AddStuff Module – Add an E-mail Autoresponder to Your PrestaShop Store

by Curt Donohue on February 20, 2011

Do you have a need to add e-mail autoresponder sign up form to your PrestaShop Store?  If so, I found a very simple and useful free module called AddStuff.

I was originally looking for a way to eliminate the Newsletter Block and replace it with my Aweber autoresponder sign-up box.  I find that my e-mail autoresponder service is a great alternative to the Newsletter module that comes with PrestaShop.

Picture of the Aweber Form Template Integrated Into the AddStuff Module BlockI have successfully incorporated one of my Aweber signup forms into the AddStuff module and tested it.  It works great!  You are limited, however, to the width of the left and right columns, which is 191 pixels.  I modified my Aweber form template to show a width of 180 pixels and it looks great.  Look to the right for a screen shot of the AddStuff module with the Aweber form.

What’s really cool is that I can go to my Aweber account and modify or change the look of the AddStuff module by just selecting a different color scheme or configuration for the template I’ve selected or by picking another template entirely.  Not all Aweber templates will work, though, because some use built in graphics that are too wide and they get cut off in the 180 pixel width I’ve chosen to use.

While I have not tested this yet with other e-mail autoresponders such as Constant Contact and I-Contact, I suspect there is a way to get them to work also.  With Aweber, it was as simple as choosing an e-mail list to use and then going through the form wizard to create the sign up form.  Then I just copied the code they provided for the form and put it into the AddStuff module.  It was surprisingly easy.

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Jonathan October 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Very nice article,

I do have a question regarding new user registartion into the store.

Is it posible to add this new users into any of my aweber lists ?

Thank you for your time and help

Curt Donohue November 6, 2012 at 6:15 am


I’m not personally aware of anyone doing this nor am I aware of any modules that would allow you to do this. However, I’m not sure why it couldn’t be done.

You could post a job on Elance or Odesk and see if anyone is capable of doing this work.

Keith December 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Thanks so much for the videos. I’ve got it working, except that the button style doesn’t seem to be displaying correctly on my site. In Aweber, the button has rounded corners, but on my site it’s just square, and the button text shows as a blue link instead of the color white as it is when designing the form in Aweber.

Curt Donohue December 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

Hi Keith,

I subscribed to using your e-mail signup form. It all seems to work great. Good job!

I’m not sure what would cause the style not to show up. I thought the styles were contained in-line with the code you copied from Aweber. So, it should work.

Let me know if you figure it out.

kostum futsal December 1, 2011 at 12:51 am

Hi, how to open mystuf.html on filezila?
What software you used?

Curt Donohue December 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I’m assuming you want to open that file to edit it and not just view it. To modify the addstuff.html file, you will first need a text editor.

If you are not too fussy and are using a Windows machine, you can use Notepad. It comes with the Windows installation. However, I would suggest using a better text editor. You should get one that at least has the ability to show line numbers.

A good free text editor is called Notepad++ and can be downloaded at

The text editor I used in that video is called E-Text Editor and can be purchased at

Once you get a text editor, then you can open the file in FileZilla by right-clicking on the file you want to open and click “View/Edit” from the menu. Double clicking on the file will not open it.

I hope that helps.

kostum futsal December 2, 2011 at 1:28 am

Your answer is very complete and useful, thank you 🙂

Nielsen April 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Great stuff – love it.

But isnt there a problem. You can get email fra both your aweber signup block and then people buy a product and marks the “yes to newsletter”.

Have you found a way to combinde the two incomning feeds?

(sorry about my english)

Curt Donohue April 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Good question. I just realized I didn’t discuss my philosophy about this issue in the video so, I’ll explain my thinking here.

To directly answer your question, I have not found a way to combine the two incoming feeds and I don’t think I would want to. I believe that using an autoresponder (i.e. Aweber, Constant Contact, i-Contact), with respect to e-mail marketing is more powerful than PrestaShop’s newsletter module.

Thus, I would not use the PrestaShop newsletter module if I had incorporated an autoresponder into an AddStuff Module. That eliminates any doubling up of e-mails to customers.

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