Integrate MailChimp and WordPress – Tutorial


In this article, we are going to show the steps on how to integrate MailChimp and WordPress.

Step 1 – Visit and read the details about MailChimp for WordPress plugin which comes in both free and premium versions. Check the version of the said plugin if it matches the running version of your WordPress site.

Step 2 – If you’ve confirmed the plugin, download it, upload the same into the Plugin uploader and activate the same.

Step 3 – Upon activation of the plugin, a new set of Settings will appear on the sidebar at Dashboard area. Click it to open rest of the options hidden underneath.

Step 4 – You must input the API key to allow the plugin for accessing your MailChimp account. You can get an API easily if you sign up for an account.

Step 5 – There are a lot of options to choose where you can go with any options you like and customize the list building tool.

Step 6 – Create a new Form and customize the looks and functions when published. This part have HTML customizations and place to write your code.

Step 7 – Lastly, you’ll have two options to apply this new Form and its settings. You can either put it live via Widgets on any section your theme allows for widgets or put it anywhere using the Shortcode it generates.

There two methods to integrate MailChimp and WordPress. The first one is the simplest method which was enumerated above and the second one is the old-schooled method. To try the old-schooled method, check it out here.

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