Support » Plugin: MailChimp List Subscribe Form » [Plugin: MailChimp List Subscribe Form] Remove "Preferred Format"?

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  • Plugin Author mc_nate


    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:

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    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!


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

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    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.


    cool thanks.

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

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Glad to hear it! 🙂


    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?


    Plugin Author mc_nate


    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:

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    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?:

    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?:

    Hopefully that helps!

    Adrian Boteanu


    thx mc_nate, your solution worked for me!

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Glad to hear you’re all sorted! 🙂


    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:


    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Hey Matt!

    Looks like the “Preferred Format” option is gone:

    Screenshot —

    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!


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

    Plugin Author mc_nate


    Happy to help!


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