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Remove "Preferred Format"? (14 posts)

  1. kellyZbraStudios
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I remove the "Preferred Format" options for the widget?



  2. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Kelly!

    There are a couple of options to do that. :)

    You could just mark it as hidden in the CSS with the following:

    div.mergeRow {

    Or, because the form pulls information from your actual list in MailChimp, you could remove that option from the form by going to "Settings" -> "List Name and Defaults". From there, you can un-check the option to give your subscribers the choice:

    Screenshot -- http://cl.ly/01471M2Z3l3Z3L1N0s0m

    After that's un-checked and saved, you'll go back to WordPress, and in your dashboard go to "Settings" -> "MailChimp Setup" -> "Update List".


    Let us know if we can help with anything else!


  3. YesThatAllen
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried both ideas, neither seemed to work... which custom.css file should the mergRow div get edited in?

  4. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey there!

    You should be able to add the CSS into your Style.css file under "Appearance" -> "Editor" in your WordPress dashboard.

    However, by removing the option from your MailChimp list, that should automatically remove those options once the list and form settings have been updated in WordPress. You'll need to manually refresh them by going to "Update List". Give us a shout back if we can assist with anything else.


  5. YesThatAllen
    Posted 3 years ago #

    cool thanks.

    our web guy got on it, and we have a nice looking mailchimp form now!


  6. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad to hear it! :)

  7. plonde
    Posted 3 years ago #


    you wrote me a few days back about my form centering in funky way and I haven't had a chance to 1. thank you or 2. work on it.


    I can't figure out where to find the css for the sidebar. well, i can find it, but it then says "dynamic content" and i can't figure out what to do next.

    truth be told though, i'd be happy with just a simple form on my sidebar like what is on this page

    how do i do that with the widget?


  8. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Paula!

    Happy to help! As far as finding the CSS for the sidebar, all we really need is the ids/classes for the MailChimp plugin. I like to use Chrome and find that information by right-clicking on the area I want to adjust and then going to "Inspect Element". This brings up Chrome's developer tools, which allow us to render temporary CSS changes on the fly:

    Screenshot -- http://cl.ly/0Y08293X3m2T0z3y2L2t
    Screenshot -- http://cl.ly/3M082j1D071L2i333Y2j

    From there, I find the ids I need to add/adjust in my Style.css file under "Appearance" -> "Editor" -> "Style.css".

    As far as just a stripped down looking form, your best bet for that would be to use MailChimp's embedded form (which is what the other page has).

    How can I add my signup form to my website?: http://eepurl.com/gOGN

    Another option would be to disable the other fields in your MailChimp plugin's settings ("Settings" -> "MailChimp Setup"). At the bottom of the page, you'll have the option to check or un-check specific fields you'd like to display. :)

    One thing I would like to mention, however, is that generally we only recommend one form per page, regardless if it's the plugin and an embedded form, two plugins, or two embedded forms (or any other combination I've missed).

    Can I have more than one MailChimp signup form on one webpage?: http://eepurl.com/gOGD

    Hopefully that helps!

  9. coloredweb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thx mc_nate, your solution worked for me!

  10. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad to hear you're all sorted! :)

  11. octanematt
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have the same issue. Changing the settings in Mailchimp does not work, even after hitting the 'update list' and 'update subscription form' buttons. It'd be nice if I didn't have to change the template. Any suggestions?

    I do see this error at the bottom:

    Interest Groups

    Error retrieving interest groups. Please re-import the list.

    The site can be seen here: blog.octanenation.com


  12. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Matt!

    Looks like the "Preferred Format" option is gone:

    Screenshot -- http://cl.ly/image/34062m2O232r

    Maybe just a caching issue?

    As far as the Interest Groups go, if you don't have any set up for the list, the plugin displays that error message since there aren't any groups to "get".

    Let us know if we can assist in any other way!


  13. octanematt
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, it must have been a cache issue because it resolved itself. Thanks again.

  14. mc_nate
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Happy to help!


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