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  • I just installed the MailChimp widget in the “sidebar” on our blog, using the mc_display_widget(): method due to a custom theme.

    My question is whether or not it is possible for the widget to have it’s own page, or at least be posted in a specific blog post. The form we want to use looks a little awkward in our side bar, and would really look best on its own.

    Is this possible?

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  • I can’t seem to get the current plugin to work with 2.7. I wonder if there are going to be releasing an updated version. I want to use MailChimp, but need integration with WordPress.

    I figured out what to do:

    I installed the Exec_PHP plug-in and then I could use whatever PHP I needed within a page or post.

    so in the “HTML” view of a post, I just put in <?php mc_display_widget(); ?> and it showed up with the css formatting of my theme.

    I still haven’t figured out how to edit the MailChimp code to look a little better, but the plug-in makes it work.

    Zirotti – I just grabbed a copy of WP 2.7, installed our plugin, and ran through the setup & subscribe stuff without any issues. Can you give me some more details about the issue(s) you are having with either here or via email: api _at_ mailchimp -dot- com

    I’m also having issues getting MailChimp to work with WordPress 2.7.1.

    I’ve tried installing the plug-in using both the online Plugin Browser/Installer functionality and manually.

    I don’t get an error during the install but the site displays errors:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/leapdont/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/mailchimp_includes.php on line 97

    Warning: reset() [function.reset]: Passed variable is not an array or object in /home/leapdont/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/mailchimp_includes.php on line 102

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/leapdont/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/mailchimp_includes.php on line 103

    I do have a mailchimp_includes.php file

    The url is:

    Scroll down to the bottom left side-bar.

    Much Thanks.

    Roger Bij


    Hi, I have successfully installed the mailchimp wordpress widget into the sidebar of my website , running wordpress 2.7.1 .

    My question regards usability – the widget works fine when a user enters a valid name and email address. However, if they do not enter these details correctly, the page refreshes with a validation error – but the form fields have disapeared This is obviously bad usability because the user cannot correct their error without clicking the browser back button (how would they know?).

    Could someone either a) tell me how to modify the widget code so the validation error appears with the form fields still on the page, or b) release a fix for this widget?

    This issue aside, it works great for me.

    Folks we rarely see these in time to actually respond within a reasonable time and be helpful.

    If you find this thread, please consider sending an email to api _at_ mailchimp -dot- com instead of or in addition to posting here. Thanks!

    You mentioned having success after installing Exec_PHP. What is it and where did you get it? I also would like to put the mailchimp form on a separate page as it is too wide for my sidebar.

    @simonsaysgo – Exec PHP is another plugin that is sometimes required to place PHP tags in your WP site. Here’s what we say about using that and generally placing the form anywhere in the plugin’s readme:

    = Advanced =
    If you have a custom coded sidebar or something else special going on where you can’t simply enable the widget
    through the WordPress GUI, all you need to do is:

    If you are adding it inside a php code block, pop this in:


    Or, if you are dropping it in between a bunch of HTML, use this:

    <?php mc_display_widget(); ?>

    Where ever you want it to show up.

    Note: in some environments you will need to install the Exec_PHP plugin to use that method of display. It can be found here:


    I just integrated the plugin and styled it fine but I am having issues with the fields.

    I have added:


    The problem is the address field comes up as one field instead of:


    What am I missing here?


    @dremeda The problem you are having is that currently none of our subscribe plugins fully support all of the complex field types that our app does. In particular the Address, Multiple Choice, and Drop Down types will be problematic. FWIW, the others can be easily represented by a text field and should work fine.

    If that’s a deal breaker, you can get the embed code for your list (under the Integration Code section for it) and paste the HTML generated directly into your WP template.

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