Easy MailChimp Forms allows you to painlessly add MailChimp signup forms to your WordPress site.
Yes, you can register for one for free at MailChimp.
Yes, you have to have at least 1 list set up in MailChimp.
For more help, visit the MailChimp Support article How do I create a new list?
The first step is to add your MailChimp API key. This will allow your site to communicate with your MailChimp account. This is done on the plugin "MailChimp Settings" page.
From your MailChimp Dashboard, click on your account name in the upper left hand corner of the screen under the MailChimp logo to expose the "Account Settings" menu. Click on "Account Settings" to go to the Account Settings screen and the click on the "Extras" menu. Under "Extras" choose "API keys." From there you can create a new key if you do not already have one.
For more help, visit the MailChimp Support article Where can I find my API Key?
After you add your API key, the plugin will fetch all of your MailChimp list information and load it into the plugin admin. Go to the plugin "Manage List Forms" page to choose the lists you want to make forms for.
You can use a shortcode to add a form to a page or post. For each list on the plugin "Manage List Forms" page you will see a shortcode at the top. Copy the shortcode and paste it into any post or page where you want a form to appear. For example, if my form had the shortcode [yks-mailchimp-list id="1234567891"] I would copy and paste that into the page or post I wanted to add that form to.
Not anymore! With the 2.0 version of the MailChimp API all list information can be imported with just the API key.
You're likely using an old version of the plugin. Please update to the latest version and import your list data.
Due to the code overhaul required for the features of the new version, the structure we were using to save data had to be completely changed over to conform to the MailChimp schema. The old unique IDs the plugin gave to lists have been deprecated. The custom fields that you have are now pulled in from the MailChimp servers. If your form isn't showing up with the shortcode, just copy and paste it again to fix this issue.
Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.1
Last Updated: 2014-2-22
5 of 5 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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