The ultimate MailChimp WordPress plugin. Easily build unlimited forms for your MailChimp lists, add them to your site and track subscriber activity.
All documentation can be found in our Knowledge Base.
Yes, you must have a MailChimp account and at least 1 list set up in order to use the plugin. You can register for one for free at MailChimp.
Our plugin uses a MailChimp API Key to allow your site to communicate with your MailChimp account. After you enter your MailChimp API key into the plugin settings your site is connected to MailChimp and ready to make forms.
Go to the MailChimp article About MailChimp API Keys for detailed information on creating MailChimp API keys.
Step-by-step instructions from MailChimp:
Copy your MailChimp API key so you can paste it into the plugin General Settings.
The submit button text can be customized to use any text you like. This is done via the shortcode. Please visit our How-to article How do I change the submit button text for step-by-step instructions.
The fields that are assigned to a list are managed on the MailChimp site. To add or remove fields you need to log in to your MailChimp account and manage them there.
Please read the MailChimp article Manage List and Signup Form Fields to learn how to add and edit the fields for your lists.
After you’ve added fields, they may not show up immediately in our plugin’s Form Builder. Our plugin pulls the information from MailChimp and stores it for a period of time before pulling it again. To get the new information immediately you will need to clear the MailChimp API cache. Please read our article API Cache Settings for instructions on how to clear the MailChimp API cache.
The text next to or above each field of a form is called a “label” and you may want to change them. For instance by default MailChimp uses “First” instead of “First Name” and you may want to change it to make more sense. In the form builder, you will find a little pencil icon next to each form label. Click that icon to edit the label and hit the check icon to save it. After you are done editing field labels you will need to hit the "Update Form" button to save all of your changes.
Our plugin fetches your list information from MailChimp and stores it on your site in a cache. If you make changes to your MailChimp lists, our plugin will update your site with those changes within an hour. If you want it updated immediately (for instance if you add a new list), you can delete the MailChimp cache. Please read our Knowledge Base Article for more info.
Yes! You can use the shortcode,
[yikes-mailchimp-subscriber-count] in the form description field to display the number of subscribers to that MailChimp list.
To display the count for a specific MailChimp list, you can use the
list="#" parameters. If using
form="#" you should pass in a specific form ID, which will display the total number of subscribers associated with that form. If using
list="#" you should pass in a MailChimp list ID.
Yes, we've included a constant you can use to prevent our styles from loading,
YIKES_MAILCHIMP_EXCLUDE_STYLES. For usage, please see our Knowledge Base Article.
You'll want to make sure that your database collation is set properly. The best collation setting for all web languages is UTF8. If you need help switching collation settings in your database, please see the following article from Media Temple: Default MySQL character set and collation.
We want our users to have as smooth a transition as possible so we created Guides to Updating. Please check them out if you are experiencing problems.
Yes! Since version 6.1.2 of Easy Forms for MailChimp we have enabled the ability to define a PHP constant inside of wp-config.php to be used throughout the plugin. The constant name you'll want to use is
YIKES_MC_API_KEY. Once you've defined your constant, you'll want to head into the options page and save your settings for the changes to take hold.
define( 'YIKES_MC_API_KEY', '12345679-us2' );
Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 50,000+
40 of 44 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.
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