Alright! So do you want to learn how to integrate any WordPress forms with your MailChimp subscription form without writing a single line of code?
Adding the leads coming via WordPress forms to MailChimp list a great way to followup your leads continuously and to develop a bigger following.
In this article, we’ll show you how to integrate your WordPress form with MailChimp forms with a few single steps (no coding required).
Step 1: Create a MailChimp Subscription Form in WordPress
First thing first! Let’s create your MailChimp subscription in WordPress.
You’ll need to install and activate the WPForms plugin to create forms with MailChimp integration capability.
Next, go to WPForms » Addons and find the Mailchimp Addon.
Got it? Great! Let’s install and activate the Mailchimp Addon.
Once the MailChimp addon of WPForms is installed, we’re ready to create our first form.
Go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.
On the next screen, name your first form. Let’s call it ‘Newsletter form’ as an example here. Now, select ‘Newsletter template‘ as Templates section.
Awesome! WPForms will create a simple signup form for you to work with.
On this screen, you can drag and drop elements from left hand side to the form builder canvas to add additional fields. Additionally, you can click each of the form elements to edit the look and feel and copy of the same.
You can also click on the elements and drag the same to re-arrange positions.
PRO TIP: It is recommended to enable the GDPR Agreement checkbox to the forms which are integrated with MailChimp, which provides an option for visitors to confirm that they agree to store their personal data and to allow sending email marketing materials. This field mandatory for a few counties, especially the EU.
To use the GDPR form field, go to WPForms » Settings and click on the GDPR Enhancements checkbox.
By enabling the GDPR enhancement checkbox, you’ll be able to:
- Disable user cookies
- Disable user details, which includes IP addresses and User Agent data
- Access the GDPR form field for your WordPress forms
Once you have done all necessary modifications on the form, click Save. You can modify the form whenever you need to.
Once the form is ready, it’s time to integrate the form with MailChimp.
Step 2: Connect Your WordPress Form to Mailchimp
To connect your new WPForms WordPress form with MailChimp, go to Marketing » Mailchimp.
Click Add new Connection.
A popup will appear to name this connection. This is to identify each connections if you’ve multiple MailChimp accounts.
On the next screen, enter your MailChimp account API credentials to connect MailChimp your account with WordPress. You get the API key by login to your MailChimp account, Then, go to Your Profile » Extras » API Keys.
Just copy and paste your API keys to WPForms and confirm it by clicking on ‘Add New Connection‘.
Once you enter the API key, do the following actions:
- Select your Mailchimp account
- Pick the email list you want people to be added to when they subscribe
- Click on the Email Address dropdown, and any other form fields you want to be added to your Mailchimp account when someone subscribes
- Enable conditional logic if it applies to your form
- Enable the double optin option if you want
Click Save to confirm the configurations.
Step 3: Configure Your Subscribe Form Notifications
By enabling the notifications, you will get instant emails with all the field data whenever someone complete your form.
The email notification option is enabled by default and you can disable or add more email addresses if you want to.
if you want to send a copy of the submitted field data for reference of the visitors, use SmartTags.
Step 4: Configure Your Subscribe Form Confirmations
Confirmation actions let users immediately know that form submitted successfully.
There’re THREE different ways of form submission confirmation in WPForms as follows:
- Message. This confirmation type will display a simple message
- Show Page. This confirmation type will take site visitors to a specific web page
- Go to URL (Redirect). This last confirmation type will send site visitors to a different website URL
Step 5: Add Your Mailchimp Subscribe Form to Your Site
Once you’ve created your WordPress subscription form, you need to add it to your website. WPForms can be added anywhere on your WordPress website including, Posts, Pages, or as a sidebar widget using shortcodes.
Let’s take a look at the post / page embed option as an example user case.
Start by creating a new post or page in WordPress and then click on the Add Form button.
On the next screen, choose your WordPress form.
Awesome! We’re reaching final inches. Just publish your WordPress page/ post and the form will appear.