How To Integrate ClickFunnels With WordPress (2 Methods)

How To Integrate ClickFunnels With WordPress (2 Methods)

Getting ClickFunnels and WordPress working together is the best of both worlds in my opinion. If you already have a website or blog and want to keep it. But you want to start using Clickfunnels for building funnels. There are two methods to integrate ClickFunnels with WordPress. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to integrate Clickfunnels with WordPress, both ways.

The first is the official ClickFunnels WordPress plugin. The second is a sub-domain of your existing domain. In this post I’m going to show you how to do both and which integration is my preferred method.

How to Integrate ClickFunnels with the WordPress Plugin

If you would like to keep your WordPress site and want your funnels in ClickFunnels on the same domain, adding the ClickFunnels plugin to your WordPress site will allow you to use your funnels directly on your WordPress website. This will allow you to add pages directly from ClickFunnels to your website domain name.

Note: If you set a funnel to connect to WordPress using the plugin, do NOT add a custom domain for that funnel in ClickFunnels. The funnel attached to WordPress must remain on your ClickFunnels subdomain.

Step 1: Install and Activate the ClickFunnels WordPress Plugin

  • From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Plugins and click Add New. Search for “Clickfunnels” in the search bar.
  • Select Install Now (make sure it’s the one by Etison, LCC).
  • Click Activate.

Step 2. Verify Your Plugin Settings

  1. Navigate to the ClickFunnels plugin in the left menu and click “Settings.”
  2. Under API Connection, enter your ClickFunnels account email.
  3. Go to your ClickFunnels Account Settings.
  4. Scroll to “WordPress API” And click “Expand.”
  5. Copy your WordPress API Key.
  6. Go back to WordPress and paste your WordPress API Key under Authentication Token.
  7. Click “Save Settings.”
  8. On the left, click on “Compatibility Check” and confirm that all settings are enabled.
  9. Go to “General Settings” and select the either page display method “Download & Display or “Embed Full Page iFrame. (FYI, there was an issue where Download & Display caused a no page error).
  10. Add your funnel step from ClickFunnels in WordPress.

That’s how to integrate Clickfunnels with WordPress using the plugin.

Tip: Make sure to use your WordPress favicon for brand continuity.

How to Integrate CickFunnels with WordPress Using a sub-domain (preferred Method)

Doing it this way is a “best of both worlds” approach. It is my preferred method to connect ClickFunnels and WordPresss. In my experience, there is less chance of the integration breaking and is less problematic.

Step 1: Create Your Sub-Domain in Your Hosting Account

To create a sub-domain go to your website hosting account. In this example I’m using my host, but it will be differ depending on your host.

For example in goDaddy it goes like this:

  1. Click Manage All next to Domains.
  2. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and select Manage DNS.
  3. Click manage dns.
  4. On the DNS Management page, at the bottom of the Records section, click Add to add a new record.

In my hosting account, this is the process:

  1. Navigate to DNS.
  2. Click Records.
  3. Click Add record.

Whichever host you use, you will need to Find the DNS records for your WordPress site. Once you find the DNS records, you will need to add a new record for your domain.

When creating the new subdomain you will need to complete four things.

  • Type of Record: Choose CNAME as the record type.
  • Name: Give the sub-domain a name. For example, a sub-domain I use is Some common funnel sub-domains are, start, go, goto, join, etc. but it can be anything.
  • Target: Enter “” without the quotes as the target.
  • TTL: Enter 3600 or 14400 (this may be auto-filled by your host).

It will look something like this:

how to create a CNAME record for clickfunnels

Once completed, save the new record.

Step 2: Add the Sub-Domain in Your ClickFunnels Account

  1. Inside the ClickFunnels dashboard, navigate to your Account Settings.
  2. On the left menu scroll down to Domains.
  3. In the domains page, click the big yellow +Add New Domain button.
  4. Click Use an Existing Domain.
how to add new domain in clickfunnels

4. In the add domain field enter the full sub-domain e.g. If your WordPress site doesn’t use www in the URL you can delete the www from the domain field before you enter your sub-domain.

5. Click Add Domain. On the next page you will see this message “In order for your custom domain to work you’ll need to log in to where you bought your domain and add a CNAME record that points yoursubdomain at If you’re not sure how to do this we have detailed instructions  for most domain registrars”. We did this in step 1 so you can click I’ve Done This Step.

6. If you did it correctly, you will see the message ” Good job, you did it! is connected and ready to use! ” and you will be given the option to connect your funnel to the sub-domain using a drop-down box. See the image x below.

error message if you didn't add subdomain correctly for clickfunnels

Step 3: Add a security certificate for your new subdomain.

The last step is to add an SLL security certificate for your sub-domain. On the next page scroll down to SSL and click Expand, then click ADD SSL.

adding ssl for clickfunnels subdomain

The page will refresh and a green notification box will appear that says “Success We have initiated the SSL setup process for!! It can take up to 10-15 minutes before your SSL setup is complete. We will notify you once it is done!

ssl confirmation message for clickfunnels sub domain

It generally doesn’t take this long. Wait a minute or two and expand the SLL tab again and click Check Now.

Once the subdomain is added and connected, you can go back to your funnel and check that the new sub-domain is working.

That’s how to integrate ClickFunnels with WordPress.

One last mention. Clickfunnels integrates with other third party software. You can see a full list of integrations here.

How To Integrate ClickFunnels With WordPress (2 Methods)

by Wes James time to read: 5 min