed code for the desired page.
2. Copy the embed code.
3. Log into the WordPress dashboard and navigate to the page you want to edit.
4. Paste the embed code into the HTML or text editor.
5. Save the changes to embed the Kajabi page.
Kajabi provides dynamic shortcodes to display content without embedding. Shortcodes are a user-friendly way for non-developers to integrate Kajabi. (And, as bloggers, most of us are in that “non-developer” category, right?) They are easy to insert and manage via WordPress text editor, but you will need a Shortcode plugin like Shortcode Embeds.
1. Install and activate the Shortcode plugin.
2. Locate the desired Kajabi shortcode.
3. Paste a shortcode like [kajabi-course-catalog] into WordPress content.
4. Shortcode content will automatically populate.
Integrate with Email Plugins
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This ensures any leads generated from your WordPress site are seamlessly synced to your Kajabi database. There’s one less thing on your plate! You can then nurture those leads with your Kajabi email marketing sequences to generate online course and product sales.
1. Set up MailChimp/ActiveCampaign form in WordPress.
2. Install MailChimp/ActiveCampaign for Kajabi integration.
3. Connect MailChimp/ActiveCampaign to Kajabi.
4. Form submissions will now populate on both platforms.
Leverage the Kajabi Widget
With a widget, you can promote your Kajabi course on your WordPress sidebar! Within WordPress, you can customize the look and make sure it populates when followers are reading relevant articles. We love this because it’s like an ad on your website, but instead of promoting some unrelated product, it actually promotes your own content and bottom line. This is good for reader loyalty, brand awareness, and, of course, blog profit!
1. Log into your Kajabi dashboard.
2. Locate the code for the Kajabi course catalog widget.
3. Copy the widget code.
4. In WordPress, edit a page and switch to the code editor.
5. Paste the widget code into the content area.
6. Save the page to display the catalog.
Power your online business and digital products through the seamless integration of Kajabi and WordPress.
So in summary—yes, it is definitely possible to use Kajabi alongside your WordPress site using embed codes, shortcodes, widgets, and connected email APIs. Using the strengths of each platform allows you to effortlessly sell your online courses and products through a fully integrated Kajabi/WordPress setup.
So what are you waiting for? Start creating your Kajabi digital products and courses. Your readers will love another way to engage with your content and you’ll love the extra revenue that’ll come in from your digital products! For more ways to take your blog to the next level and monetize your brand, browse our InfluencerSEO blog. Together, we can help you take your blog to new heights! We can’t wait to see what you do!