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Enabling the evil popup mode (25 posts)

  1. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the Mailchimp WP plugin installed. See the lower left sidebar:
    http://locallygrownnorthfield.org/

    Where do I configure the signup form to trigger the enable evil popup mode? The WP MC widget settings page doesn't have the option. I see the checkbox to tick for it on the page to create the embed code for copy/pasting in my list:
    http://us2.admin.mailchimp.com/lists/integration/embeddedcode?id=xxxxx

    but does the plugin doesn't automatically retrieve code from there, does it? There's no SAVE on that page and I don't see any other page with a setting option for triggering the popup.

  2. mc_jesse
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The WP Plugin and the Embed code form are completely different and not related in any way. You should be using one or the other.

  3. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Jesse.

    For a sitewide evil popup, is it best to paste the embed code in the header.php file?

  4. mc_jesse
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't really answer that with any sort of accuracy since things may change from theme to theme. You'll definitely need all of the embed code we give you to appear in full on every page and you may want to separate the javascript and html.

  5. joywebse
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ griff : I just chatted with MC chat people : they say that the evil pop up will not work on wp sites at all.

    I tried both - the widget way & direct code-paste way

  6. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Joy.

    I've purchased Popup Domination and hooked it up to Mailchimp. Works great so far.
    http://popupdomination.net/ (not an aff link)

  7. joywebse
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ griff : I checked the link. But there is no hint on the site that it works for mailchimp. Have you INSTALLED & using it ? is it just pasting the code or how easy it is ?

    I have a client asking me whether it is possible.

  8. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Joy, yes, I've installed it on 3 sites thus far. You can see it in action on our community blog:
    http://locallygrownnorthfield.org/

    Feel free to subscribe and unsubscribe.

    The plugin has a field for you to copy/paste the opt-in code. It took me a little bit of fiddling to get the NAME and EMAIL fields to sync up but it was pretty easy.

  9. Janet Thomas
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ griff - Can you tell me how you fiddled the NAME and EMAIL fields? I'm trying to use Mailchimp with Popup Domination, and when I plug in the Mailchimp HTML code into the appropriate place in Popup Domination, it doesn't include code for the name field (that my no-speak-HTML eye can see), only the email field.

  10. DJ Smith
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you ever resolve the issue? I'm having the same problem with using PD with WordPress. It's installed but when I submit the form it is not sending information to MC. Suggestions?

  11. Janet Thomas
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I did figure it out.

    You have to go into MailChimp first and make sure you have selected the first name field to be added to your MC signup form when you design your form, THEN add the MC HTML code in PD.

  12. paulbrayton
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I also am using the MailChimp program but am having trouble with the "Mailing List HTML" area. When I use the code provided by MailChimp and add it to Popup Domination it just cycles the user back to our website. I feel it is because we use First and Last name along with the email address when Popup Domination calls for just the First name and email address. Since we have several areas on our site where the form is being used outside of the offer we are making with the Popup Domination I would hope to not have to change it all over to just the First Name & email address if this is possible. Any suggestions would be most appreciated so we can begin using it as it is vaporware at the moment.

  13. jpreneurial
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Griff,

    Would love to hear how you got the two working - I've got it all working fine apart from when it comes to the confirmation screen there's no link to direct back to the website - and the confirmation email never gets sent ; /

  14. paulbrayton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Grif,

    What I had to do was to go back into MailChimp set up another email list that only uses the 2 fileds (First Name & Email Address). I had to be sure the tags were lined up for the first name and email address fileds just as they are with Popup Domination. Then I used that PHP code in WP for the Popup Domination to be able to use that list without having to change all of our other lists. It actually turned out great to have the other list so we could track where we are using the popup for "featured downloads" as opposed to siging up for our blog posts. I am seeing if those that sign up this way will also want the daily blog post email by siging up using our usual methods on the site. If it becomes an issue I see where we can make groups in MailChimp and then go back to WP so that it would also give them the choice to sign up for the blog posts as well. I hope that helps.

  15. Janet Thomas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here's what worked for me after I borked my once-working MailChimp HTML code in Popup Domination:

    1. I got the code from MailChimp, after designing my forms with both first name and email address (<form> blah blah blah </form>).
    2. NAME showed up as the only selection in the PD dropdowns, below the HTML code box, for both Name and Email Address, even though the code showed both NAME and EMAIL.
    3. I changed the EMAIL to MAIL (three instances).
    4. I saved/updated PD.
    5. I changed MAIL back to EMAIL.
    6. I saved/updated PD.

    Now I can select either NAME or EMAIL from the dropdowns below the HTML code box. I did a test subscribe, and it worked properly and saved both name and email address in Mail Chimp.

  16. paulbrayton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Janet,

    Thank you for the reply back. However I was able to work through a solution. Since our subscribe forms on our site were using first name, last name & email address when Popup Domination only called for first name & email address I simply created another email list in MC for those who would subscribe from the Popup Domination effort with ony the first name & email address tags. This not only got the MC code to work just fine in Popup Domination but also provides a better list segment so we can track it separately as compared to our usual list sign up methods. Between your solution and this one I hope others may also be able to use Popup DOmination as it really is working better than the "Hello Bar" we had used previously.

  17. beckyblanton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have Popup Domination AND Mail Chimp and cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this. Can someone just post the code so we can see what it looks like? Mail Chimp is useless and so is Popup for telling us how to configure this although BOTH sites say they play well with each other - N O T!!!! Aggravating and annoying....

  18. beckyblanton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Janet, what a freaking NIGHTMARE!!! I have to switch out of PU and into some other part of my dashboard EVERY time I make ONE change....or it freezes up.

    I WISH that whoever wrote this program would come up with a SIMPLE plug and play way to integrate Mail Chimp's code with this. I've been messing with this for four hours and have a friend working on it too and neither of us can get it to work. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - someone just POST the code here with your personal MC stuff changed or something....I'm going nuts!! Popup hasn't returned an email all week. They sent out ONE that said, 'How are we doing??" and I replied, "NOT so good..." aaaaaaaagghghaghaghahahahghgaaaaaa!!

  19. Janet Thomas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Becky - First I had to design the forms in MailChimp *just* *right*, which wasn't as easy as it should have been. I had to re-do them several times.

    Then I copied the HTML from MailChimp. A bunch of it needed to be stripped off. Below is what is in my PD now. (Be sure to read my most recent post above, as I did have to do a bit of tweaking to get the end result I wanted.)

    Also, remember to substitute your own gobbledy-gook identifiers from the MailChimp code.

    <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form -->
    
    <div id="mc_embed_signup">
    <form action=GOBBLEDY-GOOK IDENTIFYING MY ACCOUNT method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank">
    	<h2>Subscribe to my mailing list</h2>
    <div class="indicates-required"><span class="asterisk">*</span> indicates required</div>
    
    <div class="mc-field-group">
    	<label for="mce-FIRSTNAME">First Name  <span class="asterisk">*</span>
    </label>
    	<input type="text" value="" name="FIRSTNAME" class="required" id="mce-FIRSTNAME">
    </div>
    <div class="mc-field-group">
    	<label for="mce-EMAIL">Email Address  <span class="asterisk">*</span>
    </label>
    	<input type="text" value="" name="EMAIL" class="required" id="mce-EMAIL">
    </div>
    	<div id="mce-responses" class="clear">
    		<div class="response" id="mce-error-response" style="display:none"></div>
    		<div class="response" id="mce-success-response" style="display:none"></div>
    	</div>	<div class="clear"><input type="submit" value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button"></div>
    </form>
    </div>
    
    <!--End mc_embed_signup-->
  20. beckyblanton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Janet!! YOU are helpful!!

    I'm trying again. I sent FOUR MORE emails to Popup and only got back ONE email trying to sell me something else that probably won't work either. Most likely an Aweber autoresponder. I marked it as spam. Losers. I am so angry at myself for falling for this "it's so easy" BS about Popup Domination. It is NOT easy. And they do not offer any help, no customer service (easy to do when you're a genius teenager with no need to keep people happy I guess) and no tutorials... And Mail Chimp should offer us free bananas to stuff in our eyes after screwing around with this too....they are no more helpful than PU!!!! THANK YOU for taking the time to answer and to try to help. That's all I've wanted!!

  21. beckyblanton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I got the email and name to pop up in the boxes finally! But (1) it either takes the name and email when the popup is filled out and sends them into cyber space, or when I put the MC url in the box below that it directs the reader to ANOTHER FORM they have to fill out! So lame. So lame.

    I wish I drank. This would be a good time to have several. Maybe I'll start.

  22. beckyblanton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Four chimps were harmed in the posting of this rant. I deleted every single freaking Mailchimp list. I'm over it. Done. GOING BANANAS!!! I have 50 clients and more in the que, all asking about Popup. HANDS DOWN the answer is DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. I'm trying pippity. Or maybe I'll hire someone to design something BETTER. Shouldn't be hard to do when what's out there is so bad. In the meantime, I'm going off to mix up a BANANA DAIQUIRI and throw coconuts at something. Want to join me? Might as well. Popup's popularity is falling faster than a sleeveless dress on prom night....

    1 1/2 oz light rum
    1 tbsp triple sec
    1 banana
    1 1/2 oz lime juice
    1 tsp sugar
    1 cherry

    Combine all ingredients (except for the cherry) with 1 cup crushed ice in an electric blender. Blend at a low speed for five seconds, then blend at a high speed until firm. Pour contents into a champagne flute, top with the cherry, and serve.

    Read more: Banana Daiquiri recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink591.html#ixzz1bcnCslLz

  23. jason_lane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a popup MailChimp signup form working in one of my themes. It's custom code (based on MailChimp's code) that I wrote specifically for the theme. I ought to be able to make a plugin out of it, if you can wait a few days.

  24. juliomanco
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Becky

    OMG, I'm having exactly the same problem, so lameee, finally got the email and name to pop up in the boxes with the code provided by Janet, but still getting the same problems as you.... please help us!!...

  25. kidmunication
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I got this to work!!!!!

    Two things:
    1) Only paste in the html for the form. That means anything inside (and including) the <form>...</form> tags
    2) Ensure that in the html for the email field, you change it from type="email" to Type="Text". For some reason Popup Domination doesn't like the html 5 code...

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