MailChimp Activity

Description

This plugin shows your MailChimp lists activity, right in your WordPress dashboard.

MailChimp lists activity

Once activated, it will show a new dashboard widget containing a bar-graph or line-graph (screenshots) showing day-to-day changes to your MailChimp lists. You can choose to view relative activity (daily subscribes vs. unsubscribes) or a line graph visualizing your total list sizes.

Requirements

This plugin has the following requirements.

To get started with the plugin, please have a look at the installation guide.

Screenshots

  • Showing list activity.
  • Showing total list size.

Installation

MailChimp Activity

Since this plugin depends on the MailChimp for WordPress plugin, you will need to install that first.

Also, please make sure that your webserver is running PHP 5.3 or higher.

Installing the plugin

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for MailChimp Activity and click “Install now
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin files manually and upload the contents of mailchimp-activity.zip to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Make sure your API key is set.
  5. You should now see a new widget on your dashboard. Enjoy!

FAQ

Installation Instructions

MailChimp Activity

Since this plugin depends on the MailChimp for WordPress plugin, you will need to install that first.

Also, please make sure that your webserver is running PHP 5.3 or higher.

Installing the plugin

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for MailChimp Activity and click “Install now
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin files manually and upload the contents of mailchimp-activity.zip to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Make sure your API key is set.
  5. You should now see a new widget on your dashboard. Enjoy!
Which user roles can see the activity widget?

By default, the widget will only be shown to users with manage_options capability (administrators).

This behaviour can be customized using the mc4wp_activity_capability filter.

// Show MailChimp Activity widget to editor role & up.
add_filter( 'mc4wp_activity_capability', function( $capability ) {
   return 'edit_posts';
});
I’ve activated MailChimp Activity – but it does nothing

This usually comes down to any (or multiple) of the following reasons.

  • No API key is set in MailChimp for WP > MailChimp.
  • You’re running an older version of MailChimp for WordPress, version 3.0 or higher is required.
  • Your server is running a very outdated version of PHP. MailChimp Activity requires at least PHP 5.3 or higher.
  • If you see the widget but it’s stuck at “loading..”, there should be a JavaScript error in your browser console telling us what exactly went wrong.

Reviews

Fail

MC for WP has upgraded to ver4 while this plugin has not updated.
It now shows just 1 week and not always accurately.
The Support requests have not been addressed for months so it looks like this is toast.

Invaluable plugin!

I’m surprised it’s not more popular on WordPress, I’d say it’s more important even than my Google Analytics plugin.

An easy and simple way to see my daily mailing growth (which I honestly can’t even find in the official mailchimp website, I only see growth by month but not by day).

Keep up the good work Dan!

Works Great

If I didn’t need to stop by my MailChimp account regularly and liked to check out my WordPress dashboard, I’d love this simple plugin.
A quick glance at the graphs shows me both my new subscription numbers and unsubscribes. Another quick click and I can see how much my list has grown over the past three months.
Very nice. 🙂

A good start

It is a nice tool, now I don’t have to log into WordPress to monitor traffic. One thing that’s weird is on the graph, the vertical axis is defined by decimals, in increments of 0.2 subscribers. I don’t know how one could have 0.2 subsribers, 30.6 or 3.4 subscribers sign up on a particular day! Shouldn’t those be integer values?

Read all 8 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“MailChimp Activity” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.5 – December 9, 2016

Fixes

1.0.4 – August 1, 2016

Improvements

1.0.3 – February 17, 2016

Improvements

  • Minor improvements to widget JavaScript.

Additions

  • Add “period” option which lets you select time period for graph.

1.0.2 – January 8, 2016

Fixes

Prevent fatal error by checking for MailChimp for WordPress v3.0 before loading any code.

1.0.1 – January 7, 2016

Improvements

Fail gracefully on servers running a PHP version older than PHP 5.3.

1.0

Initial release.