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  • Resolved blogjunkie


    Hi Danny, thanks for an awesome plugin. I use it with Mailchimp but always run into this problem. On the List Settings page I enter the API key and List ID. I also check “Subscribe with name” and enter “FNAME” as the name identifier.

    However on the front end of the site the input field doesn’t use FNAME for the name attribute. Here’s a sample output:

    <input class="nsu-field" id="nsu-email-1" type="text" name="nsu_email" value="Your Email Address" onblur="if(!this.value) this.value = 'Your Email Address';" onfocus="if(this.value == 'Your Email Address') this.value = ''">

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    Am I doing something wrong? Appreciate any pointers.

    If it’s a bug I would be happy to contribute a donation to help fix it. Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author Danny van Kooten


    Hi blogjunkie,

    You’re doing things right, the form doesn’t post directly to MailChimp servers but posts to a script on your own website where it makes the call to the MailChimp server. So, behind the scenes “nsu_email” is converted to the given name identifier.

    On a side note, consider using my newer plugin called “MailChimp for WordPress“.

    Good luck.




    Hi Danny, thanks for clarifying. Well the reason I thought there was a problem is because my subscribers in Mailchimp sign up with the wrong name – both the first and last names are the same. An example:

    David David <>

    When it should be David Smith

    Btw, great new plugin. Am using it on my site 🙂

    Plugin Author Danny van Kooten


    Hey blogjunkie,

    I dug into the code and improved the way first- and last names are guessed by the plugin in the next version, which I will probably upload to the WP repository in about a week or so. Don’t want to push out another version so soon.

    And thanks, glad to hear that you like MailChimp for WP! I’ve made the same improvement in that one. 🙂


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