MailChimp for WordPress

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MailChimp for WordPress
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MailChimp for WordPress

Adding sign-up methods for your MailChimp lists to your WordPress site should be easy. With this plugin, it finally is.

MailChimp for WordPress lets you create a highly customizable sign-up form which you can display wherever you want it to display using a simple shortcode, widget or template function. You can also add sign-up checkboxes to various forms on your site, like your comment or contact forms.

Sign-Up Forms

Easily create sign-up forms for your MailChimp list and display it using a simple shortcode, a widget or PHP function.

Sign-Up Checkboxes

Add sign-up checkboxes to any form on your website. The plugin offers built-in integration with comment forms, registration forms, Contact Form 7, BuddyPress, bbPress and WordPress MultiSite.

MailChimp for WordPress, at a glance..

  • Simple. All you need is your MailChimp API key.
  • Customizable. Have the form fields generated for you or use your own customized HTML.
  • Beautiful. Choose one of the default form themes or use your own styles.
  • Developer friendly.

Installation Instructions

Installing the plugin

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for MailChimp for WordPress and click “Install now
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin and upload the contents of to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Set your MailChimp API key in the plugin settings.

Configuring Sign-Up Checkboxes

  1. Go to MailChimp for WP > Checkboxes
  2. Select at least one of your MailChimp lists to subscribe to.
  3. Select the forms you want to add a sign-up checkbox to, eg your comment form.
  4. Integrate the sign-up checkbox with any other form by using the following HTML.
<label><input type="checkbox" name="mc4wp-subscribe" value="1" /> Subscribe to our newsletter.</label>

Configuring Sign-Up Form(s)

  1. Go to MailChimp for WP > Forms
  2. Select at least one of your MailChimp lists to subscribe to.
  3. (Optional) Add more fields or dynamic content to your form using the add MailChimp field dropdown.
  4. Embed a sign-up form in pages or posts by using the following shortcode.
  1. Show a sign-up form in your widget areas using the “MailChimp Sign-Up Form” widget.
  2. Show a sign-up form from your theme files by using the following PHP function.

if( function_exists( 'mc4wp_form' ) ) {