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Adding mailchimp evil popup form on wordpress.org

  • how can i add the MAILCHIMP evil popup form on wordpress.org? I tried to copy and paste the mailchimp code into a text widget but it did not work. i am not sure if I should add the code on another wordpress file ( perhaps the header? if so, where about?) Could you please help me out?
    Please note that I want the form as a pop-up, not as a fized widget on the left site.
    This is the address of my site http://www.ecommpro.es


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  • Plugin Author mc_nate


    Hey there!

    We were able to use the evil popup version of the form in just a sidebar widget, as you described. Here’s a screenshot of the results:


    However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when using the evil popup version of the form. Because it relies on javascript, it there is any conflict on the page, our code is set to yield so that we don’t wreck your whole site, accidentally. Additionally, we only recommend using one form per page, otherwise things can get somewhat dicey. This means that if you’ve got the embedded form OR the plugin already installed on the page, things might not work as expected.

    If you’re still having difficulty getting things to function as expected, we might recommend using a third party plugin to generate the popup when visitors load your site. While we can’t officially make any recommendations, there are quite a few options out there that should help with this desired result. You can then paste in the normal embed code (or shortcode if you’re using the plugin!) and you’ll have a homemade version of the “evil popup” mode.

    If we can assist with anything else, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout. We’re happy to help!


    I’ve gotten the evil popup to work, but the submit button isn’t visible. Would you be able to help with that problem?

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Hey Nick!

    Generally a missing “Subscribe” button means that the class for the button is set to “clear”. If you change the class in the code to anything other than clear, it should behave as expected and display correctly!

    Let us know if we can assist with anything else. 🙂




    im also having a similar problem. i added the evil popup embed code to the textbox widget (and also to the footer, same result) and the result wasnt great. firstly, the subscribe button was visible but didnt seem to work or respond

    secondly, the box had a scrollbar, meaning the size was not right. and also the “X” button to close the form was sort of cropped out. just looked weird, and definitely seems like something’s wrong

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Hey there!

    Could you send me a link to your site to have a closer look? Generally, those issues are indicative of some sort of CSS styling conflict, so you might want to take a peek with Firebug or Chrome’s Developer Tools and see if there’s something that might be overriding the standard styling.

    Give me a shout back and I’ll be happy to have a peek at things!




    Same thing here.

    I put the css style code in the header and have been placing the form into the area below the </head> tag, into the page, and into the footer. The form either doesn’t pop-up or the ‘submit’ button doesn’t do anything. I moved the form code but so far no dice.



    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Hey again!

    So far, I haven’t been able to replicate the same behavior on this end of things using the standard “evil popup” generated in my MailChimp list:

    Screenshot — http://cl.ly/image/0K0a2M0L1D2h

    However, if there are other instances of javascript running on the page, we have our set to yield to avoid breaking things beyond repair. If that’s the case, the best bet might be to look into a “lightbox” style plugin specifically for WordPress.


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