The ultimate Mailchimp WordPress plugin. Easily build unlimited forms for your Mailchimp lists, add them…
Easy Forms for Mailchimp allows you to add unlimited Mailchimp sign up forms to your WordPress site. You can add forms to posts, pages, sidebars and other widgetized areas. Your Mailchimp API Key connects your site to your account and pulls in all of your list information. List statistics can be viewed right from your dashboard.
Note: For assistance with GDPR compliance, use our free add-on GDPR Compliance for Mailchimp.
You can also extend the plugin’s functionality with our free and paid add-ons.
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Instructions on how to use the plugin can be found in our Knowledge Base.
If you experience any problems, please submit a New Issue on our Github Issue Tracker. We respond to issues regarding the free plugin within a week. For expedited help, purchase one of our paid add-ons.
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Alongside the default functionality of the plugin we’ve included a number of hooks and filters to allow for a higher level of customization of your forms.
For information and code examples on how to implement the hooks and filters provided by our plugin, please see our Developer Documentation in the Knowledge Base.
Visit our Knowledge Base for more detailed installation instructions.
All documentation can be found in our Knowledge Base.
Yes, you must have a Mailchimp account and at least 1 list set up in order to use the plugin. You can register for one for free at their website.
Our plugin uses an API Key to allow your site to communicate with your account. After you enter your API key into the plugin settings your site is connected to your account and ready to make forms.
Copy your API key so you can paste it into the plugin General Settings.
For assistance with GDPR compliance, use our free add-on EU Opt-In Compliance for Mailchimp.
The submit button text can be customized to use any text you like. This is done via the shortcode. Please visit our How-to article How do I change the submit button text for step-by-step instructions.
The fields that are assigned to a list are managed on the Mailchimp site. To add or remove fields you need to log in to your account and manage them there.
Please read the article Manage List and Sign Up Form Fields to learn how to add and edit the fields for your lists.
After you’ve added fields, they may not show up immediately in our plugin’s Form Builder. Our plugin pulls the information from your lists and stores it for a period of time before pulling it again. To get the new information immediately you will need to clear the Mailchimp API cache. Please read our article API Cache Settings for instructions on how to clear the Mailchimp API cache.
The text next to or above each field of a form is called a “label” and you may want to change them. For instance by default Mailchimp uses “First” instead of “First Name” and you may want to change it to make more sense. In the form builder, you will find a little pencil icon next to each form label. Click that icon to edit the label and hit the check icon to save it. After you are done editing field labels you will need to hit the “Update Form” button to save all of your changes.
Our plugin fetches your list information from your account and stores it on your site in a cache. If you make changes to your lists, our plugin will update your site with those changes within an hour. If you want it updated immediately (for instance if you add a new list), you can delete the cache. Please read our Knowledge Base Article for more info.
Yes! You can use the shortcode,
[yikes-mailchimp-subscriber-count] in the form description field to display the number of subscribers to that list.
To display the count for a specific list, you can use the
list="#" parameters. If using
form="#" you should pass in a specific form ID, which will display the total number of subscribers associated with that form. If using
list="#" you should pass in a list ID.
Yes, we’ve included a constant you can use to prevent our styles from loading,
YIKES_MAILCHIMP_EXCLUDE_STYLES. For usage, please see our Knowledge Base Article.
You’ll want to make sure that your database collation is set properly. The best collation setting for all web languages is UTF8. If you need help switching collation settings in your database, please see the following article from Media Temple: Default MySQL character set and collation.
We want our users to have as smooth a transition as possible so we created Guides to Updating. Please check them out if you are experiencing problems.
Yes! Since version 6.1.2 we have enabled the ability to define a PHP constant inside of wp-config.php to be used throughout the plugin. The constant name you’ll want to use is
YIKES_MC_API_KEY. Once you’ve defined your constant, you’ll want to head into the options page and save your settings for the changes to take hold.
define( ‘YIKES_MC_API_KEY’, ‘12345679-us2’ );
yikes_mailchimp_checkbox_integration_additional_vars. This allows you to use custom variables in our other filters.
General Form Settings - Enter your API key to connect your site to your account
Manage Forms Page - See all the forms you have created for your lists and create new forms
Form Editor Page - Build, edit and adjust the settings for your forms
Form Field Options - Set a variety of options for each form field
Form Opt-In and Submission Settings - Set the options for each form
Account Overview Page - View your account activity
Integration Settings - Integrate opt-in checkboxes with other forms
reCAPTCHA Settings - Add a Google reCAPTCHA key
Account Activity Dashboard Widget - View your account activity
List Stats Dashboard Widget
List Information Screen
Subscriber Details Screen
Form Widget in the Sidebar on Live Website
Editor Button to easily add Forms to Page and Posts
Form on a Page on Live Website
Additional Form Settings
Inline Form on a Page on Live Website