Easy Ways to Integrate MailChimp with WordPress – In the previous article I discussed 5 best email marketing service platforms that you should try, in that article I put MailChimp in the first position because it is the platform that I think is the best and in fact MailChimp is used by many users, besides that MailChimp also has a free version which is beneficial for users because it allows free users to subscribe to 2,000 and send 12,000 emails per month. Of course this makes MailChimp the choice for novice users who want to try its free service, besides that MailChimp also has a user friendly interface so that even novice users can operate MailChimp easily.
For those of you who are going to or are already in online business, building an email list is important because having a large email list will make it easier for us to promote the products or services that we will sell. And you need to know that in this way you will be able to increase sales by up to 40% and that is a big number that you must apply to your online marketing strategy. Apart from that the email marketing strategy is also a very effective way that can increase profits quickly. But the problem is how to incorporate or integrate MailChimp with your website? If you are a WordPress user and I know WordPress is the most widely used web platform in the world as well as users in Indonesia, then I will provide a solution for that.
In this article, I will provide the easiest way to collect an email list from your WordPress blog visitors and later these emails will be integrated with the platform email marketing MailChimp. And the trick is to use WD’s MailChimp Forms plugin created by Web developer Dorado.
WD MailChimp Forms plugin
MailChimp Form WD is a plugin developed to make it easier for WordPress users to integrate subscribe and unsubscribe forms from the MailChimp service and manage MailChimp subscriber lists directly from the WordPress site. WD’s MailChimp Form plugin is made in a user-friendly way to make it easier for users to setup because they already use drag and drop and make it easier for users to collect potential customers to become subscribers.
Some important things that you can get right after using this WD MailChimp Form plugin are:
- You can bring up a MailChimp subscriber list to your website.
- You can build unlimited subscribe / unsubscribe forms using your MailChimp field list.
- You can publish or display a beautiful form to allow users to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) your list.
- You can manage subscription email addresses directly from your website, and much more.
You can use this WD MailChimp Form plugin for free which you can download directly from the WordPress.org library, with the free version you can also use many features such as being able to use many to create opt-in and opt-out forms, Captcha fields, Custom CSS, MailChimp lists and many more. But if you want to get even more features so you can create more beautiful forms with 10 custom templates, integrated with PayPal, display pop ups, toolbars and scrollbars then you can upgrade the WD MailChimp Form plugin PRO version.
And here are the full features you can get from WD’s MailChimp Forms plugin:
- Unlimited opt-in and opt-out forms
- Mobile-friendly design
- MailChimp list integration and management
- Captcha fields
- Conditional formatting
- Actions after submissions
- Customizable messages after submission
- Submissions management
- Submissions export (CSV and XML)
- MailChimp lists export (CSV)
- Custom CSS theme
- Drag & Drop
- Block / Unblock IP addresses
And additional features if you upgrade the plugin to the PRO version:
- 10 customizable themes
- Popup, Toolbar and Scrollbar display options
- Custom Fields (Custom HTML, Text input, Multiple and single choice, Survey tools, Time and date, Select box, File upload, Section break, Page break, PayPal fields, Buttons)
- PayPal integration
- Customizable form header with animation effects
- Custom Emails
MailChimp PRO version plugin you can get for only $ 30 for 1 domain, 6 months of updates and support. You can see more details in the price table drawn below:
Above is the price list of WD’s MailChimp Forms plugin at the lowest price of $ 30 and the most expensive one which is the $ 60 Developer plan. What distinguishes each package is the length of time you get support, the update period and the number of plugins you install.
How to integrate MailChimp in WordPress with WD’s MailChimp Form
To integrate or combine MailChimp service with your WordPress website, please install MailChimp Form WD plugin
. If you can’t install a WordPress plugin, please read my guide on ⇒ Complete Guide on How to install a WordPress Plugin.
After you activate the plugin, there will be a new menu on the WordPress admin sidebar with the name “MailChimp WD” and click on the WD MailChimp menu and you will see a page that requires you to connect the plugin with the MailChimp service in two steps, namely entering the API key and selecting your Subscriber List.
To get the API key, you only need to click on the link provided and you will be taken to the API Key page in your MailChimp account, please copy the API Key and enter it in the API Key column in the plugin and click the “Connect to MailChimp” button.
After that, in the second step, please select your Subcribe List that you have created in your MailChimp account and the “Create Form” button.
And now the WD MailChimp Form plugin on your site is integrated with your MailChimp account. Then you can create a Form that you will later display on your website.
Please fill in the form name and set the Field. The active field is in accordance with the field that you previously created in MailChimp. As seen in the image below, I only created 3 fields consisting of Email Address, First Name and Last Name. By default, the active field is Email Address, you must activate the other fields by clicking on the field that is not yet entered. And to adjust the position of your field, just drag and drop it to the position you want.
Apart from that you can also add form actions such as Captcha by clicking the “Add Captcha” button and selecting the obstacle type and adjusting the position or adjusting how the Captcha is displayed.
In the “Display Options” settings you can set various types of forms such as Embeded, Pop up, Top bar and Scroll box. If you buy the PRO version of the plugin, everything will be active and you can choose it, but if the free version, there will only be one form type, Embeded only.
In the “Form Options” settings, you can set many things in this section such as choosing a Theme, setting up email, managing messages, PayPal, Java Script and Conditional Fields.
If so, the form to capture your new subscriber is ready for you to display. To display the MailChimp Form WD is very easy, you can install it in your sidebar area by going to Appearance »Widgets and place the“ MailChimp Form WD ”widget in the area you want.
In addition, you can also display the Form in various places as you like by using the Shortcode or PHP Functions facility. And the following is a screenshot of the pop up form display generated by WD’s MailChimp Form plugin. To see more about how this plugin works, you can look directly through the demo page here ⇒ WD MailChimp Form Demo.
Implementing an email marketing strategy is an important part of increasing sales, but doing so requires hard work to collect email lists from customers and potential customers and to smoothen the email list building strategy we must be smart in choosing the best email marketing service platform while using the system. email filter functionality for our site. You can get these two things from the best email marketing service, MailChimp and a plugin that can integrate with your WordPress site, WD’s MailChimp Form. With the combination of these two systems, the email marketing strategy will run according to the target to be achieved or even exceed.
And that’s a complete explanation of how to integrate or combine the MailChimp service with WordPress using the WD MailChimp Form plugin from the dorado web. Hopefully this article was useful for you and good luck. 🙂